Archive for March, 2016

Lwood-20160320

Introduction

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 14 to 20 March 2016:

  • ~744 Messages (up about 9% relative to last week)
  • ~258 Unique threads (up about 28% relative to last week)

A fairly normal week all considered – the uptick in traffic largely PTL election related :)

Notable Discussions

New API guidelines for review

Chris Dent writes that there are five new API guidelines ready for review by interested folk;

Election Season Continues!

The week now past saw and end to the PTL Candidate nomination period as variously noted by Tony Breeds and subsequently Tristan Cacqueray when Nominations actually closed.

Tony subsequently announced the opening of Voting a few minutes later.

In the People and Projects section below there’s a summary of both retiring PTLs and a link to the Confirmed Candidates page for PTLs that have nominated.

Slot allocation for Newton Design Summit

Thierry Carrez kicked off a thread on Slot Allocation for the upcoming Design Summit in Austin next month.

Upcoming OpenStack Events

Unless I missed it (certainly possible in 200+ threads!) once again no new events came up on the list this week. Don’t forget the OpenStack Foundation’s comprehensive Events Page for a comprehensive list though!

People and Projects

Core nominations & changes

PTL’s stepping down

PTL Candidates

The PTL nomination period closed during the course of last week and as a result the list of Confirmed Candidates is now available through the elections page.

By way of quick summary there was more than one candidate for Cinder, Fuel, Glance, Heat, Infrastructure, Keystone, Kolla, Magnum, Packaging-RPM and Telemetry. For all other projects the nominated PTLs are confirmed into the role unopposed.

As to the individual candidate statements, on reflection I realised it doesn’t really make much sense for me to reiterate in Lwood what is now in the official pages anyway, so please head over there if you’re curious about who has put their hand up for what :)

Further Reading & Miscellanea

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news

The end of this week marks Easter and is a four day holiday here in Australia (Friday through Monday inclusive) At this stage I plan on actually taking Monday off, so Lwood for next week will likely go out a day late, apologies for any inconvenience caused…

This edition of Lwood brought to you by Boston (Boston), Yes (90125) amongst other tunes.

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Among excellent Company

RoA-CastBandCrew-20160313

Rock of Ages Canberra 2016 – Photo courtesy of Pat Gallagher – Click for a larger version :)

For the last few months I’ve been involved in Canberra Philharmonic’s production of Rock of Ages. As I write this we’re down to the last three shows of a thirteen show run – it’s been one of the most enjoyable musical experiences of my life and well up there on the overall list of Cool Things I have Done :)

The show itself has garnered some excellent and I believe well deserved reviews (in date order - 1, 2, 3 & 4) and the Company are amongst the nicest and most talented folk I’ve had the good fortune to work with.  We have a lot of fun putting the show on – it really does rock – and the audience reception has been fantastic even on the nominally “quieter” nights early in the week.

While I’m something of a tragic when it comes to going to Musicals, this is the first time I’ve actually been in one and I doubt I could have hoped for a better entree.

Being in a Musical is a bit like being in an awesome band but with about 12x the number of people.  A very talented bunch, egos refreshingly held well in check and a degree of camaraderie, mirth and esprit de corps that would leave a well organised sporting team looking for ways to improve themselves.

My intention is to write a bit of a lessons learned post in the not too distant future, being as I am basically a rock keyboardist who has been fitting in to the world of Pit Musician.  But some initial thoughts;

  • It’s nice to leave your gear at the show unchanged for a few weeks.  Turn up, uncover gear, power up, line check, rock out Act 1, intermission, rock out Act 2, shut down, cover up gear, socialise a little, go home, try to sleep, sleep.  Rinse, repeat.
  • Saturdays with two shows (Matinee and Evening) are tiring. On the plus side you get to do it twice and with careful food selection and a power nap, easy to make the night show as energetic as the afternoon.
  • It’s fun to be in costume (RoA is unusual in that the band are on stage at the back rather than in the “Pit” below stage)
  • Vamp means keep playing the same section over until the Conductor signals you to keep going – this accommodates dialog or other things taking longer than usual
  • Learning the tunes from an original cast recording is an excellent start – but you miss a lot of the little connecting pieces that go under dialog or between scene changes
  • Playing to a Conductor is tricky, doubly so if you’ve only ever really worked to a click or a live drummer
  • Being able to sight read would make things a fair bit easier…
  • In Ear Monitoring with a professional rig and individual mix controls is amazing
  • There really are some cracker songs from back in the 80’s

If you have the opportunity to get involved in a show, I commend it to you.

To my fellow RoA Company members and, particularly, my Bandmates – my heartfelt thanks.  It’s been a joy :)

 

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Lwood-20160313

Introduction

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 7 to 13 March 2016:

  • ~683 Messages (down about 12% relative to last week)
  • ~202 Unique threads (down about 9% relative to last week)

A quieter week than last and relatively little traffic that seemed a fit for Lwood, however with PTL nominations opening up there was some interesting traffic related to that, summarised below.

Notable Discussions

New API guidelines for review

Chris Dent writes that there are two new API guidelines ready for review by interested folk;

Election Season!

Tristian Cacqueray noted early in the week that both PTL and TC elections are coming up in March/April respectively.

A few days later Tony Breeds followed up with the formal notification of the opening of Nominations for OpenStack PTLs.

In the People and Projects section below there’s a summary of both retiring PTLs and PTL Candidates.  It’s worth noting that at the time of writing Glance, Horizon, Murano, Nova, Telemetry and QA appear to not have continuing PTLs or new nominees.  Of course it’s early days too :)

Stale Specs…

Mike Perez pulled together a useful summary of cross-project Specs that appear to have gone stale.  While the onus is typically on the original author to revive them, it can be an opportunity for other interested parties to assist.

At a quick glance there’s a fairly wide range of Specs in there, so if you’ve some spare cycles… :)

Upcoming OpenStack Events

Unless I missed it (certainly possible in 200+ threads!) no new events came up on the list this week. Don’t forget the OpenStack Foundation’s comprehensive Events Page for a comprehensive list though!

People and Projects

Core nominations

PTL’s stepping down

PTL Candidates

Further Reading & Miscellanea

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news

This edition of Lwood brought to you by Journey (Escape) and King’s X (Gretchen Goes To Nebraska) :)

 

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Lwood-20160306

Introduction

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 29 February to 6 March 2016:

  • ~773 Messages (up about 22% relative to last week)
  • ~222 Unique threads (up about 14% relative to last week)

A busy week on the list – since I kicked off Lwood the only week that was busier was week ending 20151206 with 793 and 232 messages and threads respectively.  And of course turns out this was one week where I didn’t keep up with traffic every day, so had, ahem, quite a few messages to go through this morning! :)

Notable Discussions

Internationalisation Liaisons sought

Daisy Guo notes that there will be full time translators from IBM assisting the community based translation teams for Mitaka. Liaisons are sought from across the OpenStack project, but particularly Nova, Glance, Keystone, Cinder, Swift, Neutron, Heat, Horizon (including the various Horizon plugin projects) and Ceilometer.

The future of LBaaS v1 support

A short thread kicked off by Sam Bercovici asks when/if it’s appropriate to remove LBaaS v1 support from Neutron.  The consensus seems to settle out around “Yes, but in Newton” but as rightly pointed out by Kevin Fox, only once there is a plan for an upgrade path.

ATC Free Summit Passes

Last weeks Lwood flagged the post Thierry Carrez wrote regarding the proposal to separate the Design and general Conference parts of the OpenStack Summit.

While the main thread has more or less settled out in the affirmative around the planned changes, there was an interesting digression starting around here about reducing the perceived/actual “gaming” of gaining ATC status in order avoid paying the Summit ticket fee.  Some good food for thought in the ensuing dozen or so posts.

Changing format of Microversion Headers

Writing on behalf of the API Working Group, Chris Dent flags the desire of the WG to subtly change the format of the headers before too many projects start making use of them.

A small change and normally a bit low level for Lwood, but given the importance of getting it sorted early in the piece worth posting.

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 broader 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 Eagles (Hotel California), Dire Straits (Love over Gold) and DGM (FrAme).  Yes, I’m aware there is something of a contrast between the first two albums and the last one :)

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