Tag: Cactus


OpenStack Developer Activity (March 19 – 25)

March 25th, 2011 — 1:55pm

Many people have asked for more insight into the developer activities for OpenStack as the large number of code changes and proposals make it difficult to monitor everything happening. In hopes of exposing more of the developer activities, I plan to post a weekly or biweekly blog post on the latest development activities. If you have any ideas for this blog post, please email me at [email protected]. I am always ready to listen to the community for new ideas.

Activities

Developer Mailing List (archive: https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/)

This is select list of topics discussed this week in the developer mailing list and is not a complete list.  Please visit the archive to see all the topics.

  • Cactus Feature Freeze now in effect – Thierry Carrez has announced a Feature Freeze deadline on branches that introduce new features or change the expected behavior of the blueprint.
  • vSphere support merged – Ewan Mellor notifies the community of the completion of the VMware hypervisor vSphere merge into Compute.  Ewan thanks several members for their assistance: Nerraj Koul, Rochanglien Infimate, Sateesh Chodapuneedi, Ravi Gururaj, Milind Barve, Armando Migliaccio, Salvatore Orlando, Jay Pipes, Rick Harris, Rick Clark, Anne Gently, Soren Hansen, and Thierry Carrez.
  • OpenStack API – Where do I find? – Sheshadri Amathnadu asks for the location of the OpenStack Compute and Object Storage API information. Ken Pepple suggests http://wiki.openstack.org/OpenStackAPI_1-1 and  http://docs.rackspacecloud.com/files/api/v1/cf-devguide-20100806.pdf. Sandy Walsh indicated that Compute supports both Amazon EC2 and Rackspace 1.0 API.  Sheshadri links to the Object Storage APIs at http://docs.openstack.org/openstack-object-storage/developer/content/ch03.html.
  • Instance IDs and Multiple Zones – Ed Leafe kicked off the largest discussion of the week (https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/msg01408.html) by looking for a solution to the problem of instances requiring unique IDs across Zones.
  • OpenStack API – Volumes? – Adam Johnson asked about the final decision on volumes in the OpenStack API. He is looking for the community consensus on what the API looks like.  Chuck Their replied that this topic is planned for discussion at the OpenStack Design Summit in April.  Justin Santa Barbara commented on the existing volume solutions and ideas for implementation, read more at https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/msg01425.html.

Statistics

  • Number of OpenStack Developers on Contributors List – 162 (+7 for week)
  • Cactus Release Status – Blueprints (http://wiki.openstack.org/releasestatus/)
    • Essential – 5 Design Approved; 4 Implemented – 1 Needs Code Review
    • High – 12 Blueprints; 8 Implemented – 1 Need Code Review – 3 Deferred
    • Medium – 20 Blueprints; 3 Needs Code Review; 13 Implemented –1 Good Progress – 1 Started – 2 Deferred
    • Low – 14 Blueprints; 6 Implemented – 1 Needs Code Review; – 4 Not Started – 3 Deferred
    • Undefined – 1 Implemented

For the latest on development activities on OpenStack please check these sites for more details:

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Community Weekly Newsletter (March 19 – 25)

March 25th, 2011 — 11:06am

OpenStack Community Newsletter – March 25, 2011

This weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please email [email protected].

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HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (3/18– 3/24)

  • Data Tracking Graphs – http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter
  • OpenStack Compute (NOVA) Data
    • 22 Active Reviews
    • 192 Active Branches – owned by 48 people & 10 teams
    • 2,320 commits by 63 people in last month
  • OpenStack Object Storage (SWIFT) Data
    • 4 Active Reviews
    • 47 Active Branches – owned by 19 people & 4 teams
    • 189 commits by 13 people in last month
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 113 total tweets; OpenStack 281 total tweets  (does not include RT)
  • Bugs Stats for Week:  408 Tracked Bugs; 80 New Bugs; 21 In-process Bugs; 9 Critical Bugs; 51 High Importance Bugs; 209 Bugs (Fix Committed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  169 Blueprints; 4 Essential, 11 High, 16 Medium, 22 Low, 116 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week:  11,129 Visits, 24,014 Pageviews, 60.51% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 43.70%; /projects 11.86%; /projects/compute 15.96%; /projects/storage 11.40%; /Community 6.20%

OPENSTACK IN THE NEWS

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Community Weekly Newsletter (March 12 – 18)

March 18th, 2011 — 12:30pm

OpenStack Community Newsletter – March 18, 2011

This weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please email [email protected].

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

  • UKUUG Spring 2011 Conference; March 22-24: Leeds, UK http://www.ukuug.org/events/spring2011/programme/
  • Cloud and FOSS: How to Unleash Developer Productivity – Thursday March 24, 2011 at 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT; Jonathan Bryce http://ht.ly/4gH4B
  • Texas Linux Fest: April 1 – 3, 2011: Austin, TX http://www.texaslinuxfest.org/
  • Spain OpenStack Community Meetup – April 14th in Madrid, Spain

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (3/11– 3/17)

  • Data Tracking Graphs – http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter
  • OpenStack Compute (NOVA) Data
    • 45 Active Reviews
    • 207 Active Branches – owned by 47 people & 9 teams
    • 2,191 commits by 61 people in last month
  • OpenStack Object Storage (SWIFT) Data
    • Active Reviews
    • 45 Active Branches – owned by 19 people & 4 teams
    • 202 commits by 13 people in last month
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack  95 total tweets; OpenStack total tweets  311
  • Bugs Stats for Week:  346 Tracked Bugs; 47 New Bugs; 34 In-process Bugs; 8 Critical Bugs; 49 High Importance Bugs; 163 Bugs (Fix Committed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  165 Blueprints; 5 Essential, 13 High, 19 Medium, 22 Low, 106 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week:  10,974 Visits, 24,038 Pageviews, 59.58% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 43.85%; /projects 11.96%; /projects/compute 16.10%; /projects/storage 11.29%; /Community 6.67%

OPENSTACK IN THE NEWS

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Coming up in OpenStack Cactus…

March 16th, 2011 — 11:15am

From Thierry Carrez…

In a bit more than a week, we will hit FeatureFreeze for OpenStack “Cactus” cycle, so we start to have a good idea of what new features will make it. The Cactus cycle focus was on stability, so there are fewer new features compared to Bexar, but the developers still achieved a lot in a couple of months…

Swift (OpenStack object storage)

The Swift team really focused and stability and performance improvements this cycle. I will just single out the refactoring of the proxy to make backend requests concurrent, and improvements on sqlite3 indexing as good examples of this effort.

Glance (OpenStack image registry and delivery service)

Bexar saw the first release of Glance, and in Cactus it was vastly improved to match standards we have for the rest of OpenStack: logging, configuration and options parsing, use of paste.deploy and non-static versioning, database migrations… New features include a CLI tool and a new method for client to verify images. Glance developers might also sneak in an authentication middleware and support for HTTPS connections !

Nova (OpenStack compute)

A lot of the feature work in Nova for Cactus revolved around the OpenStack API 1.1 and exposing features through XenServer (migration, resize, rescue mode, IPv6, file and network injection…). We should also have the long-awaited live migration feature (for KVM), support for LXC containers, VHD images, multiple NICs, dynamically-configured instance flavors or volume storage on HP/Lefthand SANs. XenAPI should get support for Vlan network manager and network injection. We hope support for VMWare/vSphere hypervisor will make it.

The rest of the Nova team concentrated on testing, bugfixing (already 115 bugfixes committed to Cactus !) and producing a coherent release, as evidenced by the work on adding the missing Ipv6 support for FlatManager network model. I should also mention that the groundwork for multi-tenant accounting and multiple clusters in a region also landed in Cactus.

Over the three projects branches, last month we had more than 2500 commits by more than 75 developers. Not too bad for a project less than one-year-old… We’ll see the result of this work on Cactus release day, scheduled April 14.

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OpenStack Developer Activity Review (February 21 – February 28)

February 28th, 2011 — 10:17am

Many people have asked for more insight into the developer activities for OpenStack as the large number of code changes and proposals make it difficult to monitor everything happening. In hopes of exposing more of the developer activities, I plan to post a weekly or biweekly blog post on the latest development activities. If you have any ideas for this blog post, please email me at [email protected]. I am always ready to listen to the community for new ideas.

Activities
• Nova 2011.1.1 release candidate available for testing - http://nova.openstack.org/tarballs/nova-2011.1.1~bzr653.tar.gz

Developer Mailing List (archive: https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/)

Announcing the OpenStack Dashboard – Devin Carlen announced the availability of the OpenStack Dashboard based on the NASA Nebula Dashboard. Code links at https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/msg01069.html.
Availability of RHEL build of Bexar release of OpenStack Nova – Grid Dynamics announced the availability of OpenStack Nova RHEL 6.0 build. The instructions to install on run on their build at http://wiki.openstack.org/NovaInstall/RHEL6Notes.
Working on fixing code after a review? Please mark merge proposal Work in Progress – Jay Pipes commented on the backlog of code waiting for review at https://code.launchpad.net/nova/+activereviews. Jay suggests several steps for developers whose code has been reviewed with suggested code fixes. Ewan Mellor suggested that a new Wiki page be created with all the information for developers on “How Peer Reviews Work”.
Should the OpenStack API re-use the EC2 credentials? – Justin Santa Barbara submitted a new blueprint, https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/authentication-consistency, to handle the authentication issues that arose between how OpenStack API and EC2 worked. More than 20 responses on this topic were posted so see https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/msg00917.html for more information.
Decoupling of Network and Compute Services for the new Network Service design – Ryu Ishimoto proposes a possible solution to make NOVA no longer directly dependent on the network services to allow for future “pluggable” options. More than 20 responses on this topic as well – see https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/msg00908.html for more information.

Statistics

  • Number of OpenStack Developers on Contributors List – 151
  • Cactus Release Status – Blueprints (http://wiki.openstack.org/releasestatus/)
    • Essential – 5 Design Approved; 1 Implemented – 1 Needs Code Review – 1 Beta Available
    • High – 11 Blueprints; 2 Drafting
    • Medium – 22 Blueprints; 3 Needs Code Review; 1 Blocked
    • Low – 16 Blueprints; 2 Needs Code Review; 4 Implemented

For the latest on development activities on OpenStack please check these sites for more details:

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OpenStack Developer Activity Review (January 21 – 28)

January 28th, 2011 — 2:21pm

Many people have asked for more insight into the developer activities for OpenStack as the large number of code changes and proposals make it difficult to monitor everything happening. In hopes of exposing more of the developer activities, I plan to post a weekly or biweekly blog post on the latest development activities. If you have any ideas for this blog post, please email me at [email protected]. I am always ready to listen to the community for new ideas.

Activities

Developer Mailing List (archive: https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/)

  • State of Glance? -  Jay Pipes gives an overview of all features developed for Bexar in Project Glance as well as the current thinking for the Cactus Project Glance release. More details at https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/msg00358.html
  • Network Service for L2/L3 Network Infrastructure Blueprint – Ewan Mellor responded to interest from several developers on the status of the bexar-network-service blueprint and its status. The blueprint will be postponed to Cactus and a discussion about this blueprint was started.
  • Cactus Release Preparation – Rick Clark gives an overview of the strategy behind the Cactus release and requests that all new features for Cactus be proposed to the community by February 3, 2011. The Cactus release schedule is http://wiki.openstack.org/CactusReleaseSchedule

Statistics

For the latest on development activities on OpenStack please check these sites for more details:

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