June 2016 RDO Community Newsletter

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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.

Upcoming Events

Some of the upcoming events in RDO, and the larger OpenStack ecosystem, are:

Newton 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.

Newton Doc Day

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You can help by identifying outdated pages or new pages that need to be written, or by updating and writing those pages.

OpenStack Days

There are numerous upcoming OpenStack Days where RDO engineers will be attending, or speaking, in the coming days.

As I write this, OpenStack Days Budapest is 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.

Red Hat Summit

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.

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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.

Blog Posts

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 component.

Packaging meetings

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 heard.

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 Triage

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 process.

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 …


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  • Puppet module development - #rdo-puppet

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