[openstack-dev] Propose "project story wiki" idea

Boris Pavlovic bpavlovic at mirantis.com
Thu Nov 21 08:16:04 UTC 2013


The main idea is to have processed by human history of project.

It is really impossible to aggregate automatically all data from different
IRC (main project chat/dev chat/meetings), Mailing Lists, Code, Reviews,
Summit discussions, using project specific knowledge and history of  the
project.To get short messages like here

So the idea is that in each project we should have the persons that will
aggregate for others all these sources and present really short, high level
view of situation. And these messages should be in one place (wiki/or other
platform (not mailing lists)) for project. So we will be able quick to get
what happens with project for last few months and what are current goals.
This will be also very very useful for new contributors.

So Aggregation of data is good (and should be done), but it is not enough..

Best regards,
Boris Pavlovic

On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 11:09 AM, Clint Byrum <clint at fewbar.com> wrote:

> Excerpts from Boris Pavlovic's message of 2013-11-19 21:33:08 -0800:
> > Hi stackers,
> >
> >
> > Currently what I see is growing amount of interesting projects, that at
> > least I would like to track. But reading all mailing lists, and reviewing
> > all patches in all interesting projects to get high level understanding
> of
> > what is happing in project now, is quite hard or even impossible task (at
> > least for me). Especially after 2 weeks vacation =)
> >
> >
> > The idea of this proposal is that every OpenStack project should have
> > "story" wiki page. It means to publish every week one short message that
> > contains most interesting updates for the last week, and high level road
> > map for future week. So reading this for 10-15 minutes you can see what
> > changed in project, and get better understanding of high level road map
> of
> > the project.
> I like the idea, but I don't like having _more_ wiki pages.
> I think the weekly IRC meeting would be a good place for this to be
> maintained.
> We can have an agenda item "Updates". Before the meeting people can add
> any and the chair can paste those in. Then any that people come up with
> during the meeting can be stated by attendees.
> <chair> #topic Updates
> <chair> * Core reviewer added: foo-person, congratulations!
> <SpamapS> * Completed py3k fixes for python-barclient
> This way the updates are sent along with any other relevant discussions
> from the meeting, and subscribers can still just follow pages they're
> already used to following.
> Meanwhile the Updates topic can be automatically extracted from the
> meeting logs and highlighted in a special section of the main project
> wiki page. Perhaps the same automation can maintain a page which includes
> all of the other projects' updates for a one stop shop.
> If people like this idea and want to try it out I'd be happy to throw
> together a script to do the log extraction.
> Anyway, less manual == more fun == more engagement.
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