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From Rohit Yadav <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Announcement draft for CloudMonkey 5.3.0 release
Date Mon, 10 Nov 2014 04:36:27 GMT
Hi Sally and everyone,

Voting has finally passed with lazy consensus (3 +1 binding votes, no vetoes or -1 binding
votes). Here is the announcement draft for your consideration and review:

#### Draft start ####

<Date of announcement> November 2014 —Apache CloudStack, the mature, turnkey Open
Source cloud computing software platform used for creating private, public, and hybrid cloud
environments, today announced Apache CloudMonkey v5.3.0, the latest feature release of its
command line interface tool.

CloudMonkey is written in Python, and can be used both as an interactive shell and as a command
line tool that simplifies CloudStack configuration and management.

Apache CloudMonkey v5.3.0 is the latest feature release of the 5.x line that was first released
in September 2013. Some of the new features and changes include:

• Unicode support in CloudMonkey;
• Better autocompletion for API arguments, filter arguments and config options;
• Current server profile is displayed on the prompt;
• Changing server profile prints masked values of passwords and keys;
• New command line argument -d for display options such as default, json and table;
• New config option “verifysslcert” that enables/disables SSL certificate checking when
making HTTP API calls;
• CloudMonkey outputs without color on terminal in non-interactive mode;
• Better error handling, errors written to stderr and non-zero exit codes in case of error;
• Several bugfixes related to networking, server profiles and unicode string handling;

Downloads and Documentation

The official source code for CloudMonkey v5.3.0 can be downloaded from
A community-maintained distribution is available at the Python Package Index (PyPi) at

CloudMonkey's usage is documented at
Package documentation can be found at

Availability and Oversight

As with all Apache products, CloudMonkey is released under the Apache License v2.0, and is
overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. The Apache CloudStack
Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community
development and product releases.

About Apache CloudStack

Apache CloudStack is a mature, turnkey integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Open
Source software platform that allows users to build feature-rich public and private cloud
environments. Hailed by Gartner Group as "a solid product", CloudStack includes an intuitive
user interface and rich APIs for managing the compute, networking, software, and storage infrastructure
resources. CloudStack entered the Apache Incubator in April 2012 and became an Apache Top-level
Project in March 2013. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache
CloudStack, visit and

#### Draft End ####

Rohit Yadav
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