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

Ashlee Young ash at wildernessvoice.com
Tue Nov 8 02:31:14 UTC 2016

Thanks, Jeremy! I don't expect much hand holding but am trying to come up to speed.

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> On Nov 7, 2016, at 11:10, Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote:
>> 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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