September 2016 RDO Community Newsletter

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 October 3rd.

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 entrance.

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

Upcoming events

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 calendar.

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 and follow the instructions in the README to get a local version of the website running.

Look through the site, and identify documents that are outdated, incorrect, or anything that you feel is missing.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 at

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.

Community meeting

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 #centos-devel.

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 …


Mailing Lists:


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

Social Media

Thanks again for being part of the RDO community!