OpenStack Developer Mailing List Digest Feb 27 – March 4

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  • ttx: Mitaka-3 is done.
  • Odyssey4me: OpenStack-Ansible Liberty 12.0.7 is released [1].
  • johnthetubaguy: Nova is down to four pending blueprints for feature freeze now [2], sort of one day left. Better than it was this morning at least.
  • Russellb: Got a set of OVS flows working in OVN that applies security group changes immediately to existing connections.
  • Tell us yours via IRC with a message “#success [insert success]”.
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  • Quotas and Nested Quotas Working group

Outreachy May-Aug 2016: Call For Funding and Mentors

  • Outreachy [5] helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved by matching interns with established mentors in the upstream community.
  • We have 10 volunteer mentors for OpenStack this next cycle (May 23-August 23 2016).
    • Learn more and apply to be a mentor [6]
  • Potential sponsors have reached out, but we need more due to the increase in applicants.
    • Each intern is $6,500 for the three-month program.
    • The OpenStack Foundation has confirmed participation.
    • Learn more and apply to be a sponsor [7].
  • Regardless, help spread the world!
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Changing Microversion Headers

  • The API working group would like to change the format of headers used for microversions to make them more future proof before too many projects are using them.
    • Proposed guideline [8].
  • This came up in another guide for header non-proliferation [9].
  • After plenty of discussions, and with projects already deploying microversions (Nova, Ironic, Manila) the proposal is change basic from:
    • X-OpenStack-Nova-API-Version: 2.11
    • OpenStack-Compute-API-Version: 2.11
  • To:
    • OpenStack-API-Version: compute 2.11
  • This allows us to use one header name for multipel services and avoids some of the problems described in the header non-proliferation guideline [9].
  • Full thread

OpenStack Contributor Awards

  • The Foundation would like introduce some informal quirky awards to recognize the extremely valuable work that we all do to make Openstack excel.
  • With many different areas to celebrate, there are a few main chunks of the community that need a little love:
    • Those who might not be aware that they are valued, particularly new contributors
    • Those who are the active glue that binds the community together
    • Those who share their hard-earned knowledge with others and mentor
    • Those who challenge assumptions, and make us think
  • Nominate someone who you think is deserving of an awards [10]!
  • Full thread

Status Of Python 3 In OpenStack Mitaka

  • 13 services were ported to Python 3 during the Mitaka cycle: Cinder, Glance, Heat, Horizon, etc.
  • 9 services still need to be ported
  • Next Milestone: Functional and integration tests
  • “Ported to Python 3” means that all unit tests pass on Python 3.4 which is verified by a voting gate job. It is not enough to run applications in production with Python 3. Integration and functional tests are not run on Python 3 yet.
  • Read the full status post [11] by Victor Stinner.
  • Join Freenode channel #openstack-python3 to discuss and help out!
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