September 2017 RDO Community Newsletter

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RDO Pike Released!

The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the RDO build for OpenStack Pike for RPM-based distributions, CentOS Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Pike is the 16th release from the OpenStack project, which is the work of more than 2300 contributors from around the world (source). Pike released upstream on August 30th, after which RDO packages had to be created and tested through CI. These packages were then made available on September 1st.

The release is described in greater detail in the RDO blog, and we encourage you to follow our blog for future updates.

OpenStack PTG

Next week, the OpenStack Foundation will hold the second edition of the OpenStack PTG, in Denver, Colorado. At this event, project teams discuss what will go into the Queens release. Teams also meet together to discuss how those projects interact, and which team will implement which feathre.

These meetings run from September 11th through September 15th, after which we'll start to hear from the various project teams about what to expect in Queens.

Rich Bowen will be at the PTG to conduct video interviews, as he did in Atlanta earlier this year. (You can see the videos from last time on YouTube.) If you're planning to be there, please consider signing up to talk about what you did during the Pike cycle, or how you are using OpenStack.

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 on Github.

Other Events …

CentOS Dojo at CERN

RDO will be participating in a CentOS Dojo, or community gathering, at CERN, in Meyrin, Switzerland, on October 20th. You can find out more about the event, and sign up, at the event website.

At this meetup, we'll have a report on what has been happening in RDO over the last few months. And we'll hear a report from CERN about how they are using RDO in their data center as part of the research that happens at CERN.

Open Source Summit

The Open Source Summit (formerly known as LinuxCon) will be held in Los Angeles next week and in Prague in October. RDO will have a presence at both events, in the Red Hat booth. Drop by for RDO stickers, OpenStack cheatcheet bookmarks, and RDO advice.

OpenStack Days

The following OpenStack days are coming up, and each of them will have RDO enthusiasts in attendance:

If you're speaking at any of these events, please get in touch with me, so that I can help promote your presence there.


Finally, we encourage you to attend your local OpenStack meetup. There's hundreds of them, all over the world, every day. We post a list of upcoming meetups to the RDO mailing list each Monday, so that you can mark your calendar. Or you can search for events near you.

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

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