[openstack-dev] The end of OpenStack packages in Debian?
doug at doughellmann.com
Wed Feb 15 16:42:16 UTC 2017
Excerpts from Paul Belanger's message of 2017-02-15 09:51:22 -0500:
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 01:43:46PM +0100, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > It's been a while since I planed on writing this message. I couldn't
> > write it because the situation makes me really sad. At this point, it
> > starts to be urgent to post it.
> > As for many other folks, Mirantis decided to end its contract with me.
> > This happened when I was the most successful doing the job, with all of
> > the packaging CI moved to OpenStack infra at the end of the OpenStack
> > Newton cycle, after we were able to release Newton this way. I was
> > hoping to start packaging on every commit for Ocata. That's yet another
> > reason for me to be very frustrated about all of this. Such is life...
> > Over the last few months, I hoped for having enough strengths to
> > continue my packaging work anyway, and get Ocata packages done. But
> > that's not what happened. The biggest reason for this is that I know
> > that this needs to be a full time job. And at this point, I still don't
> > know what my professional future will be. A company, in Barcelona, told
> > me I'd get hired to continue my past work of packaging OpenStack in
> > Debian, but so far, I'm still waiting for a definitive answer, so I'm
> > looking into some other opportunities.
> > All this to say that, unless someone wants to hire me for it (which
> > would be the best outcome, but I fear this wont happen), or if someone
> > steps in (this seems unlikely at this point), both the packaging-deb and
> > the faith of OpenStack packages in Debian are currently compromised.
> > I will continue to maintain OpenStack Newton during the lifetime of
> > Debian Stretch though, but I don't plan on doing anything more. This
> > means that maybe, Newton will be the last release of OpenStack in
> > Debian. If things continue this way, I probably will ask for the removal
> > of all OpenStack packages from Debian Sid after Stretch gets released
> > (unless I know that someone will do the work).
> > As a consequence, the following projects wont get packages even in
> > Ubuntu (as they were "community maintained", which means done by me and
> > later sync into Ubuntu...):
> > - congress
> > - gnocchi
> > - magnum
> > - mistral
> > - murano
> > - sahara
> > - senlin
> > - watcher
> > - zaqar
> > Hopefully, Canonical will continue to maintain the other 15 (more
> > core...) projects in UCA.
> > Thanks for the fish,
> > Thomas Goirand (zigo)
> > P,S: To the infra folks: please keep the packaging CI as it is, as it
> > will be useful for the lifetime of Stretch.
> Thanks for all your work. I'm glad we eventually stood up all the packaging
> Good luck on your future endeavors.
Yes, thank you for everything you've done, Thomas. You have done
an immense amount of work to ensure that good quality OpenStack
packages are available to a wide user base.
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