OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (June 8-15)

OpenStack Community Newsletter — June 15

Highlights of the week

Announcing OpenStack Asia/Pacific Conference 2012

The OpenStack Asia/Pacific community is hosting a large OpenStack conference on August 10th and 11th, with a main venue in Bejing and a remote participation in Shanghai, hosted by the Chinese OpenStack User Group (COSUG) and CSDN, supervised by CSIP.

Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities in the area can browse the sponsorship prospectus and pick the best options for their budget.

Speakers are welcome to submit their speaking proposal, also in English. If you want to help with the organization of the event you can still join the OpenStack APEC community group.

Meeting To Discuss Next OpenStack Conference And Summit

All people interested in the next OpenStack Summit and Conference, especially former sponsors and coordinators of tracks in past events, are invited to register for the meeting OpenStack Summit & Conference Fall 2012 Planning,  next Tuesday, June 19 at 10:00 AM CDT. It will be the right time and place to discuss the challenges faced as the events have grown, and potential changes to the format to address them going forward.

LVM disks support in OpenStack Nova Folsom

GridDynamics implemented LVM disk support functionality (based on previous work for Diablo) and successfully delivered it to upstream.

New LVM image backend can be enabled by setting libvirt_images_type flag to value lvm.For more information on this functionality you can consult the blueprint and review code changes here.

swift.common.client library and swift CLI moved to a new home

In order to improve code manageability and consistency across all OpenStack projects, swift.common.client and the bin/swift CLI moved to a separate repository https://github.com/openstack/python-swiftclient

This should be compatible with swift.common.client with only difference being to import swiftclient instead of importing swift.common.client. Send bugs/feature request under the swift project in launchpad https://bugs.launchpad.net/swift/+filebug using the tag python-swiftclient.

Keystone v3 API draft (update and questions to the community)

Joe Heck reporting on the progress for the new API and asking feedback to the community. Join the discussion on Keystone v3 API draft.

Call for testing : nova, glance, keystone and horizon 2012.1.1 tarballs

Mark McLoughlin is ready to release an update to OpenStack Stable branch with over 60 bug fixes since the release in April.

Welcome RHEL/CentOS/Fedora to docland!

Anne Gentle pushed a couple of changes to the docs landing page and added a brand new install/deploy guide for RHEL, CentOS, and Fedora. Comments are now enabled by default on each page and there are now two guides to install OpenStack from scratch: one for Debian/Ubuntu systems (apt) and one for RedHat/Fedora/CentOS (yum).

Upcoming Events

Other news

Welcome new contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  • Boris Filippov, GridDynamics
  • Eric Harney
  • Deevi Lalitha, Persistent Systems
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