[openstack-dev] Split of the openstack-dev list

Flavio Percoco flavio at redhat.com
Thu Nov 14 14:01:07 UTC 2013

On 14/11/13 14:12 +0100, Thierry Carrez wrote:
>Hi everyone,
>I think that we have recently reached critical mass for the
>openstack-dev mailing-list, with 2267 messages posted in October, and
>November well on its way to pass 2000 again. Some of those are just
>off-topic (and I've been regularly fighting against them) but most of
>them are just about us covering an ever-increasing scope, stretching the
>definition of what we include in "openstack development".
>Therefore I'd like to propose a split between two lists:
>*openstack-dev*: Discussions on future development for OpenStack
>official projects
>*stackforge-dev*: Discussions on development for stackforge-hosted projects
>Non-official "OpenStack-related" projects would get discussed in
>stackforge-dev (or any other list of their preference), while
>openstack-dev would be focused on openstack official programs (including
>incubated & integrated projects).
>That means discussion about Solum, Mistral, Congress or Murano
>(stackforge/* repos in gerrit) would now live on stackforge-dev.
>Discussions about Glance, TripleO or Oslo libraries (openstack*/* repos
>on gerrit) would happen on openstack-dev. This will allow easier
>filtering and prioritization; OpenStack developers interested in
>tracking promising stackforge projects would subscribe to both lists.
>That will not solve all issues. We should also collectively make sure
>that *usage questions are re-routed* to the openstack general
>mailing-list, where they belong. Too many people still answer off-topic
>questions here on openstack-dev, which encourages people to be off-topic
>in the future (traffic on the openstack general ML has been mostly
>stable, with only 868 posts in October). With those actions, I hope that
>traffic on openstack-dev would drop back to the 1000-1500 range, which
>would be more manageable for everyone.
>Thoughts ?


I'll most likely subscribe to both but I still think splitting them is
the way to go.


Flavio Percoco

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