Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for 11th October 2015. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for week 5th to 11th October 2015 :

  • ~596 Messages (up about 4% from last week)
  • ~174 Threads (down about 12% from last week)

Notable Discussions

TC Elections

Voting in the TC Elections wrapped up during the week past and the results were announced shortly thereafter.

The successful candidates were Anne Gentle (Rackspace), Doug Hellman (HP), Monty Taylor (IBM, OpenStack Foundation), Sean Dague (also of HP), Russell Bryant (Red Hat) and Kyle Mestery (also HP, I think).

A reminder you can read a little more about the candidates on this OpenStack Wiki page.

A little Launchpad housekeeping

The recent shifts on/off daylight savings time in many parts of the world make this a timely (sorry) request to please consider updating your timezone information in Launchpad to make scheduling meetings a bit easier.

Reviews requested for openstack-ansible-security

Major Hayden put out a request for interested and able folk to review the work thus far.  He points out that many are fairly easy to do – a small task and some doco and so an excellent place to start learning to do reviews.

Two new API Guidelines ready for Cross Project Review

…and they’ll be merged come October 16.  From the original post the titles are “Adds an API documentation guideline document” and “Add http400 for nonexistent resource”

Recording little everyday OpenStack successes

In this post Thierry Carrez announces a nice little initative to capture little moments of joy and success – the things seemingly not worth a blog post or mailing list thread, but cool none the less.  The post and subsequent thread has a bit more background but in essence the idea is to use the tag #success in the OpenStack channel of your choice and a bot will take it and record it on this Wiki page.  Neato!

A thread on the Scheduler

At the better part of 64 messages and counting, the thread Ed Leafe kicked off is one of the longer on the list for quite some time.  An interesting read, it follows up a post he made back in July (and mentioned in Lwood 20150719) suggesting a way to allow experimentation with the Nova scheduler by doing the work out of tree temporarily.

If Nova or general compute architectural discussions are your area of interest, a good one to read.  Also a nice example of (predominantly) postive collaboration by a wide range of OpenStack developers :)

Mitaka Design Summit Schedule up

Thierry concludes a thread from two weeks back in this post noting that the Mitaka Design Summit schedule is now up on sched.org

Keeping track of Ceilometer extensions

Gord Chung noted that there is now a specific section in the Ceilometer Wiki for tracking extensions to Ceilometer (such as plugins to support telemetry on different systems for example) that aren’t part of the main project itself.

Some interesting “orphaned” code – Attribute Mapping GUI for Horizon

An unusual if not unprecedented circumstance – University student creates a Useful Thing™ then gets a job that prevents them from finishing it…  In this case some GUI code for creating/editing attributes for Keystone.  After a little discourse on list the code was put up on review.openstack.org as a work in progress and review sought, or even better, someone to carry on from where the good seeming work has left off.

Refactoring the Glance image import process

Just a single post that refers back to a conversation started in September on priorities.  The resultant spec is here and the call has been made for feedback, particularly from folk that use rather than contribute to glance.

Recurring bug squash day for keystone

A well received call to have a weekly bug squash day for Keystone.  If you have the skills, please pitch in :)

PTL Election Analysis

As reported previously, the PTL elections took place at the end of September.  I did a little analysis of the employers of the various PTLs – this based on their company attribution in Stackalytics.  Note at the time of writing the Magnum PTL election is still underway.

In order of number of PTLs we have HP (9), Mirantis (7), Rackspace (6), IBM (4), Redhat (3) and Intel (2).  The remaining 11 PTLs are all from different companies.  

I didn’t have ready access to historical data, but will be able to prepare a perspective after the next PTL election.  Below you’ll find the results tabulated and, in a first for Lwood, a graph!


Project Name Employer
Barbican Douglas Mendizabal Rackspace
Ceilometer Gordon Chung Huawei
ChefOpenstack Jan Klare X-ion
Cinder Sean Mcginnis Dell
Community App Catalog Christopher Aedo IBM
Congress Tim Hinrichs Styra
Cue Vipul Sabhaya HP
Designate Graham Hayes HP
Documentation Lana Brindley Rackspace
Glance Flavio Percoco Red Hat
Heat Sergey Kraynev Mirantis
Horizon David Lyle Intel
I18n Ying Chun Guo IBM
Infrastructure Jeremy Stanley OpenStack Foundation
Ironic Jim Rollenhagen Rackspace
Keystone Steve Martinelli IBM
Kolla Steven Dake Cisco
Magnum PTL Election in progress TBC
Manila Ben Swartzlander NetApp
Mistral Renat Akhmerov Mirantis
Murano Serg Melikyan Mirantis
Neutron Armando Migliaccio HP
Nova John Garbutt Rackspace
OpenStack UX Piet Kruithof HP
OpenStackAnsible Jesse Pretorius Rackspace
OpenStackClient Dean Troyer Intel
Oslo Davanum Srinivas Mirantis
Packaging-deb Thomas Goirand Mirantis
PuppetOpenStack Emilien Macchi Red Hat
Quality Assurance Matthew Treinish HP
Rally Boris Pavlovic Mirantis
RefStack Catherine Diep IBM
Release cycle management Doug Hellmann HP
RpmPackaging Dirk Mueller SUSE
Sahara Sergey Lukjanov Mirantis
Searchlight Travis Tripp HP
Security Robert Clark HP
Solum Devdatta Kulkarni Rackspace
Swift John Dickinson SwiftStack
TripleO Dan Prince Red Hat
Trove Craig Vyvial HP
Zaqar Fei Long Wang Catalyst IT


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