[openstack-dev] [Nova] The unbearable lightness of specs

Adam Young ayoung at redhat.com
Thu Jun 25 00:59:09 UTC 2015

On 06/24/2015 06:42 PM, Jay Pipes wrote:
>> I also think the way we couple spec approval & reviews to the dev
>> cycles is counterproductive. We should be willing to accept and
>> review specs at any point in any cycle, and once approved they should
>> remain valid for a prolonged period of time - not require us to go
>> through re-review every new dev cycle as again that's just creating
>> extra burden. We should of course though reserve the right to unapprove
>> specs if circumstances change, invlidating the design for the previous
>> approval.
> OMG, thank you SO much for bringing this up. I could not agree more 
> with the above paragraph. We can always amend a previously approved 
> spec with additional information based on followup conversations, but 
> taking the time to continually push new specs for review each cycle is 
> a colossal waste of time.

What I have been pushing for in Keystone is that all specs get submitted 
against backlog.  They get approved there, and then assigning them to a 
specific release is a deliberate second change. Backlog reviews can be 
approved at any point.

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