David Moreau Simard

4 minute read

Not even a month ago, I announced the release of ARA 0.11 with a bunch of new features and improvements. Today, I’m back with some more great news and an awesome new release, ARA 0.12(.3) ! That’s right, 0.12.3! Due to the nature of this new release, I wanted to be sure to get feedback from the users before getting the word out. We got a lot of great input!

David Moreau Simard

4 minute read

We’re on the road to version 1.0.0 and we’re getting closer: introducing the release of version 0.11! Four new contributors (!), 55 commits since 0.10 and 112 files changed for a total of 2,247 additions and 939 deletions. New features, more stability, better documentation and better test coverage. The changelog since 0.10.5 New feature: ARA UI and Ansible version (ARA UI is running with) are now shown at the top right New feature: The Ansible version a playbook was run is now stored and displayed in the playbook reports New feature: New command: “ara generate junit”: generates a junit xml stream of all task results New feature: ara_record now supports two new types: “list” and “dict”, each rendered appropriately in the UI UI: Add ARA logo and favicon UI: Left navigation bar was removed (top navigation bar will be further improved in future versions) Bugfix: CLI commands could sometimes fail when trying to format as JSON or YAML Bugfix: Database and logs now properly default to ARA_DIR if ARA_DIR is changed Bugfix: When using non-ascii characters (ex: äëö) in playbook files, web application or static generation could fail Bugfix: Trying to use ara_record to record non strings (ex: lists or dicts) could fail Bugfix: Ansible config: ‘tmppath’ is now a ‘type_value’ instead of a boolean Deprecation: The “ara generate” command was deprecated and moved to “ara generate html” Deprecation: The deprecated callback location, ara/callback has been removed.

David Moreau Simard

2 minute read

Today when trying to do my Fedora packaging stuff I encountered problems with the fedpkg and koji commands – they would just hang without any output. It turns out the Fedora Infrastructure folks are having a “Flag Day” which impacts some of the packaging workflow. After talking with some helpful individuals on #fedora-devel and #fedora-admin, here’s what I had to do on my Fedora 25 installation to get things working again:

David Moreau Simard

3 minute read

19 commits, 59 changed files, 2,404 additions and 588 deletions… and more than a month’s on and off work. 0.10 is out ! Where to get it ? Get started easily by installing and configuring ARA. I’m excited to tell you about this new release ! Here’s a few highlights ! An improved web application browsing experience A lot of work has gone into the browsing experience: less clicks, more information, faster.

David Moreau Simard

2 minute read

OpenStack Days are sort of local mini one-day OpenStack summits. Not everyone can travel to the OpenStack summits for a number of reasons so OpenStack days are great for that since there are many across a wide range of countries. The first one in Canada was in Montreal, at an awesome venue: the Notman house. There’s a lot of history about the place, definitely look it up - it’s very interesting !