[openstack-dev] Havana roadmap?

Angus Salkeld asalkeld at redhat.com
Fri Apr 12 03:09:46 UTC 2013

On 12/04/13 00:47 +0000, Joshua Harlow wrote:
>Ok good to know, I was thinking that the 'state of the project' talk would
>have a big goal that said PTL can say I will try to do this for these 6
>Like a presidential campaign :-P

That sounds odd. Does a PTL have that much impact?
This is open source, people come with patches that they want, not what
the PTL wants to accomplish. To me a team of core developers that work
really well together is much more important. And that is really the
job of the PTL - to make sure everyone is working well together.

Whether or not blueprints/features get developed is not (to me) a
sign of a failing PTL (more likely developers found more import
things to work on).


>Blueprints are nice and all, but they are to 'low-level' imho, in that
>they are scattered and don't show a unified single 'goal'.
>I could image a 'top-level' goal being.
>*Fix nova's use of scheduling*
>Then all changes done for that 6 months would try to work towards this
>goal (+- a few other ones that get in).
>On 4/11/13 5:39 PM, "Russell Bryant" <rbryant at redhat.com> wrote:
>>On 04/11/2013 07:00 PM, Joshua Harlow wrote:
>>> Howdy all,
>>> I was talking with a co-worker here @ y! and both of us were thinking
>>> about how we know what features are planned for the next 6 months.
>>> I know summits are supposed to be the driver of this, and the talks that
>>> occur, but after the summit sessions and talks and such is there a
>>> single place/wiki(?) that each PTL states exactly what they plan to
>>> accomplish after the input from the summit. I see there
>>> is http://www.openstack.org/software/roadmap/ which is at a very high
>>> level.
>>> Would others feel it is useful to have PTL's write down there goals and
>>> desires for the next 6 months (not at such a high level as the above
>>> This can then be referred to when voting for the next PTL and so forth.
>>> I just have always sort of felt that it was hard to tell what a PTL's
>>> goals were for each 6 month interval, and how to compare what they
>>> did/accomplished vs what they stated they would attempt to do.
>>> Having a plan that the PTL supports seems to be a good thing in general,
>>> so that the direction of said project is steered.
>>> Thoughts?
>>> Does something like this already exist and I didn't find it?
>>Each project will be having a "state of the project" talk on the last
>>day of the Summit where some of this will be discussed.  Much of the
>>Havana plan will be captured in blueprints in the time immediately
>>following the summit.
>>Russell Bryant
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