[openstack-dev] [Heat] Template repository location (infra guidance needed)

Steve Baker sbaker at redhat.com
Wed Apr 24 02:02:39 UTC 2013

On 04/24/2013 08:53 AM, Steven Hardy wrote:
> Hi,
> We've had some discussions recently within the team about creating a
> "heat-templates" repo somewhere, for the following reasons:
> 1. Separate the existing example templates[1] from the main code repo
> 2. Provide a central place for us to put/review new heat-native/dsl/HOT
>    templates when we define/implement the syntax [2]
> 3. Somewhere to put the oz TDLs we currently bundle with heat-jeos[3] so
>    that we can deprecate that tool and replace it with a simple shell-script
>    or documentation.
> So our discussions so far have revolved around creating a stackforge
> "heat-templates" repo, which seems OK, but my question (for the
> infra/release team) is, would it make more sense to make another repo under
> the main openstack org, since these templates will be directly related to
> Heat (although possibly not part of the coordinated release)?
> I'm happy to go ahead and create a stackforge repo if another repo under
> the main openstack github org is deemed a bad idea, but wanted
> clarification/guidance before proceeding.
I'm all for a stackforge repo, and for also using the repo for image
building definitions. In some cases (eg the OpenShift templates) the
heat template will be tightly coupled with the images they launch, so it
would be nice to be able to change both in a single commit.


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