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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (June 22-29)


    Highlights of the week

      OpenStack Events at OSCON & Discounted Passes

We have quite a few activities planned for OSCON to celebrate
OpenStack's second birthday.  Kicking off with the first OpenStack Day
<http://www.oscon.com/oscon2012/public/content/open-stack>, Tuesday July
17, there will be lots of OpenStack speakers, events and community
members in attendance. Full details on the blog.

      Thoughts on improving OpenStack GIT commit practice/history

Daniel P. Berrangé <http://berrange.com/> started a discussion about git
commit practice based on his personal experience over the past few
months getting involved with OpenStack Nova through learning the
codebase, examining its history, writing code and participating in
reviews. There is a discussion about it also on the OpenStack developer
list <https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/msg13742.html>.

      Sumo nodes for OpenStack Swift: Mixing storage and proxy services
      for better performance and lower TCO

Zmanda present a novel way to build storage clouds with higher
throughput bandwidth but with lower initial hardware purchase cost and
lower ongoing IT-related costs by using nodes in a Swift cloud which mix
storage and proxy services.

      How to improve our bug triaging?

Thierry Carrez started an important conversation. At the beginning of
the month we had a BugTriage day that allowed us to make the Nova bug
database much more relevant and triage a lot of incoming new bugs.
However, since then, the numbers went up again. How would you resolve
this issue?

      A collection of utilities for cleaning up the database

Lars Kellogg-Stedman released a small collection of tools to clear
things out of the Nova database that constantly fills with garbage while
testing and developing. More.

      Improving git Commit Messages

Brian Waldon wrote a short guide in Nova's HACKING.rst on how to write
useful commit messages.

      Setuptools-git <http://markmail.org/message/pmwaixxmiyvdw3lk>

The OpenStack Infra team wrote a setuptools plugin which adds git vcs
support to setuptools

      *Heat* Version 4 Released

The Heat developers are pleased to announce the release of the Heat API
version 4. We have added many new features including Ubuntu Precise host
support. Heat is a project designed to work with OpenStack that provides
a programmable interface to orchestrate multiple cloud applications
implementing CloudFormation. More.

      Recent updates of DevStack

Dean Troyer sent a quick summary of recent significant DevStack changes.

    Upcoming Events

    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>
  * Call for proposals for linux.conf.au 2013

    Other news

  * OpenStack Project 2012-06-26 meeting summary
    and full log

    Welcome new contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  * ncode aka Juliano Martinez
  * David Scannell, Gridcentric
  * Sean M. Collins
  * Iryoung Jeong

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