[openstack-dev] [designate] PTL Candidacy

Hayes, Graham graham.hayes at hpe.com
Tue Mar 15 20:39:32 UTC 2016

Hi All!

I am proposing myself for PTL of the Designate project.

In the last 6 months we have had a smaller amount of changes into
the project, but this has not necessarily been a bad thing for us.

We have stabilized some of the changes that have been filtering through
over the last year or so, and have this cycle had a chance to evaluate
what we have completed, and what needs to change.

I think we now have a solid base to add new features for end users
(like ALIAS) and operators (MiniDNS simplification + possible replacement
in a sane language, IXFR).

As we progress we will need to get more integrated into the community,
like we have with Nova, Neutron and Designate integration that has merged
this cycle. We should build on this to add content to the shared Docs,
API reference site and other projects.

Next cycle we need to focus on 3 items:

1.  Docs. Docs. Docs.

     We have gotten better at writing docs, and the addition of reno has
     helped our release notes a lot, but there is always room for
     improvement. We need to ensure that we also remove old docs at the
     same time as writing new ones.

2.  Worker Model.

     Migration to the worker model improves a lot of our scaling story.
     It allows use to remove the extra code that went into MiniDNS and
     remove RPC from MiniDNS entirely.
     This in turn makes MiniDNS much more re implementable in a language
     that is more suited to parsing and building DNS packets.

3.  Horizon Updates (Read: replacement)

     Our horizon panels are ... dated, use the deprecated API, and lack
     most of the new features that we have added to designate. Part of
     our time in newton needs to be getting these panels updated, and
     availible to the community.

I see myself as a good person to lead these 3 priorities, and appreciate 
support for PTL.


Graham Hayes

Election Repo Commit - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/292385/

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