[openstack-dev] [all] Cross-project DevRef Was Re: Skipping Cross-Project meeting today

Ian Cordasco ian.cordasco at RACKSPACE.COM
Tue Jan 20 21:30:06 UTC 2015

> On Jan 20, 2015, at 05:23, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Given that the agenda docket is pretty slim this week, I'd like to skip
> this cross-project meeting and have the next one on Jan 27.
> sigmavirus24 posted the "Cross-project DevRef akin to Nova's" item but
> I'd prefer if we discussed it on the mailing-list first (not certain it
> requires everyone's attention just yet, and could just be proposed as a
> spec).
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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Hey all,

First, let me provide some context. The week before last, an update to sqlalchemy-migrate broke glance’s gate. While helping us fix the problem, Matt Riedemann noticed that the project doesn’t have a Developer Reference document. The document helps new developers determine what system packages they need to build a development environment for the project.

We discussed the idea of putting one together for glance at the team meeting last week. While discussing it, we realized a lot of the steps are similar to Nova’s and it might benefit OpenStack as a whole to have one common DevRef that links off to individual ones for further configuration. The list of common steps could be maintained in one place (rather than synchronized between projects) and then individual extensions would be maintained with in each project or wiki.

Before we started duplicating content in our own document, we wanted to present the idea to the cross-project team and the community as a whole.

Feedback is greatly appreciated,

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