[openstack-dev] [Nova][API] Need naming suggestions for "capabilities"

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Mon Aug 15 16:49:54 UTC 2016

Excerpts from Jim Meyer's message of 2016-08-15 09:37:36 -0700:
> A fast reply where others will expand further (I hope):
> > On Aug 15, 2016, at 9:01 AM, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com> wrote:
> > 
> >> My vote is the following:
> >> 
> >> GET /capabilities <-- returns a set of *actions* or *abilities* that the 
> >> user is capable of performing
> > 
> > Does this relate in any way to how DefCore already uses "capabilities”?
> Only a bit, and not in a way I’d be deeply concerned about.
> The Interoperability Working Group (née DefCore) points to a specific Tempest test which asserts that a service has a “capability” and determines if that capability is “core,” thus required to be provided in this way in order to claim that the underlying cloud is an OpenStack cloud.

Do you think that the meanings of "capability of a cloud" and
"capability of a user of a cloud" are far enough apart to avoid


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