[openstack-dev] [release][requirements][packaging][summit] input needed on summit discussion about global requirements

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Fri May 6 14:25:41 UTC 2016

Excerpts from Tony Breeds's message of 2016-05-06 09:53:11 +1000:
> On Thu, May 05, 2016 at 02:35:46PM -0400, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> > This has been a lively thread, and the summit session was similarly
> > animated. I'm glad to see so much interest in managing our dependencies!
> > 
> > As we discussed at the summit, my primary objective with dependency
> > management this cycle is actually to spin it out into its own team, like
> > we did with stable management over the last year. We discussed several
> > things that team might undertake, including reviewing all of our
> > existing dependencies to ensure they are all still actually needed;
> > reviewing any overlap between dependencies to try to remove items from
> > the list; and implementing some of the other changes we discussed such
> > as allowing overlapping ranges between the global and per-project lists.
> I think some of these pro-active things will be key.  A quick check shows we
> have nearly 30 items in g-r that don't seem to be used by anything.  So there
> is some low hanging fruit there.  Search for overlapping requirements and then
> working with the impacted teams is a big job but again a very worthwhile goal.

Someone had a tool that looked at second-order dependencies, I think. I
can't find the reference in my notes, but maybe someone else has it

> > We had no volunteers to serve as PTL of that new team,
> I was only have joking when I said I can learn how to be a PTL in 2 things at
> the same time :)

Yeah, I wasn't going to do that to you based on an off-hand comment. If
you want it when we decide we're ready for the team to form, that's
entirely up to you and the electorate. :-)

> Regardless lets try to grow a team from the volunteers then we can decide what
> the spin off looks like.



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