Airship Update - October 2020

By Alexander Hughes on 12/10/2020

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


  • The community completed the Airship 2.0 beta milestone! The team is now working towards a General Availability (GA) release!


On November 01, Daylight Saving Time in the United States will end. Airship community meetings are scheduled in US Central Time, so those who do not observe Daylight Saving Time meetings will be moved back by an hour beginning November 02. Please keep an eye on the mailing list and the wiki for updated meeting times!


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 release!


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

The Summit is focused on open infrastructure integration. It 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, training, and complementary open source projects. Collaborate with people from more than 30 open source communities and meet the users, developers, and vendors who build and operate open infrastructure.


The Summit will run for five 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

The full schedule is available for review here.

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 event's dynamic scheduling, makes it easy to get specific people in the same room to discuss a particular 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:

  • 19 authors
  • 74 commits
  • 685 files changed
  • 27,368 additions
  • 6,581 deletions
  • 20 closed issues
  • 13 new issues

This activity is contributing to the General Availability (GA) milestone. Below is the overall status of the GA milestone:

ga status october 2020


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

Alexander Hughes, on behalf of the Airship Technical Committee