[openstack-dev] [neutron] [vpnaas] vpnaas no longer part of the neutron governance

Takashi Yamamoto yamamoto at midokura.com
Mon Nov 28 04:50:22 UTC 2016

On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 11:02 AM, Armando M. <armamig at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> As of today, the project neutron-vpnaas is no longer part of the neutron
> governance. This was a decision reached after the project saw a dramatic
> drop in active development over a prolonged period of time.
> What does this mean in practice?
> From a visibility point of view, release notes and documentation will no
> longer appear on openstack.org as of Ocata going forward.
> No more releases will be published by the neutron release team.
> The neutron team will stop proposing fixes for the upstream CI, if not
> solely on a voluntary basis (e.g. I still felt like proposing [2]).
> How does it affect you, the user or the deployer?
> You can continue to use vpnaas and its CLI via the python-neutronclient and
> expect it to work with neutron up until the newton
> release/python-neutronclient 6.0.0. After this point, if you want a release
> that works for Ocata or newer, you need to proactively request a release
> [5], and reach out to a member of the neutron release team [3] for approval.
> Assuming that the vpnaas CI is green, you can expect to have a working
> vpnaas system upon release of its package in the foreseeable future.
> Outstanding bugs and new bug reports will be rejected on the basis of lack
> of engineering resources interested in helping out in the typical OpenStack
> review workflow.
> Since we are freezing the development of the neutron CLI in favor of the
> openstack unified client (OSC), the lack of a plan to make the VPN commands
> available in the OSC CLI means that at some point in the future the neutron
> client CLI support for vpnaas may be dropped (though I don't expect this to
> happen any time soon).
> Can this be reversed?
> If you are interested in reversing this decision, now it is time to step up.
> That said, we won't be reversing the decision for Ocata. There is quite a
> curve to ramp up to make neutron-vpnaas worthy of being classified as a
> neutron stadium project, and that means addressing all the gaps identified
> in [6]. If you are interested, please reach out, and I will work with you to
> add your account to [4], so that you can drive the neutron-vpnaas agenda
> going forward.
> Please do not hesitate to reach out to ask questions and/or clarifications.


i'm interested in working on the project.
well, at least on the parts which is used by networking-midonet.

> Cheers,
> Armando
> [1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/392010/
> [2] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/397924/
> [3] https://review.openstack.org/#/admin/groups/150,members
> [4] https://review.openstack.org/#/admin/groups/502,members
> [5] https://github.com/openstack/releases
> [6]
> http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/neutron-specs/specs/stadium/ocata/neutron-vpnaas.html
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