[nova] "future" specs and blueprints

Eric Fried openstack at fried.cc
Mon Apr 1 18:13:40 UTC 2019


The response to this has been mostly, "meh, if you like." Since I'm now
the guy who gets to track the paperwork, I would like to give it a try
for a cycle. If it doesn't work, or imposes too much process, or if
people otherwise hate it, we can trash it, no harm no foul.

To that end, I have proposed a patch [1] with some tooling and
documentation. If you do nothing else, please read the (updated) section
on "Backlog specifications" [2] and the (new) section on "Abandoning a
specification" [3].

I have also eaten my own dogfood and proposed patches to abandon the
four existing backlog specs [4]. I added those specs' original authors
and assignees as reviewers (fwiw; some are surely inactive at this point).

One of those had a Train spec that sounds eerily similar [5] so I
suggested "move-spec" there.

There's also a Train spec the author told me was intended for "future"
[6] so I suggested that be moved to the backlog directory.

I ask for help from nova-core to review and merge the tooling (including
Mel's blueprint counting utility [7] which has been ready for a while)
and the scrub patches.

Moving forward, hopefully we can make it a recurring agenda item at PTGs
to review backlog specs and promote, defer, or abandon them as appropriate.


[1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/648800/
[5] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/635408/
[6] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/648665/
[7] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/581914/

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