Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week ending 17 January 2016. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for week 11 to 17 January 2016:

  • ~600 Messages (up about 21% relative to last week)
  • ~196 Unique threads (up about 31% relative to last week)

List traffic back to it’s “normal” level :)

Notable Discussions

New API guideline for review

There is one new API guideline ready for review that will be merged on January 21st in the absence of any further feedback. It’s linked below – if you’re doing virtually any GUI related coding (as a consumer or exposing things to a GUI) you’ll want to check this out;

Changing every repository ? There might be a better way!

Doug Hellman writes a well reasoned post noting that if your change requires tweaks/changes to many many repositories it’s a fair bet that there might be a better way to accomplish what is required.  He invites folk to start a conversation on openstack-dev when this occurs so that a broader consensus or solution can be reached.

Results of Foundation’s 2016 Individual Directors election announced

Jonathan Bryce advises that the results of the OpenStack Foundation’s individual Directors elections have been announced after the election concluded on Friday last week.  Congratulations to all the successful nominees.

Cross-Project Specs and your project

From Mike Perez, an update and call for review on the cross-project spec liaison efforts. To recap, the cross-project liaisons from each project are called on to watch the cross-project spec repo and keep an eye out for things that might affect their project and take action where appropriate.

API Working Group Refresher

Chris Dent contributes a nicely written refresher on what the API Working group does and therein an invitation to participate in the groups work.  For those unfamiliar, the working group is charged with, among other things, ensuring that OpenStack HTTP APIs adhere to standards and are consistent across OpenStack.

Upstream Development track at next summit

Thierry Carrez flagged the existence of a conference track specifically aimed at upstream OpenStack developers – those that contribute to to the OpenStack codebase itself.  It’s the Monday before the summit starts – the call for participation is up now.  Check it out! :)

Upcoming OpenStack Events

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

General Events

As far as I could see, no new general events mentioned this week.


People and Projects

Further Reading & Miscellanea

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news

This edition of Lwood brought to you by Toto (Toto XIV), Trevor Rabin (Can’t Look Away) and Eric Clapton (August) amongst other tunes.


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