Tagged with Announcements

Announcing Darga-5

We’ve just built Darga-5. This release contains a security fix, bug fixes, numerous UI tweaks, and stabilization.

Name of F Release

The results of the poll on the name of the F release are in. Reuben Fine is the winner! Looking forward to all the exciting features that will come in the Fine release! Thanks to all that voted!! We had 98 total votes for the F-Release (includes one write-in),…whereas, the E-Release garnered a total of 53 votes. The ManageIQ Community is Growing!

ManageIQ.org Improved and Refreshed - take a look!

When ManageIQ was open sourced two years ago, the manageiq.org website was launched to support the project and its community. Many enhancements have been added over time to serve the needs of ManageIQ users and developers. However, as our community grows, some of the information on the site have become outdated or inadequate. We’ve also heard numerous requests and suggestions from you during this year’s events such as ManageIQ Design Summit and Red Hat Summit, and it’s evident that the website needed an overhaul.

Announcing Darga-4.1

We’ve just built Darga-4.1 This release contains a security fix, bug fixes, numerous UI tweaks, and stabilization.

Announcing Darga-3

We’ve just built Darga-3. This release contains bug fixes, numerous UI tweaks, and stabilization.

Announcing Darga-2

We’ve just built Darga-2. This release contains bug fixes, numerous UI tweaks, and stabilization.

Name of E Release

The results of the poll on the name of the E release are in. Max Euwe is the winner! Looking forward to all the exciting features that will come in the Euwe release!

Darga GA Release

ManageIQ is excited to announce the official release of Darga, named for Grandmaster Klaus Darga. Below are some of the many new features that are part of this release. For more detail see the changelog.

Open Source License Change - April 2

When ManageIQ was open-sourced in June 2014, the project was carrying some bits that made it necessary to dual-license as GPL and Apache License. The intention was always to be single-licensed under the Apache license.

Announcing Capablanca RC2

We’ve just wrapped up Capablanca RC2. As the release cycle draws to a close, this release contains bug fixes, numerous UI tweaks, and a couple of last-minute changes to the new Azure provider.

Announcing Capablanca RC-1

We’re pleased to announce that the first Capablanca release candidate is now available. Among the improvements in this release since the Beta:

ManageIQ Botvinnik is Here - Control All the Things

We’re very happy to announce that ManageIQ Botvinnik is now generally available. This marks the first full release cycle for ManageIQ as an open source project. As mentioned in previous announcements, we name our releases alphabetically after chess world champions. For the “B” release, we selected Mikhail Botvinnik, a Soviet chess champion from the 1950’s. The “C” release cycle is named after Jose Raul Capablanca, a Cuban world chess champion from 1921-1927.

Community Depot is Live - and in BETA

We can now take the covers off of the ManageIQ Community Depot and show it to you live. Just understand it’s in beta and may (will) have some bugs. The Depot is where you can share, download and collaborate on extensions and other software built for ManageIQ.

ManageIQ Integrates with Amazon AWS Config Service

With the recent announcement of Amazon’s AWS Config service, there is a Pull Request to integrate with it. The integration will allow ManageIQ to use the AWS Config service as an event source to our Amazon Provider. These events can be used to drive many things inside ManageIQ, including inventory refreshes, policies and automate workflows. Once this Pull Request is merged, our appliance (which is built nightly) will have that functionality incorporated. Until then, if you want to play with the proposed integration, take the code changes from the pull request and integrate them into your appliance or development environment.

Ruby 2 Update

Travis CI

We have been using travis ci for running our tests automatically on each merge and pull request soon after we open sourced ManageIQ.

Booz Allen Open Sources Jellyfish Cloud Broker for ManageIQ Community

For some time now, Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the founding members of the ManageIQ Community, has been hard at work on a “cloud broker”. “What is a cloud broker,” you may ask? It’s a nice tool that allows individuals to pick and choose various service offerings from multiple sources, without knowing (or caring) which cloud or virtualization platform supplies the services. That they chose ManageIQ as the platform of record to build on speaks volumes to the hard work those engineers have put in over the last 8 years.

The ManageIQ Design Summit - a small intimate gathering of cloud experts

We’re happy to announce the preliminary agenda for the upcoming ManageIQ Design Summit, a 2-day event on October 7 & 8 in Montvale, NJ. Be sure to RSVP soon, as space is very limited. As mentioned in the title, it’s a small intimate gathering of cloud experts, those interested in pushing the limits of ManageIQ and setting the roadmap for development. If you’re a ManageIQ user who wants to learn how to make the most of its automation and orchestration capabilities, then there will be plenty for you, too:

Anand Release Candidate

Things have been rolling along here at the ManageIQ community, and we’re proud to announce that the first release candidate is now ready. The first release for ManageIQ is called “Anand”, named after world champion chess player Viswanathan Anand.

To download a release candidate build of Anand, proceed to the download page. To get the source for Anand, see the tagged GitHub repo.

To get an idea of what is included in Anand, see the results of the previous sprint. To see what is coming next, take a look at the roadmap.

Enjoy! Remember, if you find any issues, please report them.

-JM

Integration with Travis CI

When we originally open-sourced ManageIQ, the ManageIQ GitHub Repo was integrated with Code Climate. Integrating with Code Climate allowed the developer community to find code with too much complexity and/or duplication and refactor it.

This week, we integrated the ManageIQ GitHub Repo with Travis CI, the continuous integration service. This service runs on each GitHub pull request to ensure that no new code is breaking existing tests (i.e. no regression). If the pull request does cause a regression, the core maintainers of the ManageIQ project will not merge it until this is resolved.

So, keep creating pull requests to make ManageIQ better, but make sure that they do not break any tests!

Thanks, chessbyte

The Third Tenet of Open Source

Here’s a great introduction written by Bryan Che, a Red Hat cloud strategy guy, on why we released ManageIQ as an open source project, as well as a look at the cloud management landscape. Cloud management is currently a nice car with four flat tires, and all four of them with different sizes, colors, and recommended pressure.

Welcome to the ManageIQ Community!

We are gearing up for an open source release in the coming weeks, and you’re probably curious what all the fuss is about. What you’ll find here is some introductory information and ways to sign up for news and, eventually, pre-release code as we get closer to the project launch. Read Red Hat’s press release – it will give you the background information you need.