[Openstack] OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Dec 14-21)

Stefano Maffulli stefano at openstack.org
Fri Dec 21 16:01:20 UTC 2012

    Highlights of the week -- Holiday edition

Happy holidays from the whole team at the OpenStack Foundation. We wish 
you a merry time to spend with your beloved ones.

      DevStack on openSUSE, or how to quickly setup OpenStack on

DevStack is a set of shell scripts to build complete OpenStack 
development environments. It is useful to create a small OpenStack 
environment that will be used for hacking, testing, etc. and is 
therefore primarily used for upstream development. Vincent Untz got 
DevStack to work on openSUSE.

      Ten Useful Openstack Swift Features

Adrian Smith goes through some of the new features introduced in Swift 
1.7.5 and their implication. If you want to learn about CORS support 
Etag, Object versioning and other nice features read his post.

      Introducing OpenStack Packstack

Derek Higgins developed a tool that is capable of installing OpenStack 
in a distributed environment using some of the most common 
configurations. Packstack can be used to transform Fedora 17/18, RHEL 6 
or CentOS 6 servers into a functional Openstack Folsom deployment. The 
tool ssh's onto each server and apply's puppet manifests to set 
openstack up. On his blog post Derek outlines how to use his Packstack 
on Fedora 17.

      A look at individual membership in the OpenStack Foundation

It's no secret that I like numbers and charts. If you like them too, 
then David Fishman's post is a must read for the holidays. Davide took a 
snapshot of the membership of the OpenStack Foundation using the 
publicly available data. Who are these people and what are their 
affiliations? What if anything does it say about the use and uptake of 
OpenStack cloud? What doesn't it say? And, like any data, what other 
useful questions does it raise? Remember that the OpenStack Foundation 
elections are coming 
<http://www.openstack.org/election/2013-board-election/> and the 
holidays may be a good time to get to know the candidates 
for the Board of Directors.

      To OpenStack

Martin Paulo introduced OpenStack to a new group of people. He collected 
and published his notes: I believe his work can be very useful for other 
OpenStack speakers.

    Tips and tricks

  * By S├ębastien Han <http://sebastien-han.fr/>:Where does my instance
  * By Christian Berendt <http://www.cberendt.de/>: Allocation of
    multiple VLAN ranges on one physical network
  * By Michael Still <http://www.stillhq.com/>: Some quick operational
    notes for users of loop and nbd devices

    Upcoming Events

  * OpenStack China Tour: Wuhan
    <http://hui.csdn.net/MeetingInfo.aspx?mid=157> Dec 22, 2012 --
    Wuhan, China Details <http://hui.csdn.net/MeetingInfo.aspx?mid=157>
  * Minnesota OpenStack: Part 2
    Jan 07, 2013 -- Minneapolis, MN Details
  * FOSDEM'13 <https://fosdem.org/2013/schedule/track/cloud/> Feb 02 --
    03, 2013 -- Bruxelles, Belgium Cloud track

    Other news

  * The new OpenStack Marketing team has its own wiki page
    http://wiki.openstack.org/Governance/Foundation/Marketing with good
  * Horizon Hyper-V RDP console access
  * Report from past events:
      o Event Report: OpenStack Day, Bangalore, India
  * OpenStack Project Meeting: Summary
    and full logs

    Welcome new contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  * Harika Vakadi, Persistent
  * Ben Andrews
  * Walter A. Boring IV, HP
  * Therese McHale, HP

    Bonus Video

Overview of OpenStack and the OpenStack Foundation by Mark Collier:


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