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OpenStack Swift 2.0.0. This release includes storage policies – the culmination of a year of work from many members of the Swift contributor community. Storage policies are the biggest thing to happen in Swift since it was open-sourced four years ago. Storage policies allow you to tailor your storage infrastructure to exactly match your use case. This release marks a significant milestone in the life of the project that will lead to further adoption and community growth. You can get Swift 2.0 from http://tarballs.openstack.org/swift/swift-2.0.0.tar.gz. As always, you can upgrade to this version without any client downtime.
Third Party CI group formation and minutes
At the Juno Summit in Atlanta, Kurt Taylor, Anita Kuno, and Jay Pipes agreed to form a group focused on the Third Party experience, including but not limited to continuous integration. Part of the mission of the group is to focus on the quality of Third Party testing for OpenStack through improving documentation, gathering requirements, and easing the deployment of third party testing systems. The group has been working to improve the consumability of the components and documentation. They’re inviting all people involved in CI testing to join and help make the Third Party experience easier for developers and administrators to understand and deploy. The group holds regular weekly meetings. This week they discussed timelines for Cinder and Neutron testing, requirements for documentation patches, a proposal for system terminology and helped openATTIC solve its issues starting up the CI system.
Wrapping up the Travel Support Program – Juno
The OpenStack Foundation brought 21 people to Atlanta for the Summit in May, thanks to the grants offered by the Travel Support Program, sponsored by VMware. The Travel Support Program is based on the promise of Open Design and its aim is to facilitate participation of key contributors to the OpenStack Design Summit. The Travel Support Application for the November Summit in Paris is NOW OPEN! You can apply for the Travel Support Program, including costs for travel and accommodation.
The Road to Paris 2014 — Deadlines and Resources
- Call for Speakers now OPEN – November Summit in Paris
- Applications for Travel Support Program are open until August 18th
- Request an invitation letter for VISA
- Reserve hotel rooms
Security Advisories and Notices
- Multiple XSS vulnerabilities in Horizon (CVE-2014-3473, CVE-2014-3474, and CVE-2014-3475)
- [OSSN] Session-fixation vulnerability in Horizon when using the default signed cookie sessions
Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:
- How to architect systems to improve Network node scalability?
- How do I launch instances on specific hardware?
- tempURL key generation and how to block it.
- Why all disk space in my ceph cluster seems assigned to a VM?
- How to install Tuskar-UI on a single node server?
- Heat can’t connect to docker server on VM
- Configuring Openstack to work within an existing multi-vlan network
- Recovering existing Linux LVM back into cinder after crash
- tempest – new testcases for new service
Image credit: Ninian Reid