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

Joshua Harlow harlowja at fastmail.com
Tue Dec 19 20:29:47 UTC 2017

Zane Bitter wrote:
> Getting off-topic, but since you walked in to this one ;)
> On 14/12/17 21:43, Matt Riedemann wrote:
>> What are the real problems that the Nova team is not working on and
>> apparently is a priority to everyone else in the OpenStack ecosystem
>> but we are somehow oblivious?
> * Providing a secure channel to get credentials to guests so that
> applications running on them can authenticate to OpenStack APIs.
> * Providing reliable, user-space notifications of events that may
> require application or application-operator intervention (e.g. VM
> reboot, hypervisor died, &c.).

I'll add on.

* Clear workflow state (and transition) 'machine' that is followed in 
code and can be used by operators/others such as UI developers to get a 
view on what nova is or is not doing (may fit under the broad topic of 

Take for example http://flower.readthedocs.io/en/latest/screenshots.html 
and ask yourself why nova-compute (or nova-conductor or 
nova-scheduler...) doesn't have an equivalent kind of 'viewer' (and no 
it doesn't need to be flower, that's just an example...)

> - ZB
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