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 9 May to 15 May 2016:

  • ~800 Messages (up about 21% relative to last week)
  • ~233 Unique threads (up about 13% relative to last week)

Busiest week on the list since I started doing Lwood back at the end of June 2015.

Notable Discussions

Future of Cross Project Meetings

Mike Perez provides an update on the future of Cross Project (IRC) meetings.  Now that some momentum has been built the meetings will move to a little bit more of a self service model.

In particular Mike will no longer be announcing if the meetings are -not- occurring – instead folk interested in fixing a particular cross-project issue or feature should introduce a meeting following the process Mike outlines.

The expectation is that most CP meetings will now bring together a subset of projects rather than all of them.

Minor Tweak to automated release announcement emails

Doug Hellmann points out that a recently made change to the script that generates automated release announcements means that the subject line will now include “[new]” in place of the “[release]” tag.

Do you use wiki.openstack.org ? Please tell us more…

Thierry Carrez notes that there are moves afoot to better fine tune the way the Wiki operates and what it’s used for to make it more useful and less of a magnet for Spam.  To that end he asks people to take a few minutes and describe what/where/how they use the Wiki – write up their Wiki use cases in effect.  Please contribute :)

The Monster Thread…

No summary of OpenStack related goings on would be complete without noting a lengthy thread that kicked off a few weeks back and at the time of writing is still going.

The early part of the thread started here – a note from John Dickinson about the Swift team’s plans to code portions of Swift in the Go language (mentioned in last week’s Lwood).  At Thierry Carrez suggestion the process was commenced of seeking Technical Council approval to add Go to the list of supported languages for OpenStack.

That thread is up 141 messages and counting and has been, ahem, spirited in places.  Most of the discussion has been around the core question – using Go to code up parts of OpenStack as distinct from where a Go based API should be made available for OpenStack.  That latter seems to have firmly converged on No/Not Relevant.

The applicability/appropriateness of using Go (or other additional languages) at the core of OpenStack has been the predominant topic as well as (best I can tell) some pretty useful discussion about why Go is thought necessary (versus Python, coding critical sections in C or some such) etc.

Will be interesting to see how this thread pans out as it enters it’s second week and (possibly) second century of messages counts… :)

Austin OpenStack Summit Wrapup – Part III

While not quite as much traffic as last week, a healthy amount of post-Summit summary discourse on the list last week.

Since the summaries have already spanned three weeks worth of I’m pulling together a consolidated list which will go out later this week – you’ll be able to find it linked from here.

Summaries on List

My thanks to Thierry Carrez for a tweet noting his appreciation for these summaries and for some subsequent retweets – thus encouraged will do ‘em again next time :)

Upcoming OpenStack Events

A few midcycles being organised already


Don’t forget the OpenStack Foundation’s comprehensive Events Page for a comprehensive list that is frequently updated.

People and Projects

PTL/Core nominations & changes

Further Reading & Miscellanea

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news – most recent ones linked in each case

This edition of Lwood brought to you by Santana (Sacred Fire), Thin Lizzy (Johnny The Fox), Tommy Emmanuel (The Journey),  Baby Animals (Early Warning, One Word), The Bottom 40 (Covering Happy by Pharrell Williams), Joe Walsh (Live From Daryl’s House: Funk 49-50 and Rocky Mountain Way) amongst other tunes.


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