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Thanks for being part of the RDO community!
Newton milestone 3 test day
Please join us on Thursday and Friday of this week to test
the RDO packages of the Newton milestone 3 release. Milestone 3
released upstream last week, and we've been packaging and running
CI on that since then. We think Newton is going to be the best
release of OpenStack yet, and we need your help to ensure that
this is the case.
We'll be gathering on the
#rdo channel on the Freenode IRC network, as well as posting our
findings to the rdo-list mailing list.
For more information about
this test day, see the test day web page.
And we're just a few weeks
out from the scheduled Newton release, on the week of
OpenStack Summit coming soon
OpenStack Summit is just a few weeks away - October 25-29
in Barcelona, Spain - and we would love to see you there. We'll be
in the expo hall, in booth D1, on the right, just inside the main
If there's something
interesting that you've done with RDO that you'd like to demo at
our pod, or if you just want to help answer RDO questions, please
let me know - we'd love to have you as part of our demo schedule.
We also expect to have a
community meetup at the Summit, as we usually do. Details are
still being worked out. We'll notify the rdo-list mailing list as
soon we we have a time and place confirmed.
You can register for the
summit at openstack.org/summit.
In addition to OpenStack Summit, RDO will have a presence
at a number of other upcoming events. Each week, upcoming meetups
are posted to rdo-list, and also to the RDO events
In particular, you will
want to mark your calendar for the following events:
Contributing to the documentation
With the Newton release just around the corner, it's a good
time to refresh the website and the documentation. If you'd like
to help with this effort, here's what you need to get started.
Clone the Git repository at https://github.com/redhat-openstack/website and follow the
instructions in the README to get a local version of the website
Look through the site, and
identify documents that are outdated, incorrect, or anything that
you feel is missing. You can either correct these yourself, and
send pull requests, or open tickets athttps://github.com/redhat-openstack/website/issues.
Where we particularly need
help is identifying documents that need to be written. To this
end, we need the help of beginners, to go through the website, and
see what information you need, which isn't readily available.
Ever Wednesday at 15:00 UTC, we have the weekly RDO
community meeting on the #RDO channel on Freenode IRC. And at
15:00 UTC Thursdays, we have the CentOS Cloud SIG Meeting on
The agendas, and minutes,
from these meetings, may be found in the rdo-list mail archives each week. The meeting
typically covers everything from project status, to upcoming event
participation, to discussion of technical decisions. Major
decisions are always taken back to the mailing list for
consideration by the wider community.
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!
Rich Bowen - rbowen redhat com
RDO Community Liaison