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Tuesday July 02, 2013

Apache CloudStack Weekly News - 1 July 2013

We are half way through the year and a lot of work is done, and lot more is yet to be done. This week we look back at some of the CloudStack Collaboration Conference, work continues on 4.1.1 and 4.2.0, and we have some interesting discussions on how we should release the CloudMonkey and Marvin tools used with CloudStack. There's a by-laws vote underway to look at how and where we decide non-technical issues, and some discussion on the best way to to discuss and do code reviews.

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Tuesday June 18, 2013

Apache CloudStack Weekly News - 17 June 2013

It's been another busy week for the Apache CloudStack project. This week we welcome another new committer, work continues on 4.1.1 and 4.2.0, and we have some interesting discussions on how we should release the CloudMonkey and Marvin tools used with CloudStack. We've also seen a few interesting marketing discussions, and the community is gearing up for the second CloudStack Collaboration Conference taking place 23 June through 25 June in Santa Clara, CA.

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Wednesday June 12, 2013

Apache CloudStack Weekly News - 10 June 2013

This week, we take a look at the 4.2.0 feature freeze pushback, the Apache CloudStack user survey, and new committers and PMC members for Apache CloudStack.

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Wednesday June 05, 2013

Apache CloudStack 4.1.0 Released

The Apache CloudStack project is pleased to announce the 4.1.0 release of the CloudStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud orchestration platform. This is the first major release from Apache CloudStack since its graduation from the Apache Incubator on March 20th.

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Tuesday May 28, 2013

4.1.0 VOTE in Progress: Testers Welcome!

The Apache CloudStack is very near to the 4.1.0 release, and as a result we’re conducting a vote on artifacts for the 4.1.0 release right now. Because we want to make sure we have the best possible release, we’d like to invite anyone who’s interested in CloudStack to take the current release candidate for a test drive. [Read More]

Monday May 13, 2013

Apache CloudStack Weekly News - 13 May 2013

What's new in Apache CloudStack? This issue, we take a look at progress towards the 4.1.0 release, major discussions in the community, and the upcoming CloudStack Collaboration Conference. We also welcome three new committers to the Apache CloudStack project, Clayton Weise, Isaac Chiang, and Phong Nguyen.

As you may have noticed, we skipped the newsletter last week. Apologies about that! This week's newsletter catches up from the beginning of May.

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Thursday May 09, 2013

The CloudStack Conference CFP Deadline is Approaching! Submit Talks by Sunday

Are you using, supporting, or helping develop Apache CloudStack? Doing interesting work around Apache CloudStack? If so, you should be speaking at the second CloudStack Collaboration Conference this June in Santa Clara. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, May 12th. You can submit talks at http://www.cloudstackcollab.com/CfP/.

The Collaboration Conference will feature tracks for users, developers, and integrators of Apache CloudStack. We’re looking for presentations that provide insight into best practices in deploying and developing Apache CloudStack. This includes supporting technologies like configuration management tools, monitoring solutions, and more.

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Thursday May 02, 2013

Apache CloudStack Weekly News - 29 April 2013

This week, we had discussions about the release cycle and whether a six-month cycle may be more appropriate. Work continued on the 4.1.0 release, and Apache CloudStack 4.0.2 was released.

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Monday April 29, 2013

Apache CloudStack 2013 Collaboration Conference Call for Proposals

We’re pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals (CfP) for the second CloudStack Collaboration Conference is now open! The conference is being held in Santa Clara, CA from Sunday June 23 through Tuesday June 25.

The Collaboration Conference will feature tracks for users, developers, and integrators of Apache CloudStack. We’re looking for presentations that provide insight into best practices in deploying and developing Apache CloudStack.

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Thursday April 25, 2013

Announcing CloudStack Collaboration Conference 2013

After a successful first run in Las Vegas, we’re bringing back the CloudStack Collaboration Conference for 2013! This time we’re gathering the community in Santa Clara, California from Sunday June 23rd through Tuesday June 25th.

There’s a lot going on in the Apache CloudStack community, and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to catch up with the developers that are moving CloudStack forward, users who have successfully built production clouds, and integrators who are helping build a healthy ecosystem around the open foundation of Apache CloudStack. The conference is your opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss plans for Apache CloudStack, learn how others are using it, and to participate in workshops and sprints about CloudStack.

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Wednesday April 24, 2013

Apache CloudStack 4.0.2 Released

The Apache CloudStack project is pleased to announce the 4.0.2 release of the CloudStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud orchestration platform. This is a minor release in the 4.0.0 branch, which contains fixes for 40 bugs.

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Tuesday April 23, 2013

Apache CloudStack Weekly News - 22 April 2013

This time around, we have two release VOTEs in progress, which means that 4.1.0 is just about out the door. The CloudStack Collaboration Conference 2013 has been announced for June 23rd through 25th. You'll also want to check in on the discussions about the length of the release cycle, Chip Childers and David Nalley appearing on FLOSS Weekly, and much more.

A lot has happened since the last issue of the CloudStack Weekly News, and not just because the community's been busy – we missed getting last week's issue out. Sorry about that! If you'd like to see consistent weekly delivery, check the end of the newsletter to see how you can help.

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Tuesday April 09, 2013

Apache CloudStack Weekly News - 8 April 2013

The Apache CloudStack community has been heads-down for the last week working out the remaining bugs for the 4.1.0 release. Chatter on the dev@ mailing list has been a little muted, comparatively, but there's still plenty of interest in this week's roundup of major discussions and CloudStack community activity.

This week, we look at the outstanding issues for 4.1.0, a discussion about allowing multiple API names for the same API Cmd object, how to deal with tests that expect no database, and how ticket assignment should work.

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Monday April 01, 2013

Apache CloudStack Weekly News - 1 April 2013

Welcome to the April 1 issue of the Apache CloudStack Weekly News. Don't worry, no foolishness in this issue – just a quick recap of the week's most important events.

As you recall, we officially announced that the CloudStack project was graduating from the incubator last week. Though there were no events quite of that magnitude this week, there was plenty of discussion of new features, a new Website design proposal, and Edison Su has unveiled a new tool for testing and development called QuickCloud that will come in handy for many CloudStack contributors and users.

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Monday March 25, 2013

Apache CloudStack Weekly News - 25 March 2013

Apache CloudStack has graduated from the Apache Incubator! The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) board met on Wednesday (March 20) and voted in favor of the project's graduation from the incubator. The official announcement was released on Monday, March 25, 2013.

Of course, that's not all that's happened. in the past week. Work on the 4.1.0 release continues, with the first RC date slipping slightly due to the number of blocker bugs. The good news is that a lot of progress has been made on the blocker bugs in the past week, so things don't appear to be too far behind.

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