[openstack-dev] [all] Switching to longer development cycles

Ed Leafe ed at leafe.com
Thu Dec 14 14:02:40 UTC 2017

On Dec 14, 2017, at 12:55 AM, Clint Byrum <clint at fewbar.com> wrote:

>> The rest of OpenStack is what Nova originally was. It was split into many different project because of the sheer complexity of the tasks it had to perform. But splitting it up required that we occasionally have to make sure that we're all still working together well.
> My entire point is that we should draw clearer lines around our API's and
> admit that we have a ton of tight coupling that requires us to release
> things in an integrated fashion.
> While I agree, where we're at is a tightly coupled mess, what I don't agree
> with is that the answer is to keep shipping the mess.

I agree 100% with that sentiment. However, *until* we achieve something close to that, we have to continue to ship “this mess”. Taking a mess and shipping it separately doesn’t clean up the mess.

-- Ed Leafe

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