Technical Committee Highlights July 24, 2015

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Welcoming a common project for improving OpenStack user experience We accepted a proposal for a new UX Program whose mission is to support and facilitate cross-project efforts to improve the overall user experience of OpenStack. I personally find this as exciting an effort and innovative as cross-project documentation in open source. Congratulations to this team… Read more »

Technical Committee Highlights July 10, 2015

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Cross-project catch-all We merged a couple of cross-project specifications after adequate discussion and time to review. We now are enabling Python 3 for application integration tests and have changed the requirements management design, please click through to and read the details on each. There’s a lot of discussion about a possible Stackforge retirement in… Read more »

Technical Committee Highlights June 25, 2015

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Beginners, start your engines A compute starter kit tag has been approved, it provides a place for a beginner who only wants to try to get a computing cloud use case started. We discussed some reservations about recommending such a simple starting point, including only using nova-network for inter-vm networks, and recommending multi-host for that… Read more »

Technical Committee Highlights June 5, 2015

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Welcome to this week’s highlights from the Technical Committee. Just like every other week, this has been quite a busy one for the community and the efforts to enhance our governance model keep moving forward. The tc-approved-release tag has been approved The tc-approved-release tag was mentioned in the last edition of these highlights. The discussions… Read more »

Studying Midcycle Sprints and Meetings

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Hard to believe that we gathered in Paris just a month ago for the Design Summit. I’m still snacking on the chocolate and cheese from that fine place. Since the Summit we’ve had questions and posts about midcycle meeting planning, so I started gathering information from the various teams and we discussed at a recent… Read more »

Latest Technical Committee Updates

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The OpenStack Technical Committee meets weekly to work through requests for incubation, to review technical issues happening in currently integrated projects, and to represent the technical contributors to OpenStack. We have about a month remaining with our current crew and elections coming soon. What have we been up to? Here’s an overview of current activities…. Read more »

Announcing the O’Reilly OpenStack Operations Guide

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Er, what’s this? An O’Reilly OpenStack Operations Guide offered side-by-side with the continuously-published OpenStack Operations Guide? Yes, your eyes do not deceive you, O’Reilly has completed the production of the OpenStack Operations Guide: Set Up and Manage Your OpenStack Cloud. You can get your bits-n-bytes copy at or order a dead-tree version on the… Read more »

OpenStack Documentation Wrap Up for 2013

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It’s that time of the new year to reflect and look for ways to keep improving the OpenStack docs. Here’s a list of major events from 2013 in OpenStack doc-land. Let’s look at the year in review. Operator Guide book sprint was in February 2013 and I still remember it fondly. The before post and… Read more »