[openstack-dev] Deprecation of in tree EC2 API in Nova for Kilo release

Joe Gordon joe.gordon0 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 20:13:31 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 11:56 AM, Sean Dague <sean at dague.net> wrote:

> The following review for Kilo deprecates the EC2 API in Nova -
> https://review.openstack.org/#/c/150929/
> There are a number of reasons for this. The EC2 API has been slowly
> rotting in the Nova tree, never was highly tested, implements a
> substantially older version of what AWS has, and currently can't work
> with any recent releases of the boto library (due to implementing
> extremely old version of auth). This has given the misunderstanding that
> it's a first class supported feature in OpenStack, which it hasn't been
> in quite sometime. Deprecating honestly communicates where we stand.
> There is a new stackforge project which is getting some activity now -
> https://github.com/stackforge/ec2-api. The intent and hope is that is
> the path forward for the portion of the community that wants this
> feature, and that efforts will be focused there.


> Comments are welcomed, but we've attempted to get more people engaged to
> address these issues over the last 18 months, and never really had
> anyone step up. Without some real maintainers of this code in Nova (and
> tests somewhere in the community) it's really no longer viable.
>         -Sean
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> Sean Dague
> http://dague.net
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