This Week in OpenNMS: IPv6 Milestones
by Benjamin Reed: March 28, 2011
It’s time for This Week in OpenNMS. In the last week we worked on IPv6, and a number of other bugfixes. But mostly IPv6. =)
- 1.8: Current Release is 1.8.10 (Loggerhead Shrike)
1.8.10 is the current stable release, tagged 24 February, 2011. For a complete list of changes and updates, see the “New and Noteworthy” page on the OpenNMS wiki. As always, it is recommended that you back up your database before upgrading. A large number of bugs were fixed since 1.8.7, it is highly recommended that you upgrade to this release.
- 1.9: Current release is 1.9.6 (Barbat)
1.9.6 is the current unstable release, tagged 24 February, 2010. This release is not recommended for production use, but for developers and users who want to try out the very latest features. For a list of changes and updates, see the “New and Noteworthy” page on the OpenNMS wiki.
- [NMS-4535] – Convert Event XML to JAXB
- [NMS-4547] – XSD definitions don’t need to be anchored
- [NMS-4554] – Trap events for Comtech EF Data CDM-625 satellite modems
IPv6 Milestone: Polling and Graphing
There is obviously still a ton to do, including fixing handling of IPv6 addresses in SNMP, finishing up the ICMPv6 support for pinging, and plenty of UI tweaks to deal with IPv6, but this means a significantly large portion of the core of OpenNMS is dealing with IPv6 addresses properly. It’s looking like 1.9.7 will shake out as the first release where we can really have end-users start trying to do things with IPv6 and help us find issues and places where things still need work.
Reminder for Students: OpenNMS and Google’s Summer of Code
Thanks to OGP members Mike Huot and Matt Raykowski for administering our Summer of Code submissions, and to all of the folks who have offered to be mentors, we have been accepted into Google Summer of Code 2011.
We look forward to working with any potential students about the ideas list found at:
We would also be glad to talk to potential students about their own ideas. The list is pretty limited, but there are a lot of things that could be done to improve OpenNMS. Please sign up for the opennms-gsoc mailing list to discuss these ideas:
If people in the community know of students that are eligible for GSoC, you might encourage them to apply. We would prefer students who are familiar with OpenNMS. Also if you see questions from students, please be kind, they are still learning about the community and OpenNMS.
Thanks and good luck to potential students!
OpenNMS Users Conference Americas
The OpenNMS Users Conference Americas (OUCA) is a go! Details are still being finalized, but we encourage anyone interested to keep an eye out here for updates. It is scheduled for June 17th and 18th at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, just before Dev-Jam 2011. The fee will be $65.
- 26 through 27 May 2011: OpenNMS Users Conference Europe
- 17 through 18 June 2011: OpenNMS Users Conference Americas
- 19 through 24 June 2011: OpenNMS Dev-Jam 6
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 or criticism that you’d like to share, don’t hesitate to say hi.
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