June 2016, RDO Community Newsletter
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Thanks for being part of
the RDO community!
The Newton cycle is moving along quickly, and Milestone 1 is
already out. June is going to be another busy month, with lots of
exciting events happening around the world.
Some of the upcoming events
in RDO, and the larger OpenStack ecosystem, are:
1 Test Day
With Newton 1 out, it's time to test the first RDO Newton
packages. We're planning a test day on June 9th and 10th.
Details may be found on the test day website. Drop by the #rdo channel on
the Freenode IRC network for help and discussion.
As always we greatly appreciate your help in any way that
you can: Getting the word out, testing, documenting test case
instructions, helping others who show up for test day, and writing
up successes and failures.
We need your help with the RDO website. As each new
upstream release happens, we need to update the RDO website to
reflect the new reality. For example, there are still pages on the
site that refer to Liberty as the current stable release, and
Mitaka as the upcoming one.
To address this, we're planning a doc day on June 16th and 17th. As
with the test day, we'll be hanging out on #rdo on Freenode for
questions and discussion, and we'll be identifying documents that
need to be updated, removed, or added, in the website issue tracker.
You can help by identifying outdated pages or new pages
that need to be written, or by updating and writing those pages.
There are numerous upcoming OpenStack Days where RDO
engineers will be attending, or speaking, in the coming days.
As I write this, OpenStack Days
happening - it'll be over by the time you read this.
Later this week (June 8), OpenStack Days
Prague will be
happening at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art.
Other upcoming OpenStack Day events include Dublin (June 10), Mexico City (June 14), Tokyo (July 6 and 7), and Beijing (July
14 and 15).
If you're going to attend any of these events, please
consider writing up your experience and sending the report to
rdo-list for all of us.
We're just three weeks away from Red Hat Summit and I want to highlight
two reasons that you should be there.
K Rain Leander will be giving a presentation titled Become an OpenStack TripleO ATC, easy as ABC in which she'll teach you
how to set up a developer environment necessary to work on
improving TripleO. Along the way, you'll learn a lot about
TripleO, and the larger OpenStack developer ecosystem.
Scott Suehle will be giving a talk titled Use Linux on your whole rack with RDO and open
networking, in which he'll demo setting up an RDO
deployment, and best networking practices for taming the
complexity of OpenStack networking.
Of course, there's lots of other reasons to come to Red Hat Summit.
While you're there, stop by the RDO booth in Community Central for
your RDO tshirt, and your copy of TripleO on a USB drive.
Other RDO events, including the many OpenStack meetups
around the world, are always listed on the RDO Events page.
If you have an RDO-related event, please feel free to add it by
submitting a pull request to the RDO community events calendar.
As always, there have been
some great RDO blog posts in the last month, but I want to point
out two in particular.
Last week, Alfredo Moralejo wrote two excellent blog posts
explaining how the RDO project works, what it produces, who does
what in that process, and how you can help.
The first of these two posts, Newbie in RDO: one size doesn't fit all, he
gives the newbie's perspective on the project, explaining how it
fits into the upstream and downstream communities.
In the second post, Newbie in RDO (2): RDO Trunk from a bird's eye
view, he shows in more detail how all the parts of the RDO
process fit together, and where you need to go to work with each
Every Wednesday at 15:00
UTC, we have the weekly RDO community meeting on the #RDO channel
on Freenode IRC. This is where the business of running the project
is discussed and decided. If there's something you'd like to see
happen, you need to be at this meeting so that your voice can be
The agenda for this meeting is always at https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/RDO-Meeting and you are encouraged to
add the items that you care about to that document.
Notes from past meetings are usually posted on rdo-list and
on the website.
At 15:00 UTC every Thursday, we have the CentOS Cloud SIG
Meeting on #centos-devel. The agenda for that meeting is at https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/centos-cloud-sig,
and the minutes from past meetings are posted at https://www.rdoproject.org/community/cloud-sig-meeting/.
The purpose of the CentOS Cloud SIG (Special Interest Group) is to
coordinate the various cloud infrastructure projects that are
packages for CentOS, and whatever common resources they all need.
Bug Statistics and Bug
Although we try to do a bug triage on
the third Tuesday of every month, the triage in May was something
special, as we tried to clean up all of the End Of Life (EOL) bugs
- that is, bugs that refer to versions of OpenStack that have been declared EOL
upstream, and thus are unlikely to ever be fixed.
Chandan Kumar has written a report from that effort on the RDO blog.
Highlights include the closing of almost 400 bugs by an automated
Thanks to Chandan for putting together that event, and to
everyone that participated.
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 …
- IRC - #rdo on Freenode.irc.net
- Puppet module development -
Thanks again for being part
of the RDO community!