This Week in OpenNMS: Scenes from a User Conference
by Benjamin Reed: April 12, 2010
Welcome again to another installment of This Week in OpenNMS. Since my blog is really about more my personal work on things in addition to OpenNMS, it seemed like it was time to give it a real home, so TWiO now lives on the OpenNMS.com web site. It’s got it’s own RSS feed, too, so if you’ve been reading it at my blog, please update your links.
- Stable: Current Release is 1.6.2
1.6.2 is still the current release, and while there are a few fixes pending since it’s release, there are no immediate plans for a 1.6.3 just yet.
- Unstable: Current Release is 1.7.0
Trunk continues to undergo heavy development. I’ve said it before, but it’s still true: we’re hoping to get 1.7.1 out soon. We’re waiting to hit the milestone of complete Capsd-replacement in Provisiond before tagging 1.7.1. In the meantime, feel free to try the nightly snapshots (if it’s not on a production system, of course).
- Trunk: Provisiond Soldiers On
Provisiond work is continuing at a fast pace. We’ve spent more time cleaning up code, optimizing performance, and working on finishing out features. The foreign source editor is now more plugin-aware, and can give you selector boxes for plugins that take an enumeration of values.
- Trunk: RANCID Integration
Antonio continues to tweak the RANCID integration, especially at the map level. It’s pretty usable in it’s current incarnation, and is very slick if you have any devices RANCID supports.
- Trunk: UI Enhancements
Donald continues to work on integrating nice enhancements to the UI with Ext-JS. Drop-downs on a number of pages use a nice searchable interface (like the KSC reports selector), and more tweaks are happening on the new node page interface.
- Stable and Trunk: Platform Updates
The scripts for running OpenNMS are now aware of OpenJDK and Diablo on *BSD. Newer builds of OpenJDK now run OpenNMS successfully — I was able to run OpenNMS on Fedora/PPC!
- Trunk: Ackd
Dave has picked up work on Ackd again; it’s not ready for use yet, but he’s making good progress.
OpenNMS User Conference Europe 2009
The first OpenNMS user conference was a smashing success. We got a ton of enthusiastic feedback on the event, and it sounds like things went pretty smoothly.
I’m told that there was video taken of the presentations, but haven’t had a chance to track it down yet. I’ll try to get everything together and do a full writeup on the conference next week. In the meantime, feel free to peruse Alex’s pictures from the event.
Note: April training has been pushed back to May.
- May 4th-8th, 2009: OpenNMS training will be available through The OpenNMS Group at the OpenNMS training facility in Pittsboro, NC.
If you have anything to add to the events list, please let me know.
It’s a Wrap
That’s it for this week.
Don’t forget, if you’ve done something cool with OpenNMS, or have a topic you’d like me to talk about in TWiO, let us know! We’ll put your name in lights. And by lights, I mean the electron beam in people’s monitors, or the little LEDs in their LCD screens. I know it’s not much, but it’s all I’ve got.
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