[openstack-dev] [PKG-Openstack-devel] The end of OpenStack packages in Debian?
matt at nycresistor.com
Wed Feb 15 17:24:00 UTC 2017
I'd like to add that Thomas makes the best openstack packages by far. He's
been a force of nature in packaging and his attention to detail is second
On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 11:28 AM, Haïkel <hguemar at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> 2017-02-15 13:42 GMT+01:00 Thomas Goirand <thomas at goirand.fr>:
> > 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.
> I'm sad to hear that as a fellow packager.
> You've been a driving force for Debian packaging and improving
> OpenStack since its early days.
> Your work has helped many people to use OpenStack on Debian and
> derived effectively. I hope
> that you'll find asap a sponsorship or a dayjob to keep going.
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