November 2017 RDO Community Newsletter

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Thanks for being part of the RDO community!

Mailing list changes

You may notice that this email came with a different address this time. There have been some changes to our mailing list setup that you will want to know about.

This list - the RDO Community Newsletter - is now delivered to the address rather than the old

The main rdo-list mailing list has been split into two lists - and - primarily in order to make the users mailing list more welcoming to operators and users of RDO, while the more technical development-centric discussion will take place on the dev mailing list.

You don't need to do anything, if you want to keep receiving this newsletter.

However, if you wish to post to either the dev list or the users list, you will, of course, have to send to the new addresses.

You can see the full listing, and list archives, at and manage your preferences there, too. You should have received a reminder email on November 1st with information about logging into that site to manage your preferences.

OpenStack Summit

Even as I write this, many members of the OpenStack community are already traveling to Sydney, Australia, for OpenStack Summit. This edition of the conference will be held November 6th through 8th at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on Darling Harbour.

RDO will have a booth, as part of Red Hat's event presence. We'll have ducks, stickers, and the answers to all of your questions. So please drop by!

We'll also be gathering at The Pumphouse on Tuesday evening to celebrate another great release. You can sign up on Eventbrite to attend. It's free, but we need registrations so we know how many to expect.

Test Day

With the Queens milestone 1 out, we're planning another test day, tentatively scheduled for November 15th, once people are back from OpenStack Summit. Watch the test day page for updated details as we get closer to that date.

Test days are a way to ensure that, beyond the automated testing, new releases work for the people that will be using them, in the scenarios where they will use them. While automated testing catches almost everything, there are sometimes individual differences in your particular environment which may tickle some bug, or suggest a feature that needs to be different.

So your participation in test day is a great service to the community, and also gives you advance notice of what will be coming in the next release.

Hope to see you there, in the #RDO IRC channel, on Freenode, as we test this next release.

Community meetings

Every Wednesday at 15:00 UTC, we have the weekly RDO community meeting on the #RDO channel on Freenode IRC. The agenda for this meeting is posted each week in a public etherpad and the minutes from the meeting are posted on the RDO website. If there's something you'd like to see happen in RDO - a package that is missing, a tool that you'd like to see included, or a change in how things are governed - this is the best time and place to help make that happen.

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!