The RDO project community provides vanilla RPM packages and mirrors for deploying OpenStack on the CentOS or RHEL linux distributions. The packages provided by RDO can be deployed manually or through different OpenStack installers such as TripleO, Kolla, Packstack and Puppet-OpenStack. OpenStack-Ansible also relies on RDO for dependencies although it currently installs OpenStack projects from source. At each OpenStack development cycle milestone, the RDO community holds a test day. This gives the opportunity to the greater community of OpenStack users, developers and operators to try out the latest and the greatest of OpenStack with people around to help on IRC in the #rdo channel.
Back in August, I posted about what was the roadmap for ARA 1.0 and why it was a very important milestone for the project. We’re now almost in December and I said there would likely be a beta version out by September. “What’s going on ?”, one might ask… A fair question. There’s definitely been progress and I could’ve been doing a better job at communicating updates other than the tweet from time to time.
More and more users requested other ways of reaching the ARA community and I’ve finally given in ! Until now, the only way of getting in touch was through IRC and I understand that, in 2017, IRC is not for everyone. Seamless communication across IRC, Slack and Discord That’s right, you can now reach us through Slack and Discord. Both are linked to IRC so messages sent to one will be relayed automatically to the others.
Not long ago, I wrote that ARA: Ansible Run Analysis had it’s first birthday. It was an important milestone and it was a great opportunity to reflect back on where the project was coming from and think about what we needed to do in the future. Just for fun, let’s look at what I had written back in May to summarize what was probably coming: Python 3 compatibility This is done and was shipped in ARA 0.
ARA is one year old, happy birthday ARA ! ARA’s come a long way since the early prototypes. The latest version, 0.13, looks pretty awesome. It even caught the eye of Michael DeHaan, the author of Ansible ! This looks pretty awesome (maybe run on a Jenkins box?) https://t.co/qvd3aYE7n9 — Michael DeHaan (@laserllama) May 6, 2017 Let’s go back in time to look at the humble beginnings of the project and some of the important milestones that marked it’s history this past year.