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

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Thu Oct 8 10:59:16 UTC 2015

On Wed, Oct 07, 2015 at 02:57:59PM +0200, 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.

Since changing the naming process may take non-negligible time, could
we parallelize, so we can at least press ahead with picking a name for
N asap which is permitted by current rules.

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