[openstack-dev] [all][tc][glance] Glance needs help, it's getting critical

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Mon Jun 12 13:01:17 UTC 2017

Flavio Percoco wrote:
> I've been working a bit with the Glance team and trying to help where I
> can and I can't but be worried about the critical status of the Glance team.
> Unfortunately, the number of participants in the Glance team has been
> reduced a lot resulting in the project not being able to keep up with the goals, the
> reviews required, etc.[0]

Are there more specific areas where the Glance team struggles ?

> I've always said that Glance is one of those critical projects that not many
> people notice until it breaks. It's in every OpenStack cloud sitting in
> a corner and allowing for VMs to be booted. So, before things get even worse, I'd
> like us to brainstorm a bit on what solutions/options we have now.
> I know Glance is not the only project "suffering" from lack of contributors but
> I don't want us to get to the point where there won't be contributors left.
> How do people feel about adding Glance to the list of "help wanted" areas of
> interest?

I think that makes sense. Glance (like Keystone, Cinder or Neutron) is a
project that other teams depend on.

> Would it be possible to get help w/ reviews from folks from teams like
> nova/cinder/keystone? Any help is welcomed, of course, but I'm trying to
> think about teams that may be familiar with the Glance code/api already.

I was hoping the VM & BM working group would be the right place to
discuss those priorities and make sure the minimal work is covered.
What's the status of that initiative ?

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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