[Rdo-list] [Rdo-newsletter] RDO Community Newsletter - July 2015

Rich Bowen rbowen at redhat.com
Wed Jul 1 14:13:58 UTC 2015

Thanks for being part of the RDO community!

Quick links:

* Quick Start - http://rdoproject.org/quickstart
* Mailing Lists - http://rdoproject.org/Mailing_lists
* RDO packages - http://rdoproject.org/repos/
* RDO blog - http://rdoproject.org/blog
* Q&A - http://ask.openstack.org/
* Open Tickets - http://tm3.org/rdobugs
* Twitter - http://twitter.com/rdocommunity

Mailing List Update

Here's what's been going on in the RDO world since you last heard from

It's pretty common to want to integrate an OpenStack deployment with
your existing external network. The documentation for how to
accomplish this has been updated to reflect the current state of
OpenStack. That document is at
and we welcome your feedback and corrections to that doc.

With the conversation happening in upstream OpenStack about the 'Big
Tent' (See more about this idea at http://tm3.org/big-tent), it's
worth discussing what this means to RDO. Specifically, what do we want
to package in RDO? While the simple answer to this is "whatever the
community makes happen", there are other things to consider. You can
read this conversation in the archives at
https://www.redhat.com/archives/rdo-list/2015-June/msg00044.html and
https://www.redhat.com/archives/rdo-list/2015-May/msg00284.html  Also,
out of this conversation has come a document - still a work in
progress - that documents what's in RDO right now. That's at

The folks from Trystack gave an update on their plans for the near
future. In particular, there was discussion of moving off of
Facebook-based authenticaion to openstack.org-based authentication.
You can read that conversation at
As of this writing, x86.trystack.org is offline due to DC/network
issues. You can check in #trystack, on the Freenode IRC network, for

Boris Derzhavets did a nice writeup of switching to Spice console in
RDO Kilo, which you read at http://tm3.org/spice  There was further
discussion of this on the list, which you can read at

The RDO-Manager team announced that work on HA support had been
completed: https://www.redhat.com/archives/rdo-list/2015-June/msg00070.html
You can see more about RDO-Manager at

In response to conversations in the upstream about packaging, Mark
McLoughlin wrote a blog post discussing his ideas about upstream
packaging, and how it would affect the RDO project. That post is at
and the ensuing discussion may be found at

Jakub drew up a diagram to explain the packaging workflow, which you
can see at https://www.rdoproject.org/packaging/rdo-packaging.html
And there was a little discussion at

One of the CentOS Google Summer of Code projects is closely related to
RDO. GSoC student Asad asked some questions about how to handle his
Cloud In A Box project, and got some good advice. We look forward to
seeing his end product. You can read that conversation at

And Jakub also posted about the new rdopkg requirements management
documentation which you can see at the following places in the
packaging doc:
* https://www.rdoproject.org/packaging/rdopkg/rdopkg-adv-requirements.7.html
* https://www.rdoproject.org/packaging/rdopkg/rdopkg.1.html#_action_query
This discussion may be seen at

You can always find the archives at
or join the list yourself at

Packaging updates

Remember that every week there are two IRC meetings on the topic of
packaging. The RDO-specific meeting is every Wednesday at 15:00 UTC.
And on Thursdays at 15:00 UTC, the CentOS Cloud SIG discusses issues
related to the CentOS CI and packaging infrastructure, as well as
other cloud projects that are using those resources. We welcome your
participation in either (or both!) of these meetings.

The meetings from the latest RDO packaging meeting may be found at
https://www.redhat.com/archives/rdo-list/2015-June/msg00087.html and
the minutes from the latest Cloud SIG meeting are at

Meetups and Events

Each week we post the upcoming OpenStack meetups to the rdo-list
mailing list, and also on the RDO website at
http://rdoproject.org/Events  If you have events that you'd like for
us to help you publicize, please let me know at rbowen at redhat.com

Last week, RDO had a presence at the Red Hat Summit in Boston, where
we gave out hundreds of RDO tshirts and demoed RDO, RDO-Manager,
ManageIQ, and various other related things.


There were several presentations in the Community Theater about RDO,
which will be on YouTube very soon. Watch @rdocommunity on Twitter to
see them when they're available.

In the coming months, RDO will have a presence at several other

* OSCon in Portland - July 20-24 - http://www.oscon.com/open-source-2015
* LinuxCon in Seattle - August 17-19 -
* LinuxCon in Dublin - October 5-7 -
* OpenStack Summit in Tokyo - October 27-30 -

If you're going to be at any of these events, please drop by and see

Keep in touch

There's lots of ways to stay in in touch with what's going on in the
RDO community. The best ways are ...

   * RDO - http://rdoproject.org/
   * OpenStack Q&A - http://ask.openstack.org/

Mailing Lists:
   * rdo-list mailing list - 
   * This newsletter - 

   * IRC - #rdo on Freenode.irc.net
   * Puppet module development - #rdo-puppet

Social Media:
   * Follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/rdocommunity
   * Google+ - http://tm3.org/rdogplus
   * Facebook - http://facebook.com/rdocommunity

Thanks again for being part of the RDO community!

Rich Bowen - rbowen at redhat.com
OpenStack Community Liaison

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