PTG Recap, project updates and the latest news from the OpenInfra community!


That’s a wrap on the PTGs for 2023! Thank you to everyone who attended the PTG from October 23-27!

We had an excellent turnout with five OpenInfra Foundation teams representing the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, the Edge Computing Group, the Environmental Sustainability Working Group, Kata Containers and StarlingX. As well as one OpenInfra adjacent community, Confidential Containers.

We also hosted 20 OpenStack service teams along with five other OpenStack teams.

By the end of the week, we had over 250 registrations! Read more to find a living list of summaries of discussions from the week!

OpenInfra Foundation News

Airship: Elevate your infrastructure

  • Running or evaluating Airship? We want to hear from you! Take the brief User Survey to provide the community with feedback.

Kata Containers: The speed of containers, the security of VMs

OpenDev Collaboratory: Free Software Needs Free Tools

  • Mailing list sites have all been migrated to Mailman 3, and our installation has been upgraded to the latest version of the software. Mailman 3 gives users a modern web experience for reading list archives as well as managing mailing list settings.
  • The Gerrit server running at will be upgraded from Gerrit 3.7 to 3.8 on November 17, 2023. More information about our testing, planning, and new features can be found in the upgrade announcement.

OpenStack: Open source software for creating private and public clouds

  • There are now over 45 million OpenStack compute cores in production, and in the user survey this year, 81% of OpenStack deployments are running a version within the last 5 releases. Additional findings will be posted on the OpenStack blog next week.
  • Thanks to Jay Faulkner and Brian Rosmaita for their willingness to serve as the new chair and vice-chair of the OpenStack Technical Committee for the 2024.1 Caracal development cycle, and to Kristi Nikolla for his prior service as the TC’s chair.
  • Are you interested in how the OpenStack community is governed? You should be! The Technical Committee holds public meetings every week with a pre-announced agenda, and anyone is welcome to attend. If you have a topic you want to see discussed in an upcoming meeting, reach out to the chair to get it added.
  • In order to keep OpenStack current with emerging Python packaging standards, PBR 6.0.0 was released recently. This drops some functionality which was previously also removed from SetupTools. See the release notes for further details.

StarlingX: A fully featured cloud for the distributed edge

  • The StarlingX community is in the process of running elections to (re)elect community leaders such as Technical Steering Committee members and Project and Technical Leads. Stay tuned to learn about the results soon!
  • If you’re evaluating or using StarlingX, please take a few minutes to fill out the User Survey and provide feedback to the community!

Zuul: Stop merging broken code

  • Watch James Blair talk about Zuul, Gerrit, and how they integrate with each other at the 2023 Gerrit User Summit.

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