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

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Thu Jul 16 15:08:36 UTC 2015

On 07/16/2015 03:29 PM, Ihar Hrachyshka wrote:
> Working on upstream gate stability obviously does not invalidate any
> effort to introduce distribution CI votes in gerrit, and I would be
> happy to see RDO or Ubuntu meaningfully voting on backports. It's my
> belief though that distribution CI votes cannot serve as a replacement
> for upstream gate.

To me, it'd be a way more easy to work out a distribution CI *after* a
release, than one following trunk. Following trunk is nuts, there's
always the need for new packages and upgrade everything. Just like this
week, upgrading python-taskflow made me try to:
- upgrade mock
- as a consequence setuptools
- package 2 or 3 new 3rd party things
- upgrade some other stuff

For a given release of OpenStack, things aren't moving, so it's easier
to set it up. If the gate is always broken with upstream changes,
distributions would not.

Also, having a CI which does build of packages on each commit, and the
deployment + test of all that on a multi-node setup, is exactly what the
Mirantis CI does. I'm not pretending it's easy to do (and in fact, it's
not...), but at least, we do it for MOS, so it should be possible to do
for the community version of OpenStack.

Let's hope we find the time to get this done.


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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