Airship Update - October 2019
What follows is the Airship Community Update for the month of October, 2019, brought to you by the Airship Technical Committee.
SPOTLIGHT ON ....
- Breaking News: Airship has exited the pilot phase and has been confirmed by the OpenStack Foundation as an official project. Thank you to all community members for your efforts over the last 2 years that have led to this significant milestone.
- The Software research team within Standards &Technology at Ericsson kicked off a collaboration with Airship community to leverage Airship as a container platform enabling their beyond 5G testbed R&D efforts. It is expected that this collaboration will result in the introduction of Multus and other new integrations with Airship.
- Congratulations to the Airship community for making significant progress in Airship 2.0. 17% of planned work was completed, another 18% is in progress and/or in review. The community is looking for more developers to contribute code.
Tip of the month: A Quick and Dirty Guide to Airship in a Bottle
Airship is designed to enable you to reliably deploy OpenStack on Kubernetes, but with both of those systems being complicated to deploy, a system that combines them can be downright confusing. Fortunately, the community has created Airship in a Bottle, a simple way to create a deployment so you can get an idea of what's going on. Read more: https://www.mirantis.com/blog/airship-in-a-bottle-quick-dirty-guide.
THE GROWTH OF COMMUNITY
- 5 consecutive OpenStack releases of contributor growth
- Achieved 4,000 all-time commits
- Reached 200 unique all-time authors
- Over 100 contributors during the OpenStack Train release
THE AIRSHIP BLOG
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 recent:
- Airship 2.0 Blog Series 4 "Shipyard - an Evolution of the Front Door": Shipyard provides a frontend API within Airship environments that allows users to push their declared documents into sites and execute pre-defined Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs) against those declarations. DAG is a directed graph data structure for topological ordering. From an architectural perspective, this is what Shipyard looks like today and how it interacts with other Airship components. Read more: https://www.airshipit.org/blog/airship-blog-series-4-shipyard-an-evolution-of-the-front-door.html.
- Airship 2.0 Blog Series #5 "Drydock and Its Relationship to Cluster API": As part of the evolution of Airship 1.0, an enduring goal has remained supporting multiple provisioning backends beyond just bare metal. This includes those that can provision to third-party clouds and to other use cases like OpenStack VMs as well as enable you to bring your own infrastructure. Read more: https://www.airshipit.org/blog/airship-blog-series-5-drydock-and-its-relationship-to-cluster-api.html.
AIRSHIP PROJECT STATUS
If you are looking for more detailed information on the status of specific components or features, you can now check the initial Airship Project Status Report. For changes, we use the Airship Jira as our single source of truth, and the Airship Project Status Report will be updated automatically when Jira is updated.
These are initial reports, and the community is working on more. Let us know what reports you'd find helpful! Your involvement and contribution helps the Airship community go further.
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