OpenStack Developer Activity Review (Jan 14 – 21)

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:

  • Can ec2-api-tools maintain OpenStack Nova? –  Kenji Funasaki asked if it is possible to get image information by using ec2-describe-images functions within the EC2-API-TOOLS? Soren Hansen and Masanori ITOH responded that ec2 api tools use the SOAP based API for EC2 which are in development for the Cactus release in April.
  • Windows/Hyper-V – Jordan Rinke inquired about Hyper-V running on NOVA and was looking for more information; Chiradeep Vittal supplied a wiki page
  • New Config File for Nova-API – Armando Migliaccio asked about the new way of configuring nova-api as the old glags style has been replaced by past.deploy style.  Jay Pipes, Andy Smith, and Anne Gentle responded on the need to improve documentation in this area; Armando did respond that flags and paste.deploy don’t configure the same things and he had confusion from the way he as using –flagfile=nova-api.conf.
  • Live Migration Branch Status – Thierry Carrez posted information on the decision to delay the release of this code from Bexar to Cactus. Masumotok confirmed this decision.
  • Deprecating nova-objectstore – Thierry Carrez posted information on the long term plan to remove the objectstore post Bexar and leverage Glance. Further discussion on the technical method to achieve this is discussed in the email thread…


For the latest on development activities on OpenStack please check these sites for more details:



  1.  Tweets that mention OpenStack Developer Activity Review (Jan 14 – 21) — The OpenStack Blog --
  2.  OpenStack Weekly Newsletter (January 21 – 28) — The OpenStack Blog

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