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Unified Changelog file for Synnefo versions >= 0.13
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Since v0.13 most of the Synnefo components have been merged into a single
repository and have aligned versions.
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.. _Changelog-0.13next:

v0.13next
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Released: UNRELEASED

Synnefo-wide
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* Create 'snf_django' Python package to hold common code for all Synnefo
  components.
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* Create a JSON-exportable definition document for each Synnefo Components
  (Astakos, Cyclades, Pithos, etc.) that consolidates APIs (services),
  resources, and other standardized properties (e.g. default URL prefixes).

* Standardize URLs for Synnefo Components, impose structure and naming
  conventions to related settings. Make each component deployable under
  a user-configurable <COMPONENT>_BASE_URL. Each API (compute, image, etc.)
  is deployable under a developer-configurable prefix beneath BASE_URL.

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Astakos
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* Redesign of the accounting system (quotaholder) and integration into
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  Astakos.
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  * Simplified the quotaholder model; removed tables Entity and Policy; now
    table Holding contains limit and usage for every holding.
  * Extended table Holding, so that we can keep track of quota for every
    valid combination of holder (e.g. user), resource, and source (e.g. the
    default system or some specific project).
  * Refactored code for issuing and resolving commissions for robustness;
    added a 'force' option to bypass the upper limit check when issuing a
    commission.
  * Simplified syncing to the quotaholder; removed fields from models
    Project and ProjectMembership, previously needed for syncing; removed
    state PROJECT_DEACTIVATED from ProjectMembership.
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  * Removed settings ASTAKOS_QUOTAHOLDER_URL, ASTAKOS_QUOTAHOLDER_TOKEN,
    and ASTAKOS_QUOTAHOLDER_POOLSIZE.

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* API-related changes:

  * Implemented API calls for quota, resources, and commissions.
  * Moved all API calls under '/account/v1.0'.
  * Implemented the keystone API call POST /tokens under '/identity/v2.0'.

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* Service and resource specification and handling:

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  * Specified a format for defining services along with the API endpoints
    and the resources they expose. Migrated internal resource name by
    prefixing it with service name (e.g. 'vm' becomes 'cyclades.vm');
    renamed registered service 'pithos+' to 'pithos'.
  * Specified a procedure to register a Synnefo component, its services and
    their resources in astakos and set the resources' default base quota
    limit. Removed resource definitions from settings.
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  * Moved service and resource presentation data out of the respective db
    models into a separate file of UI constants.

* Converted the limit on pending applications from a setting to a quotable
  resource. Converted the related user setting to a user-specific base quota
  limit. Deprecated model UserSetting; removed setting
  ASTAKOS_PENDING_APPLICATION_LIMIT.

* Changes in locking strategy:

  * Lock only project's chain for all project operations; lock user before
    syncing to quotaholder.
  * When locking multiple rows (e.g. users or holdings) include an ORDER BY
    clause in the query to impose ordering on locking.

* Changes in views:

  * Replaced custom transaction context with a simple decorator for managing
    transactions and a context 'ExceptionHandler', which logs and suppresses
    exceptions

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* Added fine grain user auth provider's policies.

  * Administrator can override default auth provider policies to a specific 
    user or group of users.
  * Optionally a user can be assigned to a list of groups, based on the
    authentication method he choosed to signup.

* Removed explicit handling of SMTP errors on each email delivery. Exceptions 
  are now propagated to base django exception handler.

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* Email used in html/email tempaltes which prompt user to contact for service 
  support prompts is now defined in ``CONTACT_EMAIL`` setting introduced in 
  snf-common settings.

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* Improvements in user activation flow

  * User moderation now takes place after the user has verified his email
    address.
  * User model enriched with additional user state fields
  * Split activation email from moderation process. Administrator is required 
    to moderate user explicitly using the `user-modify --accept` or
    `user-modify --reject` commands.
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  * Improved logging throught out user activation procedures.
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* Management commands:

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  * Introduced new commands:
     * authpolicy-{add, list, remove, set, show}
     * group-{add, list}
     * component-{add, list, modify, remove}
     * reconcile-resources-astakos
     * resource-{export-astakos, import, modify}
     * service-{export-astakos, import, show}
  * Renamed commands:
     * astakos-quota to quota
     * user-update to user-modify
     * full-cleanup to cleanup-full
  * Removed commands:
     * astakos-init
     * invitation-{details, list}
     * project-sync
     * resource-{add, remove}
     * service-{add, remove, token-renew, update}
     * user-invite
     * user-set-initial-quota (integrated its functionality in user-modify and quota)
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  * Added quota and project-related information in user-show command; added
    membership information in project-show.
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Cyclades
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* Make 'type' attribute required for network create API request.
* Networks not created to all Ganeti backends upon creation, they are instead
  created to a backend only when a VM connects to the network.
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* Add 'ASTAKOS_POOLSIZE' setting which tunes the size of the http connection
  pool to astakos.
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* Remove 'CYCLADES_USER_CATALOG_URL' and 'CYCLADES_USER_FEEDBACK_URL' settings
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* Remove CYCLADES_USE_QUOTAHOLDER, CYCLADES_QUOTAHOLDER_TOKEN,
  CYCLADES_QUOTAHOLDER_URL, CYCLADES_QUOTAHOLDER_POOLSIZE settings
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* Rename 'cyclades-usage-verify' management command to
  'reconcile-resources-cyclades'. Also, remove 'cyclades-usage-reset' command,
  which is equivalent to 'reconcile-resources-cyclades --fix'.
* Rename 'cyclades-reconcile-commissions' management command to
  'reconcile-commissions-cyclades'.
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* Remove obsolete 'MAX_VMS_PER_USER', 'MAX_NETWORKS_PER_USER',
  "VMS_USER_QUOTA" and "NETWORKS_USER_QUOTA" settings, since their usage
  is covered by Quotaholder.
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* Remove obsolete setting 'API_ROOT_URL', since it is being covered by
  the use of CYCLADES_BASE_URL* Remove obsolete setting 'API_ROOT_URL', since
  it is being covered by 'CYCLADES_BASE_URL'.
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Cyclades helpdesk
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* Additional start/stop vm action
* Display extend backend info in vm's view
* Fixed IP lookup

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Pithos
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* Remove PITHOS_AUTHENTICATION_USERS setting, which was used to override
  astakos users.
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* Remove 'PITHOS_USER_CATALOG_URL', 'PITHOS_USER_FEEDBACK_URL' and
  'PITHOS_USER_LOGIN_URL' settings.
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* Remove PITHOS_USE_QUOTAHOLDER, PITHOS_QUOTAHOLDER_URL,
  PITHOS_QUOTAHOLDER_TOKEN and PITHOS_ASTAKOSCLIENT_POOLSIZE
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.. _Changelog-0.13:

v0.13
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Released: Wed Apr 10 18:52:50 EEST 2013
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In v0.13 the code was very heavily refactored for increased uniformity since
most of the Synnefo components have been merged into a single repository. Thus,
**just for this version** we will not document a complete Changelog (features,
fixes, improvements, issues, setting changes), but rather just copy from the
`NEWS` file with minor additions wherever needed.

Synnefo-wide
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* Support for pooling throughout Synnefo

  * Pooled Django DB connections, Pithos backend connections, HTTP
    connections using single `objpool` package

* Improved management commands

  * Unified codebase for output of tables in JSON, CSV

* Bring most of Synnefo code inside a single, unified repository

  * support automatic Python and Debian package builds for individual commits
  * with automatic version generation

* Overhauling of Synnefo settings: renames and refactoring, for increased
  uniformity (in progress)
* Deployment: Standardize on gunicorn, with gevent-based workers
  and use of Green threads throughout Synnefo
* Documentation: New scale-out guide, with distinct node roles,
  for mass Synnefo deployments

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Astakos
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* Support multiple authentication methods

  * Classic (username/password), Shibboleth, LDAP/Active Directory,
    Google, Twitter, LinkedIn
  * Users can enable/disable auth methods, and switch between them

* Introduce a UUID as a global identifier for users, throughout Synnefo

  * The UUID remains constant as the user enables/disables login methods

* Allow users to modify their email address freely
* Per-user, per-resource accounting mechanism (quotaholder)
* Full quota support, with per-user, per-resource quotas, based on quotaholder
* Projects: Users can create and join Projects

  * Projects grant extra resources to their members

* UI Enhancements for quotas and projects

  * distinct Usage tab, showing usage of individual resources
  * Project management UI
  * New Overview page
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Cyclades
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* Commission resources on quotaholder/Astakos
* Support mass creation of flavors
* Support for the ExtStorage disk template in Ganeti
* Query and report quotas in the UI
* Pass VM configuration parameters over a VM-side API (`vmapi`)

  * Do not pass sensitive data as Ganeti OS parameters
  * Keep sensitive data in memory caches (memcached) and
    never allow them to hit the disk

* Display additional backend information in helpdesk machines list
* Allow helpdesk users to search for an account using a known machine id
* Helpdesk actions are now logged using the synnefo's common login
  infrastructure
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* Removed feedback endpoint. Feedback requests delegate to astakos feedback
  service. ``FEEDBACK_CONTACTS``, ``FEEDBACK_EMAIL_FROM`` settings removed, 
  and no longer used.
* ``UI_LOGIN_URL``, ``UI_GLANCE_URL``, ``COMPUTE_URL`` settings no longer 
  required to be set and are dynamically computed based on ``ASTAKOS_BASE_URL``
  and ``CYCLADES_BASE_URL`` settings.
  

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Pithos
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  * new settings:
    PITHOS_RADOS_STORAGE, PITHOS_RADOS_POOL_BLOCKS, PITHOS_RADOS_POOL_MAPS

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  * new settings:
    PITHOS_PUBLIC_URL_SECURITY, PITHOS_PUBLIC_URL_ALPHABET

* Enable pithos backend to use external quotaholder component

  * new settings:
    PITHOS_USE_QUOTAHOLDER, PITHOS_QUOTAHOLDER_URL, PITHOS_QUOTAHOLDER_TOKEN,
    PITHOS_QUOTAHOLDER_POOLSIZE

* Moderated version debiting mechanism

  * new setting:
    PITHOS_BACKEND_FREE_VERSIONING

* Proxy Astakos user-visible services

  * new settings:
    PITHOS_PROXY_USER_SERVICES, PITHOS_USER_CATALOG_URL,
    PITHOS_USER_FEEDBACK_URL, PITHOS_USER_LOGIN_URL

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* Extend snf-burnin to include testing of Pithos functionality