[all][neutron][networking-bagpipe][networking-bgpvpn] Maintainers needed

Slawek Kaplonski skaplons at redhat.com
Tue Nov 19 10:29:18 UTC 2019


Over the past couple of cycles we have noticed that new contributions and
maintenance efforts for networking-bagpipe and networking-bgpvpn 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 <stadium project name>
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 those projects. This doesn’t mean that the
maintainer needs to spend full time working on those projects. 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 networking-bgpvpn and
networking-bagpipe as deprecated and in “V” cycle we will propose to move the
projects 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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