[openstack-dev] [tc] supporting Go

Hayes, Graham graham.hayes at hpe.com
Thu May 5 14:26:26 UTC 2016

On 04/05/2016 00:32, Hayes, Graham wrote:
> On 03/05/2016 17:03, John Dickinson wrote:
>> TC,
>> In reference to http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-May/093680.html and Thierry's reply, I'm currently drafting a TC resolution to update http://governance.openstack.org/resolutions/20150901-programming-languages.html to include Go as a supported language in OpenStack projects.
>> As a starting point, what would you like to see addressed in the document I'm drafting?
>> --John
> Great - I was about to write a thread like this :)
> Designate is looking to move a single component of ours to Go - and we
> were wondering what was the best way to do it.
> The current policy does allow for the TC to bless different languages
> on a case by case basis - do we need to go from just python and JS to
> allowing all projects to use go, or should the TC approve (or
> disapprove) the swift and designate requests?
> I think the swift and designate changes might be a good test case to
> see how the build / mirroring / packaging / artifact / library issues
> shake out.
> - Graham
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So, as part of the update to that policy, should we have an
"OpenStack Go developer guide" that lays out how we think we will
implement go in our stack.

I am sure it will not be complete, or even correct for what we actually
do in the end, but it could give us a place to try and come to a shared

I am thinking along the lines of:

  - For requirements we will use Godep and will use .gitignore to make
    sure the vendored packages are not committed to git.

  - For inline code docs we will use Godoc, and for "narrative" docs,
    we will use the OpenStack standard sphinx docs.

  - All go components will be functionally tested as part of a devstack

And many more I have probably forgotten.

Does this seem sane?

-- Graham

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