Postings by Rich Bowen

Call for presentations: CentOS Dojo, Brussels, February 2nd, before FOSDEM

As you may be aware, we are once again planning to hold the annual
pre-FOSDEM Dojo in Brussels, February 2nd, 2018.

The CFP for this event is open, and there's more information in this
blog post:
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We're looking for talks about CentOS - any and all aspects of CentOS,
and the various communities/projects that rely on CentOS for their CI,
development platforms, or where they are deployed.

Notes from CERN pre-dojo

The notes from the pre-dojo meeting at CERN, yesterday, may be found in the
etherpad at <a href="" title=""></a>

Those involved in the various discussion topics are requested to elaborate,
where appropriate.

Thanks to everyone who attended this very productive discussion.


Join us at CERN, October 20th, 2017

Please join us, one month from today, in Meyrin, Switzerland, at the
amazing CERN facility, for a day of learning and sharing.

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Details, schedule, and registration are at the above link.

While the event is free, you *must* register in order to gain access to
the facility, due to security requirements.

See you at CERN!

RDO Pike released

The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the
RDO build for OpenStack Pike for RPM-based distributions, CentOS Linux 7
and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RDO is suitable for building private,
public, and hybrid clouds.

RDO/OpenStack test day, August 3rd, 4th

Please join us for the OpenStack/RDO Pike 3 test day, August 3rd and 4th
(this Thursday, Friday), on the #RDO channel on Freenode IRC.

More details, and the suggested test matrix, may be found here:
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Call for presentations, CERN Dojo

As you may know, we are planning to hold a Dojo at CERN, in Meyrin,
Switzerland, on October 20th.

RDO contributor survey

If you have participated in the RDO project, please consider filling out
our contributor survey - <a href="" title=""></a> - as we
try to improve the contributor experience.

The survey should take about 10 minutes.

Virtualization & IaaS DevRoom at FOSDEM

A Virtualization & IaaS DevRoom is planned for FOSDEM, and the CFP is
available at
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I hope to see many of you there again this time.

CentOS Cloud Sig minutes

We had a very brief meeting today. The transcript from that meeting is
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In particular, I want to draw attention to one item:

CBS (the CentOS community build system) is undergoing planned
maintenance on October 10th, and so there will be downtime that day.

CentOS Cloud SIG meeting

To quote from yesterday's RDO IRC meeting:

We have basically not had a CentOS Cloud SIG meeting for 2 months.
Part of this is because of travel/summer/whatever. I also have a
standing conflict with that meeting, which I'm trying to fix.
But more than that, I think it's because the Cloud SIG is just a rehash
of this meeting, because only RDO is participating.

On the one hand, we don't really accomplish much in that meeting when we
do have it.

CentOS Cloud SIG meeting, Thursday, 15:00 UTC

A reminder that we hold the CentOS Cloud SIG meeting each week on
#centos-devel, on the Freenode IRC network, Thursdays at 15:00 UTC.

The agenda for this meeting may be found here:
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We welcome everyone to attend this meeting, where we discuss open source
cloud infrastructure platforms packaged for CentOS


Reminder: CentOS Cloud SIG meeting tomorrow, 15:00 UTC

CentOS Cloud SIG Meeting, tomorrow, 15:00 UTC, on the #centos-devel
channel on Freenode IRC.

Agenda: <a href="" title=""></a>

Meeting Thursday, 15:00 UTC

A reminder: We will hold our weekly CentOS Cloud SIG meeting on the
#centos-devel IRC channel, on Freenode, at 15:00 UTC on Thursday. The
agenda for this meeting may be found at
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OpenStack test day, March 10, 11

* Mitaka 3 test day, March 10, 11:
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* On-site test day in Brno:
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* Demo of deploying with TripleO:
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Mitaka milestone 3 is scheduled for the week of February 29 - March 4
[1] and, as per usual, we're planning a test day about a week out from
that - March 10th and 11th.

weekly meeting

The Cloud SIG holds its weekly meeting on Thursdays at 15:00 UTC in
#centos-devel on Freenode.

It has become evident that this isn't a great time. Turnout is very
poor, and many of the folks that want to come, have conflicts almost
every week.

I was wondering if I could get a show of hands of who would like to be
attending that meeting, so that we can get some idea of the distribution
of time zones, and see if we can find a better time.


RDO (OpenStack) doc day and test day

With the Mitaka milestone 2 release due very soon [1], the RDO community
has two events in the coming days.

On January 20th/21st, we'll be focusing on improving the website and
documentation, to make it easier for people to get started with
OpenStack on CentOS. We'll be gathering on #rdo (on Freenode IRC) for
any associated questions/discussion, and working through the open issues
list. [2]

On January 27th/28th, we'll be running a test day of the Mitaka
milestone 2 packages.

RDO Mitaka 1 test day, Thursday and Friday

A reminder that we'll be doing an RDO Mitaka 1 test day on Thursday and
Friday, December 10th and 11th. Details are at
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Come to #rdo on Freenode to play along, and try out the new Mitaka
packages, and RDO-Manager. Of, if you want to try out Liberty, we'll be
there to help with that, too.


We're pleased to announce that we'll be holding an RDO Community Day in
conjunction with the CentOS Dojo[1] on the day before FOSDEM. This event
will be held at the IBM Client Center in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday,
January 29th, 2016.

You are encouraged to send your proposed topics and sessions via the
Google form at <a href="" title=""></a>.

Cloud SIG meeting minutes

Today's Cloud SIG meeting was rather quick, with not much on the agenda.

The notes from the meeting are at:

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Full log:
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Reminder; This meeting is held every Thursday at 15:00UTC in the
#centos-devel IRC channel on

Cloud SIG meetup, OpenStack Summit Tokyo

Because we were unable to get one of the official BoF rooms at OpenStack
Summit, in Tokyo, the Ceph Community Meetup has graciously offered us
the use of their room during the lunch our on Wednesday.

That's 12:45 - 14:00, Wednesday, October 28th, in the Sakura Tower.
Exact room name/number to come very soon.

RDO OpenStack Liberty test day [Cloud SIG]

Don't forget - we'll be doing a Liberty test day September 23rd and
24th. Details are here:
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You can update that page, and the associated test scenarios page, at
<a href="" title=""></a>

Thanks, and "see" you tomorrow.

CentOS Cloud SIG meeting notes

#centos-devel Meeting

Meeting started by rbowen at 15:05:53 UTC.

Cloud SIG meeting minutes (2015-06-04)

Thanks to those that attended the Cloud SIG Meeting. Minutes follow.

Minutes may also be found online at:

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Full logs may be found at:

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#centos-devel Meeting

Meeting started by rbowen at 15:00:53 UTC.

Kilo EL7 and Juno EL6 repos available from CentOS Cloud SIG

The CentOS Cloud SIG is pleased to announce the availability of
OpenStack Kilo package repositories for CentOS 7, and Juno repositories
for CentOS 6.

RDO/OpenStack test day, May 5th, 6th

For those that are interested in the progress of the RDO OpenStack
packaging effort, we'll be having an RDO test day May 5th and 6th (48
hours, so that folks from every timezone have a chance to participate at
some point).

We'll be testing the RDO packages of the Kilo release. We'd appreciate
it if you can find an hour or two some time in that window to come help
us out.


Main info: <a href="" title=""></a>

Test scenarios:
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Live discussion on #rdo (Freenode IRC).

Cloud SIG meeting minutes

Notes from today's Cloud SIG Meeting.

We were pleased to have NuxRo from the Apache CloudStack community in
attendance, and a major topic of conversation was how CloudStack can get
involved in what we're doing, benefit from the CI effort, and various
other cloud-init related discussions.

Thank you all for your time and participation.

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Minutes (text):
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Help test OpenStack on CentOS 7

CentOS/OpenStack enthusiasts, please come help us test OpenStack on
CentOS7, October 1 & 2. There's more detail in this blog post:
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The test day details are at
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We'll be using #RDO on the Freenode IRC network for discussion/questions
during the event.


RDO on CentOS


I work with the RDO project - <a href="" title=""></a> - where we're
trying to make OpenStack as easy as possible to deploy on CentOS, RHEL,
Fedora, et al. Since CentOS is (at least anecdotally) the leading
platform that we're seeing used with RDO, we're wondering what we can do
to make RDO easier to consume on CentOS, and, more generally, what we
can do to make OpenStack easier on CentOS.

Unified Cloud SIG

There seems to be some consensus in various different threads that what
we need is a single consolidated Cloud SIG effort, and decide, over
time, if it's sensible to split into project-specific SIGs.