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.
- OpenStack Design Summit Registration – http://www.openstack.org/blog/2011/03/openstack-conferencedesign-summit-registration-is-open/
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.
- Returning the project for resources in the EC2 API – Ryan Lane suggested a way to know which resource is in which project. He is looking for a way to add the project information to the EC2 API in a consistent way. Jay Pipes suggested that the authn/authz will try to solve this but it will be post Cactus. Justin Santa Barbara suggested three solutions and is looking at doing the following – support filtering.
- Distributed Scheduler blueprint update – Ed Leafe updated the specification for the Distributed Scheduler blueprint at http://wiki.openstack.org/DistributedScheduler. Ksankar responded with some questions and an offer to assist. Justin Santa Barbara then responded with more optimization ideas and thoughts; see them at https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/msg01328.html.
- Queue Service Implementation Thoughts – Eric Day provided some testing measurements of using Erlang REST framework versus Python and presented the results. Eric is looking for feedback from the community on using Python instead of Erland. Several developers including ksankar, Thierry Carrez, John Purrier, Curtis Carter, and Sandy Walsh all responded with more discussion. See the complete thread at https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/msg01301.html.
- Number of OpenStack Developers on Contributors List – 154 (+1 for week)
- Cactus Release Status – Blueprints (http://wiki.openstack.org/releasestatus/)
- Essential – 5 Design Approved; 3 Implemented – 1 Needs Code Review – 1 Good Progress
- High – 11 Blueprints; 5 Implemented – 2 Slow Progress – 1 Started – 1 Not Started – 2 Deferred
- Medium – 22 Blueprints; 5 Needs Code Review; 6 Implemented – 1 Beta Available – 2 Good Progress – 3 Started – 3 Not Started – 2 Deferred
- Low – 15 Blueprints; 6 Implemented – 1 Needs Code Review; 2 Started – 5 Not Started – 1 Deferred
- Undefined – 1 Implemented
For the latest on development activities on OpenStack please check these sites for more details:
- OpenStack Wiki Home Page – http://wiki.openstack.org/StartingPage
- How to Become a Developer on OpenStack – http://wiki.openstack.org/HowToContribute
- Cactus Release Schedule – http://wiki.openstack.org/CactusReleaseSchedule
- Developer Mailing List – https://launchpad.net/~openstack
- IRC Discussions – #openstack on freenode