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

Russell Bryant rbryant at redhat.com
Fri Mar 21 19:42:38 UTC 2014

On 03/21/2014 03:16 PM, Tim Bell wrote:
> I am a strong advocate of the Blueprint-on-Blueprints process we discussed in the operator mini-summit so that experienced cloud administrators can give input before lots of code is written (https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/operators-feedback-mar14) but we need to be aware that these people with real life experience of the impact of changes on production clouds may not be working with gerrit day-to-day. 

I certainly understand that folks may not be in gerrit day-to-day.  I
imagine even fewer are in launchpad day-to-day.  :-)

> There has been some excellent work by the documentation team in the past year to make it easy for new contributors to work on improvements to the documentation which also helps to introduce the tools/processes to the novices.

Do you have any pointers to docs stuff you mentioned that we might be
able to build on?

> Can we find a way to keep the bar low for the review of blueprints while at the same time making sure we engage the full community spectrum in the future direction of OpenStack ?

I think we can confidently say that the change to use gerrit for the
review design specs lowers the bar for participation by everyone
interested.  It's an actual review system, where before we had no system
for organizing feedback and iterating on specs.  That's really the key.

Once we have some active reviews going, it will be a bit easier to
provide clear examples of what the reviews will look like.  We can use
that to help show how to get involved and provide feedback.

Russell Bryant

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