[openstack-dev] [DevStack] PTL Candidacy

Dean Troyer dtroyer at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 02:02:26 UTC 2013

I am running for DevStack PTL.  I have been the acting PTL since DevStack
became a program and have been working on DevStack since its first public
demo in a lightning talk at the Essex Design Summit.  In addition I have
also contributed to Grenade and python-openstackclient.

Over the last development cycle we completed the modularization of stack.sh
into project-oriented libraries. My priorities for DevStack in the near
future are:
* continue the modularization process in more focused areas, such as
hypervisor support (the basis for this was introduced with the Docker
* add a mechanism to allow stack.sh to make direct changes to project
configuration files without needing special knowledge, i.e. replace
EXTRA_OPTS-type config with the proposed local.conf
* organize the installation of projects in a layered approach based on
project functional requirements and introduce hooks for higher layered and
external projects to be part of a stack.sh run without having to be in the
repo and/or modify the scripts

DevStack serves a couple of distinct user groups and leading the program is
as much keeping the competing needs of those groups balanced as it is
implementing them.  It has lost some of the 'opinionated' part of its
original description but at the same time still can not be all things to
all people.  It is still first and foremost a tool for OpenStack produce
development and testing and secondly a reference example of a working
OpenStack installation.

A bit of my background: I have worn many hats during my career including
flight-simulator developer, UNIX system administrator, cable jockey,
network engineer and other things that include the words 'Java', 'Perl' and
'carburetor' in their description.  I was on the Nebula team at NASA when
Nova was born and currently work for Nebula Inc. remotely from my home
outside Kansas City, MO (the Royals with a winning season and the Chiefs
with a 3-0 record?  Inconceivable!).



Dean Troyer
dtroyer at gmail.com
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