[Rdo-newsletter] June 2016 RDO Community Newsletter
by Rich Bowen
June 2016, RDO Community Newsletter
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* Newton release schedule
Thanks for being part of the RDO community!
The Newton cycle is moving along quickly, and Milestone 1
<http://releases.openstack.org/newton/schedule.html> is already out.
June is going to be another busy month, with lots of exciting events
happening around the world.
Some of the upcoming events in RDO, and the larger OpenStack ecosystem, are:
*Newton 1 Test Day*
With Newton 1 out, it's time to test the first RDO Newton packages.
We're planning a test day on *June 9th and 10th*. Details may be found
on the test day website
<https://www.rdoproject.org/testday/newton/milestone1/>. Drop by the
#rdo channel on the Freenode IRC network for help and discussion.
As always we greatly appreciate your help in any way that you can:
Getting the word out, testing, documenting test case instructions,
helping others who show up for test day, and writing up successes and
*Newton Doc Day*
We need your help with the RDO website. As each new upstream release
happens, we need to update the RDO website to reflect the new reality.
For example, there are still pages on the site that refer to Liberty as
the current stable release, and Mitaka as the upcoming one.
To address this, we're planning a doc day on *June 16th and 17th*. As
with the test day, we'll be hanging out on #rdo on Freenode for
questions and discussion, and we'll be identifying documents that need
to be updated, removed, or added, in the website issue tracker
You can help by identifying outdated pages or new pages that need to be
written, or by updating and writing those pages.
There are numerous upcoming OpenStack Days where RDO engineers will be
attending, or speaking, in the coming days.
As I write this, OpenStack Days Budapest
<http://openstackceeday.com/> is happening - it'll be over by the time
you read this.
Later this week (June 8), OpenStack Days Prague
<http://openstackdayprague.eu/> will be happening at the DOX Centre for
Other upcoming OpenStack Day events include Dublin
<http://openstackdayireland.com/> (June 10), Mexico City
<http://openstackdaylatam.com/> (June 14), Tokyo
<http://openstackdays.com/en/> (July 6 and 7), and Beijing
<http://openstackdaychina.csdn.net/m/zone/openstackdaychina/en> (July 14
If you're going to attend any of these events, please consider writing
up your experience and sending the report to rdo-list for all of us.
*Red Hat Summit*
We're just three weeks away from Red Hat Summit
<https://www.redhat.com/en/summit> and I want to highlight two reasons
that you should be there.
K Rain Leander will be giving a presentation titled Become an OpenStack
TripleO ATC, easy as ABC
which she'll teach you how to set up a developer environment necessary
to work on improving TripleO. Along the way, you'll learn a lot about
TripleO, and the larger OpenStack developer ecosystem.
Scott Suehle will be giving a talk titled Use Linux on your whole rack
with RDO and open networking
in which he'll demo setting up an RDO deployment, and best networking
practices for taming the complexity of OpenStack networking.
Of course, there's lots of other reasons
<https://www.redhat.com/en/summit/agenda/sessions> to come to Red Hat
Summit. While you're there, stop by the RDO booth in Community Central
for your RDO tshirt, and your copy of TripleO on a USB drive.
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 to the RDO community events calendar
As always, there have been some great RDO blog posts in the last month,
but I want to point out two in particular.
Last week, Alfredo Moralejo wrote two excellent blog posts explaining
how the RDO project works, what it produces, who does what in that
process, and how you can help.
The first of these two posts, Newbie in RDO: one size doesn't fit all
he gives the newbie's perspective on the project, explaining how it fits
into the upstream and downstream communities.
In the second post, Newbie in RDO (2): RDO Trunk from a bird's eye view
he shows in more detail how all the parts of the RDO process fit
together, and where you need to go to work with each component.
Every Wednesday at 15:00 UTC, we have the weekly RDO community meeting
on the #RDO channel on Freenode IRC. This is where the business of
running the project is discussed and decided. If there's something you'd
like to see happen, you need to be at this meeting so that your voice
can be heard.
The agenda for this meeting is always
at https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/RDO-Meeting and you are encouraged
to add the items that you care about to that document.
Notes from past meetings are usually posted on rdo-list
<https://www.redhat.com/archives/rdo-list/> and on the website
At 15:00 UTC every Thursday, we have the CentOS Cloud SIG Meeting on
#centos-devel. The agenda for that meeting is
at https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/centos-cloud-sig, and the minutes
from past meetings are posted
at https://www.rdoproject.org/community/cloud-sig-meeting/. The purpose
of the CentOS Cloud SIG (Special Interest Group) is to coordinate the
various cloud infrastructure projects that are packages for CentOS, and
whatever common resources they all need.
Bug Statistics and Bug Triage
Although we try to do a bug triage
<https://www.rdoproject.org/community/rdo-bugtriage/> on the third
Tuesday of every month, the triage in May was something special, as we
tried to clean up all of the End Of Life (EOL) bugs - that is, bugs that
refer to versions of OpenStack that have been declared EOL upstream
<http://releases.openstack.org/>, and thus are unlikely to ever be fixed.
Chandan Kumar has written a report from that effort
the RDO blog. Highlights include the closing of almost 400 bugs by an
Thanks to Chandan for putting together that event, and to everyone that
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/>
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* rdo-list mailing list <http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rdo-list>
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Thanks again for being part of the RDO community!
6 years, 9 months