Airship Update - August 2020

By Alexander Hughes on 13/08/2020

What follows is the Airship Community Update for August 2020, brought to you by the Airship Technical Committee.


  • Several members of the Airship community contributed to a whitepaper recently released by the OpenStack Foundation that details the OpenDev community's investment in open source bare metal provisioning. On 22-July at the OpenDev: Hardware Automation event, the Baremetal White Paper was announced. Catch up on the event recordings, agenda, and the Airship Case Study in this blog post.
  • On 03-August the 2020-2021 Working Committee was elected, comprised of returning members Drew Walters and Matt McEuen, and new members James Gu, Kostiantyn Kalynovskyi, and Sreejith Punnapuzha. For more details on the election, view the original announcement.
  • On 03-August Airship architects Alan Meadows and Rodolfo Pacheco released a new blog post summarizing the lessons learned on the road to Alpha, and how those lessons have impacted the technical blog series. Check it out here.


The Airship blog is a great way to keep up with what's going on in the community. The Airship community publishes blog posts regularly, including the Airship 2.0 Blog series. These blog posts introduce the changes from Airship 1.0 to Airship 2.0, highlight new features, and detail each component's evolution. The recommended reading order for these blogs is listed below. It begins with the lessons learned on the road to Alpha, to address the changes made from the original blog series 1-6.

Stay tuned for upcoming blog posts as Airship 2.0 progresses through the beta milestone!


The Open Infrastructure Summit will be going virtual, October 19 - 23, 2020.

The Summit is focused on open infrastructure integration, and has evolved over the years to cover more than 30 different open source projects, including Airship, Ansible, Docker, Kata Containers, Kubernetes, OpenShift, OpenStack, StarlingX, Zuul and many more.

The Open Infrastructure Summit is structured around relevant use cases, trainings and complementary open source projects. Collaborate with people from more than 30 open source communities and meet the users, developers and vendors who are building and operating open infrastructure.


The Summit will run for 5 days, Monday - Friday, October 19 - 23:

  • Comprised of presentations, panels, workshops, and educational opportunities
  • Tracks include CI/CD, Container Infrastructure, Hands-On Workshops, AI, Machine Learning, HPC, Open Development, Private & Hybrid Cloud, Public Cloud, Security and 5G, NFV & Edge
  • Keynote presentations from notable operators, developers and industry leaders

Register for free and make sure to mark your calendar for October 19 - 23.


The Project Teams Gathering (PTG) is an event organized by the OpenStack Foundation. It provides meeting facilities allowing the various OSF project teams (user workgroups, development teams, operators, SIGs) to meet in-person, exchange and get work done in a productive setting. It lets those various groups discuss their priorities for the upcoming cycle, assign work items, iterate quickly on solutions for complex problems, and make fast progress on critical issues. The co-location of those various meetings, combined with the dynamic scheduling of the event, make it easy to get specific people in the same room to discuss a specific topic, or participate in multiple team meetings. Evenings allow for relationship building and problem sharing.

Register for free and make sure to mark your calendar for October 26 - 30.


Are you evaluating Airship or using Airship in production? We want to learn from your experience! Take the Airship User Survey; the Working Committee reviews each response and helps us to grow and mature Airship. We will present the 2020 survey results at the Fall Summit in October. Take the Airship User Survey today to be included in this round of analysis.


The progress shown below is for airshipctl, the new Airship 2.0 client.

Last month, airshipctl saw the following activity:

  • 14 authors
  • 36 commits
  • 223 files changed
  • 2,944 additions
  • 7,702 deletions
  • 19 closed issues
  • 22 new issues

This activity is contributing to the beta milestone, below is the overall status of the beta milestone:

beta status august 2020


This page lists everything you need to know to get involved and start contributing.

Alexander Hughes, on behalf of the Airship Technical Committee