[openstack-dev] [charms] PTL candidacy for Stein cycle

David Ames david.ames at canonical.com
Mon Jul 30 14:42:46 UTC 2018

On Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 8:25 AM, Frode Nordahl
<frode.nordahl at canonical.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I hereby announce my candidacy for PTL of the OpenStack Charms project [0].
> Through the course of the past two years I have made many contributions to
> the Charms projects and I have had the privilege of becoming a Core
> developer.
> Prior to focusing on the Charms project I have made upstream contributions
> in
> other OpenStack projects and I have followed the unfolding and development
> of
> the OpenStack community with great interest.
> We live in exciting times and I believe great things are afoot for OpenStack
> as a stable, versatile and solid contender in the cloud space.  It would be
> my privilege to be able to help further that along as PTL for the Charms
> project.
> Our project has a strong and disperse group of contributors and we are
> blessed
> with motivated and assertive people taking interest in maintaining existing
> code as well as developing new features.
> The most important aspect of my job as PTL will be to make sure we maintain
> room for the diversity of contributions without losing velocity and
> direction.
> Maintaining and developing our connection with the broader OpenStack
> community
> will also be of great importance.
> Some key areas of focus for Stein cycle:
> - Python 3 migration
>   - The clock is ticking for Python 2 and we need to continue the drive
> towards
>     porting all our code to Python 3
> - Continue modernization of test framework
>   - Sustained software quality is only as good as you can prove through the
>     quality of your unit and functional tests.
>   - Great progress has been made this past cycle in developing and extending
>     functionality of a new framework for our functional tests and we need to
>     continue this work.
>   - Continue to build test driven development culture, and export this
> culture
>     to contributors outside the core team.
> - [Multi-cycle] Explore possibilities and methodologies for Classic ->
> layered
>   Reactive Charm migrations
>   - A lot of effort has been put into the Reactive Charm framework and the
>     reality of writing a new Charm today is quite different from what it was
>     just a few years ago.
>   - The time and effort needed to maintain a layered Reactive Charm is also
> far
>     less than what it takes to maintain a classic Charm.
>   - There are many hard and difficult topics surrounding such a migration
> but I
>     think it is worth spending some time exploring our options of how we
> could
>     get there.
> - Evaluate use of upstream release tools
>   - The OpenStack release team has put together some great tools that might
>     make our release duties easier.  Let us evaluate adopting some of them
> for
>     our project.
> 0: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/586821/
> --
> Frode Nordahl (IRC: fnordahl)


I am certain Frode will work tirelessly as the Chrams PTL.

David Ames

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