[openstack-dev] [requirements] History lesson please

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Wed Aug 10 08:33:29 UTC 2016

On 08/09/2016 08:54 PM, Hayes, Graham wrote:
> But then packagers are going to have to do the work anyway, as it will
> have in effect raised the minimum version of routes for Glance, and thus
> need a new package.

Which isn't a problem. It's perfectly ok to upload a new upstream
release of a package, because only a single component of OpenStack needs
that new version. In fact, this happened many times in the past already.

> It might not make a difference to deployers / packagers who only deploy
> one project from OpenStack, but they are in the minority - having a
> known good minimum for requirements helps deployers who have multiple
> services to deploy.

The thing is, currently, it's one single concept, which is the issue.
The global-requirements.txt should be expressing whatever is the lowest
possible on the full scope of OpenStack (which it currently does). But I
don't agree that every project needs to be dumb and increase lower
bounds when they in fact don't need to do so. IMO they should follow
what Swift does: test lower bounds. Currently John does this manually.
In an ideal world, every project would be individually tested for it,


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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