[openstack-dev] [packaging] Adding packaging as an OpenStack project

Allison Randal allison at lohutok.net
Mon Jun 15 19:03:19 UTC 2015

On 06/15/2015 11:48 AM, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 06/15/2015 04:55 PM, James Page wrote:
>> The problem of managing delta and allowing a good level of
>> distribution independence is still going to continue to exist and will
>> be more difficult to manage due to the tighter coupling of development
>> process and teams than we have today.
>> On this basis, we're -1 on taking this proposal forward.
>> That said, we do appreciate that the Ubuntu packaging for OpenStack is
>> not as accessible as it might be using Bazaar as a VCS. In order to
>> provide a more familiar experience to developers and operators looking
>> to contribute to the wider Openstack ecosystem we will be moving our
>> OpenStack packaging branches over to the new Git support in Launchpad
>> in the next few weeks.
> During our discussions at the Summit, you seemed to be enthusiastic
> about pushing our packaging to Stackforge. Then others told me to "push
> it to the /openstack namespace" to make it "more big tent-ish", which
> made me very excited about the idea.
> So far, I've been very happy of the reboot of our collaboration, and
> felt like it was just awesome new atmosphere. So I have to admit I'm a
> bit disappointed to read the above, even though I do understand the
> reasoning.

James is right. This discussion thread put a lot of faith in the
possibility that moving packaging efforts under the OpenStack umbrella
would magically solve our key blocking issues. (I'm guilty of it as much
as anyone else.) But really, we the collaborators are the ones who have
to solve those blocking issues, and we'll have to do it together, no
matter what banner we do it under.

> Anyway, does this mean that you don't want to push packaging to
> /stackforge either, which was the idea we shared at the summit?
> I'm a bit lost on what I should do now, as what was exciting was
> enabling operation people to contribute. I'll think about it and see
> what to do next.

It doesn't really matter where the repos are located, we can still
collaborate. Just moving Ubuntu's openstack repos to git and the Debian
Python Modules Team repos to git will be a massive step forward.


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