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

Jim Meyer jim at geekdaily.org
Tue Aug 16 06:03:29 UTC 2016

> On Aug 15, 2016, at 10:49 AM, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com> wrote:
> 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
> confusion?

The two contexts are distinct enough and with little enough overlap that I believe the set of folks who might ever discuss both at the same time is less than twenty.

Unless Jay takes a sudden interest in DefCore. Then it might *equal* twenty. ;D


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