[openstack-dev] [stable][heat] Heat stable-maint additions

Matt Riedemann mriedemos at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 15:14:34 UTC 2017

On 2/15/2017 12:40 PM, Zane Bitter wrote:
> Traditionally Heat has given current and former PTLs of the project +2
> rights on stable branches for as long as they remain core reviewers.
> Usually I've done that by adding them to the heat-release group.
> At some point the system changed so that the review rights for these
> branches are no longer under the team's control (instead, the
> stable-maint core team is in charge), and as a result at least the
> current PTL (Rico Lin) and the previous PTL (Rabi Mishra), and possibly
> others (Thomas Herve, Sergey Kraynev), haven't been added to the group.
> That's slowing down getting backports merged, amongst other things.
> I'd like to request that we update the membership to be the same as
> https://review.openstack.org/#/admin/groups/152,members
> Rabi Mishra
> Rico Lin
> Sergey Kraynev
> Steve Baker
> Steven Hardy
> Thomas Herve
> Zane Bitter
> I also wonder if the stable-maint team would consider allowing the Heat
> team to manage the group membership again if we commit to the criteria
> above (all current/former PTLs who are also core reviewers) by just
> adding that group as a member of heat-stable-maint?
> thanks,
> Zane.
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Reviewing patches on stable branches have different guidelines, 
expressed here [1]. In the past when this comes up I've asked if the 
people being asked to be added to the stable team for a project have 
actually been doing reviews on the stable branches to show they are 
following the guidelines, and at times when this has come up the people 
proposed (usually PTLs) haven't, so I've declined at that time until 
they start actually doing reviews and can show they are following the 

There are reviewstats tools for seeing the stable review numbers for 
Heat, I haven't run that though to check against those proposed above, 
but it's probably something I'd do first before just adding a bunch of 

[1] https://docs.openstack.org/project-team-guide/stable-branches.html



Matt Riedemann

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