[openstack-dev] [Nova] Updates to Juno blueprint review process

Solly Ross sross at redhat.com
Thu Mar 20 17:50:43 UTC 2014

IMHO, I feel like many of the things in the "Implementation" section should just be in the
launchpad BP, and not in the git-tracked spec.  While I think that the idea of having
the BP in Gerrit is a great idea, I feel like the details of the "Implementation" section
(assignee, etc) will lead to "trivial" changes that will be a burden on the people who need
to approve changes and will distract from "substantial" changes (changes to the design parts
of the blueprint, etc).

Best Regards,
Solly Ross

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From: "Russell Bryant" <rbryant at redhat.com>
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Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:49:37 AM
Subject: [openstack-dev] [Nova] Updates to Juno blueprint review process

We recently discussed the idea of using gerrit to review blueprint
specifications [1].  There was a lot of support for the idea so we have
proceeded with putting this together before the start of the Juno
development cycle.

We now have a new project set up, openstack/nova-specs.  You submit
changes to it just like any other project in gerrit.  Find the README
and a template for specifications here:



The blueprint process wiki page has also been updated to reflect that we
will be using this for Nova:


Note that *all* Juno blueprints, including ones that were previously
approved, must go through this new process.  This will help ensure that
blueprints previously approved still make sense, as well as ensure that
all Juno specs follow a more complete and consistent format.

Before the flood of spec reviews start, we would really like to get
feedback on the content of the spec template.  It includes things like
"deployer impact" which could use more input.  Feel free to provide
feedback on list, or just suggest updates via proposed changes in gerrit.

I suspect this process to evolve a bit throughout Juno, but I'm very
excited about the positive impact it is likely to have on our overall



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