[openstack-dev] [all] Non-responsive upstream libraries (python34 specifically)

Davanum Srinivas davanum at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 10:39:21 UTC 2015

Sounds like a great idea Thierry! Any concrete deliverables you have
in mind for this group?


On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 6:07 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:
> Thomas Goirand wrote:
>> IMO, we should, for the Liberty release, get rid of:
>> - suds & suds-jurko
>> - memcached (in the favor of pymemcache)
>> - mysqldb (this has been discussed at large already)
>> - cliff-tablib and tablib (not ported to Py3, used only for testing)
> I feel like there is an opportunity for a project team to form around
> generally "keeping up with the Python times". In the past we had various
> disconnected efforts: Python 3 migration, dependency convergence,
> getting rid (or taking over from) abandoned dependencies.
> All those efforts share a lot in common: you have to keep track and be
> closely involved with the Python ecosystem at large. You have to see
> what is getting abandoned or will never support newer versions of
> Python, check out new libraries that could replace things we use,
> actively push for those replacements in projects across OpenStack and
> generally work to converge on dependencies where possible. You have to
> watch upper-constraints and bump to keep up with bugfixes and avoid
> falling behind.
> Up to now those were mostly individual efforts. It may be time for a
> true horizontal effort to form around those activities and skillset:
> establishing an official project team would help coordinate those
> efforts and give them some weight. The same way Oslo reduced code
> duplication, I can see that new effort result in increasing the
> packageability (ew) of OpenStack and serve as insurance against falling
> behind the times.
> Thoughts ?
> --
> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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