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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Mar 7 – 14)

My take on OpenStack proects, Congress, part 1 of 10

Sean Roberts started a series of posts about OpenStack projects that he thinks are critical and risk of getting lost in the noise.

An Icehouse Sneak Peek – OpenStack Compute (Nova)

It seems like it was only yesterday that the OpenStack community found itself gathering in Hong Kong to set the design goals for the Icehouse release. As we entered March development was still progressing at a fever pitch in the lead up to the feature freeze for the release but now the dust has started to settle and we are able to start getting a real feel for what OpenStack users and operators can look forward to in the Icehouse release.

People don’t like to queue up

Marconi’s developer Flavio Percoco has a crazy idea: let’s get rid of queues. How wacky is that?

OpenStack community training

The OpenStack community training project has been working since July 2013 to provide a structured training program to enable skill development for maintaining, consuming, and contributing to OpenStack. The team iscontinuing to increase the accuracy and usability of the documentation and training by engaging with user groups and community members across the world. Get familiar with this project and consider helping it out.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

  • Redeem your invite code NOW! Check your inbox and spam folder if you contributed code before March 3rd for your invitation.
  • No more batch invites will be sent.
  • Applying for Visa? Looking for accommodation in Atlanta? Visit http://openstack.org/summit

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Other News

Got Answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Jia Dong Cristian Fiorentino
David Pursehouse zhangjinnan
zhiwei steve sonnenberg
mouad benchchaoui Jon Grimm
Roey Chen Greg Lucas
Piyush Masrani David Pursehouse
Mark Maglana Martin Konrad
Ana Malagon Alfredo Deza
Alexandra Settle Martin Mágr
Thiago Paiva Brito Bertrand Lallau
Madhuri Kumari Benjamin Staffin
Ivan Chavero (imcsk8) Sudhakar
Trevor Hutton Josh Gachnang
Tom Howley Jim Rollenhagen
Steven Kaufer Don Schenck
Simon Lorenz Russell Haering
Seth Fox Simon Chang
Maish Nirali
John Wood Michael Yu
Hemanth Ravi tinytmy
Facundo Farias mariam john
Ziad Sawalha bruceSz
Pierre Rambaud Gang Wei
Peter Belanyi Charles Crouch
Numan BK Box
Krsna Alexandra Settle
Ghanshyam John Haan
Chuck Burkett izikpenso
Akhil Hingane Tom Howley
Trent Geerdes Phil Hopkins
Jay Faulkner
rbenali
Joel Friedly
Forrest Carpenter
Danny Al-Gaaf
Brad P. Crochet
Brad P. Crochet
wanglianmin
hzxiongwenwu
Zhang Yang
Rajdeep
Pierre Rambaud
Luke Gorrie

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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Finishing the last few bits of documentation and translating before passing it to the release manager

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Feb 28 – Mar 7)

Make OpenStack speak your language

Looking for a way to contribute to OpenStack? Coding is just one of the available options. In fact, there are several non-coding activities like design, documentation, marketing and internationalization. For more details about this, go ahead and check out the how to contribute wiki page.

OpenStack Upstream Training in Atlanta

The OpenStack Foundation is delivering a training program to accelerate the speed at which new OpenStack developers are successful at integrating their own roadmap into that of the OpenStack project.  If you’re a new OpenStack contributor or plan on becoming one soon, you should sign up for the next OpenStack Upstream Training in Atlanta, May 10-11. Participation is strongly advised also for first time participants to OpenStack Design Summit.

Why we do Feature freeze

OpenStack Release Manager Thierry Carrez explains why OpenStack project does something so ‘anti-agile’ as feature freeze weeks before the release.

The Intersection of the OpenStack and Python Communities

OpenStack reached the considerable size of 1.3 million lines of code, mostly python. Oslo PTL Doug Hellmann shares his thoughts on how to keep OpenStack complexity manageable.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

  • Redeem your invite code NOW! Check your inbox and spam folder if you contributed code before January 25 for your invitation.
  • Next batch of invites will be sent next week.
  • Applying for Visa? Looking for accommodation in Atlanta? Visit http://openstack.org/summit

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Security Advisories

Popular OpenStack Videos of the Week

Other News

Got Answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Ben Kero Franck
Shashank Hegde lirenke
Scott Adkins Raphael Mondesir
Matthew Weeks Newell Jensen
Lisa Clark Jon-Paul Sullivan
Anton Thaker Chuck Burkett
Wl-dustin Wl-dustin
Travis Plummer Santiago Baldassin
Marek Denis Rohit Karajgi
Shweta P Dimitri Mazmanov
Joshua Kolden ChenZheng
Jeremy Hanmer Arun Kant
Hou Ming Wang liuxichao
Daniel Gollub Simon Ingelsson
Andreas Rehn James Polley
keyvan Andres Isaac Benavides
Qiu Hua Qiao Santhoshkumar Kolathur
Alexander Bochkarev Matthew Weeks
Takuma Watanabe João Vale
Jamie Hannaford Jay Buffington
James Polley Daniel Korn
Ailing Zhang Richard Megginson
Itsuro Oda Peter Belanyi
Santhoshkumar Kolathur Hou Ming Wang
KATO Tomoyuki Glenn M. Gobeli
Timur Nurlygayanov Fabio Morais
Taylor Smith Jia Ming Zhang
Sourabh Patwardhan Song Li
Shawn Boyette Michael Denny
Li Min Liu Kurt Taylor
Kai Zhang James Michael DuPont
eaglezpf Erlon R. Cruz
Youcef Laribi David Barrett
Richard Megginson Alexander Jones
Priti Desai YAMAMOTO Takashi
Kevin Kirkpatrick Trinath Somanchi
Gabriele Cerami Paul Van Eck
David Johansen Nathan Regola
Damian Van Vuuren Matthew Weeks
Brett Campbell Mark Uszov
Alex Holden Coleman Corrigan
Rabi Mishra Alexander Bochkarev
Meena Pitchiah Mandeep Dhami
Lon Hohberger Lon Hohberger
Justin Lund Ibad Khan
Dmitry Tantsur Dmitry Tantsur
Abhishek Kekane Trent Geerdes
Masahito Muroi Luis de Bethencourt
Jackie Heitzer Jason E. Rist
miguel quintero Jackie Heitzer
guillaume thouvenin Constantine Peresypkin
Tomoko Inoue miguel quintero
Rémi Alvergnat Julio Luis Staude
Lyssa Livingston John Kasperski
Jason E. Rist Igor Kalnitsky
Forrest Carpenter Rick
Spencer Krum hadi esiely
Wei Tie Xurong Yang
Sylvain Baubeau Sasikanth Eda
Philip Marc Schwartz Fengqian
Xurong Yang Andreas Rehn
Luis de Bethencourt Numan
John Eckersberg Emilio
Ripal Nathuji Om Kumar
Vandita Julien Vey
Jonathan Brownell Jeff Applewhite
Jim Rollenhagen Rajalakshmi Ganesan
Glenn M. Gobeli Oleh Anufriiev
Bruce Reeler Joshua Tan
Philippe Godin Joseph Matthew Ching
David Lapsley Alan Kavanagh
Aneesh Puliyedath Udumbath Sandhya Dasu
Zoltan Arnold Nagy Ramy Asselin
Xinyuan Huang Miranda Zhang
Marc Solanas Xiaolin Zhang
John Haan Roman Vyalov
Ian McLeod Jay Lee
git-harry Vandita
Debo~ Dutta Terry Howe
Daneyon Hansen Gabriel Samfira
ritesh nanda Eli Klein
Yuanhui Liu Alexander Braverman
Paul Van Eck yasunori jitsukawa
Kirill Izotov Jonathan Brownell
Julien Leloup Dougal Matthews
Dhanashree Gosavi Oleksii Serhiienko
J. Derek Roller
Damian Van Vuuren
Andrew Kerr
Alex Holden

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

Refactoring old code

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OpenStack Upstream Training in Atlanta

The OpenStack Foundation is delivering a training program to accelerate the speed at which new OpenStack developers are successful at integrating their own roadmap into that of the OpenStack project.  If you’re a new OpenStack contributor or plan on becoming one soon, you should sign up for the next OpenStack Upstream Training in Atlanta, May 10-11. Participation is strongly advised also for first time participants to OpenStack Design Summit.

With over 1000 developers from 80 different companies worldwide, OpenStack is one of the largest collaborative software-development projects. Because of its size, it is characterized by a huge diversity in social norms and technical conventions. These can significantly slow down the speed at which changes by newcomers are integrated in the OpenStack project.

OpenStack Foundation partnered with Upstream University to train new OpenStack developers and documentation writers to ensure their bug fix or feature is accepted in the OpenStack project in a minimum amount of time. Students are required to work on real-life bug fixes or new features during two days of real-life classes and online mentoring, until the work is accepted by OpenStack. The live two-day class teaches them to navigate the intricacies of the project’s technical tools and social interactions. In followup sessions, the students benefit from individual online sessions to help them resolve any remaining problems they might have. Get all the details on the wiki.

Enrolment for the training session in Atlanta is now open: register and reserve your free seat for OpenStack Upstream Training in Atlanta, May 10-11.

Eventbrite - OpenStack Upstream Training

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Feb 14 – 28)

Why you should be reviewing more OpenStack code

Icehouse 3 is upon us, and as someone that is on a bunch of core review teams, it means a steady drum beat of everyone asking how do they get core reviewers to review their code. Sean Dague explains quite well why you should be doing code reviews.

Trusted Cloud computing with Intel TXT: The challenge

In today’s connected environments, attacks on compute infrastructure are ubiquitous. Major players have been compromised by hackers and malware, with damages inflicted both to their reputation and their business. Protecting the infrastructure from external and internal threats is an important part of operating production grade cloud environments. Christian Huebner introduces how OpenStack integrates with TXT.

Our Cloud in Havana

Upgrading a nearly 50,000 core cloud from Grizzly to Havana can be done with a series of steps, each of which can have short periods of reduced functionality but with constant VM availability. Tim Bell tells us how CERN upgraded its OpenStack cloud.

Status of the OpenStack port to Python 3

Python 3 has been around for about 5 years, and we have excellent reasons to make sure OpenStack runs well on it. Unfortunately, this is not the case. In his article, Cyril Roelandt explains what works, what doesn’t, and what you can do to help.

OpenStack selected as mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2014

OpenStack has been selected to be a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2014. Thanks to the hard work of many contributors we could join GSoC for the first time.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Security Advisories

Popular OpenStack Videos of the Week

Other News

Got Answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

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

Waiting for zuul to get my review checked

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OpenStack selected as mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2014

OpenStack has been selected to be a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2014. Thanks to the hard work of many contributors we could join GSoC for the first time.

For those who haven’t heard about it, GSoC is a full-time internship supported by Google that offers students worldwide a stipend to start contributing with coding tasks to an open source organization. This is a great experience for both parts, as it generates a flow of new people with fresh ideas in the organization and allows students to learn and taste how is to work on a real world software development environment.

Even though we have already been selected for it, we are still looking for more project ideas and mentors.

Call for ideas

For this round many developers voluntarily offered to mentor a student in different projects, including OpenStack Scheduler (Gantt), OpenStack Monitoring and Telemetry (Ceilometer), OpenStack Message Queuing Service (Marconi), OpenStack Incubator (Oslo) and OpenStack Networking (Neutron), and proposed several ideas for students to take. Check out the wiki for a complete list of currently proposed ideas.

Is it not mandatory that students stick to these ideas, they can propose their own coding tasks. If you are willing to mentor a student and you have an idea to propose, please feel free to add it to the ideas list in the wiki.

Call for mentors

It’s not late to apply as a mentor! Mentoring is an enriching experience that won’t take you too much time. Learn more about how is to be a mentor in Google’s GSoC Mentoring manual. If you are interested in mentoring, please add your name to the mentors list in the wiki.

Call for students

Students applications start next March 10th and ends on March 21st. By that time, students have to get in touch with the community, select a project, submit a proposal (which may be based on a suggested idea or on a personal idea) and include all the neccesary documentation.

More details about how is to be a GSoC student are described in the Google’s GSoC Students manual.

Currently future applicants are adding their names and contact information in the wiki, so if you want to apply to be an student go ahead and add yourself to this list and get in touch with the community.

Join OpenStack GSoC on IRC

If you want more details about OpenStack’s participation in GSoC, please join us at irc.freenode.org in #openstack-gsoc. It would be great to hear from you!

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Feb 7 – 14)

OpenStack 2013.2.2 released

The OpenStack Stable Maintenance team is happy to announce the release of the 2013.2.2 stable Havana release. A total of 98 bugs have been fixed across all projects. These updates to Havana are intended to be low risk with no intentional regressions or API changes. Official release notes.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

  • Have you redeemed your invite code yet? Do it now! Check your inbox and spam folder if you contributed code before January 25 for yours.
  • Next batch of invites will be sent regularly after each milestone until feature freeze.
  • The call for speakers is open: submit your proposal by end of today.
  • Applying for Visa? Looking for accommodation in Atlante? Visit http://openstack.org/summit
  • Applications for Travel Support Program. Apply by Mar 2.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Security Advisories

Popular OpenStack Videos of the Week

Got Answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

Other News

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

Protected by the gates

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 31 – Feb 7)

Defining OpenStack “Core”

Quite a lot of debates online and not around the DefCore initiative, triggered by a message by Thierry Carrez with comments from Mark McLoughlin, Nick Barcet, Troy Toman, Dan Wendlandt, Mark Collier, Tim Bell, Eric Windisch, Boris Renski, Pete Chadwik, Randy Bias, and others.

StoryBoard sprint in Brussels

StoryBoard is a project Thierry Carrez started a few months ago. Quite a few people in OpenStack have been running into a number of issues with Launchpad (inability to have blueprints spanning multiple code bases, inability to have flexible project group views, inability to use non-Launchpad OpenID for login…), and were investigating replacements. Tired of explaining why existing alternatives wouldn’t work for OpenStack task management, Thierry ended up writing a proof-of-concept to show a practical example. That proof-of-concept was sufficiently compelling that the Infrastructure team decided we should write our own tool.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

  • Have you redeemed your invite code yet? Do it now! Check your inbox and spam folder if you contributed code before January 25 for yours.
  • Next batch of invites will be sent regularly after each milestone until feature freeze.
  • The call for speakers is open: submit your proposal by Feb 14.
  • Applications for Travel Support Program. Apply by Mar 2.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Popular OpenStack Videos of the Week

Got Answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

Other News

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Is your affiliation correct? Check your profile in the OpenStack Foundation Members Database!

Wei Wang haruka tanizawa
Lukas Bednar Wei Wang
Joanna Huang Facundo Farias
Bertrand Lallau Esperanza Romero
Andrew Kerr Kirill Izotov
Ryan McNair Aneesh Puliyedath Udumbath
Martin Lopes Ruslan Kiianchuk
Donald Dugger Roland Hochmuth
Don Talton Ihor Stehantsev
Ren Qiaowei Tim Landscheidt
Matthew Gilliard Malini Kamalambal
Ronak Shah Nicolas PLANEL
Jay Lee

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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submitting a patch that passes Python tests, but realizing jenkins failed you because the commit message has a period at the end

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OpenStack at FOSDEM 2014

FOSDEM 2014 is over and it was a great event for OpenStack in Europe. We had a booth wonderfully staffed by Association des Utilisateurs Francophones d’OpenStack, distributed lots of gratis tshirts, flyers, met hackers with lots interesting questions about using OpenStack and developing it. Thierry Carrez spoke twice, about the burgeoning OpenStack jobs market and about the super infrastructure powering our development process. The most common reaction was: “i had no idea OpenStack was so big”. There were lots of other talks about OpenStack-related projects, too. We’ll keep going to Bruxelles and advocating FOSDEM organizers to find always bigger rooms.

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 24 – 31)

OpenStack 2014: Powered by Users

If momentum is any indication, 2014 is poised to be a defining year for OpenStack. All of our vital statistics, from community growth to code commits and tracked deployments, doubled in 2013, and all signs point to continued growth. As we start a new year, we in the OpenStack Foundation are putting our resources behind elevating the voice of OpenStack users and tightening the feedback loop between users and developers to influence decisions such as the scope of the project, new feature priorities, interoperability requirements and operational best practices.

New Foundation Gold Members & Sponsors

The OpenStack Foundation is thrilled to have new additions to our ecosystem. Three new Gold Members and 18 Corporate Sponsors have recently joined the incredible list of companies who are supporting the Foundation and driving innovation on the platform.  AptiraHuawei and Hitachi won the OpenStack Board’s approval at the November board meeting and joined the Foundation as Gold members, which requires a strong, strategic commitment to the technology and community. We’ve also seen amazing support in Corporate Sponsorship and we want to share the impressive list of recent additions.

OpenStack Commitment to Interoperability

Now that OpenStack has tons of users, we need to make sure all (downstream) products labeled “OpenStack” have a certain set of core capabilities, and we need to verify those with automated tests just like we do upstream.  End-users should be our focus, and ensuring they get what they want and expect out of the platform once it’s running as a service is paramount.  The goal is to define the first set of tests in time for the May 2014 Summit in Atlanta. If this matters to you, get involved!

Maturing the Horizon Overview Page Part 1 and Part 2

User experience designer Liz Blanchard goes into details about tells in two blog post how she and Ju approached the designing of the Overview page for Horizon.

OpenStack Object Storage release 1.12.0

New release of OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) with new features for operators and end-users alike.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Most Popular OpenStack Videos of the Week

Reports from Previous Events

Other News

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Is your affiliation correct? Check your profile in the OpenStack Foundation Members Database!

Shalini khandelwal Zoltan Arnold Nagy
Ronelle Landy Aaron Greengrass
salman memon Renat Akhmerov
Tzanetos Balitsaris Ren Qiaowei
Jesse Noller Douglas Mendizabal
li,chen
Steven Weston
Mat Lowery
Jesse Noller
Hirofumi Ichihara
Ed Leafe
Alexander Tivelkov
Pierre Padrixe
Morgan Jones
Matthew Booth
IvanBerezovskiy
Dan Dyer
Allison Randal
Liping Mao
Assaf Muller
 Heather Whisenhunt

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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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 17 – 24)

Icehouse-2 development milestone available

The second milestone of the Icehouse development cycle, “icehouse-2″ is now available for Keystone, Glance, Nova, Horizon, Neutron, Cinder, Ceilometer, Heat, and Trove. Including the oslo libraries, “only” 50 blueprints were implemented and about 650 bugs were fixed during this milestone, which is slightly less than our usual velocity at that point in the cycle. This is mostly due to the recent issues in gating and the end-of-year holiday season. The next development milestone, icehouse-3, is scheduled for March 6th.

Organizing a Gate Blocking Bug Fix Day – Mon Jan 27th

Developers may have noticed issues with our gate and in order to improve the situation Sean Dague proposed a Gate Blocking Bug Fix Day on Jan 27th. All developers are encouraged to focus on fixing bugs on the OpenStack CI infrastructure.

OpenStack Swift as backend for Git

The fine folks at Enovance have written about the advantages of using Swift as backend for Git. In a recent blog post they gave also some details about what happens in Git (server side) when a client pushes or fetches objects. They’ve now shared more operational details on how to handle Swift as a backend to store repositories.

Tips ‘n Tricks

By Andreas Jaeger: Python Virtualenv awesomeness – and developing openstack-doc-tools and Setting up gating in the OpenStack intrastructure

Upcoming Events

Security Advisories and Security Notes

Reports from Previous Events

Other News

Got Answers?

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Is your affiliation correct? Check your profile in the OpenStack Foundation Members Database!

Xav Paice Tapan
Donald Stufft Ralf Haferkamp
Zhang Yang Ken Pepple
Eli Klein Jerry Johnson
Gregory Haynes Gregory Haynes
Aaron Weitekamp Eric Brown
JiaHao Li Balazs Gibizer
tinytmy Trevor McKay
LeileiZhou Svetlana Dobogoeva
Joel Friedly Paul Nelson
Enol Fernández Mike Spreitzer
Maxim Kulkin John Speidel
Dima Shulyak IWAMOTO Toshihiro
lizheming Evgeny Fedoruk
Andrew Lazarev
Yuanhui Liu
Kaitlin Farr
Ronelle Landy
Matthew Fischer
Dieter P

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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Jenkins giving me a -1 on my change

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