Friday, March 20, 2015

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Mar 13 – 20) [feedly]

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Mar 13 – 20)
// The OpenStack Blog

Feature freeze + Kilo-3 development milestone available

We just hit Feature Freeze, so please do not approve changes that add features or new configuration options unless those have been granted a feature freeze exception. This is also String Freeze, so you should avoid changing translatable strings. If you have to modify a translatable string, you should give a heads-up to the I18N team. Finally, this is also DepFreeze so you should avoid adding new dependencies (bumping oslo or openstack client libraries is OK until RC1). If you have a new dependency to add, raise a thread on openstack-dev about it.

The kilo-3 development milestone was tagged, it contains more than 200 features and 825 bugfixes added since the kilo-2 milestone 6 weeks ago. More details on the full announcement.

The joy of contributing to OpenStack

Contributing to OpenStack doesn't have to be painful. To ease these pain points, OpenStack developed free upstream training.. You can sign up for the next one by May 2.

Another nice reading on the topic is Why your first OpenStack commit will always be the hardest, the interview with Susanne Balle, distinguished technologist with HP Cloud working on platform services.

Leveraging OpenStackClient as your unified command line interface

OpenStackClient v1.0.3 was released last week and this release includes a large number of feature requests and bug fixes. But the even more exciting news is that the OpenStack Technical Committee voted in favor to include OpenStackClient as part of it's list of official projects! The newly integrated OpenStackClient project will include python-openstackclient, cliff and os-client-config.

Handling High Email Volume with sup

Over the last year, the openstack-dev mailing list has averaged 2500 messages every month. Staying on top of that much email can be challenging, especially with some of the consumer-grade email clients available today. Doug Hellmann recently upgraded his email setup to use sup, a terminal-based mail client. He says the switch helped him process the mailing list, and even keep up with gerrit at the same time. Sounds too good to be true to me. What do you think?

The Road to Vancouver

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Security Advisories and Notices

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Tips 'n Tricks

Upcoming Events

OpenStack @ PyCon 2015: Booth info, looking for volunteers, posting of jobs, OpenStack presentations

Other News

Got Answers?

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OpenStack Reactions

Weird ping pong shot shocks opponent

And ready to commit… oh, when was Feature Freeze again?

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