[openstack-dev] [all] Maintaining httplib2 python library

Ian Cordasco sigmavirus24 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 14:24:00 UTC 2016


-----Original Message-----
From: Davanum Srinivas <davanum at gmail.com>
Reply: OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>
Date: March 14, 2016 at 09:18:50
To: OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>
Subject:  [openstack-dev] [all] Maintaining httplib2 python library

> Team,
> fyi, http://bitworking.org/news/2016/03/an_update_on_httplib2
> We have httplib2 in our global requirements and lots of projects are
> using it[1]. Is there anyone willing to step up?

Is it really worth our time to dedicate extra resources to that? Glance has been discussing (but it's been a low priority) to switing all our dependence on httplib2 to requests (and maybe urllib3 directly) as necessary.

We have other tools and libraries we can use without taking over maintenance of yet another library.

I think the better question than "Can people please maintain this for the community?" is "What benefits does httplib2 have over something that is actively maintained (and has been actively maintaiend) like urllib3, requests, etc.?"

And then we can (and should) also ask "Why have we been using this? How much work do cores think it would be to remove this from our global requirements?"

Ian Cordasco

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