[openstack-dev] OpenStack Developer Mailing List Digest March 26 – April 1

Mike Perez mike at openstack.org
Fri Apr 1 16:30:58 UTC 2016

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Voting for the Technical Committee Election Is Now Open
* We are selecting 7 TC members.
* Confirmed candidates [1]
* You are eligible to vote if you are a Foundation individual member [2] that
  also committed to one of the official projects [3] during the Liberty and
  Mitaka development.
* Important dates:
  - Election open: 2015-04-01 00:00 UTC
  - Election close: 2015-04-07 23:59 UTC
* More details on the election [4]
* Full thread: http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-April/091103.html

Release Process Changes For Official Projects
* The release team worked on automation for tagging and documenting [5]
  focusing on the projects with the release:managed tag.
* Second phase is to expand to all projects.
* The release team will be updating gerrit ACLs for projects to ensure they can
  handle releases and branching.
* Instead of tagging releases and then recording them in the release
  repository, all official teams can use the release repo to request new
* If you're not familiar with the release process, review the README file in
  the openstack/releases repo [6].
* Full thread: http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-March/090737.html

Service Catalog TNG Work in Mitaka … Next Steps
* Mitaka included fact finding
* public / admin / internal url
  - Notion of an internal url is used in many deployments because there is
    a belief it means there is no change for data transfer.
  - Some deployments make these all the same and use the network to ensure that
    internal connections hit internal interfaces.
  - Next steps:
    + We need a set of user stories built from what we currently have.
* project_id optional in projects – good progress
  - project_id is hard coded into many urls for projects without any useful
  - Nova demonstrated removing this in micro version 2.18.
  - A patch  [7] is up for devstack to enable this.
  - Next steps:
    + Get other projects to remove project_id from their urls.
* Service types authority
  - We agreed we needed a place to recognize service types [8].
  - The assumption that there might be a single URL which describes an API for
    a service is not an assumption we fulfill even for most services.
  - This bump led to [9] some shifted effort on API reference to RST work.
  - Next steps:
    + Finish API documentation conversion work.
    + Review patches for service type authority repo [10].
* Service catalog TNG Schema
  - We have some early work setting up a schema based on the known knowns, and
    leaving some holes for the known unknowns until we get a few of these
    locked down (types / allowed urls).
  - Next steps:
    + Review current schema.
* Weekly Meetings
  - The team has been meeting weekly in #openstack-meeting-cp until release
    crunch and people got swamped.
  - The meeting will be on hiatus for now until after Austin summit, and then
    start back up after the week of getting back.
* Full thread: http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-March/090754.html

Oh Swagger, Where Art Thou?
* Previously it has been communicated of the move from WADL to Swagger for API
  reference information.
* It has been discovered that Swagger doesn't match all of our current API
* There is a compute server reference documentation patch [11] using Sphinx,
  RST to do a near copy of the API reference page.
  - There is consensus with Nova-API team, API working group and others to go
    forward with this.
* We can still find uses for Swagger for some projects that match the
  specification really well.
* Swagger for example doesn't support 
  - Showing the changes between micro versions.
  - Projects that have /actions resource allow multiple differing request
* A new plan is coming, but for now the API reference and WADL files will
  remain in the api-site repository.
* There will be a specification and presentation in the upstream contributor's
  track about Swagger as a standard [12].
* Full thread: http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-March/090659.html

Cross-Project Summit Session Proposals Due
* When: April 2nd
* Where: etherpad [13]
* Full thread: http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-March/091078.html

The Plan For the Final Week of the Mitaka Release
* We are approaching the final week of Mitaka release cycle.
* Important dates:
  - March 31st was the final day for requesting release candidates for projects
    following the milestone release model.
  - April 1st is the last day requesting full releases for service projects
    following the intermediary release model.
  - April 7th the release team will tag the most recent release candidate for
    each milestone.
  - The release team will reject or postpone requests for new library releases
    and new service release candidates by default.
  - Only truly critical bug fixes which cannot be fixed post-release will be
    determined by the release team.
* Full thread: http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-March/090877.html

[1] - https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/TC_Elections_April_2016#Confirmed_Candidates
[2] - http://www.openstack.org/community/members/
[3] - http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/governance/tree/reference/projects.yaml
[4] - https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/TC_Elections_April_2016
[5] – http://specs.openstack.org/openstack-infra/infra-specs/specs/centralize-release-tagging.html
[6] - http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/releases/tree/README.rst
[7] - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/233079/
[8] - http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-February/thread.html#85748
[9] - http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-March/090659.html
[10] - https://review.openstack.org/#/q/project:openstack/service-types-authority
[11] - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/292420
[12] - https://www.openstack.org/summit/austin-2016/summit-schedule/events/7723
[13] - https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/newton-cross-project-sessions

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