← Back to team overview

openstack-community team mailing list archive

OpenStack Community Newsletter — May 25


    Highlights of the week

        Mark your calendars: Bug triage day on June 7th

Short on the heels of folsom-1 publication and the upcoming Swift 1.5.0
release, it sounds like a good moment to spend some time sanitizing the
*bug* databases for OpenStack projects. This can be achieved by
completing the tasks described on the BugTriage
<http://wiki.openstack.org/BugTriage> page.

        How to setup and use the OpenStack VNC console

Yong Sheng Gong
reports on how to use the Virtual Network Computing (VNC) in Nova. VNC
is a very convenient tool for end user to access the VMs by GUI.  Nova
provides two kinds of VNC proxies: noVNC and nova-xvpvncproxy.

        Want to install OpenStack Swift? Here’s how to do it!

Martin Loschwitz
<http://www.hastexo.com/blogs/martin/tag/openstack/feed> took some time
to update the OpenStack installation guide.The guide covers SQL-backed
Keystone and VNC support in the Dashboard now. And: It explains how to
install OpenStack Swift now, too! If you want to install Swift and need
a step-by-step howto, then this is what you are looking for.

        Caimito – WebDAV frontend for OpenStack Swift Cloud Storage

Caimito is now on github: https://github.com/ngasiproj/caimito

        * OpenStack’s Jenkins Job Filler

Andrew Hutchings <http://www.linuxjedi.co.uk/search/label/openstack>
describes the new tool to manage OpenStack’s Jenkins server, with its
~300 jobs. Jenkins Job Filler is the solution developed by the CI team
to keep the jobs under control.

        New git-based jenkins jobs and pre-approval check jobs

Monty Taylor announced that now we have the basic jobs for all of the
projects (except Horizon) applied to jenkins based on some scripts and
some yaml files that are in a git repo.anybody could conceivably do some
hacking and submit a change to gerrit, instead of the current status quo
which is that you have to be a jenkins admin to touch anything. Also the
CI team is now running merge checks, pep8 checks and unittest jobs on
the patch-uploaded event and reporting the results into the code review
so that people can skip code reviewing patches that don’t work yet.

        Work in progress on Openstack provider for Juju

Robbie Williamson reported work in progress to add an OpenStack API
provider to complement the existing set of EC2 and LXC (local dev)

        Nodejs in horizon? Not at the moment

A long discussion on the mailing list about adding dependencies to the
project, picking the best tools for the job, the Not Invented Here and
Reinventing The Wheel syndrome. A very good read. The community of
developers agreed taht we will work to make node.js an optional build
time component and leave it as an distro packaging issue. Node.js was
being evaluated as a potential solution to
but that blueprint isn’t targeted for Folsom, so it’s very future. There
will be time to evaluate python based alternatives.

        A good list of opportunites for Industry Conferences &
        Sponsorship  on OpenStack Events Update

  * **OSCON <http://www.oscon.com/oscon2012> | July 16-20 | Portland, OR
  * Linux Foundation CloudOpen
    <https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudopen> | August 29-31
    | San Diego, CA
  * Gartner Symposium & ITxpo
    <http://www.gartner.com/technology/symposium/orlando/> | October
    21-25 | Orlando, FL

And the next OpenStack Conference and Summit on October 16-20
(destination TBD).

        Facebook for Social Support? I like.

Anne Gentle reports about the experience of using the Facebook group for
people to ask questions specific to TryStack. Checkout the video:

    Reports from past OpenStack events

  * OpenStack Meetup Apr 26 in Los Angeles

    Upcoming Events

  * OpenShift + OpenStack + Fedora = Awesome!
    <http://www.meetup.com/CloudTalk/events/58242322/> Jun 05, 2012 –
    Redmond, WA Details <http://www.meetup.com/CloudTalk/events/58242322/>
  * Open Cloud and Public Administration
    <http://www.ch-open.ch/index.php?id=1034> Jun 19, 2012 – Bern,
    Switzerland Call for papers <http://www.ch-open.ch/index.php?id=1034>
  * 13th International Free Software Forum – OpenStack Track
    <http://wiki.openstack.org/FISL13> Jul 25 – 28, 2012 – Porto Alegre,
    Brazil Coordination <http://wiki.openstack.org/FISL13>

     Other news

  * OpenStack Project 2012-05-29 meeting summary
    and full log

    Welcome new contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  * Aaron Rosen, Nicira
  * Florian Haas, Hastexo


  /The weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all
the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to
add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter,
please leave a commen/