[openstack-dev] [kolla][vote] exception for backporting upgrades to liberty/stable

Steven Dake (stdake) stdake at cisco.com
Mon Mar 7 15:03:52 UTC 2016

Hi folks,

It was never really discussed if we would back-port upgrades to liberty.  This came up during  an irc conversation Friday [1], and a vote was requested.  Tthe facts of the discussion distilled are:

  *   We never agreed as a group to do back-port of upgrade during our back-port discussion
  *   An operator that can't upgrade her Z version of Kolla (1.1.1 from 1.1.0) is stuck without CVE or OSSA corrections.
  *   Because of a lack of security upgrades, the individual responsible for executing the back-port would abandon the work (but not tuse the abaondon feature for of gerrit for changes already in the queue)

Since we never agreed, in that IRC discussion a vote was requested, and I am administering the vote.  The vote request was specifically should we have a back-port of upgrade in 1.1.0.  Both parties agreed they would live with the results.

I would like to point out that not porting upgrades means that the liberty branch would essentially become abandoned unless some other brave soul takes up a backport.  I would also like to point out that that is yet another exception much like thin-containers back-port which was accepted.  See how exceptions become the way to the dark side.  We really need to stay exception free going forward (in Mitaka and later) as much as possible to prevent expectations that we will make exceptions when none should be made.

Please vote +1 (backport) or -1 (don't backport).  An abstain in this case is the same as voting -1, so please vote either way.  I will leave the voting open for 1 week until April 14th.  If there I a majority in favor, I will close voting early.  We currently require 6 votes for majority as our core team consists of 11 people.


[1] http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/%23kolla/%23kolla.2016-03-04.log.html#t2016-03-04T18:23:26

Warning [1] was a pretty heated argument and there may have been some swearing :)


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