[openstack-dev] Standard way to indicate a partial blueprint implementation?

Flavio Percoco flavio at redhat.com
Fri Jun 5 07:44:30 UTC 2015

On 04/06/15 19:23 -0400, Zane Bitter wrote:
>Ever since we established[1] a format for including metadata about 
>bugs in Git commit messages that included a 'Partial-Bug' tag, people 
>have been looking for a way to do the equivalent for partial blueprint 
>implementations. A non-exhaustive search of a small number of projects 
>reveals at least the following formats in use:
>partial blueprint: x
>Implements: partial blueprint x
>Implements: partial-blueprint x
>Partial-Blueprint: x
>part of blueprint x
>partial blueprint x
>Implements: blueprint x (partial)
>Partially implements: blueprint x
>Partially Implements: blueprint x
>Partially-Implements: blueprint x
>Partial implements blueprint x
>Partially-Implements-Blueprint: x
>Part of blueprint x
>Partial-implements: blueprint x
>Partial-Implements: blueprint x
>partially implement: blueprint x
>No guidance is available on the wiki page.[2] Clearly the regex 
>doesn't care so long as it sees the word blueprint followed by the 
>blueprint name. I have personally been using:
>  Implements: partial-blueprint x
>but I don't actually care much. I would also be fine with:
>  Partially-Implements: blueprint x

This is the one that we've been using in Zaqar.

>I do think it should have a colon so that it fits the format of the 
>rest of the sign-off stanza, I don't think it should have any spaces 
>before the colon for the same reason, and ideally it would have 
>'Implements' in there somewhere for consistency.
>Sahara folks have documented a standard,[3] but it fails on some of 
>those criteria and in any event they haven't actually been following 
>Can we agree on and document a standard way of doing this?
>Yes, someone -1'd my patch for this. How did you guess?
>[1] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2013-August/012945.html
>[2] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/GitCommitMessages
>[3] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Sahara/GitCommits
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Flavio Percoco
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