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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Dec 6 – 13)

PTL Project Update Webinars Start Next Week

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. We’ll be trying out this new format starting next week. Join us Tuesday and Thursday at 7 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Eastern to discuss Neutron, Keystone, Nova, and Swift. Then we’ll take a break for the holidays and finish off with the remaining OpenStack projects finishing January 9. More details will be available Monday, check the blog for sign-up links. If you miss these events, they will be recorded and the recording links shared in a future update.

It’s Summer Internship Time in the Southern Hemisphere!

Since it’s summertime in the southern hemisphere, we can now announce our next round of Outreach Program for Women internships! We have four interns and four mentors this time around. Many thanks to HP, the OpenStack Foundation, and Rackspace for funding our four. HP also stepped in this round and made it possible for more of the nine participating organizations to select interns, including OpenStack. Plus, Red Hat developers are mentoring our interns. Anne Gentle asked each intern, what do you see when you look above your screen? Find out on the blog post!

Release of OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) 1.11.0

The team released the new version of OpenStack Object Storage service: 26 developers worked on it, 5 are new contributors. Lots of changes. Congratulations to the team.

Week-end project: Gerrit-powered meetings agenda

If anyone is looking for a limited-scope infra project to get more familiar with OpenStack Infra, Thierry suggested to develop a new tool to help manage the OpenStack Meetings calendar. Currently people modify a wiki page and some other people are subscribed to page changes and manually reflect them in a Google Calendar, which can be downloaded/imported as .ics. This is extremely error-prone and quite time-consuming.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Reports from previous events

Security Advisories and Notes

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

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nilakhya Stephen Sugden
Verónica Musso Gabriel Pettier
Sergey Slipushenko wanghong
Mikhail Durnosvistov sebastian marcet
Matt Ray Torbjorn Tornkvist
Greg Hill Ryo Miki
Dan Genin Mark
Ryo Miki Itsuro Oda
Rhys Oxenham Irena Berezovsky
Pranesh Steve Kowalik
Matthew Oliver Shree Duth Awasthi
Matt Kassawara Rhys Oxenham
Mark T. Voelker Florent Flament
Anton Donald Dugger
Max Rydahl Andersen Dima Shulyak
Ivan Kolodyazhny Andrey Kurilin
Kei YAMAZAKI ruichen
jichencom koofoss
Thomas Stenberg Terry Tata
Geronimo Orozco Stanislav Kudriashev
Andrey Kurilin Paul McMillan
Shree Duth Awasthi Mike Scherbakov
Jaroslav Henner Matthew Mosesohn
Andy Dugas Geronimo Orozco
sebastian marcet Eiichi Aikawa
Saranya Pandian David Koo
Cristian A Sanchez Anton
Everett Toews
Ed Bak
Dylan Yu
Daniel Kuffner
Ana Krivokapić
Jianyong Chen
Max Rydahl Andersen
Sergey Slipushenko
Rodney Beede
Peter Hamilton
Pentheus
Don Talton
David Wittman
Andrew Woodward
Ken Giusti
Guilherme Birk

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

Looking for the failed tempest test in jenkins/devstack log

Searching for the failed tempest test in devstack log from jenkins

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Nov 29 – Dec 6)

Wrapping up the OpenStack Travel Support Program – Icehouse

The OpenStack Foundation brought 18 people to Hong Kong thanks to the grants offered by the first edition of the Travel Support Program, sponsored by Intel. The Travel Support Program is based on the promise of Open Design and its aim is to facilitate participation of key contributors to the OpenStack Design Summit. The program aims at covering costs for travel and accommodation for key contributors to the OpenStack project to join the community at the Summits.

Adopt an operator?

Lorin Hochstein made what he calls “a modest proposal”: a program to pair up individual OpenStack developers with OpenStack operators to encourage better information flow from ops to devs. Sounds intriguing, it may be a way to try tightening the gap between developers and users of OpenStack. Another proposal trying to address the same issue was sent to the User Committee mailing list. What do you think?

Vmware Workstation / Fusion / Player Nova driver

The fine folks at Cloudbase are heavily using VMware Workstation and Fusion for development, demos and PoCs. They have replaced their automation scripts with a fully functional Nova driver and use OpenStack APIs and Heat for the automation. They published the results of their work as a Nova driver on github.com.

Tips ‘n Tricks

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

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wangchy Valeriy Ponomaryov
Ed Bak Vadim Rovachev
Valeriy Ponomaryov Shalini khandelwal
Ramon Acedo Richard Lee
Rafael Folco Pavlo Shchelokovskyy
Jaroslav Henner Debasish Chowdhury
Tristan Cacqueray tshirtman
Shilla Saebi Sergey Kolekonov
Nadya Privalova Ravi Kumar Pasumarthy
Dylan Yu Guilherme Birk
Andrei Ostapenko Jay Dobies
koofoss David Ostrovsky
Sergio Cazzolato Bruce Benjamin
Ruslan Kamaldinov Vladan Popovic
Marios Andreou Scott Adkins
Ilya Tyaptin Joris Roovers
Andres Buraschi Shawhin Tech
Abhishek Chanda Abhishek Chanda
Juan Manuel Ollé

Latest Activity In Projects

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OpenStack Reactions

When my patch gets positive reviews

When my patch gets positive reviews

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Wrapping up the OpenStack Travel Support Program – Icehouse

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The OpenStack Foundation brought 18 people to Hong Kong thanks to the grants offered by the first edition of the Travel Support Program, sponsored by Intel. The Travel Support Program is based on the promise of Open Design and its aim is to facilitate participation of key contributors to the OpenStack Design Summit. The program aims at covering costs for travel and accommodation for key contributors to the OpenStack project to join the community at the Summits.

We had 18 people accepted in the program from 11 countries and all continents (except Antarctica)! Four people travelled from India, two from south-east Asia, three from Europe, three from North America, four from Oceania and the rest from Africa and South America. Of the 26 total applicants, four were fully paid by their employers and didn’t need the grants, four couldn’t be accepted due to paperwork problems because of local political turmoil.

The Foundation spent a total of US$16,742 for accommodations and US$11,795.61 for flights, with a total cost for the Foundation of over US$30,000 including the costs of the 11 access passes granted to the non-ATCs (Active Technical Contributors). Luckily most people were able to share the rooms, which cost US$1,522 each allowing more people to be able to participate in the program.

This was the first time the OpenStack Foundation ran the program and we would like to continue running and expanding it in 2014. As one of the recipients of the travel grant, Terri Yu told us:

As great as it is to work with people on IRC, you’re not getting the full OpenStack experience by sitting in front of your computer.  You have to meet people.  If there is an important contributor who can’t get to the Summit, I’d like to see them funded by the Travel Support Program.

We’ll soon start working on the “J” edition of the Travel Support Program, to help people get to Atlanta (Georgia) in the USA in May 2014. Watch this space for announcements.

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Nov 22 – 29)

Friday Dec 20th – Doc Bug Day

This month, docs reaches 500 bugs, making it the 2nd-largest project by bug count in all of OpenStack. Yes, it beats Cinder, Horizon, Swift, Keystone and Glance, and will soon surpass Neutron. In order to start the new year in a slightly better state, we have arranged a bug squash day. Save the date: Friday, December 20th https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Documentation/BugDay.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Security Advisories

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

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chenhaiq Ilya Tyaptin
berlin Verónica Musso
Tianpeng Wang Matthew Oliver
Miguel Angel Ajo Konstantin Permyakov
Daisuke Morita Charles V Bock
钱林 Abhijeet Malawade
Yanis Guenane jichencom
Lars Kellogg-Stedman eaglezpf
Richard Hawkins Steven Westonhttp://www.openstack.org/software/openstack-shared-services/
alejandro emanuel paredes Sam Harwell
Nicholas Shobe xiayu
Xinyuan Huang
Nikolay Starodubtsev
Matthew Gilliard
LiShaokai
Jaime Gil de Sagredo
Ivar Lazzaro
Yathiraj Udupi
yogesh-mehra
Thomas Leaman
Miguel Angel Ajo
Maksym Iarmak
Gonéri Le Bouder
Gonéri Le Bouder
Gerry Drudy
Gastón

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

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Developers on IRC when the gate is broken

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Nov 15 – 22)

Spinning up OpenStack “DefCore” Committee by spotting elephants

This week, Joshua McKenty, Rob Hirschfeld and a handful of interested individuals (board member Eileen Evans included) met to start organizing the DefCore* Committee. This standing committee was established by an OpenStack Foundation resolution just before the Hong Kong Summit. This action was an immediate result of the unanimous passage of the 10 Principles that Rob was driving in the DefCore “Spider” cycle. Read the summary of the outcomes of the first meeting.

How to get new questions on Ask OpenStack via email

Email is still one of the best mechanism to get push notifications, so getting automatic nudges via email from Ask OpenStack is useful. I took some time to document how to get an email message every time a new question is asked on Ask OpenStack.

Who Wrote OpenStack Havana Docs?

Indulging with our own Anne Gentl in the glorious beauty of numbers and metrics, following up on a similar post about previous release, Who Wrote OpenStack Grizzly Docs? At the time Grizzly had 79 docs contributors overall, with 3 of them writing half of the changes for Grizzly. This time the team grew to 130 docs contributors with 7 of them writing just over half the changes in overarching install/config/deploy/operations guides. Progress! We also had at least three supporting companies hire writers dedicated to OpenStack upstream docs.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Other News

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

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Yidan Zhang Miguel Angel Ajo
jiangang Yaroslav Lobankov
Takashi NATSUME Sergio Cazzolato
Leandro Ignacio Costantino Radoslav Gerganov
Max Lobur Leandro Ignacio Costantino
Jon-Paul Sullivan John Wood
Gonéri Le Bouder Jarret Raim
Ana Krivokapić Cristian A Sanchez
Steven Lang alejandro emanuel paredes
vlowther Sean Winn
Ken Giusti Peter Lomakin
Pablo Andres Fuente
Nathan Kinder
Marc Solanas
Ma Wen Cheng
Denis Egorenko
ChrisBuccella
Andres Buraschi
Yair Fried
Steven Lang
Shilla Saebi
Rossella Sblendido
Nadya Privalova
Bob Melander
Tristan Cacqueray
Jiri Tomasek
Daisuke Morita

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

jenkins fails, sending a review update, jenkins fails, sending a review update…

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Nov 1 – Nov 15)

Our first OpenStack Ambassadors

Following on from our earlier discussions about the OpenStack Ambassador Program, it is with great excitement that the Foundation introduced the first OpenStack Ambassadors. In this initial stage, we were only looking for a small number but were very honoured to have applications from many more excellent candidates and will aim to introduce more ambassadors in the next 6 months. The ambassadors are currently working to scope out the program and are keen to start making an impact in our community. Follow the discussion on the community mailing list.

Welcome new Gold Members Aptira, Hitachi, and Huawei!

The OpenStack Board of Directors approved Aptira, Hitachi and Huawei as Gold Members of the OpenStack Foundation. The companies are based in Australia/India, Japan and China respectively, and range from a startup to established, multinational corporations.

OpenStack User Survey Statistics November 2013

The OpenStack User Committee and Foundation staff conducted a survey of OpenStack cloud operators and end users, and are sharing the results with the community this week during the OpenStack Summit Hong Kong. The goal of the survey is to give users a strong voice in the community to share their technical requirements, feedback and best practices with the developers building OpenStack, as well as other cloud operators.

The survey generated 822 responses and catalogued 387 OpenStack cloud deployments across 56 countries.  A few key highlights on the detailed blog post and infographic.

Expect the Minus One

We want your patches for OpenStack, Keystone. Just don’t be surprised when it gets a minus one rating. A patch that gets a minus one from a core developer is probably on the right track, it just needs adjustment to fit in with the rest of Keystone. In other words, don’t be afraid, says Adam Young.

DNSaaS with Designate, PowerDNS and NSD4

Designate is a DNS as-a-service project, it is intended to provide a DNS service for creating, updating, maintaining and deleting DNS data using its API, as well as providing DNS resolution for users

Reports from OpenStack Hong Kong Summit

Podcast Series From Hong Kong

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Security Advisories

Other News

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

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ling-yun Jon Bernard
Yolanda Robla Gauvain Pocentek
Ondra Machacek Francois Deppierraz
Evgeniy L Dmitry Pyzhov
Mike BRIGHT David Lapsley
Charles Crouch Ondergetekende
ramesh Liusheng
li,chen Jordan OMara
Vladimir Kozhukalov Hoisaleshwara Madan V S
Vladan Popovic Drew Thorstensen
Alexander Chudnovets Tiago Everton Ferraz Martins
Sajid Akhtar Ryan Brady
Miranda Zhang Erik-Martijn Kasimier
Liusheng Arx Cruz
Lana Romain Hardouin
Juan J. Martínez Shaun McCance
George Peristerakis Nikita Konovalov
Samuel de Medeiros Queiroz Mike BRIGHT
Ilya Pekelny Julia Varlamova
Kapil Thangavelu andersonvom
Jon Bernard Marcos Lobo
ChrisBuccella Ruslan Kamaldinov
Paul Czarkowski Rick Hull
Mark Dunnett Marek Denis

Security Advisories

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

Agreeing on a feature to implement at the OpenStack summit

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Oct 25 – Nov 1)

The Hong Kong Summit: Why I’m Excited

We asked our community why they’re looking forward to the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong next week. We received a number of colorful responses and we’re sharing some of the best here. Have something to add?  Let us know why you’re excited for the Summit in the comments!

Reviewing how Blueprints are handled

OpenStack Compute Tech Lead Russell Bryant has triggered an important discussion on the OpenStack Development mailing list about the process to review blueprints. The Blueprints wiki page currently assigns to Project Tech Leads the task of assigning priority to the blueprints and Russell is suggesting that a wider group of people in the community shares such responsibility. Join the discussion on the development mailing list and in Hong Kong.

OpenStack “Core” and Interoperability

Have you been following the “what is core?” conversation since the “Incubation Update” committee completed its work some time ago? This discussion is going to be the big ticket item during next week’s board meeting. Mark McLoughlin shares his thoughts and a discussion derived from it on the OpenStack Foundation mailing list.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Reports from Previous Events

Other News

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

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Chandankumar, None Lana, Rackspace
Vinod Mangalpally, Rackspace Vladimir Vechkanov, Mirantis
Tim Freund, Missing email in profile Neo, None
Telles Mota Vidal Nóbrega, Distributed System Laboratory – LSD/UFCG Maxime Vidori, Enovace
Christian Strack, None Kai Zhang, Cisco
Hoisaleshwara Madan V S, Missing email in profile Ekaterina Fedorova, Mirantis
Daniel Korn, Missing email in profile Sushil Kumar, Globallogic
ChenZheng, IBM Olga Kopylova, None
Vipin Balachandran, VMware Krishna Raman, Multiple profile profile
Renat Akhmerov, Mirantis Diane Mueller, ActiveState Software
Adrian Otto, Rackspace Clayton Coleman, Red Hat
Sridhar S, None Blair Zajac, ?
Matthew Mosesohn, Multiple profile and profile Vipin Balachandran, VMware
Dzmitry Horbach, None Lars Butler, Rackspace
Brian DeHamer, HP Chandankumar, None
nikhil komawar, Rackspace Anastasia Karpinska, None
Joe Cruz, Rackspace
Terry Howe, HP
Phillipa Avery, Self
Michael Prokop, ?

Security Advisories

Latest Activity In Projects

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OpenStack Reactions

Missing the deadline

Missing the deadline sending a review after feature freeze

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Reviewing how Blueprints are handled

OpenStack Compute Tech Lead Russell Bryant has triggered an important discussion on the OpenStack Development mailing list about the process to review blueprints. The Blueprints wiki page currently assigns to Project Tech Leads the task of assigning priority to the blueprints and Russell is suggesting that a wider group of people in the community shares such responsibility..

Blueprints are used by project leaders to track development of significant features in all OpenStack programs: a blueprint is made of a title and a brief description, plus a URL to a wider description of architecture and specifications (usually a wiki or etherpad page).  Given the growing size of OpenStack code base, scaling development operations is increasingly hard and one person cannot handle reviewing all the proposed blueprints and set priorities in a way that guarantees finalization.

This brings us to the second issue that needs to be addressed: managing expectations of new contributors. With so many blueprints being proposed it’s hard for a PTL to be accountable for developers to deliver the code based on blueprint’s priorities. Since the PTL used to set the priority for the blueprint, it is hard to held him/her accountable when the code is not delivered accordingly. There is clearly a separation of powers between the person evaluating the blueprints, the developers that will implement them and the reviewers that will review the code submitted.

Russell’s proposal is to assign the responsibility to review the blueprints to the same team of people that will be responsible for reviewing and approving the code during the implementation phase, the core reviewers. The role of the PTL will still be to set the deadlines for the blueprints and to make sure that the roadmap for the program is sound. The core reviewers will then be sharing with the PTL the responsibility and accountability for the deliverables at each release milestone

In the discussion that’s following on the mailing list there are also proposals to include user input while setting the priorities for blueprints. There are risks also associated with this setup. So far, the process has been discussed only taking into account the needs of OpenStack Compute. The project is the largest OpenStack project by number of blueprints, making it the first to need reviewing the existing process. However, the expectation is that several other OpenStack projects may evolve to this point in the future and this is an important test for that time. As such, we welcome holistic feedback: join the discussion on the development mailing list and in Hong Kong.

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Oct 18 – 25)

Register Now For The Summit in Hong Kong
在全体大会中将提供英文至中文之即时翻译。 要得到更多信息, 请查阅注册信息页

Solum: Open Development From Day One

Solum is a project designed to make cloud services easier to consume and integrate into your application development process. Solum begins as a shared vision, not a complete product. It’s a vision that a coalition of contributors believes in and wants to contribute to. For this to work, everything has to be designed and developed in the open from the very beginning. We’re taking the OpenStack commitment to core values of open development, open design and open community right to heart. Kudos to Rackspace, eBay, RedHat, Ubuntu/Canonical, dotCloud/Docker, Cloudsoft and Cumulogic for spearheading this effort.

An analysis of the Technical Committee election

Thierry Carrez played around with the ballots from the election of the Technical Committee. Since detailed ballot reporting was enabled in the past elections, it is possible to test alternative algorithms and run various analysis over the data set. As an official for this election, Thierry published his analysis of the results, hoping it will help in the current discussion on a potential evolution of the Foundation individual members voting system.

OpenStack Havana – the Quality Perspective

With Havana out in the wild, Sean Dague reviews the improvements made to the gating infrastructure during this release cycle. Beyond just increasing the number of tests we run, we made some changes in the nature of what we do in the gate. These changes are easy to overlook: Sean’s post gives a perspective in everything that’s going on behind the scenes when you try to land code in OpenStack.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Reports from Previous Events

Other News

Welcome New Developers

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Got answers?

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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

When a PTL has been voted

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Oct 11 – 18)

Register Now For The Summit in Hong Kong
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OpenStack Havana is out

OpenStack Havana, the eighth release of the open source software for building public, private, and hybrid clouds, has nearly 400 new features to support software development, managing data and application infrastructure at scale. The OpenStack community continues to attract the best developers and experts in their disciplines with 910 individuals employed by 145 different organizations contributing to the Havana release. Learn all about Havana at the Hong Kong OpenStack Summit

Other news related to the Havana release

Technical Committee – October 2013 election results

Congratulations to the new TC. The following people are elected to one-year seats:

  • Monty Taylor
  • Russell Bryant
  • Anne Gentle
  • Mark McLoughlin
  • Doug Hellmann
  • Sean Dague

The following people are elected to six-month seats:

  • James E. Blair
  • Michael Still
  • John Griffith
  • Mark McClain
  • Robert Collins

They join Vishvananda Ishaya and Thierry Carrez in the Technical Committee that will oversee the Icehouse release cycle.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Reports from Previous Events

Other News

Welcome New Developers

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Got answers?

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OpenStack Reactions

when I try to get an admin token as a user

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