[openstack-dev] [tc] naming N and O releases nowish

Sean Dague sean at dague.net
Wed Oct 7 13:24:06 UTC 2015

On 10/07/2015 08:57 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Sean Dague wrote:
>> We're starting to make plans for the next cycle. Long term plans are
>> getting made for details that would happen in one or two cycles.
>> As we already have the locations for the N and O summits I think we
>> should do the naming polls now and have names we can use for this
>> planning instead of letters. It's pretty minor but it doesn't seem like
>> there is any real reason to wait and have everyone come up with working
>> names that turn out to be confusing later.
> That sounds fair. However the release naming process currently states[1]:
> """
> The process to chose the name for a release begins once the location of
> the design summit of the release to be named is announced and no sooner
> than the opening of development of the previous release.
> """
> ...which if I read it correctly means we could pick N now, but not O. We
> might want to change that (again) first.
> [1] http://governance.openstack.org/reference/release-naming.html

Right, it seems like we should change it so that we can do naming as
soon as the location is announced.

For projects like Nova that are trying to plan things more than one
cycle out, having those names to hang those features on is massively
useful (as danpb also stated). Delaying for bureaucratic reasons just
seems silly. :)


Sean Dague

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