OpenStack Essex: the last mile
At the time I'm writing this, we have final release candidates published for all the components that make up OpenStack 2012.1, codenamed "Essex":
- OpenStack Compute (Nova), at RC3
- OpenStack Image Service (Glance), at RC3
- OpenStack Identity (Keystone), at RC2
- OpenStack Dashboard (Horizon), at RC2
- OpenStack Storage (Swift) at version 1.4.8
Unless a critical, last-minute regression is found today in these proposed packages, they should make up the official OpenStack 2012.1 release tomorrow ! Please check out those tarballs for a last check, and don't hesitate to ping us on IRC (#openstack-dev @ Freenode) or file bugs (tagged essec-rc-potential) if you think you can convince us to reroll.
Those six months have been a long ride, with 139 features added and 1650 bugs fixed, but this is the last mile.