Airship Update - November 2020
What follows is the Airship Community Update for November 2020, brought to you by the Airship Technical Committee.
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.
- Airship 2.0 is Alpha - Lessons Learned
- Pre-Alpha Airship Blog Series 1 - Evolution Towards 2.0
- Pre-Alpha Airship Blog Series 2 - An Educated Evolution
- Pre-Alpha Airship Blog Series 3 - Airship 2.0 Architecture High Level
- Pre-Alpha Airship Blog Series 4 - Shipyard - an Evolution of the Front Door
- Pre-Alpha Airship Blog Series 5 - Drydock and Its Relationship to Cluster API
- Pre-Alpha Airship Blog Series 6 - Armada Growing Pains
Stay tuned for upcoming blog posts as Airship 2.0 progresses through release!
OPEN INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT OCTOBER 2020
Last month there were several excellent presentations related to Airship at the Open Infrastructure Summit. You can find each of these below:
- Airship 101 (Andrew Karandjeff, Drew Walters)
- Own your YAML: extending Kustomize via Plugins (Matt McEuen)
- Tackling security challenges with Airship (Alexander Hughes)
- Machine Learning at Edge Cloud (Prakash Ramchandran, Vivek Hariharan)
- Significance of Hardware Classification combined with Host Configuration Operator (Digambar Patil, John Williams, Sirisha Gopigiri)
- China Mobile software and hardware integrated portable cloud platform test system (Xiaoguang Zhang, Zhiqiang Yu)
- hardware automation deployment and test with big scale in ChinaMobile NFV cloud (Xiaoguang Zhang, Zhiqiang Yu)
PROJECT TEAMS GATHERING (PTG) OCTOBER 2020
The Project Teams Gathering also occurred last month and led to collaboration across the Airship Community on many vital issues. You can find the entire etherpad here. Below is a summary of each Airship session and corresponding recordings:
Session One Recording, Password: ptg2020!
- New Developer Onboarding
Session Two Recording, Password: ptg2020!
- Airship UI Demo
Session Three Recording, Password: ptg2020!
- The current state of Airship
- 'SIG'-style, on-demand workshops
- Mining GitHub for release information in an automated way
- Git commits without corresponding issues
Session Four Recording, Password: ptg2020!
- Certificate Rotation in Airship 1 and Airship 2
- How do I stand up my own (development) Airship 2 environment
Session Five Recording, Password: ptg2020!
- What system requirements do we need to documents?
- Post-2.0 topics
- New uses for Airship
Session Six Recording, Password: ptg2020!
- Airship-in-a-Pod demo
AIRSHIP USER SURVEY
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 grow and mature Airship. Take the Airship User Survey today to be included in the next round of analysis.
AIRSHIP 2.0 PROGRESS
The progress shown below is for airshipctl, the new Airship 2.0 client.
Last month, airshipctl saw the following activity:
- 25 authors
- 71 commits
- 512 files changed
- 12,645 additions
- 3,094 deletions
- 34 closed issues
- 31 new issues
This activity is contributing to the General Availability (GA) milestone. Below is the overall status of the GA milestone:
This page lists everything you need to know to get involved and start contributing.
Alexander Hughes, on behalf of the Airship Technical Committee