Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week just past. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for the week 10 to 16 October for openstack-dev:

  • ~502 Messages (up about 28% relative to last week)
  • ~163 Unique threads (up about 22% relative to last week)

After a couple of quieter weeks, list traffic back up again though still about 12% down on the long term average.  A fair amount of the traffic was related to Barcelona planning for the various projects and so not really relevant to Lwood.

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

TC Election process discussions continue

The thread mentioned last week, kicked off by this email from Ed Leafe, continued into this week with some interesting further discussions about possible changes to the process.  Anita Kuno’s post is about where things picked up.

It looks to me like there is something of a consensus building around the idea of having a bit more time between the candidacy part of the process and the election.  A couple of folk expressed concern about this lengthening the period of time that election officials have to be doing things, but Tony Breeds at least didn’t seem to think it it was an issue.

Another seemingly popular suggestion was to have the voting system send out the ballot emails more than once to help remind people to do their bit.

Timeframes for next PTL/TC Elections

Thierry Carrez wrote an update on planned timeframes for upcoming elections that have arisen from a recent TC meeting.  He writes in part “The TL;DR: is that PTL elections would continue to be organized around development cycle boundaries, while TC elections would continue to be organized relative to OpenStack Summit dates.”  More info in his email or over in the Gerrit review.

PTG Planning tips

John Dickinson shared some lessons learned from Swift midcycle events for the benefit of teams planning for the new PTG approach to planning development activities.  It’s a short read but worthy of your time and indeed something in there for -anyone- attending collaborative planning events I reckon :)

End of week reports

Two this week one for Ironic (Ruby Loo) the other for Horizon (Richard Jones)

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Another quiet week on the other lists, at least from an Lwood perspective – but if you’re an Operator and attending the Barcelona Summit, please consider helping Piet Kruithof and team out by participating in the usability studies they have planned.

People and Projects

Core nominations & changes


Further reading

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


This weeks edition of Lwood brought to you by Zakk Wylde (playing Black Sabbath’s “N.I.B.” on a Hello Kitty guitar),  PAINTonPAINT (Tracks from Night Rises) and Bruce Hornsby (A Night on the Town, Harbor Lights, Scenes From The Southside)

Last but by no means least, thanks, as always, to Rackspace :)


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