Highlights of the week
The polls closed, Havana will be the code name for the OpenStack release following Grizzly.
Rackspace’s Iccha Sethi and Alex Meade conducted a workshop on Contributing to OpenStack. Look at Iccha’s presentation on her blog.
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.
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.
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
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.
- Backend password leak in Glance error message (CVE-2013-0212)
- Boot from volume allows access to random volumes (CVE-2013-0208)
Tips and tricks
- FOSDEM’13 Feb 02 – 03, 2013 – Bruxelles, Belgium Cloud track
- OpenStack Mini-Conf at gnuNify Feb 15, 2013 – Pune, India Details
- Second Swiss OpenStack User Group Meeting Feb 19, 2013 – Zurich, Switzerland Details
- SCALE 11x Feb 22 – 24, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA Details
- Pulse 2013 Mar 03 – 06, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV Details
- OpenStack Day Tokyo 2013 Mar 12, 2013 – Tokyo, Japan Details
- OpenStack Developers Meetup Feb 21, 2013 – Atlanta, GA Details
- OpenStack Israel May 27, 2013 – Tel-Aviv, Israel Coming Soon
- Mark McLoughlin’s notes from his First Board Meeting
- OpenStack Board of Directors Talks: Episode 6 with Tim Bell, Infrastructure Manager at CERN
- OpenStack Project Meeting: Summary and full logs.
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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