[openstack-dev] [oslo][osdk] PrettyTable needs a home in OpenStack

Flavio Percoco flavio at redhat.com
Tue Jan 12 14:45:03 UTC 2016

On 08/01/16 08:36 -0430, Flavio Percoco wrote:
>As some of you know already, google code is going to be shutdown. Some
>projects we're using are hosted and, unfortunately, some of them are
>unmaintained and perhaps going away.
>One of these projects is PrettyTable. This point was raised by Erno in
>this patch[0] from jd__. PrettyTable is not just being used in several
>openstack specific projects but it's also a transitive dependency for
>all client libraries using cliff.
>With all that in mind, I've contacted the author of the library and
>asked him if it'd be ok for us (OpenStack) to adopt this library. The
>author accepted and granted me access to the project on pypi.
>I'm saying all the above because we now need to find a home for it in
>I've identified 2 possible places:
>1) Oslo, as we maintaing cross-project libraries and some of them are
>not in the oslo namespace
>2) OpenStack Client team as they maintain cliff already and it'd
>perhaps make more sense to have this library there.
>One thing to note is that this library has been quite stable, which
>means it won't, hopefully, add too much work to the team.
>[0] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/234340/

FWIW, we've decided to give jazzband[0] a try and host prettytable there. If
that doesn't work out well, we might revisit this option (unless the tabulate
migration happens before that).

[0] https://jazzband.co

Thanks everyone and Doug for suggesting jazzband!

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