[openstack-dev] Oslo PTL Candidacy
tristan.cacqueray at enovance.com
Mon Mar 31 15:55:16 UTC 2014
On 03/31/2014 05:37 PM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> I am running for a second term as PTL for the OpenStack Common Libraries
> (Oslo) project.
> I have been programming in Python professionally for over 15 years, in a
> variety of application areas. I am currently a Senior Developer at
> DreamHost, on our DreamCompute OpenStack-based public cloud project.
> I started working on OpenStack just before the Folsom summit. I am a core
> reviewer and one of the founding members of the Ceilometer project, and a
> core reviewer for the requirements and unified command line interface
> projects. I am also on the stable release maintenance team and am part of
> the team working on the Python 3 transition. I have contributed to many of
> the OpenStack projects through code and reviews.
> I joined the Oslo team at the Folsom summit, and served as PTL during the
> Icehouse release cycle.
> Although overall I think Icehouse went well for Oslo when checked against
> our internal goals, we have heard from developers in other projects who are
> frustrated. Syncing fixes has become increasingly difficult, and some
> breaking changes were merged in the existing libraries and not caught until
> those libraries were released. The sync issue is a symptom of two
> underlying problems. Our rapid growth as a community has made it difficult
> to keep up with the number of new projects pulling changes from the
> incubator, making it harder for us to keep everyone up to date. Oslo's goal
> of providing a "collaboration space" has also been lost somewhat, and
> instead the program has started to be treated more as a team producing
> tools to be consumed by other projects. We have been working hard to adapt
> Oslo to the changing needs of the community, but to truly fix these issues
> we need to bring back the original collaborative intent of the program.
> During Icehouse we have worked with the infra team to develop the processes
> to release more of the incubated code as standalone libraries , and to
> set up the additional testing that will be needed to prevent the issues we
> had with libraries during Icehouse. I anticipate having a few final changes
> land soon after the Icehouse feature freeze lifts to clear the way for our
> Juno plans . As we move more stable code out of the incubator and into
> libraries, it will mean fewer sync merges and better testing of Oslo code
> in devstack and unit test gate jobs. After these initial low level
> libraries are released, we will be able to release more incubated modules
> in future cycles.
> To return Oslo to being a collaborative project, I plan to adopt and
> formalize Joe Gordon's suggestion of having designated liaisons to
> coordinate changes from Oslo code with each project . There are just too
> many other projects for the small Oslo team to be intimately familiar with,
> and contribute to, all of them directly. The liaisons will be responsible
> for helping merge changes into their project to move to the libraries being
> released. We will also need the liaisons to help us identify API
> incompatibilities between what is in the proposed library and the way
> projects are using the incubated modules now.
> In the days leading up to RC1, we have had several different items brought
> to our attention as critical blocking issues that had been going on for
> many weeks. None of these took what I would call a lot of time or effort to
> fix or work around, but because we were not aware of the issues or their
> impact, frustration built up in the teams affected by the issues. I hope
> that having designated liaisons will help us establish communication
> channels to identify, prioritize, and resolve these sorts of issues earlier.
> My commit history:
> My review history:
> I'm looking forward to continuing to work with everyone,
>  https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Oslo/CreatingANewLibrary
>  https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Oslo/JunoGraduationPlans
>  https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Oslo/ProjectLiaisons
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