[openstack-dev] better name for placement

Bal√°zs Gibizer balazs.gibizer at ericsson.com
Tue Sep 4 16:59:36 UTC 2018



On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 6:25 PM, Jay Pipes <jaypipes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/04/2018 12:17 PM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
>> Excerpts from Jay Pipes's message of 2018-09-04 12:08:41 -0400:
>>> On 09/04/2018 11:44 AM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
>>>> Excerpts from Chris Dent's message of 2018-09-04 15:32:12 +0100:
>>>>> On Tue, 4 Sep 2018, Jay Pipes wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Is there a reason we couldn't have openstack-placement be the 
>>>>>> package name?
>>>>> 
>>>>> I would hope we'd be able to do that, and probably should do that.
>>>>> 'openstack-placement' seems a find pypi package name for a think
>>>>> from which you do 'import placement' to do some openstack stuff,
>>>>> yeah?
>>>> 
>>>> That's still a pretty generic name for the top-level import, but I 
>>>> think
>>>> the only real risk is that the placement service couldn't be 
>>>> installed
>>>> at the same time as another package owned by someone else that 
>>>> used that
>>>> top-level name. I'm not sure how much of a risk that really is.
>>> 
>>> You mean if there was another Python package that used the package 
>>> name
>>> "placement"?
>>> 
>>> The alternative would be to make the top-level package something 
>>> like
>>> os_placement instead?
> 
> Either one works for me. Though I'm pretty sure that it isn't 
> necessary. The reason it isn't necessary is because the stuff in the 
> top-level placement package isn't meant to be imported by anything at 
> all. It's the placement server code.

What about placement direct and the effort to allow cinder to import 
placement instead of running it as a separate service?

Cheers,
gibi

> 
> Nothing is going to be adding openstack-placement into its 
> requirements.txt file or doing:
> 
>  from placement import blah
> 
> If some part of the server repo is meant to be imported into some 
> other system, say nova, then it will be pulled into a separate lib, 
> ala ironiclib or neutronlib.
> 
> Best,
> -jay
> 
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