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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

Other News

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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

Upcoming Events

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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

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 my patch gets positive reviews

When my patch gets positive reviews

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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

Other News

Got Answers?

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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

group-cry

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 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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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Oct 4 – 11)

Register Now For The Summit in Hong Kong
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CoreOS, a good operating system for your OpenStack controllers

Sébastien Han explains why in his opinion CoreOS is an excellent operation system for your OpenStack controllers. Even if CoreOS is not mature enough to be put in production, the technology has a lot of advantages and features that are worth exploring.

The Growing Diversity inside OpenStack Object Storage

Of all OpenStack projects, Object Storage (also known as Swift) has always been considered mature or, in other words, a place where new things rarely happen. The good news is that a lot of exciting things are happening in Swift, specifically around the community participation and growing ecosystem.

Improving the OpenStack Documentation Build Tools

The tools for building and checking the OpenStack Documentation manuals has been improved with a few different options for fine-grained control. The new tools are run locally and as jenkins jobs allowing writers submitting a patch to get quickly an overview about what fails.

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

straight two +2 / approval in the same day

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Sep 27 – Oct 4)

Register Now For The Summit in Hong Kong
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September 2013 PTL elections – Final results

Thank you to the electorate, to all those who voted and to all candidates who put their name forward for PTL for this election. A healthy, open process breeds trust in our decision making capability – thank you to all those who make this process possible.

Thinking about how to Implement OpenStack Core Definition

There have been a number of community discussions (OSCON, SFO & SA-TX) around the process for OpenStack Core definition. We’re continuing to get community feedback.  So what’s next?

First…. Get involved: Upcoming Community Core Discussions

  • 10/8 7pm (Tues) New York City Meetup (Rob Hirschfeld & Monty Taylor)
  • 10/16 9am (Wed) tentative Online Meetup (details TBD, Rob Hirschfeld & Alan Clark)
  • 10/22 7pm (Tues) Minnesota Meetup (Kyle Mestery & Sean Roberts)
  • Week Before Summit: Beijing Meetup hosted by Alan Clark (details TBD)

What’s Next?  Implementation! Rob Hirschfeld has some ideas about that too on his blog.

Easier upstreaming / back-porting of patch series with git

Have you ever needed to port a selection of commits from one git branch to another, but without doing a full merge? This is a common challenge and Adam Spiers spends some time explaining how to ease the pain.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Reports from Previous Events

Other News

Welcome New Developers

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

OpenStack Reactions

getting busy while the gates are broken

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Sep 20-27)

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

Last batch of invites to the Hong Kong summit has been sent to Active Technical Contributors (ATCs). Check your inbox and spam folders if your code merged before September 25th.

Participate in the OpenStack User Survey by September 30!

A tale of 3 OpenStack clouds : 50,000 cores in production at CERN

Tim Bell in his blog post explains the different OpenStack environments at CERN and their distinct teams of evaluation and administration.

OpenStack Icehouse Incubation Roundup

The OpenStack Technical Committee met this week to consider the status of incubated projects for the upcoming Icehouse cycle. As a result, database provisioning (codename Trove)will be an official part of the Icehouse (2014.1) release, while message queues (Marconi) and bare-metal server provisioning (Ironic) will be in incubation with a view to becoming official in the as-yet-unnamed J (2014.2) release. MapReduce as a service (Savanna) will also be incubated.

How to Use Ask OpenStack

We’re continuously building together “The best place on the Internet to find answers to common OpenStack problems”: our Question&Answers site Ask OpenStack is such place and needs everybody’s help. Ask OpenStack is a collaborative effort, think of it like a wiki where pages are made only of questions and answers. Anybody with more than 100 karma points can fix a question or an answer and anybody can gain karma points by getting votes on answers and/or questions.

Introducing the NNFI scheduler for Zuul

We recently made a change to Zuul’s scheduling algorithm (how it determines which changes to combine together and run tests).  Now when a change fails tests (or has a merge conflict), Zuul will move it out of the series of changes that it is stacking together to be tested, but it will still keep that change’s position in the queue.  Jobs for changes behind it will be restarted without the failed change in their proposed repo states.  And if something later fails ahead of it, Zuul will once again put it back into the stream of changes it’s testing and give it another chance.

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 realised it was me who broke the gate

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