Salt Air 1 – Salt History, New Developments, & Salt Community Love

November 9, 2012 - Thomas Hatch
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Tom provides a brief SaltStack history of the Salt project. He highlights some of the heavy ongoing development on Salt Cloud and Salt API, and spreads some community love.

“Welcome to the first broadcast of Salt Air. We’ve decided to start broadcasting on a regular basis about all of the new things and wonderful advantages of Salt, so that we can always have our user community up-to-date on what’s happening inside of salt, what the direction is, and what all the new wonderful things are that you can work with in your deployments. I’m gonna start out by going through a slide presentation in which I’m going to go over the (SaltStack) history of Salt where it came from, where it is today, and where it’s going as we move forward. We’re also going to talk a little bit about some of the active development that’s happened over the last couple of weeks. We’re gonna talk about what’s new and exciting coming in the next release of Salt which will be 0.10.5. We’re also going to talk a little bit about the other Salt projects that are out there today. Salt cloud and Salt API, where they are, where they’re going, and then we’re finally going to highlight a few members of the community inside of Salt Air, to make sure that everybody knows how much we appreciate the wonderful help and assistance that we’ve gotten from everybody out there. Allow me to start a little presentation.”

“I’m really excited to be able to talk to everybody about where SaltStack has been, where it’s come from, and a lot about what we’re going to be doing with this new format of Salt Air, as our way to continually communicate what we’re doing. In today’s episode of Salt Air we’re going to be talking about the origin of Salt, why I created it, where its’ come since then, and what we plan on doing with Salt in the near and foreseeable future. If we go back in time to the beginning of the Salt project it was started by me back in February of 2011. The first commits were available online and open source in the Apache 2.0 license, which was a wonderful thing to be able to start a project out in the open and be able to visualize to everybody that the dedication from the get-go to be an open source project. The original goal of the Salt project and why I started making it was because I felt as though if we could get a fast enough remote execution communication layer in place, that we could change how we manage infrastructures. I felt as though changing the generic way in which we communicated and commanded servers, then we would subsequently be able to access and manage servers in a new way.” – Thomas Hatch

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