[openstack-dev] [nova] Review runways this cycle

melanie witt melwittt at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 20:57:16 UTC 2018

On Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:44:57 -0700, Melanie Witt wrote:
> As mentioned in the earlier "Rocky PTG summary - miscellaneous topics
> from Friday" email, this cycle we're going to experiment with a
> "runways" system for focusing review on approved blueprints in
> time-boxes. The goal here is to use a bit more structure and process in
> order to focus review and complete merging of approved work more quickly
> and reliably.
> We were thinking of starting the runways process after the spec review
> freeze (which is April 19) so that reviewers won't be split between spec
> reviews and reviews of work in runways.
> The process and instructions are explained in detail on this etherpad,
> which will also serve as the place we queue and track blueprints for
> runways:
> https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/nova-runways-rocky
> Please bear with us as this is highly experimental and we will be giving
> it a go knowing it's imperfect and adjusting the process iteratively as
> we learn from it.

Okay, based on the responses on the discussion in the last nova meeting 
and this ML thread, I think we have consensus to go ahead and start 
using runways next week after the spec review day, so:

   Spec review day: Tuesday March 27

   Start using runways: Wednesday March 28

Please add your blueprints to the Queue if the requirements explained on 
the etherpad are met. And please ask questions, in #openstack-nova or on 
this thread, if you have any questions about the process.

We will be moving spec freeze out to r-2 (June 7) to lessen pressure on 
spec review while runways are underway, to get more time to review the 
current queue of approved implementations via runways, and to give 
ourselves the chance to approve more specs along the way if we find 
we're reducing the queue enough by completing blueprints.


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