[all][neutron][neutron-fwaas] Maintainers needed

Slawek Kaplonski skaplons at redhat.com
Tue Nov 19 10:26:15 UTC 2019


Over the past couple of cycles we have noticed that new contributions and
maintenance efforts for neutron-fwaas project were almost non existent.
This impacts patches for bug fixes, new features and reviews. The Neutron
core team is trying to at least keep the CI of this project healthy, but we
don’t have enough knowledge about the details of the neutron-fwaas
code base to review more complex patches.

During the PTG in Shanghai we discussed that with operators and TC members
during the forum session [1] and later within the Neutron team during the
PTG session [2].

During these discussions, with the help of operators and TC members, we reached
the conclusion that we need to have someone responsible for maintaining project.
This doesn’t mean that the maintainer needs to spend full time working on this
project. Rather, we need someone to be the contact person for the project, who
takes care of the project’s CI and review patches. Of course that’s only a
minimal requirement. If the new maintainer works on new features for the
project, it’s even better :)

If we don’t have any new maintainer(s) before milestone Ussuri-2, which is
Feb 10 - Feb 14 according to [3], we will need to mark neutron-fwaas
as deprecated and in “V” cycle we will propose to move the project
from the Neutron stadium, hosted in the “openstack/“ namespace, to the
unofficial projects hosted in the “x/“ namespace.

So if You are using this project now, or if You have customers who are
using it, please consider the possibility of maintaining it. Otherwise,
please be aware that it is highly possible that the project will be
deprecated and moved out from the official OpenStack projects.

[2] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/Shanghai-Neutron-Planning-restored -
Lines 379-421
[3] https://releases.openstack.org/ussuri/schedule.html

Slawek Kaplonski
Senior software engineer
Red Hat

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