[openstack-dev] [all] service catalog: TNG

Everett Toews everett.toews at RACKSPACE.COM
Fri Oct 9 20:52:30 UTC 2015

On Oct 9, 2015, at 9:39 AM, Sean Dague <sean at dague.net> wrote:
> It looks like some great conversation got going on the service catalog
> standardization spec / discussion at the last cross project meeting.
> Sorry I wasn't there to participate.
> A lot of that ended up in here (which was an ether pad stevemar and I
> started working on the other day) -
> https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/mitaka-service-catalog which is great.
> A couple of things that would make this more useful:
> 1) if you are commenting, please (ircnick) your comments. It's not easy
> to always track down folks later if the comment was not understood.
> 2) please provide link to code when explaining a point. Github supports
> the ability to very nicely link to (and highlight) a range of code by a
> stable object ref. For instance -
> https://github.com/openstack/nova/blob/2dc2153c289c9d5d7e9827a4908b0ca61d87dabb/nova/context.py#L126-L132
> That will make comments about X does Y, or Z can't do W, more clear
> because we'll all be looking at the same chunk of code and start to
> build more shared context here. One of the reasons this has been long
> and difficult is that we're missing a lot of that shared context between
> projects. Reassembling that by reading each other's relevant code will
> go a long way to understanding the whole picture.
> Lastly, I think it's pretty clear we probably need a dedicated workgroup
> meeting to keep this ball rolling, come to a reasonable plan that
> doesn't break any existing deployed code, but lets us get to a better
> world in a few cycles. annegentle, stevemar, and I have been pushing on
> that ball so far, however I'd like to know who else is willing to commit
> a chunk of time over this cycle to this. Once we know that we can try to
> figure out when a reasonable weekly meeting point would be.

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