libcloud Monthly Update (August 2011) - 0.5.2 release, EuroPython 2011 recap, FLOSS weekly

As you might have noticed, I didn’t write a monthly update post in the last two months. The reason for that is that I have been busy with work and finishing my thesis for a bachelor degree.

In this post I will try to sum up what has happened during this time and what is currently going on.

What has happened in the past two months

  • Libcloud 0.5.2 has been released.

    This is a primary a bug-fix release, but it also includes two new compute drivers for and Full changelog and release announcement can be found here.

  • EuroPython 2011 sprint was a success.

    At a peek time we had a total of 6 sprinters :) A lot of stuff which has been accomplished at the sprint has been integrated into 0.5.2 release. You can also find slides and recording of my Libcloud talk on EuroPython 2011 website.

  • I have finally met another Libcloud developer in real-life.

    This time I have met Roman a.k.a. mirrorbox in San Francisco. Most of our conversation was not Libcloud related, but we managed to talk a bit about the Libcloud future and topics such as DNS support, problems with our current blocking-model and asynchronous API’s and possible support for event-based libraries such as Twisted and gevent.

What is currently going on

  • Me and Paul Querna (Paul Querna can’t make it since he is away on 7th) will be guests on the FLOSS weekly podcast so don’t forget to tune-in on September 7, 2011 at 09:30 AM US Pacific Time. Show is streamed live, but as always recording will also be available a day or two later.