[openstack-dev] [all] Embracing new languages in OpenStack

Jordan Pittier jordan.pittier at scality.com
Mon Nov 7 17:29:20 UTC 2016

Again ? Are we going to have that discussion every 3 months... ?

On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 6:09 PM, Flavio Percoco <flavio at redhat.com> wrote:

> Greetings,
> I literally just posted a thing on my blog with some thoughts of what I'd
> expect
> any new language being proposed for OpenStack to cover before it can be
> accepted.
> The goal is to set the expectations right for what's needed for new
> languages to
> be accepted in the community. During the last evaluation of the Go
> proposal I
> raised some concerns but I also said I was not closed to discussing this
> again
> in the future. It's clear we've not documented expectations yet and this
> is a
> first step to get that going before a new proposal comes up and we start
> discussing this topic again.
> I don't think a blog post is the "way we should do this" but it was my way
> to
> dump what's in my brain before working on something official (which I'll do
> this/next week).
> I also don't think this list is perfect. It could either be too
> restrictive or
> too open but it's a first step. I won't paste the content of my post in
> this
> email but I'll provide a tl;dr and eventually come back with the actual
> reference document patch. I thought I'd drop this here in case people read
> my
> post and were confused about what's going on there.
> Ok, here's the TL;DR of what I believe we should know/do before accepting
> a new
> language into the community:
> - Define a way to share code/libraries for projects using the language
> - Work on a basic set of libraries for OpenStack base services
> - Define how the deliverables are distributed
> - Define how stable maintenance will work
> - Setup the CI pipelines for the new language
> The longer and more detailed version is here:
> https://blog.flaper87.com/embracing-other-languages-openstack.html
> Stay tuned,
> Flavio
> --
> @flaper87
> Flavio Percoco
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