[openstack-dev] [nova] why are we backporting low priority v3 api fixes to v2?

Matt Riedemann mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon Dec 2 18:40:28 UTC 2013

On Monday, December 02, 2013 8:38:54 AM, Jonathan Proulx wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 9:27 AM, Joe Gordon <joe.gordon0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't think we should be blocking them per-se as long as they fit the API
>> change guidelines https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/APIChangeGuidelines.
> Agreed, possibly not what one would assign developers to do but as an
> open project if it is important enough to someone that they've already
> done the work why not accept the change?
> -Jon
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I +2'ed the patch that I originally referenced, so I'm not blocking 
anything.  I think the point I'm trying to make is I would hope we 
don't end up getting into a (backwards) dual maintenance type of 
situation where every low-priority fix that goes into the v3 API makes 
someone think that it needs to be backported to the v2 API.  I'm 
looking at it sort of like backporting patches to stable/havana - sure 
Havana could use some bug fixes that are made in Icehouse, but are they 
all really *needed*?  If there are people willing to do the work and 
people willing to review it, sure, go ahead I guess.

Anyway, I was just seeing a trend last week and maybe I was in a 
post-drunk-on-turkey stupor and felt I needed to bring it up.  I don't 
mean for this to be a big deal and I think Chris Yeoh answered it best 
so I'm OK with leaving it at that.



Matt Riedemann

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