[openstack-dev] How to stage client major releases in Gerrit?

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Tue Nov 26 12:45:42 UTC 2013

Mark Washenberger wrote:
>     > FWIW, I don't think the changes glanceclient needs in v1 will
>     break the
>     > 'B' case above. But it does raise a question--if they did, would it be
>     > sufficient to backport a change to adapt old supported stable B
>     versions
>     > of, say, Nova, to work with the v1 client? Honestly asking, a big
>     ol' NO
>     > is okay.
>     I'm not sure I follow all the pronouns. Could you re-state this again, I
>     think I know what you're asking, but I'd like to be sure.
> Sorry for being so vague. I'll try to be specific.
> Branch nova/stable/folsom depends on python-glanceclient/master. Suppose
> we find that nova/stable/folsom testing is broken when we stage
> (hopefully before merging) the breaking changes that are part of the
> python-glanceclient v1.0.0 release. Would it be acceptable in this case
> to have a compatibility patch to nova/stable/folsom? Or will the only
> option be to modify the python-glanceclient patch to maintain compatibility?

I think that would be an acceptable backport, with bonus points if you
can make sure it doesn't break old versions of the libs that could still
be used with stable/folsom. (That's a theoretical example though, since
we don't have a stable/folsom maintained branch anymore).

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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