[openstack-dev] [neutron] Specs repository update and the way forward

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Thu Jun 12 11:57:43 UTC 2014

Thanks for that feedback, it really helps. I'm looking forward to
hearing from the other projects as well :)

Kyle Mestery wrote:
> tl;dr: The specs repository has been great to work with. As a
> reviewer, it makes reviews easier. As PTL, it makes tracking easier as
> well.
> Since Juno-1 is about to close, I wanted to give everyone an update on
> Neutron's usage of the specs repository. These are observations from
> using this since a few weeks before the Summit. I thought it would be
> good to share with the broader community to see if other projects
> using spec repositories had similar thoughts, and I also wanted to
> share this info for BP submitters and reviewers.
> Overall, the spec repository has been great as a tool to consolidate
> where new ideas are documented and made into something we can merge
> and move forward with. Using gerrit for this has been great. We've
> merged a good amount of specs [1], and the process of hooking these to
> Launchpad for milestone tracking has been straightforward. As the PTL
> of Neutron, I've found the specs repository helps me out immensely,
> the workflow is great.
> One of the things I've noticed is that sometimes it's hard to get
> submitters to respond to feedback on the specs repository. If you look
> at our current queue of open BPs [2], we have a lot which are waiting
> for feedback from submitters. I don't know how to address this issue,
> any feedback appreciated here.
> Secondly, with so many open BPs, it's unlikely that all of these will
> make Juno. With what we already have approved and being worked, a lot
> of these will likely slide to the "K" release. At some point in the
> next few weeks, I may start going through some and marking them as
> such.
> So, to summarize, I'm very happy with the workflow from the specs repository.
> Thanks for reading!
> Kyle
> [1] https://review.openstack.org/#/q/status:merged+project:openstack/neutron-specs,n,z
> [2] https://review.openstack.org/#/q/status:open+project:openstack/neutron-specs,n,z
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