News on Train development goals, takeaways from Kubecon EU and where to find us next.


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Spotlight on KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe

Chris Hoge reports on the ongoing collaboration between the OpenStack and Kubernetes communities at the Barcelona event. The OpenStack community was present in both the SIG-Cloud-Provider working session and in the SIG-Cluster-Lifecycle at the contributor’s summit as well as a SIG deep dive and cloud provider sessions. More on his takeaways here.

OpenStack Foundation news

Open Infrastructure Summit Shanghai

      • The Call for Presentations is now open. Submit your session ideas in English or Mandarin before July 2.
      • Registration is also open, buy now to take advantage of early bird prices. You can pay in U.S. dollars or yuan if you need an official invoice (fapiao.)
      • If your organization can’t fund your travel, apply for the Travel Support Program by August 8.
      • Interested in sponsoring the Summit? Learn more here.

Open Infrastructure Project Teams Gathering (PTG)

    • Both SIGs/WGs and project teams can get together in Shanghai. There are a few changes this time, highlights include:
      • Quarter day slots are available
      • The PTG will last three-and-a-half days while the Forum will last one-and-a-half.
      • Project onboarding will be incorporated in the PTG. Updates will remain part of the Summit.
      • There will be more shared space than previous events.
    • Registration for the PTG is included in the cost of registration for the Summit.

OpenStack Foundation project news


  • If you’re running OpenStack, please share your feedback and deployment information in the 2019 OpenStack User Survey. It only takes 20 minutes and anonymous feedback is shared directly with developers!
  • We’re now past the Train-1 development milestone, chugging toward the final Train release October 16. Train community goals have now been confirmed: Support for IPv6-only deployments (led by Ghanshyam Mann), enabling PDF generation support for project docs (led by Alexandra Settle) and updating Python 3 test runtimes (led by Corey Bryant).
  • Matt Riedemann started a thread to ask Nova operators about compute service delete behavior with respect to resource providers with allocations. Please add your comments if you disagree with the current proposed plan.


  • Airship reached a critical growth milestone as an open-source project: open elections for project governance. In the first step to holding elections, the Airship 2019 Technical Committee nominations are now open. Anyone who’s demonstrated a commitment to Airship including community building, communications, or direct code contributions within the last 12 months is eligible.
  • With the Airship 1.0 release landing just a few months ago, the design and development crew is ready to embark on a new journey. Join the Airship community as it plans and develops Airship 2.0 on its new Airship Evolution blog series. In the coming months they cover the existing design, how to evolve that design, as well as the anticipated benefits of the design changes.
  • If you’re a Suse Linux user, you can now participate in the Suse Cloud Technology Preview. Following the principles of upstream first and community involvement, the technology preview offers Suse users an opportunity to give direct feedback that will help to guide the upstream development of Airship.


  • StarlingX just had their first TSC election completed. For the new TSC group please see the governance webpage.
  • The community is working on finalizing the release content for the second release of the project planned for August this year. Check out the release plan wiki page for more information.

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