[chef][stable] Chef OpenStack retiring stable branches

Tony Breeds tony at bakeyournoodle.com
Tue Apr 9 01:03:04 UTC 2019

On Mon, Apr 08, 2019 at 11:52:49AM +0000, Jens Harbott wrote:
> The Chef OpenStack project still has a set of repos with stable/newton
> branches, however those have been announced as EOL for more than a year
> [0], but we missed to actually close them down. I plan to do so in a
> couple of days unless there is some justified objection. See [1] for a
> list of the affected repositories and the commit hashes that are
> targeted to receive the "newton-eol" tag.

That all looks okay to me.

I'm not certain how to fix up the review in openstack/releases but I
*think* as we're EOL'ing the branch we should just omit that from the

> The situation with the stable/ocata branches is similar, but while we
> did announce them as EOL in [0], too, the date mentioned there seems
> wrong.

Yeah that date is a little wrong you went EOL 4 days after release :P

>        Also, there seems to be some confusion about the situation for
> the global OpenStack project, which doesn't seem to have retired
> stable/ocata for any project yet.

Ocata went into Extended Maintenance a while back but we're just now
working out that we didn't complete the full process.  Once Sean's work
in [1] is merged we should have a consistent view of the state for

>                                   Still, we don't have any open patches
> for stable/ocata, we don't have a working CI for it, and there also
> isn't anyone using it known to me. So please respond if there is a
> reason to keep the stable/ocata branches in their current state,
> otherwise I'd start the process to tag them as EOL, too.

I think you're okay to EOL them but I suspect that it'd be good to wait
until the dust settles on the Stein release, and the Ocata/Pike
transition to EM.  Which more or less means the week after summit.

Would that work for you?

Yours Tony.

[0] Which seems to NOT include openstack-chef ?
[1] https://review.openstack.org/#/q/status:open+project:openstack/releases+branch:master+topic:eol-em
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