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 23 May to 29 May 2016 for openstack-dev:

  • ~541 Messages (down about 7% relative to last week)
  • ~186 Unique threads (down about 4% relative to last week)

Pretty average sort of a week this one just past, traffic levels fairly steady on both openstack-dev and openstack-operators.

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

Install Guide Naming

Lana Brindley seeks input from the community on what to call what was the Install Guide.  There’s a link in Lana’s post or you can cast your vote here.

Mentors needed in specific technical areas

Emily Hugenbruch notes that there are a dozen or so projects/areas for which the lightweight mentoring program sponsored by the Women of OpenStack still needs mentors.  If you’re across Cinder, Containers, Documentation, Glance, Keystone, Murano, Neutron, Nova, Ops, Searchlight, Telemetry, TripleO or Trove please consider getting involved in this excellent initiative.

Expiring old bugs/code reviews

A couple of threads around expiring old bugs and/or code reviews popped up on the openstack-dev list this week – largely in the context of housekeeping within projects.

Markus Zoeller drew attention to a script he’s written that expires old bug reports and seeks feedback on same.  He plans on using it on Nova in week R-13 and provides some of the rationale in this (Nova specific) post.

In a related effort Michael Still noted that he spent some time late last week abandoning old reviews from the Nova queue.

Tom Fifield thought to cross-post Markus’ thread to openstack-operators here which following some additional commentary from Markus led to an interesting sub-thread about how this might be perceived by folk in the Ops community and whether it might be better to use the “Expired” status for such bugs so as not to discourage future bug reporting.

Summit Evolution

Jonathan Bryce penned a short note to the list flagging the fact that he and Thierry would be hosting two online town hall meetings to discuss the changes to the OpenStack Summit.  The town halls have alas already passed but there is a useful FAQ/blog post here that is worthy of your time if Summits are a part of your calendar.

API Working Group’s Weekly Newsletter & Guidelines for review

Mike McCune posts an edition of the API Working Group newsletter – as far as I can tell a new initiative from the WG and a useful one at that!  In it he mentions recently merged guidelines (mentioned in last week’s Lwood), guidelines proposed for freeze, APIImpact reviews that are currently open and four guidelines currently under review.

It’s been my custom to flag the latter here in Lwood – will continue to do so for now, but do check out the WGs more comprehensive newsletter!

Where are your mid-cycle meetups ?

…is what Doug Hellmann asked and in so doing revealed one of two useful Wiki pages , thanks to Anita Kuno for the second one! OpenStack Sprints and OpenStack Virtual Sprints.

Can you help with Nova bug skimming

…so asks Markus Zoeller in this post – if you’ve some cycles spare and a bit of experience with bugs please take a look at what is involved :)

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Nothing particularly lept out on openstack-operators this week other than the thread on closing old bugs mentioned above.

Upcoming OpenStack Events


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

People and Projects

PTL/Core nominations & changes

  • [Glance] [stable] Proposal to add Ian Cordasco to glance-stable-maint – Nikhil Komawar
  • [Keystone] Welcoming Rodrigo Duarte to core team – Morgan Fainberg/Steve Martinelli
  • [Tacker] Proposing Lin Cheng for tacker-horizon core team – Sridhar Ramaswamy

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 Deep Purple (random tracks from The Platinum Collection and Perfect Strangers in its entirety) The Cars (Greatest Hits) amongst other tunes.

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