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

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 22:03:58 UTC 2015

On 01/20/2015 01:30 PM, Ian Cordasco wrote:
>> 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, Ian

I think a common shared developer reference is a great idea, Ian. ++


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