[ubuntu-cloud] Ubuntu Openstack activity update
james.page at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 22 16:19:19 UTC 2012
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As Grizzly is about to release its first milestone, the Ubuntu Server
Team thought it was a good opportunity to give an update on Ubuntu
Server activities around Openstack.
1) Folsom Cloud Archive
Aside from a few stable release updates which are working through the
system, the Folsom Cloud Archive for Ubuntu 12.04 is available and
ready for use.
Please report any bugs that you find in packages from the Cloud
Archive here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/cloud-archive/+filebug
In terms of communication around the Cloud Archive, general
annoucements about milestone and release avaliability will be made on
ubuntu-cloud-anounce at lists.ubuntu.com:
We have also set-up a new ML which will be higher volume, per upload
notifications as new and updated packages land in the Cloud Archive:
For details on how to enable and use the Cloud Archive on Ubuntu 12.04
2) Grizzly Trunk PPA
As we did for Folsom, a PPA is being maintained for Grizzly on Ubuntu
12.04 and Ubuntu Raring with the latest changes for each of the core
This PPA should also contain any required dependencies to support
Grizzly on Ubuntu 12.04 - see
for full details and current build status.
Please report bugs against Ubuntu for any issues that you find during
development in packages from the Grizzly PPA.
Note that these packages are not supported in the same way as the
Cloud Archive; so please don't use them post release of Grizzly in
your production deployments!
3) Packaging branches
Packaging branches are maintained by the Openstack Ubuntu Testing team
in the following branch URI format:
If you have a packaging change that you would like to contribute,
Launchpad merge proposals should be made against these branches.
Note that the grizzly branch for any given component feeds both the
main development release of Ubuntu and the Cloud Archive for Ubuntu 12.04.
Please target 'UNRELEASED' in the change-log entry (rather than
'raring' or 'quantal' for example) unless you are the Ubuntu Server
Dev responsible for the next upload to the Ubuntu or Cloud archive.
These branches feed the automated build and deployment testing of
Openstack on Ubuntu; see
4) Testing Changes
The Ubuntu Server team continues to focus on the quality of Openstack
on Ubuntu; as part of this we undertake significant CI testing of
Openstack on bare metal.
We are pleased to announce that the following components are currently
being added to the Openstack CI reference architecture that we test in
We are also adding Ceph as an option, with support for Glance, Cinder
As a result there may be periods of time when limited automated
deployment and testing activity is undertaken whilst manual testing of
these changes is under-way in the lab.
Please refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/OpenStack for more
details on branches, PPA's and testing activities.
Ubuntu Server Team, Technical Lead
james.page at ubuntu.com
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