[openstack-dev] sqlalchemy-migrate needs a new release

Davanum Srinivas davanum at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 20:54:36 UTC 2013

@dripton, @Roman Many thanks :)

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 3:35 PM, David Ripton <dripton at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 11/11/2013 11:37 AM, Roman Podoliaka wrote:
>> As you may know, in our global requirements list [1] we are currently
>> depending on SQLAlchemy 0.7.x versions (which is 'old stable' branch
>> and will be deprecated soon). This is mostly due to the fact, that the
>> latest release of sqlalchemy-migrate from PyPi doesn't support
>> SQLAlchemy 0.8.x+.
>> At the same time, distros have been providing patches for fixing this
>> incompatibility for a long time now. Moreover, those patches have been
>> merged to sqlalchemy-migrate master too.
>> As we are now maintaining sqlalchemy-migrate, we could make a new
>> release of it. This would allow us to bump the version of SQLAlchemy
>> release we are depending on (as soon as we fix all the bugs we have)
>> and let distros maintainers stop carrying their own patches.
>> This has been discussed at the design summit [2], so we just basically
>> need a volunteer from [3] Gerrit ACL group to make a new release.
>> Is sqlalchemy-migrate stable enough to make a new release? I think,
>> yes. The commits we've merged since we adopted this library, only fix
>> a few issues with SQLAlchemy 0.8.x compatibility and enable running of
>> tests (we are currently testing all new changes on py26/py27,
>> SQLAlchemy 0.7.x/0.8.x, SQLite/MySQL/PostgreSQL).
>> Who wants to help? :)
>> Thanks,
>> Roman
>> [1]
>> https://github.com/openstack/requirements/blob/master/global-requirements.txt
>> [2] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/icehouse-oslo-db-migrations
>> [3] https://review.openstack.org/#/admin/groups/186,members
> I'll volunteer to do this release.  I'll wait 24 hours from the timestamp of
> this email for input first.  So, if anyone has opinions about the timing of
> this release, please speak up.
> (In particular, I'd like to do a release *before* Matt Riedermann's DB2
> support patch https://review.openstack.org/#/c/55572/ lands, just in case it
> breaks anything.  Of course we could do another release shortly after it
> gets in, to make folks who use DB2 happy.)
> --
> David Ripton   Red Hat   dripton at redhat.com
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