It's been five years since Drupal VM's first release, and to celebrate, it's time to release Drupal VM 5.0 "Flynn Lives"! This update is not a major architectural shift, but instead, a new major version that updates many defaults to use the latest versions of the base VM OS and application software. Some of the new default versions include:
- Ubuntu 18.04 'Bionic' LTS (was Ubuntu 16.04)
- PHP 7.2 (was PHP 7.1)
- Node.js 10.x (was Node.js 6.x)
See the full release notes here: Drupal VM 5.0.0 "Flynn Lives"
There are also a number of other small improvements (as always), and ever-increasing test coverage for all the Ansible roles that power Drupal VM. And in the Drupal VM 4.x release lifecycle, a new official pre-baked Drupal VM base box was added, the geerlingguy/drupal-vm Vagrant base box. Using that base box can speed up new VM builds by 50% or more!