[Openstack] State of Glance
mark.collier at rackspace.com
Sun Jan 23 18:24:48 UTC 2011
Jay, your leadership on this has been amazing to watch. Kudos!
On Jan 23, 2011, at 11:49 AM, "Jay Pipes" <jaypipes at gmail.com> wrote:
> Lions, tigers, and Bexars, oh my.
> I wanted to give the community a heads up on the progress we've made
> with Glance image service OpenStack project and some insight into what
> is being planned for completion in the next release (Cactus).
> For the Bexar release, we focused on the following large work items:
> * Refactoring of the Teller/Parallax architecture into a simpler
> unified Glance API
> * Completing the Glance API to include support for
> creating/registering new virtual machine images
> * Inclusion of a glance client library
> * Inclusion of an S3 storage backend
> * Getting Glance working with the XenServer snapshot mechanisms that
> landed in Nova for Bexar
> * Completing documentation for the project
> * Packaging the project in PyPI
> I'm happy to share that all of the above goals have been achieved,
> along with lots of fixes for bugs we uncovered along the way.
> Documentation is now online with the other two OpenStack projects, and
> is available at http://glance.openstack.org.
> I'd like to give a big shout-out to Chris MacGown, Rick Harris, Cory
> Wright and Ewan Mellor for their code and bug fixing contributions and
> Devin Carlen for always-prompt code reviews. :)
> Looking forward to Cactus, we've got a lot on our plate, and we'd love
> input from the community in how to prioritise the various blueprints
> we have on the shelf for Cactus:
> http://blueprints.launchpad.net/glance. The "big" ones that we're
> contemplating tackling for Cactus are as follows:
> * Image conversion
> * CLI/administrative tools
> * Authentication/authorization
> * Reflection in the API
> * Image checksumming
> * Results filtering and limiting
> and https://blueprints.launchpad.net/glance/+spec/api-limited-results)
> * i18n/l10n (https://blueprints.launchpad.net/glance/+spec/i18n)
> * Refactoring the image_type to disk_format and appliance_format
> We'd love to get your input on what you feel is critical to get done
> in the next 3 months for Cactus.
> As a final note, I'd like to welcome Phaneendra Kaddi as a Glance
> contributor. Phaneendra approached me a couple weeks ago about
> working on some of the blueprints for Cactus and has been reading the
> code and preparing for contributing. Welcome Phaneendra! :)
> Cheers all and happy Bexar release,
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