[Openstack-announce] OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Sep 21-28)

Stefano Maffulli stefano at openstack.org
Fri Sep 28 19:26:59 UTC 2012

    Highlights of the week

      OpenStack Folsom Is Here With The Schedule Of The Summit

Another release for OpenStack today, the sixth in a little over two
years.  Folsom, or 2012.2 has two new services Networking (Quantum) and
Block Storage (Cinder) services, architected in line with the OpenStack
philosophy of pluggability and extensibility. While work was underway to
establish the new OpenStack Foundation, our thriving community once
again delivered the release on-time and with all planned essential
features. The full announcement with links to the release notes on
OpenStack 2012.2 ("Folsom") released!
<http://markmail.org/message/vanmu7ahkvmnxfln> Direct download links on

      Published the Agenda for the OpenStack Summit

The schedule for the OpenStack Summit has been published
take advantage of the discount until the end of September (save $200
<http://openstacksummitfall2012.eventbrite.com/>) on the registration
fee and come meet this amazing OpenStack community live in San Diego.

      Technical Committee elections results, Fall 2012

The OpenStack TC election period is now over. The winners
for the 3 remaining seats on the Technical Committee
<http://wiki.openstack.org/Governance/TechnicalCommittee> are: Monty
Taylor, Anne Gentle, Russell Bryant.

They are elected for a one-year term, and join the already-elected
members: Vish Ishaya, John Dickinson, Brian Waldon, Joe Heck, Gabriel
Hurley, Dan Wendlandt, John Griffith, Mark McLoughlin, Jay Pipes and
Thierry Carrez.

      OpenStack Folsom Architecture

Ken Pepple /updated his "Intro to OpenStack Architecture 101? for the
official documentation. Read the /*expanded*/version of it on his blog./

      Providing a Unified View of OpenStack Projects

Wan to find answers to questions like: who's contributing to that
particular feature of OpenStack? What is that developer working on? How
many work hours/lines of code went into adding that feature/blueprint?
What are users saying about OpenStack? Register here
<http://openstack.enterthemeeting.com/m/1GQI39PC> for the webinar and
don't miss the talk on Wednesday, October 17 in San Diego

      The Top 3 New Swift Features in OpenStack Folsom

There has been a ton of activity in and around Swift throughout the
Folsom release cycle. Swift has moved from version 1.4.8 in the Essex
release to version 1.7.4 in the Folsom release. Some of the new features
added in the Folsom release include the integration of Keystone
middleware, the separation of the Swift CLI and client library so Glance
can more easily integrate with Swift to store Nova images.

Swift has also added many new features to its core storage engine. Find
out about it from SwiftStack Team.

      From nova-network to quantum

If you wonder what changed in OpenStack Networking with the release of
Folsom, this is the article to read. By Sébastien Han
<http://sebastien-han.fr/> and Emilien Macchi <http://my1.fr/>.

      Quantum plugin comparison

Folsom has been released, it's probably time for some of you to deploy
OpenStack. This is a follow up to the article titled From nova-network
to Quantum
One of the main question with Folsom is: which Quantum plugin should I
use? The answer could be in this article! Another article co-written
with Emilien Macchi <http://my1.fr/>. Deep dive into the available
plugins in Quantum for OpenStack Folsom.

    Tips and tricks

  * By Grid Dynamics: OpenStack Team
    <http://openstackgd.wordpress.com/>: Overcoming YUM Repository Limit
  * By Sandy Walsh
    a fairly detailed treaty on OpenStack Nova Internals -- pt2 --

        Upcoming Events

  * Help needed to organize the OpenStack devroom for *FOSDEM* 2013
  * OpenStack China Tour #2
    <http://hui.csdn.net/MeetingInfo.aspx?MID=135> Sep 22, 2012 --
    Shenzen, China Details <http://hui.csdn.net/MeetingInfo.aspx?MID=135>
  * Puppet Master Pulls Deployment Strings with Ease
    <http://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-LA/events/79142862/> Sep 27, 2012
    -- Los Angeles, CA Details
  * PyCon India 2012
    Sept 28-30 -- Bangalore, India, Details
  * OpenStack Summit <http://openstack.org/> Oct 15 -- 18, 2012 -- San
    Diego, CA

    Other news

  * What's up doc? September 26 2012
  * OpenStack Project Meeting 2012-09-25: Summary
    and full logs

    Chart of the week

Lots more charts are available on Bitergia's report on Folsom
and Mark McLoughlin
(spelled right this time) github tree


Folsom contributors ecosystem

/The weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the
various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add
content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please
leave a comment./

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