[openstack-dev] [oslo] dropping namespace packages

Ihar Hrachyshka ihrachys at redhat.com
Thu Jan 8 18:22:56 UTC 2015

OK, I was going to implement something for neutron, but if you're going 
to handle it quickly till the end of the week, I'll wait to steal. ;)

On 01/08/2015 07:14 PM, Jay Bryant wrote:
> We talked about this in Cinder.  I am planning to create some hacking 
> checks for us just to be safe.   Shouldn't take a ton of effort.
> Jay
> On Jan 8, 2015 12:03 PM, "Doug Hellmann" <doug at doughellmann.com 
> <mailto:doug at doughellmann.com>> wrote:
>     > On Jan 8, 2015, at 11:29 AM, Ihar Hrachyshka
>     <ihrachys at redhat.com <mailto:ihrachys at redhat.com>> wrote:
>     >
>     > On 01/05/2015 04:51 PM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
>     >> As each library is released, we will send release notes to this
>     list, as usual. At that point the Oslo liaisons should start
>     planning patches to change imports in their projects from
>     "oslo.foo" to “oslo_foo". The old imports should still work for
>     now, but new features will not be added to the old namespace, so
>     over time it will be necessary to make the changes anyway. We are
>     likely to remove the old namespace package completely during the
>     next release cycle, but that hasn't been decided.
>     >
>     > Making the switch probably requires us to add some hacking rule
>     that would forbid old namespace based imports, right? Do we by
>     chance have such a rule implemented anywhere?
>     I’m not sure that’s something we need to enforce. Liaisons should
>     be updating projects now as we release libraries, and then we’ll
>     consider whether we can drop the namespace packages when we plan
>     the next cycle.
>     Doug
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