Podman API v1.0 and libpod.conf Removal Notice
On August 1, 2020, the Podman team posted a Podman API v1.0 Deprecation and Removal notice. As noted in that document, the Podman API v1.0 relied on the varlink library to handle the underlying client/server calls from the Podman client to the host where the Podman service was running. The support for the varlink library was greatly reduced in the spring of 2020. This led the Podman team to investigate the use of other client/server technologies and it was decided to develop a RESTful API for Podman using the native Go libraries.