OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (June 22-29)

Highlights of the week

OpenStack Events at OSCON & Discounted Passes

We have quite a few activities planned for OSCON to celebrate OpenStack’s second birthday.  Kicking off with the first OpenStack Day, Tuesday July 17, there will be lots of OpenStack speakers, events and community members in attendance. Full details on the blog.

Thoughts on improving OpenStack GIT commit practice/history

Daniel P. Berrangé started a discussion about git commit practice based on his personal experience over the past few months getting involved with OpenStack Nova through learning the codebase, examining its history, writing code and participating in reviews. There is a discussion about it also on the OpenStack developer list.

Sumo nodes for OpenStack Swift: Mixing storage and proxy services for better performance and lower TCO

Zmanda present a novel way to build storage clouds with higher throughput bandwidth but with lower initial hardware purchase cost and lower ongoing IT-related costs by using nodes in a Swift cloud which mix storage and proxy services.

How to improve our bug triaging?

Thierry Carrez started an important conversation. At the beginning of the month we had a BugTriage day that allowed us to make the Nova bug database much more relevant and triage a lot of incoming new bugs. However, since then, the numbers went up again. How would you resolve this issue?

A collection of utilities for cleaning up the database

Lars Kellogg-Stedman released a small collection of tools to clear things out of the Nova database that constantly fills with garbage while testing and developing. More.

Improving git Commit Messages

Brian Waldon wrote a short guide in Nova’s HACKING.rst on how to write useful commit messages.


The OpenStack Infra team wrote a setuptools plugin which adds git vcs support to setuptools

Heat Version 4 Released

The Heat developers are pleased to announce the release of the Heat API version 4. We have added many new features including Ubuntu Precise host support. Heat is a project designed to work with OpenStack that provides a programmable interface to orchestrate multiple cloud applications implementing CloudFormation. More.

Recent updates of DevStack

Dean Troyer sent a quick summary of recent significant DevStack changes.

Upcoming Events

Other news

Welcome new contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  • ncode aka Juliano Martinez
  • David Scannell, Gridcentric
  • Sean M. Collins
  • Iryoung Jeong
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