App Platform

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Latest Updates

16 November 2023

  • Ubuntu-18 has been deprecated for App Platform apps. We recommended that all apps upgrade to Ubuntu-22 as soon as possible.

    We have updated the following buildpacks:

    • Hugo buildpack: The default version of Hugo has been updated from v0.111.3 to v0.118.2. You can override the default version by setting a¬†HUGO_VERSION¬†environment variable. For more information and configuration options, see the buildpack’s documentation page.
    • Go buildpack: A new Golang v1 buildpack version has been released that removes support for Heroku-18. If you are on Ubuntu-22 and have an existing Go app that uses v0, we recommend upgrading to v1. For more information and configuration options, see the buildpack’s documentation page.
      • Golang buildpack v1:
        • Add go1.21.0
        • Add go1.20.3 - go1.20.7
        • Add go1.19.8 - go1.19.12
        • go1.20 defaults to go1.20.7
        • go1.19 defaults to go1.19.12
        • Drop support for heroku-18 stack
      • Golang buildpack v0:
        • Add go1.20.3 and go1.20.4
        • Add go1.19.8 and go1.19.9
        • go1.20 defaults to go1.20.4
        • go1.19 defaults to go1.19.9
    • PHP buildpack: A new PHP v2 buildpack has been released and updates are listed below. If you are on Ubuntu-22 and have an existing PHP app that is on v0 or v1, we recommend upgrading to v2.
      • PHP buildpack v2:
        • Add PHP/8.2.5 - PHP/8.2.10
        • Add PHP/8.1.18 - PHP/8.1.10
        • Add PHP/8.0.29 - PHP/8.0.30
        • Drop support for heroku-18 stack
        • Drop support for PHP 7.1 and 7.2
      • PHP buildpack v1:
        • Add PHP/8.2.5
        • Add PHP/8.1.18
    • Python buildpack: A new Python v3 buildpack version has been released that removes support for Heroku-18. If you are on Ubuntu-22 and have an existing Python app that is on v2, v1 or v0, we recommend upgrading to v3.
      • Python buildpack v3:
        • Add Python 3.9.17, and 3.9.18
        • Add Python 3.10.12, 3.10.13, 3.11.4, and 3.11.5
        • Default Python version is now 3.11.5.
        • Removed support for Heroku-18.

14 November 2023

  • You can now deploy container images to App Platform using digests. Digests are immutable references to container images. Unlike tags, digests permanently refer to a specific iteration of an image.

    You can only deploy an image using a digest by updating your app’s spec at this time.

  • The cors and routes fields under the services array in the App Platform app spec have been deprecated. The cors field now resides in the rules array of the ingress section of the spec. The routes field has been replaced by the match field in the rules array of the ingress section of the spec.

    The following truncated example spec demonstrates the format for each updated field:

    ingress:
      rules:
      - component:
          name: api
        match:
          path:
            prefix: /api
      - component:
          name: website
        cors:
          allow_origins:
          - prefix: https://internal.example-app.com
        match:
          path:
            prefix: /
    

11 October 2023

  • App Platform now supports the Aptfile buildpack. The Aptfile buildpack lets you install system-level Ubuntu packages during your app’s build process.

For more information, see all App Platform release notes.