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* Mailing Lists <https://www.rdoproject.org/community/mailing-lists/>
* RDO release packages <https://trunk.rdoproject.org/>
* Review.RDOProject.org <http://review.rdoproject.org/>
* RDO blog <http://rdoproject.org/blog>
* Q&A <http://ask.openstack.org/>
* Open Tickets <http://tm3.org/rdobugs>
* Twitter <http://twitter.com/rdocommunity>
* Newton release schedule
Thanks for being part of the RDO community!
RDO Newton Released
The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the
RDO build for OpenStack Newton for RPM-based distributions, CentOS Linux
7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RDO is suitable for building private,
public, and hybrid clouds. Newton is the 14th release from the OpenStack
project <http://openstack.org/>, which is the work of more than 2700
contributors from around the world (source <http://stackalytics.com/>).
The RDO community project <https://www.rdoproject.org/> curates,
packages, builds, tests, and maintains a complete OpenStack component
set for RHEL and CentOS Linux and is a member of the CentOS Cloud
Infrastructure SIG <https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/Cloud>.
The Cloud Infrastructure SIG focuses on delivering a great user
experience for CentOS Linux users looking to build and maintain their
own on-premise, public or hybrid clouds. At latest count, RDO
contains 1157 packages
All work on RDO, and on the downstream release, Red Hat OpenStack
Platform, is 100% open source, with all code changes going upstream first.
There are three ways to get started with RDO.
To spin up a proof of concept cloud, quickly, and on limited hardware,
try the All-In-One Quickstart <http://rdoproject.org/Quickstart>. You
can run RDO on a single node to get a feel for how it works.
For a production deployment of RDO, use the TripleO Quickstart
<https://www.rdoproject.org/tripleo/> and you'll be running a production
cloud in short order.
Finally, if you want to try out OpenStack, but don't have the time or
hardware to run it yourself, visit TryStack <http://trystack.org/>,
where you can use a free public OpenStack instance, running RDO
packages, to experiment with the OpenStack management interface and API,
launch instances, configure networks, and generally familiarize yourself
OpenStack Summit Recap
It's just been a few days since the OpenStack Summit
<http://openstack.org/summit> in Barcelona, Spain, and some of us are
still recovering. There's always far too much happening at Summit for
any one person to experience, so catching up on all of the various blog
posts afterwards is part of the experience. Here's some of the event
recaps from our community:
* Attending OpenStack Summit Ocata
* OpenStack Summit, Barcelona: 2 of N
* What you missed at OpenStack Summit
Two highlights of OpenStack Summit for the RDO community were the RDO
Infrastructure meeting, and the Evening with RDO and Ceph.
On Monday afternoon, before the Summit officially started, about 20 RDO
community members gathered to discuss some of the infrastructure issues
around the RDO project. As RDO has grown, our infrastructure needs have
grown, and various community members have brought up services to address
these needs. Over time, our infrastructure footprint has become
complicated enough that a beginner is likely to have trouble figuring
out what goes where. Over the coming year, we're going to try to
consolidate some of these services to fewer locations, preferably
running on RDO-based clouds, and document these services so that it's
easier for newbies to jump in. This, and other infrastructure related
issues, were discussed. You can see the agenda, and notes, from that
meeting, in the meeting etherpad
On Tuesday evening, RDO and Ceph together hosted a gathering at the
Princess Hotel. It was an evening of food, drinks, and technical
sessions about Ceph and RDO. We ended up having 215 people in
attendance, and 12 speakers, covering a variety of topics around our two
projects. Watch rdo-list and @rdocommunity for the slides from these
presentations over the coming days.
Ocata Test Day Schedule
Based on the Ocata development schedule
<https://releases.openstack.org/ocata/schedule.html>, we've posted a
tentative Ocata RDO test day schedule
<https://www.rdoproject.org/testday/> on the RDO website. Mark your
calendar. Plan to spend a few hours on those days testing the latest RDO
packages, and help make RDO Ocata the best RDO yet.
Over the last few test days, we've improved the test day instructions to
make it easier for you to participate without having to know everything
about RDO ahead of time. So don't worry if you're not an OpenStack
expert. Bring a fresh CentOS VM to the party, and we'll provide the rest
of the pieces.
Here's the tentative schedule:
* Ocata 1 – December 1st and 2nd, 2016
* Ocata 3 – February 2nd and 3rd, 2017
* Ocata Final – March 2nd and 3rd, 2017
You'll notice there's only three test days listed - Ocata is a shorter
than usual cycle, and falls during a time of the year where it's already
difficult to find test day dates. So we're dropping the Ocata 2 test
day, and moving tghe others around a little. This makes it all the more
important that the community show up to test.
There's several events on the horizon that you should be aware of. There
are some of the upcoming OpenStack Day events where we expect members of
the RDO community to be present.
* OpenStack DACH Tag <https://www.openstack-dach.org/>, Berlin,
* OpenStack Day France <https://openstackdayfrance.fr/>, Paris,
* OpenStack Day Canada <http://openstackca.org/>, Montreal, November 22nd
Other RDO events, including the many OpenStack meetups around the world,
are always listed on the RDO events page <http://rdoproject.org/events>.
If you have an RDO-related event, please feel free to add it by
submitting a pull request on Github
Every Wednesday at 15:00 UTC, we have the weekly RDO community meeting
on the #RDO channel on Freenode IRC. And at 15:00 UTC Thursdays, we have
the CentOS Cloud SIG Meeting on #centos-devel.
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 <http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rdo-list>
* This newsletter <http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rdo-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
RDO Community Liaison