OpenStack Ussuri release, OSF events, project updates and more

Spotlight on: Project Teams Gathering (PTG) Recap

It has been a week since the first virtual Project Teams Gathering (PTG)! While it was not the same experience as our traditional in-person PTGs, the community made the best of the current situation. We’ve been amazed by how many people have joined us online this year to collaborate on OSF-supported projects. We not only had the highest attendance and gender diversity in this PTG, but also had 20 more countries represented than the Denver PTG last year. Thank you to all the community members who have worked together virtually in this unprecedented time to collaborate without boundaries.

PTG Participation by Day*
*Attendees’ attendance might be counted twice in the same day if they are participating in multiple sessions.

If you didn’t attend—or if you did and want a replay—check out the PTG spotlight on Superuser where we have collected the project announcements, community updates, and discussions you may have missed.

OpenStack Foundation news

  • The OSF Edge Computing Group published its second white paper, Edge Computing: Next Steps in Architecture, Design and Testing.
  • There will be two community meetings next week to cover OSF-supported project updates and event updates. One is on Thursday, June 25 at 1500 UTC and the other is Friday, June 26 at 0200 UTC. You can find the dial-in information here.
  • The OSF has entered into a partnership with ETSI. The partnership will help strengthen collaboration between standardization and open source activities, including the area of edge computing.
  • The OSF Board of Directors approved the 2020.06 RefStack guidelines.
  • OpenDev: Large-scale Usage of Open Infrastructure Software, the first of three virtual OpenDev events, kicks off June 29. Register here.

Airship: Elevate your infrastructure

  • Nominations for the Airship Technical Committee are now open, and will remain open until EOD June 21. More information here.
  • Airship 2.0’s alpha milestone was completed in May. Stay updated on progress toward the beta through the blog.
  • Running or evaluating Airship? The User Survey is available here. 

Kata Containers: The speed of containers, the security of VMs

  • We published two stable releases at the end of last week – 1.11.1 and 1.10.5.
    • Among other bug fixes, these releases include security fixes for CVE-2020-2023 and CVE-2020-2026.
    • Kata Security Advisory for the above CVEs describing impact and mitigation has been published here.
  • All Kata versions prior to 1.11.1 and 1.10.5 are impacted. It is recommended to upgrade to the latest stable releases. The security fixes have been pushed to master as well.
  • We tagged Kata Containers 2.0.0-alpha1 release last week. This release uses the rust agent as default and makes the switch to ttrpc from grpc as the communication protocol. We have also consolidated the agent and runtime repositories and moved them to kata-containers/kata-containers repository for better maintenance and release management.
  • Now you can find the release information for 2.0.0-alpha1 here, and you can also find the features that we are planning for 2.0 here.

OpenStack: Open source software for creating private and public clouds

  • The OpenStack community had a great virtual Project Teams Gathering. While we missed seeing each other in person, it was a productive event, putting the Victoria development cycle to a good start. You can still access all the etherpads for the event, and find summaries posted on the discuss mailing-list.
  • Speaking of the Victoria cycle, the Technical Committee finally selected two community-wide goals around CI/CD for this cycle: switch legacy Zuul jobs to native, and migrate jobs to new Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For more details, check out Ghanshyam Mann’s post on the mailing-list.
  • Hot on the heels of the recent Ussuri release, Thomas Goirand announced the availability of packages for Debian sid, as well as the buster-ussuri.debian.net repositories. Peter Matulis announced the availability of the 20.05 OpenStack charms release, introducing support for OpenStack Ussuri on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and 20.04 LTS. Amy Marrich announced the general availability of the RDO build for OpenStack Ussuri for RPM-based distributions, CentOS Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Following discussions at the PTG, the Technical Committee and the User Committee have started to move forward with merging into a single governance body for the OpenStack open source project, representing all contributors (developers, operators, and end users of the software). As a first step, the separate user-committee mailing-list was discontinued and future discussions will be held on the openstack-discuss mailing-list.

StarlingX: A fully featured cloud for the distributed edge

  • StarlingX is now a confirmed top-level Open Infrastructure project supported by the OpenStack Foundation.
  • The community is currently working on the 4.0 version of the platform that they are planning to release in July.
  • You can check out this blog post to find out more about the community’s achievements since the project’s launch and their plans for the next release.

Zuul: Stop merging broken code

  • Zuul 3.19.0 and Nodepool 3.13.0 are the last planned series 3 releases, incorporating a new Ansible 2.9 default, branch guessing for tags, ability to pause mergers, TLS encryption for Zookeeper connections, a new “serial” pipeline manager, a timezone selector for the dashboard, and more; work is underway for version 4 which sets the stage for distributed schedulers, stateful restarts, and high availability across all services.
  • Zuul: A Wazo Platform Case Study
    • Learn why Wazo Platform, An open source software programmable telecommunication platform, leverages Zuul’s cross-repository dependencies for its repositories.
  • Zuul: A T-Systems Case Study
    • Learn why global IT company T-Systems leverages Zuul’s ability to easily test workflows.

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