Posted by MH |
17 July 2012 |
OpenStack packaging for Debian GNU/Linux : an effort to make it work out of the box
The OpenStack code base is ambitious and moving fast. There are dozens of developers working on more than ten essential software components interacting together. They are challenged to stabilize a new, feature rich solution in 2012. Trying to package OpenStack for Debian GNU/Linux required a lot of work in the past year. It not only involved contributing a number of patches upstream but also to decide for a packaging method matching the Debian GNU/Linux standards. By all means it was like chasing a moving target and this talks will tell the story behind it, mostly in technical terms. It will hopefully inspire packagers to join the team and contribute to the first stable and ready to use OpenStack set of packages for Debian GNU/Linux.
Loïc Dachary (born in 1965) has been a free software developer and activist in France since 1987. Dachary currently contributes to Free Software projects and acts as president of the Free Software Foundation in France. He is a speaker for the GNU Project and the April association. Loïc Dachary is a Debian GNU/Linux developer involved in the packaging of the OpenStack software suite.
OpenStack Live Demo at RMLL2012 from eNovance on Vimeo.