Here is the latest Fedora OpenStack status report:
Historical archives are here:
(appended below for convenience)
= Distro News =
== Folsom Fedora 18 test days ==
Coinciding with the Folsom and Fedora 18 releases, we ran two
Fedora Folsom test days]
on Sep 18th and 25th aligned around the Folsom-3 and Folsom-rc1 releases respectively.
Cinder and Heat are new components compared to the last test day,
and new tests have been included for quantum and swift.
This is a good place to start to get a quick hands on overview of OpenStack.
== OpenStack Installer ==
Derek Higgins has been working on an [https://github.com/derekhiggins/os-installer
that supports distributed and scripted installs.
== OpenStack side Repositories ==
To augment the [https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/s/openstack
we've made an [http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/openstack/
repository] available giving
more flexibility with which OpenStack version is installed on a particular distribution.
Included there for example are the trunk chasing RPMs from the
== Fedora OpenStack patch management ==
With such a vibrant project as OpenStack, efficient patch management is imperative.
The Fedora OpenStack packages largely automate the patch management process through git,
and this process is now documented at the [http://fedora-openstack.github.com/
page for fedora-openstack] which is
the github organisation used to share these patch management trees.
= Project News =
== Folsom Released ==
Foslom was released on Sep 27th.
Mark McLoughlin prepared [https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/msg17006.html
stats on who
where you can drill down to details on review and bug handling stats too.
Also referenced there is the pretty
bitergia analysis of
where Red Hat features prominently.
== OpenStack Foundation ==
OpenStack Foundation] was launched on
and there were a few associated elections.
Project Technical Leads for
Technical committee elected members]
== OpenStack Summit ==
The main [http://openstacksummitfall2012.sched.org/
OpenStack conference and OpenStack
design summit] are coincident.
Summarised below are presentations and proposals from Red Hat employees.
=== Main conference presentations ===
* Mark McLoughlin and Thierry Carez -
tactical to strategic contributions]
* Steven Dake -
template based orchestration engine for OpenStack]
* Perry Myers -
Distributions: How they will shape the future of OpenStack innovation]
=== Design summit proposals ===
* Mark McLoughlin
** Stable branch status and plans
** Oslo status and plans
** nova - making sense of the config options
** Review of python dependencies
* Dan Prince
** Make PostgreSQL a first class citizen
** SmokeStack as a multi-distro test system
* Steven Dake
** heat - Orchestration API - Technical discussion of openstack-specific orchestration
** heat - Roadmap discussion - Short (5 mins) description of current unsolved roadmap
items with open brainstorm design session about future roadmap items in 2013
* Angus Salkeld
** Cloudwatch for OpenStack - Describe CloudWatch and how to make it a reality for
* Russell Bryant
** nova - bug handling status and plans
** nova - remove direct database access from compute nodes
* Adam Young
** keystone - PKI status and plans
** keystone - LDAP and Active Directory integration
* Robert Kukura
** quantum - Modular L2 Plugin and Agent
* Gary Kotton
** quantum - rosetta-plugin
== Red Hat contributions ==
Alan Pevec and Mark McLoughlin worked on [https://review.openstack.org/#/c/10579/
improvements to paste config],
supporting less coupled config, which was added to Nova, Glance and Cinder.
Russell Bryant completed the [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/no-db-messaging
no-db-messaging] work in Nova.
Angus Salkeld has worked on merging a bunch of core service infrastructure
Adam Young has been working on PKI token revocation support.
There is too much to track in detail the OpenStack upstream activity of Red Hat
but here is a link showing the [http://goo.gl/aewXr
latest Red Hat OpenStack upstream
== Stable Branch ==
New members from Red Hat, Debian and Suse were added to the
OpenStack stable maintenance team],
responsible for the stable branches.
= Community engagement =
== OpenStack community meetup, London ==
2nd London OpenStack
took place on Thurs 27th Sept in the same central London location as before.
= Related projects =
== heat API ==
The Heat project [http://lists.heat-api.org/pipermail/discuss/2012-September/000195.html