Author Archives: Goirand Thomas

Testing OpenStack using tempest: all is packaged, try it yourself

tl;dr: this post explains how the new openstack-tempest-ci-live-booter package configures a machine to PXE boot a Debian Live system running on KVM in order to run functional testing of OpenStack. It may be of interest to you if you want to learn how to PXE boot a KVM virtual machine running Debian Live, even if […]

There’s cloud, and it can even be YOURS on YOUR computer

Each time I see the FSFE picture, just like on Daniel’s last post to planet.d.o, where it says: “There is NO CLOUD, just other people’s computers” it makes me so frustrated. There’s such a thing as private cloud, setup on your own set of servers. I’ve been working on delivering OpenStack to Debian for the […]

Released OpenStack Newton, Moving OpenStack packages to upstream Gerrit CI/CD

OpenStack Newton is released, and uploaded to Sid OpenStack Newton was released on the Thursday 6th of October. I was able to upload nearly all of it before the week-end, though there was a bit of hick-ups still, as I forgot to upload python-fixtures 3.0.0 to unstable, and only realized it thanks to some bug […]

Announcing validated Debian packages for Mitaka

Greetings! This is a (4 days delay) copy of the announce I made on the openstack-dev@lists.openstack.org on the 8th of April 2016. I am overjoyed, thrilled and delighted to announce the release of the Debian packages for Mitaka. All of the DefCore packages were validated successfully this morning through our package-only-based Tempest CI. Content of […]

Moby

Just a quick reply to Rhonda about Moby. You can’t introduce him without telling about Go, which is the title who made him famous, very early in the age of electronic music (November 1990, according to wikipedia). Many attempted to remix this song (and Moby himself), but nothing’s as good as the original version.

Django upgrades area always a pain

It’s been a few years that I maintain some python-django-* packages, as part of the maintenance of the OpenStack dashboard, Horizon. Currently, this consist of: python-django-appconf, python-django-babel, python-django-bootstrap-form, python-django-compressor, python-django-discover-runner, python-django-formtools, python-django-openstack-auth, python-django-overextends, python-django-pyscss. By far, Django has been one of the biggest pain point. It moves too fast, deprecating its own API from one […]

OpenStack: Mitaka beta 1 packages available, Liberty uploaded to Jessie Backports

OpenStack Mitaka beta 1 Debian packages available I didn’t find the time to announce it until today, though I have finished last Friday to package Mitaka Beta 1. It is available, as usual, on the Jenkins server Debian repository: deb http://mitaka-jessie.pkgs.mirantis.com/debian jessie-mitaka-backports main deb-src http://mitaka-jessie.pkgs.mirantis.com/debian jessie-mitaka-backports main deb http://mitaka-jessie.pkgs.mirantis.com/debian jessie-mitaka-backports-nochange main deb-src http://mitaka-jessie.pkgs.mirantis.com/debian jessie-mitaka-backports-nochange main […]

OpenStack Liberty and Debian

Long over due post It’s been a long time I haven’t written here. And lots of things happened in the OpenStack planet. As a full time employee with the mission to package OpenStack in Debian, it feels like it is kind of my duty to tell everyone about what’s going on. Liberty is out, uploaded […]

There’s a lot of things I’d like to blog about. The last version of OpenStack, the OpenStack Liberty design summit, Kilo in the official jessie-backports repositories, etc. Maybe the most interesting part of this blog post is the last bit at the end, about a major change in the packaging workflow for OpenStack in Debian. […]

@Erich Schubert: why not trying to package Hadoop in Debian?

Erich,   As a follow-up on your blog post, where you complain about the state of Hadoop. First, I couldn’t agree more with all you wrote. All of it! But why not trying to get Hadoop in Debian, rather than only complaining about the state of things?   I have recently packaged and uploaded Sahara, […]