[ovirt-users] Get Involved in oVirt Project! October edition

Sandro Bonazzola sbonazzo at redhat.com
Fri Oct 9 10:52:15 EDT 2015

Have you got some free time and do you want to get involved in oVirt

Do you like the idea of having fresh disk images of recent distribution in
oVirt Glance repository?
You can help us by testing existing online images ensuring they works with
or creating one yourself and report your success to devel at ovirt.org.
We'll be happy to upload the images once these are ready.

Do you like Debian and do you have some programming skill?
Help us getting VDSM running on it! We started releasing highly
experimental packages and it's a good time for giving them a try.
You can follow the progress here: http://www.ovirt.org/VDSM_on_Debian

Here are some bugs you can try to help with:
Bug ID    Status    Whiteboard    Target Milestone    Summary
1120588    NEW    docs    ovirt-3.6.0-rc    update log collector
1120585    NEW    docs    ovirt-3.6.0-rc    update image uploader
1120586    NEW    docs    ovirt-3.6.0-rc    update iso uploader
1159784    NEW    docs    ---    [RFE] Document when and where new features
are available when upgrading cluster / datacenters
1174285    NEW    i18n    ovirt-3.6.0-rc    [de-DE] "Live Snapshot Support"
reads "Live Snapsnot Support"
1074301    NEW    infra    ovirt-4.0.0    [RFE] ovirt-shell has no man page
1227019    NEW    integration    ovirt-3.6.1    Require sos >= 3.3 when
available - ovirt sosreport plugin doesn't obfuscate password used in aaa
1237132    NEW    integration    ovirt-3.6.1    [TEXT] New package listing
of engine-setup when upgrading packages is not user friendly
1156060    NEW    integration    ovirt-3.6.1    [text] engine admin
password prompt consistency
1251965    NEW    integration    ovirt-3.6.1    Appliance based setup
should default to using /var/tmp for unpacking the image
1065350    POST    integration    ovirt-3.6.1    hosted-engine should
prompt a question at the user when the host was already a host in the engine
1083104    NEW    integration    ovirt-4.0.0    engine-setup --offline does
not update versionlock
1269182    POST    integration    ovirt-3.6.1    hosted-engine accepts
FQDNs with underscore while the engine correctly fails on that
1234257    NEW    integration    ovirt-3.5.6    Test engine upgrade path
from EL6 with oVirt 3.5.z to EL7
1059952    POST    integration    ovirt-3.6.1    hosted-engine --deploy
(additional host) will fail if the engine is not using the default
self-signed CA
1247068    POST    integration    ovirt-3.6.1    [TEXT] Warn the
administrator that CD/DVD passthrough is disabled for RHEL7
1115059    ASSIGNED    network    ovirt-3.6.0-ga    Incomplete error
message when adding VNIC profile to running VM
772931    NEW    reports    ---    [RFE] Reports should include the name of
the oVirt engine

Are you great at packaging software? Do you prefer a distribution which is
currently unsupported by oVirt?
Do you want to have packages included in your preferred distribution? Help
getting oVirt ported there!

Fedora: http://lists.ovirt.org/pipermail/devel/2015-September/011426.html
CentOS: https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/Virtualization
Gentoo: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/OVirt
Debian Jessie: http://www.ovirt.org/Features/Debian_support_for_hosts
Archlinux: http://www.ovirt.org/OVirt_on_Arch_Linux
OpenSUSE: https://build.opensuse.org/project/show/Virtualization:oVirt

Do you love "DevOps?", you count stable builds in jenkins ci while trying
to fall a sleep?
Then oVirt infra team is looking for you!, join the infra team and dive in
to do the newest and coolest devops tools today!
Here are some of our open tasks you can help with:

You don't have programming skills, not enough time for DevOps but you want
still to contribute?
Here are some bugs you can take care of, also without writing a line of

Do you prefer to test things? We have some test cases[5] you can try using
nightly snapshots[6].

Do you want to contribute test cases? Most of the features[7] included in
oVirt are missing a test case, you're welcome to contribute one!

Do you want to contribute artworks? oVirt Live backgrounds and covers,
release banners, stickers, .... Take a look at Fedora Artworks[9] as an
example of what you can do

Is this the first time you try to contribute to oVirt project?
You can start from here [1][2]!

You don't know gerrit very well? You can find some more docs here [3].

Any other question about development? Feel free to ask on devel at ovirt.org
or on irc channel[4].

You don't really have time / skills for any development / documentation /
testing related task?
Spread the word[8]!

Let us know you're getting involved, present yourself and tell us what
you're going to do, you'll be welcome!

[1] http://www.ovirt.org/Develop
[2] http://www.ovirt.org/Working_with_oVirt_Gerrit
[3] https://gerrit-review.googlesource.com/Documentation
[4] http://www.ovirt.org/Community
[5] http://www.ovirt.org/Category:TestCase
[6] http://www.ovirt.org/Install_nightly_snapshot
[7] http://www.ovirt.org/Category:Feature
[9] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork#Resources

Sandro Bonazzola
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