[Rdo-newsletter] RDO Community newsletter, October 2015
by Rich Bowen
October 2015 RDO Community Newsletter
(This newsletter is also available online at
* Quick Start - http://rdoproject.org/quickstart
* Mailing Lists - http://rdoproject.org/Mailing_lists
* RDO packages - http://rdoproject.org/repos/ with the trunk packages
* RDO blog - http://rdoproject.org/blog
* Q&A - http://ask.openstack.org/
* Open Tickets - http://tm3.org/rdobugs
* Twitter - http://twitter.com/rdocommunity
This month's newsletter is very late, because I've been traveling and
the time got away from me. If you'd like to help get next month's
newsletter out on time, or contribute to it in some other way, please
let me know, at rbowen(a)redhat.com
Mailing List Update
The RDO list archive from September is at
Here's a few highlights from the month.
* RDO Test Days
In late September we had our first Liberty RDO test day -
- and had pretty good participation, with some test results documented
We have a followup test day running as I write this, since we are now
closer to the Liberty release. Liberty is scheduled to release on
October the 15th, so what we have right now shold be mostly final.
* RDO-Manager Quickstart
A discussion started around the creation of an RDO-Manager Quickstart
document, much like the RDO Quickstart, to give a quick and successful
first run-through with RDO-Manager, producing a minimally useful cloud
instance. That discussion is at
There was some further discussion of RDO-Manager at
that's worth catching up on.
* RDO Liberty and Fedora
You may remember the topic of how RDO Liberty will be handled on
Fedora from last month. There was additional discussion at
for maintainers of these packages. An additional thread at
was geared towards everyone else.
* RDO-Manager and Ceph
there's some discussion of deploying Ceph-based storage using
This is just a taste of the month's highlights. You can catch up on
the entire month at
The reboot of the RDO website is almost ready to go live. You can
preview it at http://beta.rdoproject.org/ and you can participate in
the process at https://github.com/redhat-openstack/website
The new site is based on Middleman - https://middlemanapp.com/ - and
enables contributions via Git pull requests, both for the main website
content, and for the blog. There's also a handy developer tool that
lets you run a local copy of the site to verify your changes before
you send them along. Just get a `git clone` of the repo, and
run ./run-server.sh in the root of your working copy.
See also the list of open tickets at
https://github.com/redhat-openstack/website/issues if you're looking
for a place to help out.
Continuing the series of PTL interviews, I spoke with Haikel Guemar
about the new RPM packaging project. You can read, or listen to, that
And I'm in the process of editing an interview with Mike Perez, the
Cinder PTL, and should that up later this week.
As always, every week I post a summary of the blog posts by RDO
enthusiasts in the preceding week. These tend to increase in volume
as we approach the next release.
And, as of just a few weeks ago, we now have
http://blogs.rdoproject.org/ where RDO engineers can post about all
things OpenStack. If you'd like to have your OpenStack blog presence
there, let me know. (rbowen(a)redhat.com)
* Docs hack day
With the new website almost ready to go, we need your help taking that
final step. We're planning a documentation/website hack day on
Thursday, October 15th. We'll be coordinating on #rdo on Freenode, and
also around the issue tracker at
https://github.com/redhat-openstack/website/issues So get a fork of
the website (See beta.rdoproject.org item above), and get ready.
* OpenStack Summit
The OpenStack Summit in Tokyo is right around the corner, and we hope
to see you there. We have an RDO community meetup planned for lunch
time on Wednesday.
We'll be at the Red Hat booth at the Summit, where you can meet RDO
engineers, and see demos of RDO, OpenShift, ManageIQ, and other
OpenStack-related offerings. Also, be sure to get the new RDO tshirt,
which finally defines what RDO really stands for.
To prepare for summit, you might want to read this excellent article
by Nick Chase about what's new in Liberty:
Details are still being worked out, but we plan to have an RDO
community event, in conjunction with the CentOS Dojo, on the days
immediately before FOSDEM, early next year. FOSDEM is scheduled for
January 30 and 31st, in Brussels, Belgium. We expect the CentOS event
to be on Friday, January 29th.
It seems that every month there's more and more OpenStack meetups
around the world. I try to keep the calendar of upcoming meetups
updated at http://rdoproject.org/events/ so that you can see what's
happening in your area.
* LinuxCon Dublin
Last week, we were in Dublin for LinuxCon Europe, where there was
great OpenStack content by several RDO engineers, including Mark
McLoughlin and Kashyap Chamarthy. We really appreciate everyone who
made it to those talks, as well as everyone that stopped by the booth
to talk about OpenStack.
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 ...
* RDO - http://rdoproject.org/
* OpenStack Q&A - http://ask.openstack.org/
* rdo-list mailing list -
* This newsletter -
* IRC - #rdo on Freenode.irc.net
* Puppet module development - #rdo-puppet
* Follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/rdocommunity
* Google+ - http://tm3.org/rdogplus
* Facebook - http://facebook.com/rdocommunity
Thanks again for being part of the RDO community!
Rich Bowen - rbowen(a)redhat.com
OpenStack Community Liaison
7 years, 5 months