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

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Mon Nov 7 19:10:38 UTC 2016

On 2016-11-07 10:31:22 -0800 (-0800), Ash wrote:
> Here's another take on the situation. If there are people who genuinely
> wish to see a CI pipeline that can support something like Go, perhaps you
> can establish a prerequisite of working with the Infra team on establishing
> the new pipeline. In my opinion, this seems to be the major gate. So, if
> there's a clear path identified, resources provided, and the Infra team is
> ultimately benefitted, then I'm not sure why there should be another
> rejection. Just a thought. I know this proposal continues to come up and
> I'm a big fan of seeing other languages supported, especially Go. But I
> also understand that it can break things. Personally, I would even
> volunteer to work on such an Infra effort.

Welcome aboard! Monty's already laid some of the groundwork, but
really most of the effort is just getting familiar with what we
already have and how to avoid duplicating work. As has been pointed
out we're spread pretty thin, but not so thin that we can't answer
questions posed by someone who is driven and relatively
self-sufficient reading documentation and looking at production
examples. Most of the solutions implemented in our infrastructure
come from interested members of the community at large, and we're
proud of our ability to enable that sort of inclusive participation.

I won't pretend it isn't complex and don't expect members of the
Infra team to have sufficient bandwidth for hand-holding and
spoon-feeding, but we do our best to help guide contributors toward
implementing solutions that benefit the community at large. Even if
Go isn't a TC-sanctioned language for official OpenStack
deliverables, having the ability to support it (or Haskel, or Ada,
or...) in our community infrastructure eases experimentation and
promotes language-specific innovation for unofficial repositories
within our ecosystem.
Jeremy Stanley
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