markmc at redhat.com
Tue Nov 15 12:32:35 UTC 2011
It's been a while since I've done one of these, so I'll start with the
bigger items since the last report:
- OpenStack was approved as a Fedora 16 Feature and F-16 itself was
- Diablo was released upstream and this was what was included in F-16
- A number of us attended the Essex Design Summit in Boston. A really
worthwhile event with lots of very productive discussions.
- At the design summit, it was agreed to start maintaining a stable
branch with important fixes backported from the development branch.
This is now up and running:
- We held a Test Day with a nice set of test cases that can still be
used by anyone who wishes to test OpenStack in Fedora:
Many thanks to everyone who turned up!
- Thanks to the awesome work of Miroslav Grepl and Bob Kukura, we got
SELinux policy for Nova in time for the Test Day:
- The "getting started" wiki page has been further extended and
includes instructions on using MySQL, adding a separate compute node
and fully cleaning up an OpenStack install:
- Worth noting is that folks have been successfully testing OpenStack
in a VM by adding "--libvirt_type=qemu" to nova.conf
- Pádraig Brady, David Busby and others have been making good
progress on getting OpenStack into (and working on) EPEL6
- Swift hasn't yet been updated in F-16 to the Diablo version, but
David Nalley has posted some test packages here:
- Keystone was packaged, reviewed and added to F-16 and EPEL6:
It should work fine with Diablo's Nova, Swift and Glance. However,
no-one was done any serious testing of it in Fedora yet or provided
test cases and/or howto instructions.
- An issue with python-greenlet on i686 which was causing Nova to
segfault has been fixed:
- Support for Fedora's iSCSI tgtadm (as opposed to ietadm) was added
upstream and backported in Fedora:
Thanks to Dave Malcolm and Pádraig Brady for sorting this one!
- A nasty IPv6/dnsmasq issue was fixed:
- A RabbitMQ update broke things for a while, but a new version was
- Nova switched to github/gerrit upstream, so no more bzr!
- Upstream are now developing against SQLAlchemy 0.7.2 (the version
in Fedora) which should mean we see less of the types of
compatibility issues we've seen in the past:
- Upstream's install_venv.py tool for developers now works correctly
on Fedora, which should make it easier to work on OpenStack
upstream using Fedora
- Discussions have started around how an OpenStack Foundation should
be governed. I did my best to argue that it should be governed by
representatives of the contributor base rather than appointed
representatives of the sponsoring companies:
- Vish, the Nova maintainer, announced a big bunch of "subteams"
upstream. If you want to subscribe to 10 more mailing lists, here's
your chance :-)
- On the Orchestration sub-team, Fedora's Andrew Beekhof has proposed
the use of Pacemaker Policy Engine by Nova's scheduler:
- Richard Jones suggested we use a "supermin" appliance in order to
provide Fedora images for use with OpenStack:
- Michal Fojtik added OpenStack support to Deltacloud:
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