[openstack-dev] OpenStack Developer Mailing List Digest January 2-8

Mike Perez mike at openstack.org
Sat Jan 9 01:00:51 UTC 2016

Permalink: http://www.openstack.org/blog/2016/01/openstack-developer-mailing-list-digest-20160108/

SuccessBot Says
* russellb: Ported OVS to Python 3.
* notmyname: Removed the beta tag on the swift erasure code docs.
* AJaeger: OpenStack configuration reference has been migrated from DocBook XML
  to RST [1].
* notmyname: This season’s Outreachy intern had her first patch merged.
* odyssey4me: OpenStack-Ansible 12.0.3 tagged.
* jordanP: My 3rd party CI correctly warned me that a patch would break my
* asselin: OpenStack Third Party CI documentation published [2].
* Tell us yours via IRC with a message “#success [insert success]”.
* More: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Successes
Slightly Longer Delays for Gate CI Testing
* When: January 31, 2016
* Why: Due to the sunsetting of a public cloud [3] used by the OpenStack Infra
  team, we will have less resources available.
* Resolving: Jeremy Stanley says that the Infra team is working on bringing in
  new providers to absorb the impact.
Release Countdown For Week R-12, Jan 11-25
* Focus: Second milestone is coming up. Finish up major features or reevaluate
  if things really need to land in this cycle.
* Actions:
  - Identify work that needs to be completed before the M-2 tag.
  - Release liaisons responsibilities are being updated. Provide comments for
    questions or concerns [4].
* Important Dates:
  - Mitaka 2: Jan 19-21
  - Release schedule [5].
* Full thread: http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-January/083507.html
Re-introduce Twisted to global-requirements
* A change in global-requirements [6] introduces mimic, an http server that can
  mock various APIs.
* Mimic depends on twisted, which in the past was removed in favor of Eventlet
  to avoid developers having to know multiple frameworks [7].
* Jim Rollenhagen explains Ironic’s need for Mimic:
  - To do functional tests, not unit tests which they could do with
  - To bring up a less expensive Ironic environment for doing functional tests.
* Jay Pipes notes:
  - This is another way to introduce a larger surface area of bugs to creep in
    since you have to keep Mimic up-to-date with the real interfaces.
  - There’s not a clear value in the advantage of functional tests of a client
    that calls a fake HTTP API versus unit tests of a client that simply uses
* Full thread: http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-January/083510.html

[1] - http://docs.openstack.org/draft/config-reference/
[2] - http://docs.openstack.org/infra/openstackci/
[3] - http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-infra/2015-October/003309.html
[4] - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/262003/
[5] - http://docs.openstack.org/releases/schedules/mitaka.html
[6] - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/220268/
[7] - https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/UnifiedServiceArchitecture

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