[openstack-dev] [OSC][PTL] PTL candidacy for OpenStackClient

Dean Troyer dtroyer at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 17:04:34 UTC 2016

I am running for re-election as the OpenStackClient PTL.

We accomplished some major milestones in the last term:
* Release 3.0
* Many new Network commands
* Filled many gaps in Volume support
* Extract osc-lib from the base OSC code
* Re-structure the authentication layer to fully utilize os-client-config
(clouds.yaml support) and KeystoneAuth plugins
* Participated in a UX study in Austin that helped understand how users
approach using OpenStackClient and OpenStack as a whole.

In the coming releases we hope to:
* Revise the plugin interface to allow plugins to hook in to common
commands, such as quota set/show
* Add support for higher-layer value-add commands, such as a project purge
command that can remove all resources owned by a project across all APIs
(this also requires the revised plugin interface)
* Continue to address performance issues, specifically with start-up time.
This includes removing dependencies and duplicated functionality.
* Move more command implementations to utilise the OpenStack SDK once it
reaches a 1.0 release.  (This also reduces dependencies.)
* Expand the implementation of list command options --sort, --marker and
--limit to commands where it is not intrinsically included in the
underlying API by implementing it locally to provide a common user
interface for all list commands.
* Continue to migrate useful common code into osc-lib for use by plugins
and stand-alone CLIs.  This includes basic command support code that is not
* Participate in another UX study in Barcelona specifically geared to
address ambiguous command structures.

The os-client-config library is also included in the OpenStackClient
project.  Our plans for it in the near future are:
* Refactor the primary configuration functionality to allow flexibility to
support different needs in calling applications, such as the order of
operations and plugin loading.
* Collect all of the 'magic' configuration bits used in multiple apps in
one place so we can converge support for common user expectations.

Most of all, I want to see us continue our mission of providing a (wait for
it...) consistent interface to OpenStack via the CLI. Sometimes this means
changing how we think about certain operations in individual projects,
sometimes it means providing direction for new operations, and mostly it
means finding the common ground that makes our users lives simpler.

I thank you and am honored by your support.



Dean Troyer
dtroyer at gmail.com
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