[openstack-dev] [nova] Austin summit priorities session recap
mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Fri May 6 00:34:19 UTC 2016
There are still a few design summit sessions from the summit that I'll
recap but I wanted to get the priorities session recap out as early as
possible. We held that session in the last slot on Thursday. The full
etherpad is here .
The first part of the session was mostly going over schedule milestones.
We already started Newton with a freeze on spec approvals for new things
since we already have a sizable backlog . Now that we're past the
summit we can approve specs for new things again.
The full Newton release schedule for Nova is in this wiki .
These are the major dates from here on out:
* June 2: newton-1, non-priority spec approval freeze
* June 30: non-priority feature freeze
* July 15: newton-2
* July 19-21: Nova Midcycle
* Aug 4: priority spec approval freeze
* Sept 2: newton-3, final python-novaclient release, FeatureFreeze, Soft
* Sept 16: RC1 and Hard StringFreeze
* Oct 7, 2016: Newton Release
The important thing for most people right now is we have exactly four
weeks until the non-priority spec approval freeze. We then have about
one month after that to land all non-priority blueprints.
Keep in mind that we've already got 52 approved blueprints and most of
those were re-approved from Mitaka, so have been approved for several
The non-priority blueprint cycle is intentionally restricted in Newton
because of all of the backlog work we've had spilling over into this
release. We really need to focus on getting as much of that done as
possible before taking on more new work.
For the rest of the priorities session we talked about what our actual
review priorities are for Newton. The list with details and owners is
already available here .
In no particular order, these are the review priorities:
* Cells v2
* API Improvements
* os-vif integration
* libvirt storage pools (for live migration)
* Get Me a Network
* Glance v2 Integration
We *should* be able to knock out glance v2, get-me-a-network and os-vif
relatively soon (I'm thinking sometime in June).
Not listed in  but something we talked about was volume multi-attach
with Cinder. We said this was going to be a 'stretch goal' contingent on
making decent progress on that item by non-priority feature freeze *and*
we get the above three smaller priority items completed.
Another thing we talked about but isn't going to be a priority is
NFV-related work. We talked about cleaning up technical debt and
additional testing for NFV but had no one in the session signed up to
own that work or with concrete proposals on how to make improvements in
that area. Since we can't assign review priorities to something that
nebulous it was left out. Having said that, Moshe Levi has volunteered
to restart and lead the SR-IOV/PCI bi-weekly meeting  (thanks again,
Moshe!). So if you (or your employer, or your vendor) are interested in
working on NFV in Nova please attend that meeting and get involved in
helping out that subteam.
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