Hi, I’ve just joined a new project at my company where they have been using Packer for some time and I’ve noticed that all of their templates are in json format. When I mentioned that sometime in the future this will be deprecated in favor of HCL2 and suggested a migration the first question was “when is this happening? How much time do we have?”.
So, I started researching and found some articles mentioning this (The Road to Packer 2.0) but I was not able to find any actual timelines or dates.
Is there an estimated date for when Packer 2.0 will be coming out and json support will be dropped?
I’d like to have at least an approximate date to provide to my leaders in order to present a plan for a proper migration of the current templates and/or the necessary adjustments to the pipeline, since these are huge templates and it will not be easy to make the change, even with hcl2_upgrade.
Thanks in advance.