[openstack-dev] [Glare][TC] Application for inclusion of Glare in the list of official projects

Davanum Srinivas davanum at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 11:45:14 UTC 2017

On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 7:33 AM, Chris Dent <cdent+os at anticdent.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Jul 2017, Mikhail Fedosin wrote:
>> For example, deactivating an image in Glance looks like *POST*
>> /v2/images/{image_id}/actions/deactivate with empty body.
>> At one time, Chris Dent advised us to avoid such decisions, and simply
>> change the status of the artifact to 'deactivated' using *PATCH*, which we
>> did.
> Indeed I did. The point of that was to avoid "actions" style URLs on
> resources that already have that information in their
> representations so that the interface is more RESTful and doesn't
> have a profusion of verby URLs. The other option is to PUT a full
> representation with the status changed.
> But that's not the point here. The issue is that in order for Glare
> to provide a seamless compatibility layer with Glance it needs to be
> able to present a facade which is _identical_ to Glance. Not mostly
> the same but with improvement, but identical with all the same
> warts.

Big +1 to "Not mostly the same but with improvement, but identical
with all the same warts.". Anything else is a deal breaker IMHO.


> This provides a critical part in a smooth migration plan. As people
> become aware of glare being there, they can start taking advantage
> of the new features in their new code or code that they are ready to
> update, without having to update old stuff.
> If Glare has fairly good separation between the code that handles
> URLs and processes bodies (in and out) and the code that does stuff
> with those bodies[1], it ought to be somewhat straightforward to
> create such a facade.
> [1] Not gonna use model, view, controller here; those terms have
> never been accurate for web-based APIs.
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