This Week in OpenNMS: Tweet When Twitter Is Down

by Benjamin Reed: April 13, 2010

It’s time for This Week in OpenNMS. This week we continued SMS work, made more daemons capable of reloading their configuration, and other bugfixes.

Project Updates

  • Stable: Current Release is 1.6.5
    1.6.5 is the current stable release, tagged May 16th. It fixes a number of bugs, and adds a few features. For a full list, see the bugzilla 1.6.5 milestone. This is a non-critical but recommended upgrade for anyone on OpenNMS versions older than 1.6.5.
  • Unstable: Current Release is 1.7.6
    1.7.6 is the current unstable release, tagged August 3rd. Since 1.7.5, there have been a ton of bugfixes, as well as updates to the RESTful interfaces, inventory report updates, syslogd updates, collection updates, new OpenManage and Cisco IP-SLA monitors, thresholding updates, provisiond updates, map updates, and probably more stuff I’m missing. A 1.7.x overview is available in the release notes on the site.
  • Unstable: More Configuration Reload Fixes
    Dave continued his work on making all of the daemons capable of reloading their configuration without requiring a restart. He fixed a few bugs in the Statsd configuration reload, and then implemented reloading in the TL1 daemon.
  • Unstable: SMS Pinger/Request-Response API
    Jeff has been working on finishing up adding USSD support to SMSlib, and will be sending that upstream soon. Matt and I continued working on the SMS/USSD sequencing. We have code able to track incoming and outgoing messages, now we need to hook the up to SMSlib to finish things out. Donald has been working on packaging, so that the SMS reflector (the ‘pong’ side of SMS testing) can be run as a standalone server.
  • Unstable: Microblog Notification Strategy
    Jeff added a microblog (Twitter/identi.ca/etc.) notification strategy that will let you post or direct-message notifications.
  • Unstable: DNS Import Handler
    Dave worked this weekend on a DNS-based import handler. It will automatically import nodes through the provisioner based on the data in your DNS server periodically.

Upcoming Events

If you have anything to add to the events list, please let me know.

Until Next Week…

As always, if there’s anything you’d like me to talk about in a future TWiO, or you just have a comment, criticism, or public DNS servers which allow zone transfers you’d like to share, don’t hesitiate to say hi.

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