[openstack-dev] [Solum] Command Line Interface for Solum

Paul Belanger paul.belanger at polybeacon.com
Sun Nov 10 20:46:10 UTC 2013

On 13-11-10 12:36 PM, Jay Pipes wrote:
> On 11/10/2013 10:15 AM, Noorul Islam K M wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I registered a new blueprint [1] for command line client interface for
>> Solum. We need to decide whether we should have a separate repository
>> for this or go with new unified CLI framework [2]. Since Solum is not
>> part of OpenStack I think it is not the right time to go with the
>> unified CLI.
> I think a separate repository (python-solumclient) is appropriate.
> There are two main camps of client tool programming: using the cliff
> library [1] and using the framework that was originally used for the
> Rackspace Cloud Servers CLI tool and library.
> Example of the cliff style is python-neutronclient [2]. Example of the
> other style is the current python-novaclient [3].
> I actually would love to see the Solum client take the best of both of
> the styles and create a client library that uses the cliff library for
> the underlying CLI plumbing and use the object-oriented style of
> python-novaclient that returns Resource objects instead of raw dicts
> like python-neutronclient does...
> Best,
> -jay
> [1] https://cliff.readthedocs.org/en/latest/
> [2] https://github.com/openstack/python-neutronclient
> [3] https://github.com/openstack/python-novaclient
+1 to cliff. I've used cliff a few times now for some CLI clients and it 
works very well.

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