[openstack-dev] OpenStack Developer Mailing List Digest March 5-11

Mike Perez mike at openstack.org
Fri Mar 11 18:39:49 UTC 2016

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* All [1].

* API guidelines ready for review:
  - Header non proliferation [1]
  - Client interaction guideline for microversions [2]

Election Season, PTL and TC
* PTL elections:
  - Important dates:
    + Nominations open: 2016-03-11 00:00 UTC
    + Nominations close: 2016-03-17 23:59 UTC
    + Election open: 2016-03-18 00:00 UTC
    + Election close: 2016-03-24 23:59 UTC
  - Every project team must elect a PTL every 6 months.
  - More info and how to submit your candidacy [3].
* TC elections:
  - Important dates:
    + Nominations open: 2016-03-25 00:00 UTC
    + Nominations close: 2016-03-31 23:59 UTC
    + Election open: 2016-04-01 00:00 UTC
    + Election close: 2016-04-07 23:59 UTC
  - Under the rules of the TC charter [4] we renew 7 TC seats. Seats are valid
    for one year.
  - More info and how to submit your candidacy [5].
* Full thread: http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-March/088558.html

The stable:follows-policy Tag Is Official, Projects Need To Start Applying For It
* This is official in the governance documents [6].
* Projects that follow the stable branch policy [7] should start applying.
* Full thread: http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-March/088592.html

Release Countdown For Week R-3, March 14-18
* Focus:
  - Projects teams following cycle-with-milestone model:
    + Preparing their first Mitaka release candidate this week.
    + This should be tagged using (X.Y.Z.0rc1) as soon as the pressure to
      unfreeze master is stronger than the cost of backporting bugfixes.
    + The release team will create stable branches from the release candidate
      tag points.
  - Project teams following the cycle-with-intermediary model
    + Ensure you have at least one mitaka release.
    + Determine if you need another release before the end of the Mitaka cycle.
  - All feature freeze exceptions that haven't landed at this point should wait
    until Newton.
* General Notes:
  - The global requirements list is frozen. If you need to change a dependency,
    for a bug fix, please provide enough detail in the change request to allow
    the requirements review team to evaluate the change.
  - User-facing strings are frozen to allow the translation team time to finish
    their work.
* Release Actions:
  - The release team has started creating the stable/mitaka branches for
  - Follow-up on the mailing list thread [8] to acknowledge and approve the
    version number to use to create the branch.
    + This only includes projects with release:managed tag.
    + Other projects can post on the thread of request their own branches.
* Important Dates:
  - RC target week: R-1, March 28 – April 1
  - Mitaka final release: April 4-8
  - Mitaka release schedule [9].
* Full thread: http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-March/089001.html

Reminder: WSME Is Not Being Actively Maintained
* Chris Dent and Lucas Gomes have been actively verifying bug fixes and keeping
  things going with WSME, but are no longer interested or have the time to
  continue. It was also found it never really reached a state where any of the
  following are true:
  - The WSME code is easy to understand and maintain.
  - WSME provides correct handling of HTTP (notably response status and
  - WSME has an architecture that is suitable for creating modern Python-based
    web applications.
* There's a suggestion for the 24 different OpenStack projects that are using
  it to move to something else.
* One big reason for choosing WSME earlier was that it had support for both XML
  and JSON without application code needing to do anything explicitly.
  - The community has decided to stop providing XML API support and some other
    tools have been used instead to provide parsing and validation features
    similar to WSME:
    + JSONSchema
    + Voluptuous
* Full thread: http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-March/thread.html#88658

[1] - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/280381/
[2] - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/243414/
[3] - https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/PTL_Elections_March_2016
[4] - http://governance.openstack.org/reference/charter.html
[5] - https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/TC_Elections_April_2016
[6] - http://governance.openstack.org/reference/tags/stable_follows-policy.html#tag-application-process
[7] - http://docs.openstack.org/project-team-guide/stable-branches.html
[8] - http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-March/088853.html
[9] - http://releases.openstack.org/mitaka/schedule.html

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