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 16 to 22 January for openstack-dev:

  • ~485 Messages (down about 15% relative to the long term average)
  • ~164 Unique threads (down about 8% relative to the long term average)

List traffic well and truly rebounding now – last time we had message counts in the high 400’s was mid/late October last year and we’re getting within cooee of the long term average again.  This in part I suspect because I opined to someone at linux.conf.au last week that maybe the list traffic was slowing for good ;)

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

Refreshing and revalidating API compatibility guidelines

From Chris Dent on behalf of the API Working Group, an email noting that the API-WG are in the process of (as the subject suggests!) revalidating and refreshing the API compatibility guidelines.

As Chris rightly points out, API Compatibility is an important part of the overall API piece of OpenStack – the API in turn being what our users see and interact with daily as they develop their applications that use OpenStack.
This then an important initiative as they are not only ensuring the current documentation makes sense, is consistent etc. but also that common language is used around the definitions of APIs themselves.  Feedback from the broader user community is welcomed for both.

If you do any OpenStack development, please read this thread and engage if it piques your interest.

Nominations for OpenStack PTLs (Program Team Leads) are now open

Kendall Nelson announced that nominations for OpenStack PTLs are now open and will remain so until Jan 29, 2017 23:45 UTC.

I’ve provided links to the page that lists the official candidacy statements as well as links to the not-standing messages in the People and Projects section below :)

Identifying expected “Base Services”

Thierry Carrez draws attention to a great initiative that has been kicked off by the Architecture Working Group – he sums it up succinctly and eloquently in the first couple of paras of his email and so I quote:

“In OpenStack all components can assume that a number of external services will be present and available for them to use (think: a message queue), but we never had a clear name to describe them or a clear list.”

“Work has started[0] within the Architecture working group[1] to prepare a definition for those ‘base services’, a current list and a process for growing that list.”

This is bound to be a boon for both OpenStack developers and integrators looking to run OpenStack on their OS of choice alike.

End of Week Wrap-ups

Two this week from Ruby Loo and Richard Jones for Ironic and Horizon respectively.

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

No traffic particularly stood out on the other lists this last week.

People and Projects

PTL nominations & Changes

With PTL elections coming up as noted above, a few non-candidacy messages and bunch candidacy statements this week.

Unlike previous elections I won’t list candidates individually here as it was both time consuming and prone to errors, but will list the folk not-standing for re-election as it’s nice to see their efforts recognised.  If you do wish to review the Candidacy Statements, they are listed on the OpenStack Governance page as they are approved by the election officials.

Thanks to those stepping down…

Core nominations & changes

  • [CloudKitty] Proposing Jeremy Liu as core for cloudkitty​ – Christophe Sauthier
  • [Puppet] Nominating Mykyta Karpin (mkarpin) for core – Alex Schultz
  • [Release][Stable] nominating Alan Pevec (apevec) for stable release core – Doug Hellmann


Further reading

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


No tunes as recovering from an enjoyable linux.conf.au and, err, don’t have my speakers set up yet…

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

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