[openstack-dev] Split of the openstack-dev list
dolph.mathews at gmail.com
Thu Nov 14 15:01:48 UTC 2013
On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 7:12 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org>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.
I was tempted to resist because I like to read a lot of cross-project
chatter, but +1. The additional focus would be broadly beneficial.
> 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 ?
> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
> OpenStack-dev mailing list
> OpenStack-dev at lists.openstack.org
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