I'm proposing to have podman 3.0 in debian/bullseye. As maintainer of the package, I'm convinced this is a good step for Debian because:
- podman 3.0 will be included in RHEL 8.4, which will be released in May 2021. I expect security support for podman in Debian to become significantly simpler than let's say podman 2.2
- users have expressed interest in podman 2.2 or late (cf. #978650 and others)
- the salsa team has expressed interest in exploring podman to facilitate gitlab maintenance. I'd expect this update to make their lives significantly easier if included in the next stable release
- Podman 3.0.0~rc1 was only just released, but I expect it to be released soon. After all, RHEL 8.4 is scheduled for May 2021
- Podman 3 drops the legacy varlink interface. To the best of my knowledge, there are no packages in debian/testing that would require varlink (please correct me if I'm wrong here). Not having to support varlink in Debian seems a support benefit, there is little to no love for it upstream.
- I've just uploaded podman 3.0 to debian/experimental, and is ready for wider testing. Uploading to unstable requires a couple of additional package updates in sid:
I'm not really sure if this update required formal approval by the release team, but I'd really appreciate your input in any case.