[openstack-dev] [neutron][all] when can we drop XML support in neutronclient? Now?

Fawad Khaliq fawad at plumgrid.com
Thu Dec 3 16:08:56 UTC 2015

On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 8:59 PM, Akihiro Motoki <amotoki at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> python-neutronclient still has XML support of Neutron API.
> I would like to discuss when we drop XML support in neutronclient.
> Neutron API XML suppoort was marked as deprecated in Icehouse and Juno
> and was dropped in Kilo. Juno is now EOL and we have no gate testing which
> requires XML support. This is a minimum requirement.
> From this point, we can drop XML support now.

> Another point is users who are OpenStack clouds using Juno or older
> versions
> may use the latest python-neutronclient.
> XML support in Neutron was deprecated since Icehouse, and if our
> deprecation
> notice works, XML API is used only in cloud deployed before Icehouse.
> In addition, older versions of neutronclient are available from
> various distributions and PyPI.
> Do we need to continue XML support for users of such cloud?
> Note that we no longer have a way to test XML API support is functional.
> Thanks,
> Akihiro
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