We have cut istio-release 1.2.0. With this release in addition to weighted routing, we now support envoys sidecars configured by Istio Pilot for app to app communication. We also have support for client-side load balancing, retries and timeouts for app to app communication. We are working on the docs to run the book-info app on CF and will keep you posted.
The release highlights include the following features.
app developers can rely on the platform to provide timeouts for app to app communication, timeout default is currently set to 15s and not modifiable details
istio-release versioning now uses semver versions and not the whole number versions details
performance improvement to allow operators to run many apps by temporarily disabling stats logging (reduces envoy RAM consumption) details
we have now added a Contributing section to istio-release details
fix issue with retries such that application developers can rely on the platform to provide retries for app to app communication details
performance and security: only internal routes are published to sidecar envoys and external routes to the envoy gateway details