[openstack-dev] [PKG-Openstack-devel] The end of OpenStack packages in Debian?

Matt Riedemann mriedemos at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 01:02:40 UTC 2017

On 2/16/2017 5:26 PM, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> Also, the approach to give-up the packaging of "non-important" project
> (ie: not-core, like the ones in the list I gave...) in the hope it will
> save so much time is IMO simply wrong. What eats all of the package
> maintenance time is *not* final projects (trove, watcher, etc.) but all
> the OpenStack dependencies. Maybe 90% of my time have been spent on
> packaging oslo libraries, clients, and 3rd parties, and making sure they
> integrate well with the rest of the distro (python 3 compat, Django
> 1.10, latest SQLA, etc.). So giving-up on that last extra mile of work
> to put the cherry on top of the cake isn't the good approach.

FWIW, +1 to that. When I was doing OpenStack packaging for IBM's distro 
on a daily basis a few years ago the brunt of my time was spent on 
currency on the daily changes in the multitude of dependent package 
version changes. We had spit-balled some ideas on automating some of 
that, but just never found the time.



Matt Riedemann

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