OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Dec 20 – 27)

OpenStack “J” naming poll closed

Polls closed, the OpenStack community decided: Juno will be the name of the OpenStack development cycle starting in May 2014, after the Icehouse cycle completes.

Third party testing with Turbo-Hipster

Soon you are going to see a new robot barista leaving comments on Nova code reviews. He is obsessed with espresso, that band you haven’t heard of yet, and easing the life of OpenStack operators.  Doing a large OpenStack deployment has always been hard when it came to database migrations. Running a migration requires downtime, and when you have giant datasets that downtime could be hours. To help catch these issues a new zuul worker called Turbo-Hipster will run your patchset’s migrations against copies of real databases. This will give you valuable feedback on the success of the patch, and how long it might take to migrate.

How to Upgrade an OpenStack Swift Cluster with No Downtime

OpenStack Swift deployers can upgrade from one version of Swift to the next with zero downtime for end users. This has been supported since the initial release of OpenStack Swift back in 2010.

OpenStack Project Update Webinars

To allow for broader participation, we’ve scheduled post-Summit webinars with the Project Team Leads (PTLs) to provide the latest project updates rather than schedule these tracks during the Summit. Next scheduled events:

Tuesday, January 7, 2013
7 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Eastern
Project team leads: Mark Washenberger, Image Service (Glance); Julien Danjou, Telemetry (Ceilometer); John Griffith, Block Storage (Cinder)
Register: http://openstack.enterthemeeting.com/m/4BC36YZQ

Thursday, January 9, 2013
Noon Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern*
Project team leads: Steve Baker, Orchestration (Heat) and David Lyle, Dashboard (Horizon)
Register: http://openstack.enterthemeeting.com/m/AXQYKMP7

Recorded session

Russell Bryant, Compute (Nova) and John Dickinson, Object Storage (Swift)

The recording of the session by Mark McClain, Networking (Neutron) and Dolph Mathews, Identity (Keystone) will be published as soon as possible.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

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Lee Li Yuanchao Sun
Sergey Nikitin Michael Krotscheck
Taurus Cheung JiaHao Li
Vadim Rovachev Haojie Jia
Tim Bell Bob Callaway
Stanislav Kudriashev Sergey Nikitin
Ken Perkins Dmitry Kulishenko
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Navid Shaikh
Jaume Devesa
Igor A. Lukyanenkov
Cedric Brandily
Feng Ju
Yanis Guenane
Mikhail Durnosvistov

Latest Activity In Projects

Do you want to see at a glance the bugs filed and solved this week? Latest patches submitted for review? Check out the individual project pages on OpenStack Activity Board – Insights.

OpenStack Reactions

Watching the zuul queue testing my change

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