[openstack-dev] [all][requirements] Refresher on how to use global requirements process

Ihar Hrachyshka ihrachys at redhat.com
Wed May 18 13:40:18 UTC 2016

Great write-up. Do you plan to capture it e.g. in project guide?

> On 18 May 2016, at 13:43, Davanum Srinivas <davanum at gmail.com> wrote:
> Team,
> Here's a primer on how to make sure your project is subject requirements
> process.
> Step #1: Submit a patch to this file at the following locations to
> add a "check-requirements" job (Example is for Monasca)
> http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack-infra/project-config/tree/zuul/layout.yaml#n7386
> http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack-infra/project-config/tree/zuul/layout.yaml#n7414
> This step adds a CI job to your review process, when the
> requirements.txt in your
> project differs from the one in global-requirements.txt it will complain loudly
> and fail your review. This ensures that your project requirements.txt will not
> have anything other than the entries in global-requirements.txt
> Step #2: Submit a patch to this file
> http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/requirements/tree/projects.txt
> This step ensures that when the nightly proposal bot/script runs, it will
> create a fresh review in your project queue with any changes that were made
> to global-requirements.txt.
> We won't accept a patch for projects.txt in step #2 without seeing a review
> for step #2. Once you have Step #1 and Step #2, your project is essentially
> subscribed to the global requirements process. If we break you, then we
> revert stuff or work with you to move forward. If you see the list of projects
> in projects.txt, essentially we are guaranteeing that we won't break
> any of them.
> Step #3, is adding your python packages to global-requirements.txt. If a
> project has done Step #1 and #2, the requirements team is obligated to revert
> any breaking changes immediately.
> Alternative,
> If the requirements process is onerous, then you should consider making sure
> that none of the jobs you run are subject to constraints and entries for your
> project do not appear in any of the files under the requirements team's purview
> Please note that as we speak, a new team is being formed to take care of things.
> So we'll do better with quicker reviews and reverts if needed. We'll also try to
> figure out ways and means not to break projects inadvertently.
> Thanks,
> Dims
> -- 
> Davanum Srinivas :: https://twitter.com/dims
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