Developer Activity Review – May 20

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.


Developer Mailing List (archive:

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.

  • Graphical Console for VMs w/o Network Stacks – Donal Lafferty is looking for a blueprint for a graphical console instead of text console. Mike Scherbakov replied with instructions for using the current Dashboard.
  • Unassigned Essential Diablo Specs – Thierry Carrez listed a set of blueprints that are planned for Diablo but currently have no owner. The list is at
  • Python-novaclient vs. python-openstack.compute – Soren Hansen brings up the issue that we have 2 distinct but similar libraries doing the same thing; Sandy Walsh, Dan Prince, Gabe Westmaas, Ed Leafe, and Josh Kearney all joined in the discussion of how to handle this issue.
  • Global deployment of Glance – Glen Campbell raises the issue of having replicas of Glance in multiple installations and how to maintain synch. Jay Pipes, Chris Behrens, and Eric Day discussed the idea of using SWIFT to manage the multiple zones issue and offload the problem from Glance.


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