[openstack-dev] [all] Do we need release announcements for all the things?
dolph.mathews at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 19:37:17 UTC 2015
On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 10:06 AM, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com>
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2015, at 06:57 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> > Clint Byrum wrote:
> > > I spend a not-insignificant amount of time deciding which threads to
> > > read and which to fully ignore each day, so extra threads mean extra
> > > work, even with a streamlined workflow of single-key-press-per-thread.
> > >
> > > So I'm wondering what people are getting from these announcements being
> > > on the discussion list. I feel like they'd be better off in a weekly
> > > digest, on a web page somewhere, or perhaps with a tag that could be
> > > filtered out for those that don't benefit from them.
> > The first value of a release announcement is (obviously) to let people
> > know something was released. There is a bit of a paradox there with some
> > announcements being posted to openstack-announce (in theory low-traffic
> > and high-attention), and some announcements being posted to
> > openstack-dev (high-traffic and medium-attention). Where is the line
> > drawn ?
> > The second value of a release announcement is the thread it creates in
> > case immediate issues are spotted. I kind of like that some
> > python-*client release announcements are followed-up by a "this broke
> > the world" thread, all in a single convenient package. Delaying
> > announcements defeats that purpose.
> > We need to adapt our current (restricted) usage of openstack-announce to
> > a big-tent less-hierarchical future anyway: if we continue to split
> > announcements, which projects are deemed "important enough" to be
> > granted openstack-announce access ?
> > Personally in the future I'm not opposed to allowing any "openstack"
> > project (big-tent definition) to post to openstack-announce (ideally in
> > a standard / autogenerated format) with reply-to set to openstack-dev.
> > We could use a separate list, but then release and OSSA announcements
> > are the only thing we use -announce for currently, so I'm not sure it's
> > worth it.
> > So I'm +1 on using a specific list (and setting reply-to to -dev), and
> > I'm suggesting openstack-announce should be reused to avoid creating two
> > classes of deliverables (-announce worthy and not).
> We had complaints in the past when we *didn't* send release
> announcements because people were then unaware of why a new release
> might be causing changes in behavior, so we built a bunch of tools to
> make it easy to create uniform and informative release note emails
> containing the level of detail people wanted. So far those are only
> being used by Oslo, but we're moving the scripts to the release-tools
> repo to make them easy for all library maintainers to use.
Can we just change the subject line produced by the tooling from:
[openstack-dev] [all] oslo.versionedobjects 0.1.1 release
to something like:
[openstack-dev] [release] oslo.versionedobjects 0.1.1
That way everyone can more reliably filter these announcements as they wish?
I fall into the camp of "I don't ever want to see these announcements...
until something is broken and I need a culprit."
> These announcements are primarily for our developer community and the
> folks at the distros who need to know to package the new versions. Are
> we going to start having non-dev folks who subscribe to the announce
> list complain about the release announcements for libraries, then? Are
> enough developers subscribed to the announce list that they will see the
> release messages to meet the original needs we were trying to meet?
> > Posting on -dev with a subject prefix would only marginally improve the
> > situation (release announcements are already pretty easy to spot and
> > manually filter out), so I'm +0 on that.
> > Weekly posts or ratelimiting would imho remove 99% of the interest of
> > release announcements, so I'm -1 on that solution.
> > --
> > Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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