April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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OpenStack Stable: What It Actually Means to Maintain Stable Branches

The OpenStack community maintains stable branches after a release. The goal is to backport bug fixes and security fixes. Lots of people seem to have an interest in keeping stable branches around, but very few actually understand what stable branch maintenance actually involves. This talk will cover what stable branch maintenance in the community actually means, how it works in practice, and where help is needed.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will learn what doing stable branch maintenance in the community actually involves, how it works in practice, and areas where help is really needed.

Monday, April 25, 2:50pm-3:30pm (7:50pm - 8:30pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Red Hat
Ihar is a software engineer at Red Hat. He spends most of his time hacking Neutron (also serving as a core reviewer for the project), nevertheless he is also interested in cross-project initiatives (Oslo, stable maintenance). Ihar is chairing the Neutron Upgrades team meetings and pushes the upgrades story for the project. Ihar is located in a European time zone,... FULL PROFILE
Software Engineer
Matt Riedemann has been with IBM for over 10 years.  He started working on build tools and frameworks to spending 5 years working in the Update Manager component of IBM Systems Director. Matt has worked on OpenStack for over 2 years and is part of one of the earliest teams in IBM to be involved with contributing to the OpenStack community.  He has experience with continuous... FULL PROFILE
Personal user
Matthew has been working on and contributing to Open Source software for most of his career. He has been primarily contributing to OpenStack since 2012 and is a former member of the OpenStack TC (Technical Committee) and was previously the PTL (project technical lead) of the OpenStack community's QA program from OpenStack's Juno development cycle in 2014  through the Mitaka development... FULL PROFILE