January 2020 RDO Community Newsletter

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Welcome to the new decade of 2020 where it's a mere five months to Ussuri release! Ready? Set? GO!

Housekeeping Items

Are You Headed to Brno?

We are gearing up for DevConf.CZ where we'll have our very own booth. While we're not planning on running any demos, we'd love to see your demos instead! If you've got something you'd like to show via video OR LIVE because you're not afraid of ANYTHING, sign up.

We're also looking for people to spend their precious free time answering questions at the RDO booth. If you're attending, please consider spending one or more of your free moments with us. Questions run the gamut from "What's RDO?" to "I found a bug in Neutron and need help troubleshooting it." Of course, you're not expected to know everything and you can always keep IRC open to access the RDO Community for help! Plus, you get cool stuff! If you show up for three or more shifts, we're going to hook you up with an RDO hoodie.

Reach out to Rain Leander on IRC (leanderthal) or email (rain@redhat.com) for more information.

RDO Changes

What a Fabulous Test Day!

RDO test day was 19 and 20 December 2019 and it went great! While we didn't open any tickets, we had 26 participants and 869 messages. The next RDO test day is for Milestone three on 16-17 April 2020.

Community News

Community Meetings

Every Tuesday at 13:30 UTC, we have a weekly TripleO CI community meeting on https://meet.google.com/bqx-xwht-wky with the agenda on https://hackmd.io/IhMCTNMBSF6xtqiEd9Z0Kw. The TripleO CI meeting focuses on a group of people focusing on Continuous Integration tooling and system who would like to provide a comprehensive testing framework that is easily reproducible for TripleO contributors. This framework should also be consumable by other CI systems (OPNFV, RDO, vendor CI, etc.), so that TripleO can be tested the same way everywhere. This is NOT a place for TripleO usage questions, rather, check out the next meeting listed just below.

Every Tuesday at 14:00 UTC, immediately following the TripleO CI meeting is the weekly TripleO Community meeting on the #TripleO channel on Freenode IRC. The agenda for this meeting is posted each week in a public etherpad. This is for addressing anything to do with TripleO, including usage, feature requests, and bug reports.

Every Wednesday at 14:00 UTC, we have a 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.

Every Thursday at 15:00 UTC, there is a weekly CentOS Cloud SIG meeting on the #centos-devel 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. This meeting makes sense for people that are involved in packaging OpenStack for CentOS and for people that are packaging OTHER cloud infra things (OpenNebula, CloudStack, Euca, etc) for CentOS. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller

OpenStack News

TripleO CI Summary: Sprint 40

The TripleO CI team has just completed Sprint 40 / Unified Sprint 19 (Nov 21 thru Dec 18). The following is a summary of completed work during this sprint cycle:

  • Created a PoC for 3rd-party testing jobs for podman and ceph-ansible. The 3rd-party jobs are now running and being triggered from github pull requests.
  • Closed-out work on the design enhancements to the promotion server. Tested the new promoter code and fixed issues related to manifests and quay.io.
  • Working w/ quay support re: performance and api issues.
  • Implemented component pipeline running daily and promoting separated from the integration jobs. Job that promotes the component still under testing and fixing bugs. Component jobs have been also created in downstream.
  • Addressed issues and technical debt tasks in TripleO CI realm, including issues in the zuul reproducer.

Next sprint starts Jan 3rd. The planned work for the next sprint are still going to be defined, and may include component pipeline work and build out CentOS8 promotion and check jobs upstream.

Recent and Upcoming Events

DevConf.CZ Brno Czech Republic 24-26 January 2020

DevConf.CZ 2020 is the 12th annual, free, Red Hat sponsored community conference for developers, admins, DevOps engineers, testers, documentation writers and other contributors to open source technologies. The conference includes topics on Linux, Middleware, Virtualization, Storage, Cloud and mobile. At DevConf.CZ, FLOSS communities sync, share, and hack on upstream projects together in the beautiful city of Brno, Czech Republic.

FOSDEM Brussels Belgium 01-02 February 2020

FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels. No registration necessary.

Call For Papers

There are a handful of relevant conferences with open CFPs. Need help figuring out a good topic or finalizing your abstract? Feel free to reach out in the #RDO channel on IRC.

  • DecompileD Conference Dresden Germany 27 March 2020 is a conference for like-minded engineers! We cover new technologies, industry trends, and best practices in the areas of Mobile, Cloud, Big Data. Learn new technologies and improve your skills in joint workshops. Grow your network and discuss your solutions during the lunch and coffee breaks, and at the after-show party. CFP closes 31 January 2020 00:00 UTC

  • Serverless Days Boston Massachusetts USA 06 April 2020 is a developer-oriented conference about serverless technologies. We believe in and encourage practical sessions, in which developers share their experience and lessons from real-world projects. ServerlessDays Boston is part of ServerlessDays (formerly JeffConf), a global series of events around the world fostering communities around serverless technologies. CFP closes 15 February 2020 04:00 UTC

Other Events

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.

Keep in Touch

There are lots of ways to stay in in touch with what's going on in the RDO community. The best ways are …


Mailing Lists

IRC on Freenode.irc.net

  • RDO Project #rdo
  • TripleO #tripleo
  • CentOS Cloud SIG #centos-devel

Social Media

As always, thanks for being part of the RDO community!