[openstack-dev] Icehouse dependency freeze

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Tue Mar 18 10:12:37 UTC 2014

Thomas Goirand wrote:
> We're now 1 month away from the scheduled release date. It is my strong
> opinion (as the main Debian OpenStack package maintainer) that for the
> last Havana release, the freeze of dependency happened really too late,
> creating issues hard to deal with on the packaging side. I believe it
> would be also hard to deal with for Ubuntu people (with the next LTS
> releasing soon).
> I'd be in the favor to freeze the dependencies for Icehouse *right now*
> (including version updates which aren't packaged yet in Debian).
> Otherwise, it may be very hard for me to get things pass the FTP masters
> NEW queue in time for new packages.

I'm all for it. In my view, dependency freeze should be a consequence of
feature freeze -- we should count any change that requires the addition
of a new dependency as a feature.

That said, the devil is in the details... There are bugs best fixed by
adding a library dep, there are version bumps, there are Oslo
libraries... I've added this topic for discussion at the Project/release
meeting today (21:00 UTC) so that we can hash out the details.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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