[openstack-dev] [neutron] Networking-foo projects and release management in the Neutron Stadium

Fawad Khaliq fawad at plumgrid.com
Wed Jul 8 07:09:38 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 8:23 PM, Kyle Mestery <mestery at mestery.com> wrote:

> After some consultation with Doug and Thierry, we've boiled the change I'm
> recommending below down to two options:
> 1. independent, ad-hoc backport branches, tag yourself

This makes sense. Standard instructions on tagging/release management will
be very helpful
so all the people can follow the same source when releasing.

2. cycle-with-intermediary, stable branches, tag by RelMgt team
> I think what we really want is option #1 for these projects. I'd like all
> of them to be the same here, so if people are thinking differently, please
> reply on this thread. I'll update the patches to reflect the fact we'll be
> in charge of the ad-hoc branches and tags in the Neutron Stadium.
> Thanks!
> Kyle
> On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 12:20 PM, Kyle Mestery <mestery at mestery.com> wrote:
>> The tl;dr for this email is that the patch referenced here [1] is moving
>> release management tasks for the networking-foo projects into alignment
>> with other Neutron libraries. There is value in having this consolidated
>> into a single place.
>> The longer version is that as plugin backends and new libraries have
>> integrated into the Neutron Stadium, it makes sense to align some release
>> items here. For example, merge commits, tags, and stable branch management
>> aspects are things which are best done by a central team for all
>> networking-foo projects (along with existing projects). In particular,
>> stable releases have some specific requirements [2] which need to be met as
>> stable releases are done here. Ensuring this is following existing
>> processes is part of the reason for this gerrit ACL change.
>> Please comment on the reviews if you have concerns as a networking-foo
>> owner.
>> Thanks!
>> Kyle
>> [1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/198749/
>> [2] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/StableBranch
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