[openstack-dev] We should move strutils.mask_password back into oslo-incubator

Paul Carlton paul.carlton2 at hpe.com
Fri Oct 9 06:49:22 UTC 2015

On 08/10/15 16:49, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> Excerpts from Matt Riedemann's message of 2015-10-07 14:38:07 -0500:
>> Here's why:
>> https://review.openstack.org/#/c/220622/
>> That's marked as fixing an OSSA which means we'll have to backport the
>> fix in nova but it depends on a change to strutils.mask_password in
>> oslo.utils, which required a release and a minimum version bump in
>> global-requirements.
>> To backport the change in nova, we either have to:
>> 1. Copy mask_password out of oslo.utils and add it to nova in the
>> backport or,
>> 2. Backport the oslo.utils change to a stable branch, release it as a
>> patch release, bump minimum required version in stable g-r and then
>> backport the nova change and depend on the backported oslo.utils stable
>> release - which also makes it a dependent library version bump for any
>> packagers/distros that have already frozen libraries for their stable
>> releases, which is kind of not fun.
> Bug fix releases do not generally require a minimum version bump. The
> API hasn't changed, and there's nothing new in the library in this case,
> so it's a documentation issue to ensure that users update to the new
> release. All we should need to do is backport the fix to the appropriate
> branch of oslo.utils and release a new version from that branch that is
> compatible with the same branch of nova.
> Doug
>> So I'm thinking this is one of those things that should ultimately live
>> in oslo-incubator so it can live in the respective projects. If
>> mask_password were in oslo-incubator, we'd have just fixed and
>> backported it there and then synced to nova on master and stable
>> branches, no dependent library version bumps required.
>> Plus I miss the good old days of reviewing oslo-incubator
>> syncs...(joking of course).
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I've been following this discussion, is there now a consensus on the way 

My understanding is that Doug is suggesting back porting my oslo.utils 
change to the stable juno and kilo branches?

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