This project was originally spun out from dask-kubernetes which provides utilities for deploying Dask clusters on Kubernetes.

The dask-kubernetes project used a mix of kubernetes, kubernetes-asyncio and pykube-ng (and some subprocess calls to kubectl) to interact with the Kubernetes API. It also contained a whole load of glue code to work around missing features and get everything working together.

To improve maintenance and code reuse kr8s was born to extract the Kubernetes library code in dask-kubernetes and replace it with something simpler and more complete.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to dask-kubernetes and we hope you contribute to kr8s too.