[openstack-dev] [Horizon] PTL Candidacy

Tristan Cacqueray tristan.cacqueray at enovance.com
Fri Apr 3 17:41:54 UTC 2015


On 04/03/2015 01:28 PM, David Lyle wrote:
> I would like to announce my candidacy for Horizon PTL. I have been actively
> contributing to Horizon since the Grizzly Summit and I've had the pleasure
> of serving as PTL for the last three cycles.
> In Kilo, we accelerated Horizon's adoption of AngularJS. We made a great
> deal of progress, with a near finished replacement of the launch instance
> workflow, The launch instance workflow was the number one usability issue
> in Horizon when tested. We've also created a framework to standardize and
> improve how filtering, pagination and data loading is managed in tables.
> The utilization of this framework begins in Liberty.
> We've worked to better incorporate UX design into our process. The UX team
> is now a part of the feature design process. In Liberty, we'll look to
> further formalize this workflow. Additionally, we've conducted several
> usability studies to obtain feedback on designs and information
> architecture from users and potential users. The results are helping guide
> design as we move forward. We will continue to test new and existing
> interfaces and designs.
> Over the past three cycles, interest in Horizon has grown dramatically, but
> as with most of OpenStack, we are feeling those growing pains. As a
> horizontal integration point, Horizon needs to adapt to handle the
> increasing breadth of services in OpenStack. In Juno and Kilo, we built and
> refined a plugin system for adding new content into Horizon. In Liberty,
> we'll see more services utilizing this mechanism and allow service teams to
> retain greater control of their Horizon content.
> In Liberty, Horizon needs to focus on existing efforts around improving
> usability, better support for large deployments and more useful
> administrative interfaces. We've set the stage to make significant strides
> in Liberty. I appreciate your consideration for the opportunity to continue
> enabling our tremendous team of contributors to make it happen.
> I'm excited by the progress we've made and the prospect of seeing several
> of our project's long term goals become reality in Liberty.
> Thanks,
> David
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