Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week just past. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for week 8 to 15 February 2016:

  • ~496 Messages (down about 15% relative to last week)
  • ~165 Unique threads (down about 11% relative to last week)

A bit of a quieter week this week – maybe a fair chunk of the community were recovering from a sportsball match in the US ? :)

Notable Discussions

Time to separate Design Summits from OpenStack conferences ? – Part 2

As mentioned in Lwood last week, Jay Pipes kicked off a thread that suggested that perhaps the time has come to separate the OpenStack Design Summits from the more commercially oriented aspects of the Conference. The discussion continued apace throughout the week with many views being put forth.

One of the more significant messages was an email early in the week from Thierry Carrez where he flagged that he was working with the Foundation towards a strawman proposal that addressed, amongst other things, this very matter. He concluded with “So please stand by while we finalize that: I think you will like the end result.” :)

Why WADL when you can Swagger ?

Anne Gentle provides an excellent summary of the progress in improving application developer information on developer.openstack.org In among the provided info, a request for review from the community.  Check it out :)

Request for review of the Neutron Security Guide

Kevin Benton penned a short email asking for broader review of the Neutron Security guide – it’s been around a while and the security team would like to know if it’s still up to date and relevant.

What’s going on in Swift

John’s Dickinson’s email provides a nice summary of the current goings on in Swift from the perspective of the projects developers.  Worth a quick read if you’re a Swift user :)

Update on live migration priority for Nova

Paul Murray wrote up a precis on the state of work on live migration for Nova. Given the focus on “Enterpriseness” for OpenStack this cycle – important work and good to see things proceeding apace.

Upcoming OpenStack Events

Some of the OpenStack related events that cropped up on the mailing list this past week.  Don’t forget the OpenStack Foundation’s comprehensive Events Page for a comprehensive list!

Midcycles & Sprints

People and Projects

Further Reading & Miscellanea

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news


This edition of Lwood brought to you by Eric Clapton (August), Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple’s Machine Head (Various Artists) amongst other tunes.


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