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

Dolph Mathews dolph.mathews at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 20:23:09 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 10:49 AM, Russell Bryant <rbryant at redhat.com> wrote:

> 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:
>   http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/nova-specs/tree/README.rst
>   http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/nova-specs/tree/template.rst

This is great! This is the same basic process we've used for API-impacting
changes in keystone and it has worked really well for us, and we're eager
to adopt the same thing on a more general level.

The process seems overly complicated to me, however. As a blueprint
proposer, I find it odd that I have to propose my blueprint as part of
approved/ -- why not just have a single directory to file things away that
have been implemented? Is it even necessary to preserve them? (why not just
git rm when implemented?) Gerrit already provides a permalink (to the

> The blueprint process wiki page has also been updated to reflect that we
> will be using this for Nova:
>   https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Blueprints#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
> result.
> Thanks!
> [1]
> http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2014-March/029232.html
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> Russell Bryant
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