OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Sep 21-28)

Highlights of the week

OpenStack Folsom Is Here With The Schedule Of The Summit

Another release for OpenStack today, the sixth in a little over two years.  Folsom, or 2012.2 has two new services Networking (Quantum) and Block Storage (Cinder) services, architected in line with the OpenStack philosophy of pluggability and extensibility. While work was underway to establish the new OpenStack Foundation, our thriving community once again delivered the release on-time and with all planned essential features. The full announcement with links to the release notes on OpenStack 2012.2 (“Folsom”) released! Direct download links on

Published the Agenda for the OpenStack Summit

The schedule for the OpenStack Summit has been published: take advantage of the discount until the end of September (save $200) on the registration fee and come meet this amazing OpenStack community live in San Diego.

Technical Committee elections results, Fall 2012

The OpenStack TC election period is now over. The winners for the 3 remaining seats on the Technical Committee are: Monty Taylor, Anne Gentle, Russell Bryant.

They are elected for a one-year term, and join the already-elected members: Vish Ishaya, John Dickinson, Brian Waldon, Joe Heck, Gabriel Hurley, Dan Wendlandt, John Griffith, Mark McLoughlin, Jay Pipes and Thierry Carrez.

OpenStack Folsom Architecture

Ken Pepple updated his “Intro to OpenStack Architecture 101” for the official documentation. Read the expanded version of it on his blog.

Providing a Unified View of OpenStack Projects

Wan to find answers to questions like: who’s contributing to that particular feature of OpenStack? What is that developer working on? How many work hours/lines of code went into adding that feature/blueprint? What are users saying about OpenStack? Register here for the webinar and don’t miss the talk on Wednesday, October 17 in San Diego.

The Top 3 New Swift Features in OpenStack Folsom

There has been a ton of activity in and around Swift throughout the Folsom release cycle. Swift has moved from version 1.4.8 in the Essex release to version 1.7.4 in the Folsom release. Some of the new features added in the Folsom release include the integration of Keystone middleware, the separation of the Swift CLI and client library so Glance can more easily integrate with Swift to store Nova images.

Swift has also added many new features to its core storage engine. Find out about it from SwiftStack Team.

From nova-network to quantum

If you wonder what changed in OpenStack Networking with the release of Folsom, this is the article to read. By Sébastien Han and Emilien Macchi.

Quantum plugin comparison

Folsom has been released, it’s probably time for some of you to deploy OpenStack. This is a follow up to the article titled From nova-network to Quantum. One of the main question with Folsom is: which Quantum plugin should I use? The answer could be in this article! Another article co-written with Emilien Macchi. Deep dive into the available plugins in Quantum for OpenStack Folsom.

Tips and tricks

Other news

Chart of the week

Lots more charts are available on Bitergia’s report on Folsom and Mark McLoughlin (spelled right this time) github tree.

Folsom contributors ecosystem

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