OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 25 – Feb 1)

Highlights of the week

“H” stands for Havana

The polls closed, Havana will be the code name for the OpenStack release following Grizzly.

Contributing to OpenStack

Rackspace’s Iccha Sethi and Alex Meade conducted a workshop on Contributing to OpenStack. Look at Iccha’s presentation on her blog.

Quota Project: An effective way to manage the usage of your Swift-based storage cloud

Quota is a production-ready project that is mainly used for controlling the usage of account and containers in OpenStack Swift. The Zmanda team talks about Swift Quota which has been used in StackLab – a production public cloud for users to try out.

OpenStack 2012.2.3 released

In the time since the Folsom release, the maintainer of OpenStack stable branch have been busy selectively back-porting bugfixes to the stable/folsom branch according to our “safe source of high-impact fixes” criteria. These releases are bugfix updates to Folsom and are intended to be relatively risk free with no intentional regressions or API changes. Read the full Release Notes.

Access OpenStack Swift as an FTP/SFTP service

ftp-cloudfs is a proxy service that can be used to access to the object storage with any regular FTP client. The project is mature now and it’s in production at Memset and other cloud storage providers. Sftp-cloudfs offers similar abstraction but for the SFTP. The code is on github for both projects https://github.com/chmouel/ftp-cloudfs and https://github.com/Memset/sftpcloudfs

Looking for active reviewers — and inclusion in QA-core

As the OpenStack projects grow, so does Tempest. While the team has been successful recently in improving the runtime of Tempest and getting full test suite runs gating other projects, the number of new code submissions to Tempest has exploded recently as more contributors find their way to Tempest. What this means is that the team needs more people that do reviews.

Security Advisories

Tips and tricks

Upcoming Events

Other news

Welcome new contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  • Paul Michali, Cisco
  • Motonobu Ichimura
  • umamohan, HP
  • Roman Prykhodchenko, Mirantis

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