Cloud SIG meeting day is upon us. I know this is why you look forward to Fridays :)
Meeting Details: Friday, 2011/05/27 @1900 UTC (In NA - East coast, 3pm; West coast, 12pm.)
Meeting channel: #fedora-meeting, irc.freenode.net
* F15 over, F16 incoming applause
* EC2 business
* Packaging needs
* Open floor
So you probably heard that Fedora 15 is out. Woo!
And that means one thing: I'll be asking everyone endlessly for MOAR
FEATURES IN FEDORA 16.
Feature submission deadline, per my currently still-slightly-drafty F16
schedule page at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/16/Schedule is
July 12. Feature freeze is July 26, which is when your feature should be
more or less testable, and significantly complete.
If you are wondering what constitutes a "feature", this wiki page is a
good place to start.
If you are planning on doing packaging of any sort of cloud-related
project, I would recommend starting to work on it *now*, including
getting your Feature moving through the Feature process. Now, I hear
that the person who usually runs the Cloud SIG meetings also happens to
be the Fedora Feature Wrangler as part of her $dayjob, and that she
might be a good person to ask if you have questions. (That's me, in case
you're wondering.) If you're not sure if what you have should be a
feature, my simple answer is that if it's new to Fedora, then, probably. :)
Also: If you're planning on doing any packaging of your favorite
project, please pipe up here! I'm sure everyone would love to hear about
what the plans are for F16. We've got plenty of people willing to help
out with reviews and packaging right now, so by all means, seize the
(Hint: CloudFS, Aeolus, CloudStack, and Eucalyptus folks, I'm looking at
you. Even if it's for F17. Do tell your plans. Please. :D)
If you've already got a feature in progress and a feature page to match,
please list it on the wiki page:
Note that we already have one in the pipeline, Sheepdog. (Thanks to
ke4qqq and sdake for working on this!)
FYI that I have gone in and scrubbed up the wiki page to look a little
Please note that I've added a few items - a link to an individual page
of things needing packaging, F16 plans, current projects, etc.
If you have big plans for stuff you'd like to work on, be it
documentation, a feature, a project, whatever, please list it on the
wiki page. :)
I've been looking at sheepdog pretty intensely over the past few
weeks, and it seems relatively simple to package, and of course
$dayjob is interested in sheepdog, so I pushed this up.
If you are unfamiliar with sheepdog, take a look here:
If you have a boring weekend, feel free to review:
So one of my $dayjob goals is to get Cloudstack (a f/loss IaaS
platform) into Fedora.
I've put a wiki page up here:
Right now it largely consists of the dependency list - and I'll soon
start working on those. If you have an interest in packaging or
reviewing, feel free to take one or more of these packages.
We've talked about increasing the packager base of the Cloud SIG and I
have what appears to be a relatively easy python package
(python-netifaces). What's more, it's needed for the current release
of openstack-swift, so it's blocking our update of that package. If
you'd like to dig your heels and start working on this package, please
announce your intention here. I'll take care of sponsoring you and
helping you to get things going if you want to do the work. If no one
steps up over the next few days, I'll probably package it myself, but
I figure it's a relatively simple way to get started in packaging if
you aren't a packager already.
(yes, I know, I should have brought this up in the meeting today, but
I am just now getting a bit of time to work on some of the packages I
maintain, and just discovered this dependency.)
For everyone wanting the newest Aeolus features,
Development Testing packages are now available.
Incorporating fixes and features for the next
Aeolus releases, they are sometimes unstable,
or not yet feature complete, so use with caution.
Packages are available for Fedora 14 x86_64,
and RHEL 6.1 x86_64 (Release Candidate or later).
Upgrading from stable releases can be done
using the standard yum tools too. :)
Regards and best wishes,
Aeolus Community Manager
The Aeolus team are pleased to announce a significant new release of
Aeolus, the multi-cloud deployment solution, sponsored by Red
This release, version 0.2.0, marks the introduction of several important
* Added capability to import Amazon AMIs through web UI
* Self-service users can now create templates and launch instances
* Streamlined configuration data to provide immediately usable installation
* Now uses the 2nd incarnation of Image Factory to build images
* Added ability to upload existing images to newly added Cloud Providers
* Added ability to create pools
* Added ability to map Cloud Provider Realms to Cloud Engine Realms
And several minor fixes or functionality improvements:
* Image Warehouse is now the canonical store for image-related data
* Improved stability and error reporting of QMF communication
with Image Factory
* Web interface verified to work end-to-end with the testing driver (mock)
* Added ability to search on Instance owner
* Added end-to-end testing framework for Aeolus scripts
* Bugfix: BZ #690467 - Realm: Deleting mapping of realm w/o
selecting anything throws error
Aeolus is still some way from feature complete, so is suitable for
testing with. But please don't use it with live data at this stage.
Installation is very straightforward, with instructions on the website:
Packages are available for Fedora 14 x86_64, and RHEL 6.1 x86_64
(Release Candidate or later). Support for Fedora 13 has been discontinued
with this release.
Upgrading from previous releases can be done using yum. Due to a
recent reorganisation of the yum repositories, you need to point to
a new repo first, as shown in the above instructions.
All testing and bug reports are hugely appreciated, directly contributing
towards the quality of Aeolus releases and future growth.
If you're a world class Ruby on Rails (RoR) UI designer, our team in Red
Hat are hiring, so please get in contact:
Regards and best wishes,
Aeolus Community Manager