[openstack-dev] [all] removing XML testing completely from Tempest

Monty Taylor mordred at inaugust.com
Mon Nov 24 17:50:33 UTC 2014

On 11/24/2014 12:36 PM, Lance Bragstad wrote:
> We are in the process of removing XML support from Keystone [1] and have
> provided
> configuration options to Tempest for testing XML in older releases [2].
> However, the
> identity client is still tightly coupled to XML test cases. We can either
> fix the 309 test cases
> that use the XML identity client or let those cases be removed from
> Tempest. I'd like to let this
> air out a bit before I start fixing the identity client XML issues, in case
> XML testing is completely
> removed from Tempest.

I fully support and am excited about removing the xml api support.

> [1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/125738/
> [2] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/127641/
> https://review.openstack.org/#/c/130874/
> https://review.openstack.org/#/c/126564/
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 8:03 AM, Jay Pipes <jaypipes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 11/24/2014 08:56 AM, Sean Dague wrote:
>>> Having XML payloads was never a universal part of OpenStack services.
>>> During the Icehouse release the TC declared that being an OpenStack
>>> service requires having a JSON REST API. Projects could do what they
>>> wanted beyond that. Lots of them deprecated and have been removing the
>>> XML cruft since then.
>>> Tempest is a tool to test the OpenStack API. OpenStack hasn't had an XML
>>> API for a long time.
>>> Given that current branchless Tempest only supports as far back as
>>> Icehouse anyway, after these changes were made, I'd like to propose that
>>> all the XML code in Tempest should be removed. If a project wants to
>>> support something else beyond a JSON API that's on that project to test
>>> and document on their own.
>>> We've definitively blocked adding new XML tests in Tempest anyway, but
>>> getting rid of the XML debt in the project will simplify it quite a bit,
>>> make it easier for contributors to join in, and seems consistent with
>>> the direction of OpenStack as a whole.
>> But Sean, without XML support, we will lose all of our enterprise
>> customers!
>> -jay
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