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 6 June to 12 June 2016 for openstack-dev:
- ~556 Messages (up about 20% relative to last week)
- ~191 Unique threads (up about 24% relative to last week)
Traffic up quite a bit this week – back to within about 5% of the long term average.
Notable Discussions – openstack-dev
New OpenStack Security Notice
Nova and Cinder key manager for Barbican misuses cached credentials (OSSN 0063)
From the summary “During the Icehouse release the Cinder and Nova projects added a feature that supports storage volume encryption using keys stored in Barbican. The Barbican key manager, that is part of Nova and Cinder, had a bug that could cause an authorized user to lose access to an encryption key or allow the wrong user to gain access to an encryption key.”
Golang not to be given blanket approval for use in OpenStack
While it generated relatively little list traffic in the week past, the TC met and decided not to add golang to the list of official OpenStack development languages. The door was however left open to accept its use on a project by project basis – in your humble correspondent’s opinion a reasonable middle ground.
The TC meeting minutes are here – the section in question starts at 20:20:04. You can also read the Change in question. Last but by no means least Monty Taylor posted an eloquent rationale for his “no” vote here and is, I think, worthy of your time to read irrespective of your view on the matter – a nice demonstration of how to express a view on a contentious topic and respect differing views along the way.
StackViz – a neat Visualisation utility
As Tim describes it “StackViz is a visualization utility for generating interactive visualizations of jobs in the OpenStack QA pipeline and aims to ease debugging and performance analysis tasks. Currently it renders an interactive timeline for subunit results and dstat data, but we are actively working to visualize more log types in the future.”
The example output looks pretty slick and it’s had some glowing feedback on the list :)
Higgins now Zun
Hongbin Lu gave a heads up that the recently announced container management service Higgins is being renamed to Zun due to some project name overlaps. The renaming thread itself kicked off late last month here in a post from Shu Mutou.
API Working Group’s Weekly Newsletter & Guidelines for review
…is now a regular item in the Further Reading & Miscellanea section below… :)
Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists
OpenStack Summit Call for Presentations
Allison Price noted that the Call for Presentations for the Summit is now open.
Upcoming OpenStack Events
- [Monasca] Virtual Mid Cycle Coordinates – July 19/20 – Fabio Giannetti
- [Puppet] Newton virtual midcycle? – Emilien Macchi
- [Tacker][nfv] Straw poll on F2F vs Virtual midcycle meetup – Sridhar Ramaswamy
- [Octavia] [lbaas] Mid-Cycle proposed for the week of August 22nd – Michael Johnson
- [Openstack-ansible] Mid-cycle date selection (need input!) – Major Hayden
Don’t forget the OpenStack Foundation’s Events Page for a list of general events that is frequently updated.
People and Projects
PTL/Core nominations & changes
- [Fuel] Nominate Ilya Kutukov for the fuel-web-core team – Bulat Gaifullin
- [Fuel] Nominate Artur Svechnikov to the fuel-web-core team – Aleksey Kasatkin
- [Kolla] Stepping down from core – Jeff Peeler
- [Magnum][Magnum-UI] Removing David Lye, Harsh Shah and Ritesh, adding Thai Tran – Shu Mutou
- [Trove] Stepping down from Trove Core – Victoria Martínez de la Cruz
- [zaqar][zaqar-ui] Nominating Shu Muto for Zaqar-UI core – Thai Q Tran
Further Reading & Miscellanea
Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news – most recent ones linked in each case
- What’s Up, Doc? by Lana Brindley
- API Working Group newsletter – Michael McCune
- OpenStack Developer Mailing List Digest by Mike Perez
Random things I read this week;
- Jon Oxer’s rather neat kitchen tile hack on superhouse.tv
- WeeWX – Open Source weather station software