November 2015 RDO Community Newsletter

OpenStack Summit and Meetup

Last week, many of us were in Tokyo for the OpenStack Summit, where thousands of OpenStack enthusiasts gathered for 4 days of presentations, planning sessions, and other gatherings. For those that missed the event - or for those that were there but couldn't attend everything - all of that content was recorded, and can be watched on the OpenStack YouTube channel, or on the OpenStack Summit website

On Wednesday, we had the RDO Community Meetup, and roughly 70 people were in attendance. A wide variety of topics were discussed - the agenda can be seen in the etherpad

  • and although we didn't get to everything, we covered most of it. I'll be posting a more detailed update later this week on the RDO blog.

Mailing List Update

The mailing list was particularly busy in October, leading up to the Liberty release. (For the full archives see )

Highlights include:

  • RDO-Manager status update - trown updated us on the status of RDO Manager for Liberty at and there was some followup from various people. If you're interested in trying out RDO-Manager, that thread is a good place to start.

  • Test Day - a significant mount of traffic was generated by the final Liberty test day. Stay tuned to rdo-list for information about upcoming test days in the Mitaka cycle.

  • Bug Statistics - Chandan Kumar continues to provide his weekly bug statistics mailing. You can see the latest at This is one of the best ways to stay up to date with how RDO development is going.

Website Update

Last month I reported that we were almost ready to push out the new website. I'm pleased to say that we did, in fact, push the new site live, and it's now running at The new site is running on Middleman and it's now easier than ever to send changes for the site. Fork the website on Github and send us pull requests.

If you're looking for something that needs help, see the open issues list.

Upcoming Events

OpenStack Summit is over, and we're entering a fairly quiet period so far as major events go. However, looking out a little further, there's some dates to save coming up.


FOSDEM 2016 will be held, as usual, on the last weekend in January. That's January 30 and 31, in Brussels, Belgium. More details about the event may be found on the FOSDEM website.

This year, there's two main places to get RDO content at FOSDEM.

First, there's the Virtualization/IaaS devroom, where OpenStack and other IaaS projects will have talks. If you'd like to speak at FOSDEM, submit your talks for the virtualization/iaas devroom.

On the day before FOSDEM - Friday, January 29th - we'll be holding an all-day RDO community meetup, in conjunction with the annual CentOS Dojo. The event will be held at the IBM office in Brussels, which is where we met last year. A call for presentations will be announced on the rdo-list mailing list later this week. Watch the RDO blog and Twitter for updates as we have more details.

  • Test Days

One outcome of the RDO meetup at OpenStack Summit was a desire for more test days. We plan to have test days scheduled at least once a month during the Mitaka cycle. Exact dates are to be determined in the coming days, and will be discussed on the rdo-list mailing list.

  • Docs Days

With the success of the recent doc sprint day, we're planning to make this a regular event, to encourage participation in improving the RDO website and documentation. Watch the RDO blog for discussion of when these will be held, and how you can participate.

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 …


Mailing Lists:


  • IRC - #rdo on
  • Puppet module development - #rdo-puppet

Social Media:

Thanks again for being part of the RDO community!