[openstack-dev] [openstack-announce] End of life for managed stable/icehouse branches

Ihar Hrachyshka ihrachys at redhat.com
Tue Jul 14 08:29:11 UTC 2015

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On 07/14/2015 12:33 AM, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> I missed this announce...
> On 07/02/2015 05:32 AM, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
>> Per the Icehouse EOL discussion[1] last month, now that the
>> final 2014.1.5 release[2] is behind us I have followed our usual
>> end of life steps for stable/icehouse branches on repos under the
>> control of the OpenStack Release Cycle Management project-team. 
>> Specifically, for any repos with the release:managed[3] tag, 
>> icehouse-specific test jobs were removed from our CI system and
>> all open change reviews were abandoned for stable/icehouse. Then
>> the final states of the branches were tagged as "icehouse-eol"
>> and the branches subsequently deleted.
> I believe I asked you about 10 times to keep these branches alive,
> so that distributions could work together on a longer support, even
> without a CI behind it.
> I have also asked for a private gerrit for maintaining the
> Icehouse patches after EOL.
> While I understand the later means some significant work, I don't 
> understand why you have deleted the Icehouse branches.
> Effectively, under these conditions, I am giving up doing any kind
> of coordination between distros for security patches of Icehouse.
> :(

As far as I know, there was no real coordination on those patches
before, neither I saw any real steps from any side to get it up.

That said, anyone can come up with an initiative to maintain those
branches under some 3party roof (just push -eol tag into github and
advertise), and if there is real (and not just anticipated)
collaboration going on around it, then the project may reconsider
getting it back in the big stadium.

I am tired to say that again and again, but there should be some
resource investment from interested parties, upfront, before infra
takes part of the burden on their shoulders. Asking won't help.

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