Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week ending 13th December 2015. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for week 7th to 13th December 2015 :

  • ~635  Messages (down about 20% relative to last week)
  • ~201 Threads (down about 13% relative to last week)

Traffic and threads have dropped back to pre- R1 milestone rush levels…

Notable Discussions

Private Links in Launchpad

Roman Prykhodchenko pens a timely reminder about ensuring that when posting links into launchpad or other OpenStack sites, that we only reference things that are public.

He alludes to some specific examples from fuel where he’s marked bugs incomplete for this very reason, but I’d venture it’s something that crops from time to time up across most FOSS projects.

Release Schedules and Project Deadlines delivered direct to your calendar ?

Flavio Percoco writes to float the idea of creating .ics generated automagically for OpenStack Release Schedule and Project Deadline information.  A flurry of replies all variations on the theme of “that sounds great” and a few messages later a post from Louis Taylor with a proposed implementation.


Changes to automated behaviour when patches merge

Doug Hellmann’s post follows one from late November and notes that as part of the process of deprecating the use of launchpad for tracking completed work there have been changes to the default behaviour when patches merge.

From herein by default behavior is that when a patch with “Fixes-Bug” in the commit message merges the bug will move to “Fix Released” (a closed state) instead of “Fix Committed” (a “still open” state).  Thierry Carrez later notes that this default behaviour can be changed on a per project basis if required.

New Release of the Gabbi HTTP API tester

Chris Dent posted midweek to announce a new version of Gabbi – a testing library that uses YAML format to declare HTTP API requests and their expected responses and so allow functional testing of OpenStack (and other HTTP request based) APIs.

Chris goes on to note that Gabbi is being used by Ceilometer, Gnocchi and AODH for some functional tests of their APIs and he’s happy to assist other projects in making use of it – reach out to him on IRC if you get stuck.

Upcoming OpenStack Events

This section was previously called “Midcycle dates and locations”, new name reflects the observation that there were other OpenStack related events that crop up on the mailing list that were worth calling out.  Don’t forget the OpenStack Foundation’s excellent Events Page for a comprehensive list though!

General Events

  • Open Cloud Symposium at linux.conf.au 31 January – 5 February in Geelong, Victoria, Australia – Josh Hesketh
    • Yes this is a repeat, but LCA is near and dear to me so a little extra publicity :)


People and Projects

Further Reading & Miscellanea

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news :)

This edition of Lwood brought to you by Black Country Communion (Afterglow), Yngwie Malmsteen (“Far Beyond the Sun” Live), Magnum (On a Storyteller’s Night) and Rock of Ages (Original Cast Recording) amongst other excellent tunes.

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