[openstack-dev] Golang technical requirements

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Wed Dec 14 15:56:09 UTC 2016

Excerpts from Dean Troyer's message of 2016-12-14 08:15:08 -0600:
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 7:46 AM, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com> wrote:
> > FWIW, some of the deployment tool communities (ansible and puppet,
> > I think) rely on git repos without external artifacts, and we're
> > supporting them in our release tools today. I'm not sure how
> > downstream packagers feel about the lack of external artifacts.
> I recall zigo working hard for the Debian packaging to come strictly
> from Git repo tags but do not recall seeing opinions from other
> packagers.
> > Were you thinking of files other than the tarball when you say
> > "generated files"?
> Yes, in particular, files like AUTHORS and sample config files, which
> IIRC are generated and included in tarballs.

OK, those should be easy enough to deal with if we publish tarballs
of golang source. Perhaps someone from one of our other projects
that uses git tags as releases can comment on how they handle those


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