Iccha Sethi @IcchaSethi
Egle Sigler @eglute
Angela Streeter @angelastreeter
So You Want To Be an OpenStack
Contributor?
#rackstackatl
• Intro
• Who can contribute
• What it takes to be a contributor
• Finding something to contribute
• Life cy...
#rackstackatlRACKSPACE® HOSTING | WWW.RACKSPACE.COM
What is OpenStack?
Why Contribute to OpenStack?
#rackstackatl
What is OpenStack?
4
#rackstackatl
• Be part of growing community
• Build your expertise
• Work with some really great people
• Find a job: eve...
#rackstackatlRACKSPACE® HOSTING | WWW.RACKSPACE.COM
So You Want To Contribute?
Great!
#rackstackatl
Total Contributions
7
76K Commits
2000 Developers
38K Tickets
55K Mail Messages
… and counting!
http://activ...
#rackstackatl
Who Can Contribute?
8
• Programmers: code
• Testers: test and break
• Writers: documentation
• Operators: cl...
#rackstackatlRACKSPACE® HOSTING | WWW.RACKSPACE.COM
What It Takes To Contribute
#rackstackatl
• Testing:
– Report issues
– Triage issues: prioritize, confirm, review incomplete or stale bugs
• Security:...
#rackstackatl
• Launchpad Account: https://login.launchpad.net/+new_account
– Add SSH keys to Launchpad account
– Launchpa...
#rackstackatl
• DevStack is awesome, try it.
Test Environment
12
#rackstackatl
1. Find some work to do.
2. Create a local git branch based on master.
3. Work work work.
4. Create a single...
#rackstackatl
• Keep line length at 80
• No period at the end of the first line
• Insert special text:
– Closes-Bug: nnnnn...
#rackstackatl
• Log in to http://review.openstack.org.
• Enter comments inline.
• Click Review button to publish comments....
#rackstackatl
1. Get the six-digit patch number from review.openstack.org, copy it.
2. At the command line, change to the ...
#rackstackatl
• Mailing lists:
– 12 major lists (General, Announcements, Operators, QA, Foundation, Security, Community, T...
#rackstackatl
RACKSPACE® HOSTING | 5000 WALZEM ROAD | SAN ANTONIO, TX 78218
US SALES: 1-800-961-2888 | US SUPPORT: 1-800-9...
#rackstackatl
• Low-hanging-fruit tag
• Triaged
• No one else is already assigned
Work on a Bug
19
#rackstackatl
• Get a copy locally
git checkout master; git remote update; git pull origin master
git review –d nnnnnn
• W...
#rackstackatl
• In the Devstack-env Cloud Server:
git checkout master; git remote update; git pull origin master
git check...
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    1. 1. Iccha Sethi @IcchaSethi Egle Sigler @eglute Angela Streeter @angelastreeter So You Want To Be an OpenStack Contributor?
    2. 2. #rackstackatl • Intro • Who can contribute • What it takes to be a contributor • Finding something to contribute • Life cycle of a patch Outline 2
    3. 3. #rackstackatlRACKSPACE® HOSTING | WWW.RACKSPACE.COM What is OpenStack? Why Contribute to OpenStack?
    4. 4. #rackstackatl What is OpenStack? 4
    5. 5. #rackstackatl • Be part of growing community • Build your expertise • Work with some really great people • Find a job: everyone is hiring! • Learn new skills • Come to the OpenStack Summit (Paris!) • Join the rebel alliance to help build Planet Scale Cloud! RACKSPACE® HOSTING | WWW.RACKSPACE.COM 5 Why Contribute?
    6. 6. #rackstackatlRACKSPACE® HOSTING | WWW.RACKSPACE.COM So You Want To Contribute? Great!
    7. 7. #rackstackatl Total Contributions 7 76K Commits 2000 Developers 38K Tickets 55K Mail Messages … and counting! http://activity.openstack.org/dash/releases/index.html?data_dir=data/whole_project
    8. 8. #rackstackatl Who Can Contribute? 8 • Programmers: code • Testers: test and break • Writers: documentation • Operators: cloud builders and maintainers • Security People • Designers • Translators • Gardeners: increasing comments in code, reducing pylint violations, increasing code coverage, etc. • Reviewers!!!
    9. 9. #rackstackatlRACKSPACE® HOSTING | WWW.RACKSPACE.COM What It Takes To Contribute
    10. 10. #rackstackatl • Testing: – Report issues – Triage issues: prioritize, confirm, review incomplete or stale bugs • Security: – Join mailing lists, review code reviews, look for security issues, fix code • Documentation: – Fix documentation bugs – Write documentation • Designers/UIX: – Review current features as a user, – Design new features • Developers: – Keep testing, security, documentation, designers, operators, and everyone else busy Find Something To Contribute
    11. 11. #rackstackatl • Launchpad Account: https://login.launchpad.net/+new_account – Add SSH keys to Launchpad account – Launchpad and Gerritt accounts are the same • Join OpenStack Foundation: https://www.openstack.org/join/ • Sign Contributor’s License Agreement: https://review.openstack.org/#/settings/agreements – https://review.openstack.org/static/cla.html • GitHub Account: https://github.com/ – Install and configure git locally – Install and configure git-review locally • Use the same email address for all your accounts! • https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/HowToContribute Do This Once 11
    12. 12. #rackstackatl • DevStack is awesome, try it. Test Environment 12
    13. 13. #rackstackatl 1. Find some work to do. 2. Create a local git branch based on master. 3. Work work work. 4. Create a single commit based on your local branch. 5. Make a patch using git review that’s pushed to gerrit (review.openstack.org). 6. Wait for reviews (work on other patches). 7. Address reviews (work work work). 8. Encourage two core members give it a +2 vote and click Approved (work on other patches). Basic Workflow 13
    14. 14. #rackstackatl • Keep line length at 80 • No period at the end of the first line • Insert special text: – Closes-Bug: nnnnnnn – Partial-Bug: nnnnnnn – Bp:<text-from-Launchpad-URL> – DocImpact – Co-Authored-By: <name@example.org> Commit Messages Guidelines 14
    15. 15. #rackstackatl • Log in to http://review.openstack.org. • Enter comments inline. • Click Review button to publish comments. Review Issues 15
    16. 16. #rackstackatl 1. Get the six-digit patch number from review.openstack.org, copy it. 2. At the command line, change to the directory where the repo is stored. 3. Enter: $ git review -d nnnnn Reviewing Locally 16
    17. 17. #rackstackatl • Mailing lists: – 12 major lists (General, Announcements, Operators, QA, Foundation, Security, Community, Translation, etc. – Sign up to as many as you want to – Lurk or participate, up to you – Tip: setup filters • IRC – Freenode – 42 different channels • Ask OpenStack: ask.openstack.org • Design Summit • Meetups RACKSPACE® HOSTING | WWW.RACKSPACE.COM 17 Communications
    18. 18. #rackstackatl RACKSPACE® HOSTING | 5000 WALZEM ROAD | SAN ANTONIO, TX 78218 US SALES: 1-800-961-2888 | US SUPPORT: 1-800-961-4454 | WWW.RACKSPACE.COM RACKSPACE® HOSTING | © RACKSPACE US, INC. | RACKSPACE® AND FANATICAL SUPPORT® ARE SERVICE MARKS OF RACKSPACE US, INC. REGISTERED IN TH E UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES. | WWW.RACKSPACE.COMRACKSPACE® HOSTING | © RACKSPACE US, INC. | RACKSPACE® AND FANATICAL SUPPORT® ARE SERVICE MARKS OF RACKSPACE US, INC. REGISTERED IN TH E UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES. | WWW.RACKSPACE.COM
    19. 19. #rackstackatl • Low-hanging-fruit tag • Triaged • No one else is already assigned Work on a Bug 19
    20. 20. #rackstackatl • Get a copy locally git checkout master; git remote update; git pull origin master git review –d nnnnnn • Work work work edit edit • Push back up to gerrit (review.openstack.org) git commit -a --amend git review -v Demo Patching a Patch 20
    21. 21. #rackstackatl • In the Devstack-env Cloud Server: git checkout master; git remote update; git pull origin master git checkout -b bug-1188073 • (You’ll need to add a public key and install git review again.) • Work work work work edit git commit -a git commit -a --amend git review -v Demo Working on a Bug 21

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