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 1 to 7 August 2016 for openstack-dev:

  • ~544 Messages (down about 7% relative to last week)
  • ~178 Unique threads (down about 3% compared last week)

Traffic and threads down a wee bit, but still felt like a busy week on the list, a couple of long and in places slightly contentious threads perhaps contributing to this.

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

OS-Capabilities Library for Nova (and anyone else!)

Jay Pipes wrote a rather low key email announcing some work he’s done on creating a new os-capabilities Python library.  He’d like “os-capabilities to be the place where the OpenStack community catalogs and collates standardized features for hardware, devices, networks, storage, hypervisors, etc.”  Nothing complex then :)

In my view this is an important bit of work for us as a community to get right as while hardware is mostly (and usefully) abstracted away – there are any number of legitimate cases when you really do want to know what’s under the hood.  Jay is soliciting feedback from the community on this important effort, code is here.

Introducing DON – Diagnosing OpenStack Networking

Amit Saha sent a brief email introducing a new project Diagnosing OpenStack Networking (aka DON) – a Python based tool that a provides network analysis and diagnostic system dashboard in Horizon.

Code is on GitHub here and feedback welcomed :)

Glare API work now moving to be separate project from Glance

Mikal Fedosin notes that Glare is moving from being a separate API for Glance to a standalone project in its own right, citing various reasons.  In essence it looks like Glance will be the default implementation of the OpenStack Images API and Glare of the Artifacts API.

Quite a long thread ensues, I suggest reading it if Glance/Glare are on your radar as it’s pretty nuanced, my general take is the split seems “good” to folk looking at it from a development standpoint and “not so good” for folk looking at it from an operator/end user standpoint.  Think that’s a debate I’ll stay clear of :)

Project Mascots Update

Heidi Joy Tretheway posted with the latest of the Project Mascots work.  There’s more info on the openstack.org here including a list of projects and their mascots – graphics will follow closer to Barcelona.

Midcycle Summaries & Minutes

Just the one midcycle summary this week as far as I could see – an epic in two parts (I and II) for Nova from Matt Riedemann.

This joins those mentioned previously – Cinder (Kendall Nelson), Freezer (Pierre Mathieu), Glance (Nikhil Komawar), Horizon (Rob Cresswell), Keystone (Steve Martinelli) and Monasca (Fabio Giannetti).

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Application Development-Centric eBook Sprint

Yih Leong Sun noted over on the enterprise-wg and product-wg mailing lists that the Enterprise Working Group are planning another book sprint.  This one will be at Barcelona and will be focussed on writing a book tentatively titled “Moving Enterprise Applications to OpenStack Cloud”.

The intent is that “the ebook will be AppDev-centric and focus more on developing/migrating applications that run atop of OpenStack.” Yih’s email outlines how to get involved – they’re keen to get a good range of contributors – please consider helping out.

Upcoming OpenStack Events

Best I can tell, the Face to Face meeting for the Gluon project (August 18 & 19, Silicon Valley) announced by Bin Hu was the only new event announced this week on OpenStack-dev.

Some logistics information for the Ops Meetup in New York city later this month courtesy of Allison Price over on the OpenStack Operators list.

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

People and Projects

TC Changes

Morgan Fainberg advised that he will be stepping down from the Technical Committee with effect the next election.

PTL nominations for Requirements and Storlets

  • In her capacity as primary election official, Anita Kuno posted details of how to participate in the election for the PTL of the Requirements project.  She also confirmed the three nominees as Tony Breeds, Swapnil Kulkarni and Matthew Thode.
  • A brief note from Eran proposing to be PTL for the Storlets project and to guide it towards becoming an official OpenStack project.

Core nominations & changes

  • [Fuel] Nominate Vladimir Khlyunev for fuel-qa core – Andrey Sledzinskiy
  • [Manila] Nominate Tom Barron for core reviewer team – Ben Swartzlander
  • [Watcher] Stepping down from core – Taylor Peoples
  • [Watcher] Promote Alexchadin to the core team – Jean-Émile Dartois

Further Reading & Miscellanea

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

A little plug – as I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve submitted a talk proposal for the Barcelona OpenStack summit titled “Finding your way around the OpenStack-Dev mailing list”.

You can read about it a bit more by heading over to the voting page here, putting “Finding your way” into the Search box and (optionally!) rating the talk as you see fit :)

Voting closes Tuesday, August 9 at 6:59AM UTC – please take a moment to browse and vote for the other excellent sessions too :)

Apologies for the absence of a direct link – the decision was taken not to allow direct linking for voting this time around – a good call I think.

This edition of Lwood brought to you by The Eagles (Hotel California), Eric Clapton (Journeyman) along with a few other tunes.  On this particular occasion was listening on decent headphones – well worth doing if you haven’t already, both albums reward close listening :)


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