In addition to working on CloudStack, many CloudStack committers also blog about their work and ideas around CloudStack. To bring these thoughts together, Planet CloudStack aggregates their writing into a central blog. The RSS aggregator is powered by Venus.
Planet CloudStack should provide a quality feed for users and developers. To this end, submitted RSS Feeds added to should only show posts that are relevant to CloudStack. This can be accomplished by tagging blog posts with "cloudstack" or similar, and then generating an RSS feed for that tag. Links for figuring out how to do this for common blogging platforms can be found at the bottom of this page. If blogs are found that are not relevant to the Apache CloudStack community, the feed will be removed.
As Planet CloudStack is hosted in the apache.org domain, it is preferred that blogs aggregated here must be written by CloudStack committers. PMC members can make exceptions to this requirement and add non-committer feeds if they feel the addition of the feed will be of benefit to the community. It is requested that blog posts in feeds are licensed under CC-BY.
Planet CloudStack is generated by Venus after reading an ini file in the ASF planet subversion repository. It can be updated by any committer to an Apache project. The ini file for Planet CloudStack can be viewed at http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/planet/cloudstack.ini.
To add a feed, check out the "planet" directory with SVN:
svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/planet
Edit the cloudstack.ini file, adding your blog feed to the bottom. Each entry is made up of 3 things:
An example of what an entry would look like is:
[http://sebgoa.blogspot.com//feeds/posts/default/-/cloudstack] name = Sebastien Goasguen face = http://httpd.apache.org/images/apache_feather_bullet.gif
Note that in the absence of an image for the author, we provided the Apache feather image, instead.
NOTE: The aggregation software does not have much error management capabilities - errors in the ini file will require the ASF infrastructure team to fix, so please proceed with extreme caution.
After adding the entry (and double checking syntax), commit the change to svn:
svn commit cloudstack.ini
Updates to Planet CloudStack seem to show up hourly.