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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (June 8-15)


    *OpenStack Community Newsletter --- June 15*

    Highlights of the week

        Announcing OpenStack Asia/Pacific Conference 2012

The OpenStack Asia/Pacific community is hosting a large OpenStack
conference on August 10th and 11th, with a main venue in Bejing and a
remote participation in Shanghai, hosted by the Chinese OpenStack User
Group (COSUG) and CSDN, supervised by CSIP.

Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities in the area can browse
the sponsorship prospectus
<http://openstack.csdn.net/sponsor_application.html> and pick the best
options for their budget.

Speakers are welcome to submit their speaking proposal
<http://openstack.csdn.net/speaker_application.html>, also in English.
If you want to help with the organization of the event you can still
join the OpenStack APEC community group

        Meeting To Discuss Next OpenStack Conference And Summit

All people interested in the next OpenStack Summit and Conference,
especially former sponsors and coordinators of tracks in past events,
are invited to register for the meeting OpenStack Summit & Conference
Fall 2012 Planning
<http://markcollier.enterthemeeting.com/m/58PO7BLP/>,  next Tuesday,
June 19 at 10:00 AM CDT. It will be the right time and place to discuss
the challenges faced as the events have grown, and potential changes to
the format to address them going forward.

        LVM disks support in OpenStack Nova Folsom

GridDynamics implemented LVM disk support functionality (based on
previous work for Diablo
and successfully delivered it to upstream.

New LVM image backend can be enabled by setting *libvirt_images_type
*flag to value *lvm*.For more information on this functionality you can
consult the blueprint
<https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/lvm-disk-images> and review
code changes here

        swift.common.client library and swift CLI moved to a new home

In order to improve code manageability and consistency across all
OpenStack projects, swift.common.client and the bin/swift CLI moved to a
separate repository https://github.com/openstack/python-swiftclient

This should be compatible with swift.common.client with only difference
being to import swiftclient instead of importing swift.common.client.
Send bugs/feature request under the swift project in launchpad
https://bugs.launchpad.net/swift/+filebug using the tag python-swiftclient.

        Keystone v3 API draft (update and questions to the community)

Joe Heck reporting on the progress for the new API and asking feedback
to the community. Join the discussion on Keystone v3 API draft

        Call for testing : nova, glance, keystone and horizon 2012.1.1
        tarballs <http://markmail.org/message/msfhhqxy2xzi2fsc>

Marc McLoughlin is ready to release an update to OpenStack Stable branch
with over 60 bug fixes since the release in April.

        Welcome RHEL/CentOS/Fedora to docland!

Anne Gentle pushed a couple of changes to the docs landing page and
added a brand new install/deploy guide for RHEL, CentOS, and Fedora.
Comments are now enabled by default on each page and there are now two
guides to install OpenStack from scratch: one for Debian/Ubuntu systems
(apt) and one for RedHat/Fedora/CentOS (yum).

    Upcoming Events

  * 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>
  * OpenStack Meeting Brazil <http://www.openstackmeeting.com.br/> Jun
    20, 2012 -- Sao Paulo, Brazil Details
  * June Boston OpenStack User Group Meetup
    <http://www.meetup.com/Openstack-Boston/events/67737262/> Jun 21,
    2012 -- Boston, MA Details
  * Australian OpenStack User Group
    <http://aosug.openstack.org.au/events/62345642/> Jun 26, 2012 --
    Brisbane, Australia Details
    Jul 16 -- 20, 2012 -- Portland, OR Sponsor
  * 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>
  * 2012 OpenStack APEC Conference
    <http://openstack.csdn.net/index.html> Aug 10 -- 11, 2012 --
    Bejing+Shanghai, China Details <http://openstack.csdn.net/index.html>

    Other news

  * OpenStack Project 2012-06-12 meeting summary
    and full log

    Welcome new contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  * Boris Filippov, GridDynamics
  * Eric Harney
  * Deevi Lalitha, Persistent Systems

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