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

Zane Bitter zbitter at redhat.com
Wed Apr 24 10:04:22 UTC 2013

On 23/04/13 22:53, 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

It's worth pointing out that, for better or worse - and, candidly, 
probably mostly the latter - many of the Heat "unit" tests rely on 
reading templates from the source tree. So we'll probably have to 
simplify those and pull them inline in the test code. Just throwing that 
out there.

> 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.

+1 for Stackforge
> Thanks!
> Steve
> [1] https://github.com/openstack/heat/tree/master/templates
> [2] https://blueprints.launchpad.net/heat/+spec/open-api-dsl
> [3] https://github.com/sdake/heat-jeos/tree/master/heat_jeos/jeos
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