March, 2016 RDO Community Newsletter

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Upcoming Events

This week, we're conducting a documentation sprint for the RDO docs and website. We're working on the open issues list.

Goals for this doc day include:

  • Knock out as many of the open issues as possible.

  • Identify docs that are outdated, and/or refer to end-of-lifed releases (eg. 328 and 141).

  • Consolidate duplicate docs (eg. 142).

  • Improve the test day instructions, so that people don't have to be experts to participate.

Next week, we will be conducting at test day for RDO packages of the Mitaka Milestone 3. Details for that test day, and instructions for testing, are on the RDO website.

In conjunction with this test day, we are conducting the first on-site test day at the Red Hat Brno office. You will need to register for this event, so that we know how much food to order. Further details about the event may be found on the event page

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

Blog Posts

February saw a great surge in great blog posts around RDO, as often happens as we pass the midpoint of an OpenStack upstream cycle. I'd like to particularly draw attention to a few of them.

Nick Barcet wrote an article talking about Why, and What, Red Hat works on in OpenStack. He explains which portions of OpenStack we focus on, and why. Red Hat is, and always has been, dedicated to working upstream first. RDO is critical to our product offerings, because it identifies early what customers will care about.

The video from the RDO Community Day at FOSDEM is now all online, on the event page. The camera battery died miday through the next-to-last presentation, so we're missing some footage. But we have everyone's slides.

David Moreau Simard spoke at the Montreal OpenStack Meetup group, giving a great overview of RDO CI. This should give anyone a deeper understanding of what we're doing, and why.

The project formerly known as RDO Manager is now just TripleO. Rain Leander explains why this decision was made. (It was the right thing to do.)

Finally, Chandan Kumar has written a bit about how he got involved in RDO, and OpenStack in general, and why you should, too.

Every week, I post a round up of blog posts from the various RDO enthusiasts around the world, and that's also a great way to keep up with what's happening in RDO, and in OpenStack as a whole. Catch that every Monday on the RDO blog.

Packaging meetings

Every 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 #centos-devel.

Bug Statistics

The weekly bug statistics reports are great for tracking the progress of the project, and are also an excellent place to look if you're getting started and looking for something to start working on.

You can see the latest of these messages in the rdo-list archive

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

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