[openstack-dev] [QA] Picking a Name for the Tempest Library

Drew Fisher drew.fisher at oracle.com
Fri Aug 15 19:26:31 UTC 2014

What about 'teapot' (as in the idiom 'tempest in a teapot'[1])


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempest_in_a_teapot

On 08/15/2014 01:14 PM, Matthew Treinish wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> So as part of splitting out common functionality from tempest into a library [1]
> we need to create a new repository. Which means we have the fun task of coming
> up with something to name it. I'm personally thought we should call it:
>   - mesocyclone
> Which has the advantage of being a cloud/weather thing, and the name sort of
> fits because it's a precursor to a tornado. Also, it's an available namespace on
> both launchpad and pypi. But there has been expressed concern that both it is a
> bit on the long side (which might have 80 char line length implications) and
> it's unclear from the name what it does.
> During the last QA meeting some alternatives were also brought up:
>   - tempest-lib / lib-tempest
>   - tsepmet
>   - blackstorm
>   - calm
>   - tempit
>   - integration-test-lib
> (although I'm not entirely sure I remember which ones were serious suggestions
> or just jokes)
> So as a first step I figured that I'd bring it up on the ML to see if anyone had
> any other suggestions. (or maybe get a consensus around one choice) I'll take
> the list, check if the namespaces are available, and make a survey so that
> everyone can vote and hopefully we'll have a clear choice for a name from that.
> -Matt Treinish
> [1] http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/qa-specs/specs/tempest-library.html
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