[openstack-dev] Swift, netifaces, PyPy, and cffi

Alex Gaynor alex.gaynor at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 17:12:38 UTC 2013

I just chatted with the Python product owner at Red Hat, he says this is
going to make it's way to the next step later today (this past weekend was
a Fedora conference), so this should be happening soon.

Joe: Yup, I'm familiar with that piece (I had lunch with Vish the other
week and he's the one who suggested Swift as the best place to get started
with OpenStack + PyPy). For those who don't know I'm one of the core
developers of PyPy :)


On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 9:24 AM, Ben Nemec <openstack at nemebean.com> wrote:

> On 2013-08-13 16:58, Alex Gaynor wrote:
>> One of the issues that came up in this review however, is that cffi is
>> not packaged in the most recent Ubuntu LTS (and likely other
>> distributions), although it is available in raring, and in a PPA
>> (http://packages.ubuntu.com/**raring/python-cffi<http://packages.ubuntu.com/raring/python-cffi>[2]
>>  nd https://launchpad.net/~**pypy/+archive/ppa?field.**
>> series_filter=precise<https://launchpad.net/~pypy/+archive/ppa?field.series_filter=precise>
>> [3] respectively).
>> As a result of this, we wanted to get some feedback on which direction
>> is best to go:
>> a) cffi-only approach, this is obviously the simplest approach, and
>> works everywhere (assuming you can install a PPA, use pip, or similar
>> for cffi)
>> b) wait until the next LTS to move to this approach (requires waiting
>> until 2014 for PyPy support)
>> c) Support using either netifaces or cffi: most complex, and most
>> code, plus "one or the other" dependencies aren't well supported by
>> most tools as far as I know.
> It doesn't appear to me that this is available for RHEL yet, although it
> looks like they're working on it: https://admin.fedoraproject.**
> org/updates/python-cffi-0.6-4.**el6<https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/python-cffi-0.6-4.el6>
> That's also going to need to happen before we can do this, I think.
> -Ben
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