It's been nearly 3 weeks since the last status update, so here's the latest:
Historical archives are here:
(appended below for convenience)
= OpenStack Upstream =
== NEWS ==
There were significant upstream OpenStack news items since the last summary.
* Apr 5th: The [http://www.openstack.org/projects/essex/press-release/
Essex release] was
* Apr 16-18: The [http://wiki.openstack.org/FolsomSummitEtherpads
Folsom design summit]
* Apr 12th: An [http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/foundation/2012-April/000254.html
OpenStack Foundation announcement] was made, listing companies who have signed the
framework acknowledgement letter, including Red Hat who have signed at the platinum
This generated significant interest in the media
== Essex contribution stats ==
Mark McLoughlin used gitdm to analyze [http://markmail.org/message/uw3d5a3sxs7a4iru
contributed to Essex]
which was widely reported both before and during the OpenStack Folsom design summit.
== Stable branches ==
There was some discussion about OpenStack stable branches which are
the basis of Fedora OpenStack packages, before and at the summit.
The thought was that there could be 2 stable branches maintained,
one actively and one passively (only NB fixes and no point releases):
= Fedora OpenStack Packages =
== Essex package status ==
As of April 10th, Essex final was available from the Fedora 17 updates-testing repo:
These will be pushed to stable before it closes on May 7th (F17 final change deadline)
== Essex for Fedora 16 ==
Alan Pevec continues to update the
Fedora 16 preview repo] with
latest Essex packages as they're released for Fedora 17.
== OpenStack database fixes ==
There were a couple of issues fixed with the interaction of the OpenStack services with
* There was an issue with the db-setup script where it created
root-owned log files], thus interfering with nova
This was fixed, and the db-setup script refactored from each OpenStack service and
incorporated in a new [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/openstack-utils
openstack-utils package] with other support utilities for OpenStack in Fedora/EPEL
* Also Derek higgins identified an [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/815812
issue with MySQL on
F16] which was resolved
by updating systemd.
== Security updates ==
There were two security updates applied:
* Apr 17: XSS vulnerability in Horizon log viewer - CVE-2012-2094
* Apr 19: No quota enforced on Nova security group rules - CVE-2012-2101
= EPEL =
== Preview Repository ==
Work on Essex for EPEL6 continues with new OpenStack services horizon and quantum added.
preview repo] is available,
and many users have tested that, reporting both success and any issues they had.
== Setup Guide ==
Adam Young prepared detailed
for installing those preview packages.
Derek Higgins amended the above with swift and keystone configuration details.
== Centos chinese notes ==
"DarkFlower" posted to the openstack dev list with a document detailing
pip installing Essex packages on
= Misc =
== Keystone in httpd ==
Adam Young implemented a [http://adam.younglogic.com/2012/04/keystone-httpd/
concept] for keystone
using a more standard web server, rather than being eventlet based.
== SELinux improvements ==
Adam also identified some SELinux issues with the OpenStack (and base python) packages,
and is looking into addressing those.
== DevStack ==
Some users are [https://twitter.com/#!/robynbergeron/statuses/190064780311146496
success with devstack on Fedora]
== Heat Project ==
The Heat project, which is a AWS CloudForm API implementation for OpenStack
It's progressing quickly with [https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/msg10478.html
Also Openstack [https://github.com/heat-api/heat/wiki/Configuring-Floating-IPs
setup details] were documented by the Heat project