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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (May 31 – June 7)


     OpenStack 2013.1.2 released

The OpenStack Stable Maintenance team is happy to announce the release of the 2013.1.2 stable Grizzly release. We have been busy reviewing and accepting backported bugfixes to the stable/grizzly branches. A total of 80 bugs have been fixed across all core projects.

     *OpenStack “I” ***release******naming**

The next release cycle for OpenStack, starting in November 2013 after we conclude the current *release* cycle (“Havana”) will be called Icehouse. <https://launchpad.net/%7Eopenstack/+poll/i-release-naming>

     Open Source Sysadmin: Reorganization of the OpenStack
     Infrastructure Docs <http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=8101>

The OpenStack Infrastructure team is constantly evolving its documentation to make it easier for new contributors to join the team. Last week documentation for the OpenStack Project Infrastructure <http://ci.openstack.org/> was reorganised “to re-orient the documentation as an introduction for new contributors and a reference for all contributors.” All of the CI tools are open source, the puppet and other configurations are all hosted in public revision control <https://github.com/openstack-infra/config> and any changes submitted are made by the same process all other changes in OpenStack are made <https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/GerritWorkflow>. They go through automated tests in Jenkins to test applicable syntax and other formatting and the code changes submitted are reviewed by peers and approved by members of the infrastructure team. This has made it super easy it is for the team to collaborate on changes and offer suggestions (much better than endless pastebins or sharing a screen session with a fellow sysadmin!), plus with all changes in revision control it’s easy to track down where things went wrong and revert as necessary.

     Enter OpenStack’s T-shirt Design Contest!

*Show us your creative talent & submit an original design for our 2013 OpenStack T-shirt Design Contest! Winning design will be announced the last week in August 2013. **Details on **OpenStack blog <http://www.openstack.org/blog/2013/06/enter-openstacks-t-shirt-design-contest/>.*

     Async I/O and Python

When you’re working on OpenStack, you’ll probably hear a lot of references to ‘async I/O’ and how eventlet is the library we use for this in OpenStack. But, well … what exactly is this mysterious ‘asynchronous I/O’ thing? Read it from Mark McLoughlin <http://blogs.gnome.org/markmc>.

     Ceph integration in OpenStack: Grizzly update and roadmap for

Sébastien Han <http://sebastien-han.fr/> wrote a summary of the sessions about Ceph integration with OpenStack. His post contains details about upcoming features and a roadmap.

     OpenStack-Docker: How to manage your Linux Containers with Nova

A new approach to manage Linux Containers (LXC) within OpenStack Compute. The Docker project released a driver to deploy LXC with Docker, with multiple advantages over the “normal” virtual machines usually deployed by Nova. Those advantages are speed, efficiency, and portability. Details and links to the code on How to manage your Linux Containers with Nova <http://blog.docker.io/2013/06/openstack-docker-manage-linux-containers-with-nova/>.

   Tips ‘n Tricks

 * By Adam Young <http://adam.younglogic.com/>: Keystone test coverage
 * By Everett Toews <http://blog.phymata.com/>: Swift/Cloud Files Cross
   Origin Resource Sharing Container with jclouds
 * By Aaron Rosen <http://blog.aaronorosen.com/>: OpenStack Interface
   Hot Plugging

   OpenStack In The Wild

 * Live Person OpenStack Usage Case Study

   Upcoming Events

 * OpenStack Meetup Chennai
   <http://www.meetup.com/Indian-OpenStack-User-Group/events/120677342/> Jun
   08, 2013 – Chennai, India Details
 * OpenStack meeting in Munich
   <http://www.meetup.com/openstack-de/events/109700562/> Jun 10, 2013
   – Munich, Germany Details
 * Cloud Expo East 2013 <http://www.cloudcomputingexpo.com/> Jun 10 –
   13, 2013 – New York City, NY Details
 * DatacenterDynamics Converged
   Jun 11, 2013 – Paris, France Details
 * Cloud Connect India <http://www.cloudconnectevent.in/> Jun 13, 2013
   – Mumbai, India Details <http://www.cloudconnectevent.in/>
 * GigaOM Structure <http://event.gigaom.com/structure/> Jun 19 – 20,
   2013 – San Francisco, CA Details <http://event.gigaom.com/structure/>
 * Openstack a mezza scala!
   <http://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-User-Group-Italia/events/101619052/> Jun
   20, 2013 – Milano, Italy Details
 * OpenStack DevCamp Essen
   <https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/DevCamp/EssenGermany2013> Jun 21 –
   23, 2013 – Essen, Germany Details
 * OpenStack June Meetup
   <http://www.meetup.com/Indian-OpenStack-User-Group/events/122386732/> Jun
   22, 2013 – Bangalore, India Details
 * EuroPython 2013 <https://ep2013.europython.eu/> Jul 01 – 07, 2013 –
   Firenze, Italy Details <https://ep2013.europython.eu/>
 * FISL 14 <http://softwarelivre.org/fisl14> Jul 03 – 06, 2013 –
   Details <http://softwarelivre.org/fisl14>
 * PyCon Australia – OpenStack Miniconf
   <http://2013.pycon-au.org/programme/schedule/friday> Jul 05, 2013 –
   Hobart, Australia Details
 * OSCON 2013 <http://www.oscon.com/oscon2013> Jul 22 – 26, 2013 –
   Portland, OR Details <http://www.oscon.com/oscon2013>

   Reports from Previous Events

 * 1st OpenStack User Group Meetup Poland: Recorded Sessions & Lessons
   Learned <http://rafstack.tumblr.com/post/52372757366>
 * It’s the App, Stupid! Uri Cohen’s presentation from OpenStack Israel
 * OpenStack Day CEE (Central & Eastern Europe): Recap and Video
   Interviews <http://rafstack.tumblr.com/post/51818838556>

   Other News

 * Interview with Noam Shendar from Zadara Storage
 * Interview with Bernard Golden at Enstratius
 * Interview with Ross Turk from Inktank
 * OpenStack Project Technical Lead Interview Series #3: John Griffith,
   OpenStack Cinder (Block Storage) Project
 * Interview with Hendrik Volkmer: „There will be no reliable cloud“
 * OpenStack Project Meeting: Summary
   and full logs

   Welcome New Developers

 * Martyn Taylor, Red Hat
 * Patrick Schaefer, IBM

   Got answers?

Ask OpenStack <https://ask.openstack.org/> is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

 * PackStack or puppet-openstack?
 * SWIFT Error: Unable to retrieve container list
 * How to use python-ceilometerclient
 * Can the VMDK image version be set?
 * What is flat network ?
 * Instance marked as deleted but still present on host?
 * How to Change TMP Directory for Image Upload (Horizon)
 * Where would I find nova compute service src rpm to be installed on
   my CN running centos ?
 * Why does beam.smp process have high CPU usage?

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