[openstack-dev] [Glance][TC][Heat][App-Catalog][Murano][Tacker] Glare as a new Project

Fox, Kevin M Kevin.Fox at pnnl.gov
Thu Aug 4 18:32:22 UTC 2016

+1. This moves yet more work towards the operators. That should be taken into account.

From: Tim Bell [Tim.Bell at cern.ch]
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 8:55 AM
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Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [Glance][TC][Heat][App-Catalog][Murano][Tacker] Glare as a new Project

On 04 Aug 2016, at 17:27, Mikhail Fedosin <mfedosin at mirantis.com<mailto:mfedosin at mirantis.com>> wrote:

Hi all,
after 6 months of Glare v1 API development we have decided to continue our work in a separate project in the "openstack" namespace with its own core team (me, Kairat Kushaev, Darja Shkhray and the original creator - Alexander Tivelkov). We want to thank Glance community for their support during the incubation period, valuable advice and suggestions - this time was really productive for us. I believe that this step will allow the Glare project to concentrate on feature development and move forward faster. Having the independent service also removes inconsistencies in understanding what Glance project is: it seems that a single project cannot own two different APIs with partially overlapping functionality. So with the separation of Glare into a new project, Glance may continue its work on the OpenStack Images API, while Glare will become the reference implementation of the new OpenStack Artifacts API.

I would suggest looking at more than just the development process when reflecting on this choice.
While it may allow more rapid development, doing on your own will increase costs for end users and operators in areas like packaging, configuration, monitoring, quota … gaining critical mass in production for Glare will be much more difficult if you are not building on the Glance install base.
Nevertheless, Glare team would like to continue to collaborate with the Glance team in a new - cross-project - format. We still have lots in common, both in code and usage scenarios, so we are looking forward for fruitful work with the rest of the Glance team. Those of you guys who are interested in Glare and the future of Artifacts API are also welcome to join the Glare team: we have a lot of really exciting tasks and will always welcome new members.
Meanwhile, despite the fact that my focus will be on the new project, I will continue to be part of the Glance team and for sure I'm going to contribute in Glance, because I am interested in this project and want to help it be successful.

We'll have the formal patches pushed to project-config earlier next week, appropriate repositories, wiki and launchpad space will be created soon as well.  Our regular weekly IRC meeting remains intact: it is 17:30 UTC Mondays in #openstack-meeting-alt, it will just become a Glare project meeting instead of a Glare sub-team meeting. Please feel free to join!

Best regards,
Mikhail Fedosin

P.S. For those of you who may be curious on the project name. We'll still be called "Glare", but since we are on our own now this acronym becomes recursive: GLARE now stands for "GLare Artifact REpository" :)
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