[rdo-users] Rocky RDO Release Announcement

Rain Leander rleander at redhat.com
Thu Sep 20 16:02:26 UTC 2018

If you're having trouble with the formatting, this release announcement is
available online https://blogs.rdoproject.org/2018/09/rdo-rocky-released/
The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the
RDO build for OpenStack Rocky for RPM-based distributions, CentOS Linux and
Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RDO is suitable for building private, public, and
hybrid clouds. Rocky is the 18th release from the OpenStack project, which
is the work of more than 1400 contributors from around the world

The release already available on the CentOS mirror network at

The RDO community project 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.

All work on RDO and on the downstream release, Red Hat OpenStack Platform
is 100% open source, with all code changes going upstream first.
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Interesting things in the Rocky release include:

   - New neutron ML2 driver networking-ansible
   <https://networking-ansible.readthedocs.io/en/latest/> has been included
   in RDO. This module abstracts management and interaction with switching
   hardware to Ansible Networking.
   - Swift3 has been moved to swift package as the “s3api” middleware.

Other improvements include:

   - Metalsmith <https://metalsmith.readthedocs.io/en/latest/> is now
   included in RDO. This is a simple tool to provision bare metal machines
   using ironic, glance and neutron.


During the Rocky cycle, we saw the following new contributors:

   - Bob Fournier
   - Bogdan Dobrelya
   - Carlos Camacho
   - Carlos Goncalves
   - Cédric Jeanneret
   - Charles Short
   - Dan Smith
   - Dustin Schoenbrun
   - Florian Fuchs
   - Goutham Pacha Ravi
   - Ilya Etingof
   - Konrad Mosoń
   - Luka Peschke
   - mandreou
   - Nate Johnston
   - Sandhya Dasu
   - Sergii Golovatiuk
   - Tobias Urdin
   - Tony Breeds
   - Victoria Martinez de la Cruz
   - Yaakov Selkowitz

Welcome to all of you and Thank You So Much for participating!

But we wouldn’t want to overlook anyone. A super massive Thank You to all
SIXTY-NINE contributors who participated in producing this release. This
list includes commits to rdo-packages and rdo-infra repositories:

   - Ade Lee
   - Alan Bishop
   - Alan Pevec
   - Alex Schultz
   - Alfredo Moralejo
   - Bob Fournier
   - Bogdan Dobrelya
   - Brad P. Crochet
   - Carlos Camacho
   - Carlos Goncalves
   - Cédric Jeanneret
   - Chandan Kumar
   - Charles Short
   - Christian Schwede
   - Daniel Alvarez
   - Daniel Mellado
   - Dansmith
   - Dmitry Tantsur
   - Dougal Matthews
   - Dustin Schoenbrun
   - Emilien Macchi
   - Eric Harney
   - Florian Fuchs
   - Goutham Pacha Ravi
   - Haikel Guemar
   - Honza Pokorny
   - Ilya Etingof
   - James Slagle
   - Jason Joyce
   - Javier Peña
   - Jistr
   - Jlibosva
   - Jon Schlueter
   - Juan Antonio Osorio Robles
   - karthik s
   - Kashyap Chamarthy
   - Kevin Tibi
   - Konrad Mosoń
   - Lon
   - Luigi Toscano
   - Luka Peschke
   - marios
   - Martin André
   - Matthew Booth
   - Matthias Runge
   - Mehdi Abaakouk
   - Nate Johnston
   - Nmagnezi
   - Oliver Walsh
   - Pete Zaitcev
   - Pradeep Kilambi
   - rabi
   - Radomir Dopieralski
   - Ricardo Noriega
   - Sandhya Dasu
   - Sergii Golovatiuk
   - shrjoshi
   - Steve Baker
   - Thierry Vignaud
   - Tobias Urdin
   - Tom Barron
   - Tony Breeds
   - Tristan de Cacqueray
   - Victoria Martinez de la Cruz
   - Yaakov Selkowitz
   - yatin

The Next Release Cycle

At the end of one release, focus shifts immediately to the next, Stein
<https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Release_Naming/S_Proposals> which has a
slightly longer release cycle due to the PTG Summit co-location next year
<https://ttx.re/future-of-ptg.html> with an estimated GA the week of 08-12
April 2019. The full schedule is available at

Twice during each release cycle, RDO hosts official Test Days shortly after
the first and third milestones; therefore, the upcoming test days are 01-02
November 2018 for Milestone One and 14-15 March 2019 for Milestone Three.
Get Started

There are three ways to get started with RDO.

To spin up a proof of concept cloud, quickly, and on limited hardware, try
an All-In-One Packstack installation
<https://www.rdoproject.org/install/packstack/>. 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, for those that don’t have any hardware or physical resources,
there’s the OpenStack Global Passport Program
<https://www.openstack.org/passport>. This is a collaborative effort
between OpenStack public cloud providers to let you experience the freedom,
performance and interoperability of open source infrastructure. You can
quickly and easily gain access to OpenStack infrastructure via trial
programs from participating OpenStack public cloud providers around the
Get Help

The RDO Project participates in a Q&A service at https://ask.openstack.org.
We also have our [users at lists.rdoproject.org[(
https://lists.rdoproject.org/mailman/listinfo/users) for RDO-specific users
and operrators. For more developer-oriented content we recommend joining
the dev at lists.rdoproject.org mailing list
<https://lists.rdoproject.org/mailman/listinfo/dev>. Remember to post a
brief introduction about yourself and your RDO story. The mailing lists
archives are all available at https://mail.rdoproject.org
<https://lists.rdoproject.org/mailman/listinfo>. You can also find
extensive documentation on RDOproject.org <https://www.rdoproject.org/>.

The #rdo channel on Freenode IRC is also an excellent place to find and
give help.

We also welcome comments and requests on the CentOS mailing lists
<https://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo> and the CentOS and TripleO IRC
channels (#centos, #centos-devel, and #tripleo on irc.freenode.net),
however we have a more focused audience within the RDO venues.
Get Involved

To get involved in the OpenStack RPM packaging effort, check out the RDO
contribute pages <https://www.rdoproject.org/contribute/>, peruse the CentOS
Cloud SIG page <https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/Cloud>, and
inhale the RDO packaging documentation

Join us in #rdo on the Freenode IRC network and follow us on Twitter
@RDOCommunity <http://twitter.com/rdocommunity/>. You can also find us on
Facebook <https://facebook.com/rdocommunity>, Google+
<https://plus.google.com/communities/110409030763231732154> and YouTube
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