[openstack-dev] [OpenStack Foundation] Finding people to work on the EC2 API in Nova

Davanum Srinivas davanum at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 23:21:54 UTC 2015

Alexandre, Randy,

Are there plans afoot to add support to switch on stackforge/ec2-api
in devstack? add tempest tests etc? CI Would go a long way in
alleviating concerns i think.


On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 1:24 PM, Bias, Randy <Randy.Bias at emc.com> wrote:
> As you know we have been driving forward on the stack forge project and
> it¹s our intention to continue to support it over time, plus reinvigorate
> the GCE APIs when that makes sense. So we¹re supportive of deprecating
> from Nova to focus on EC2 API in Nova.  I also think it¹s good for these
> APIs to be able to iterate outside of the standard release cycle.
> --Randy
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> On 1/29/15, 4:01 PM, "Michael Still" <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:
>>as you might have read on openstack-dev, the Nova EC2 API
>>implementation is in a pretty sad state. I wont repeat all of those
>>details here -- you can read the thread on openstack-dev for detail.
>>However, we got here because no one is maintaining the code in Nova
>>for the EC2 API. This is despite repeated calls over the last 18
>>months (at least).
>>So, does the Foundation have a role here? The Nova team has failed to
>>find someone to help us resolve these issues. Can the board perhaps
>>find resources as the representatives of some of the largest
>>contributors to OpenStack? Could the Foundation employ someone to help
>>us our here?
>>I suspect the correct plan is to work on getting the stackforge
>>replacement finished, and ensuring that it is feature compatible with
>>the Nova implementation. However, I don't want to preempt the design
>>process -- there might be other ways forward here.
>>I feel that a continued discussion which just repeats the last 18
>>months wont actually fix the situation -- its time to "break out" of
>>that mode and find other ways to try and get someone working on this
>>Thoughts welcome.
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