[openstack-dev] Project Navigator Updates - Feedback Request

Michael Johnson johnsomor at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 00:02:10 UTC 2017

I have a few comments on the updated Project Navigator.


1.	I hope this is mostly automated at this point?  The current content for Project Navigator is very out of date (Mitaka?) and folks have asked why projects are not listed there.
2.	What is the policy around the tags?  For octavia I see that standard deprecation isn’t listed there even though our neutron-lbaas repository does have the tag.  Granted, I need to update the octavia repository to also have the tag, but with projects that have multiple sub-projects, how is this listing determined?
3.	How is the project age determined?  I see that octavia shows one year, but it has been an active project since 2014.  2012 if you count neutron-lbaas (now part of octavia).  This could be confusing for folks that have attended summit sessions in the past or downloaded the packages previously.
4.	API version history is another item I am curious to understand how it is calculated.  It seems confusing with actual project API versions/microversions when it links to the releases page.  API version history is not a one-to-one relationship with project releases.
5.	The “About this project” seems to come from the developer documentation.  Is this something the PTL can update?
6.	Is there a way to highlight that a blank adoption is because a project was not included in the survey?  This can also be deceiving and lead someone to think that a project is unused.  (Looking at page 54 of the April survey from 2016 I expect load balancing is widely used)
7.	Finally, from reading my above questions/comments, it would be nice to have a “PTL guide to project navigator”.


Thank you for updating this, folks have asked us why octavia was not listed.





From: Lauren Sell [mailto:lauren at openstack.org] 
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 9:58 AM
To: OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>
Subject: [openstack-dev] Project Navigator Updates - Feedback Request


Hi everyone,


We’ve been talking for some time about updating the project navigator, and we have a draft ready to share for community feedback before we launch and publicize it. One of the big goals coming out of the joint TC/UC/Board meeting a few weeks ago[1] was to help better communicate ‘what is openstack?’ and this is one step in that direction.

A few goals in mind for the redesign:
- Represent all official, user-facing projects and deployment services in the navigator
- Better categorize the projects by function in a way that makes sense to prospective users (this may evolve over time as we work on mapping the OpenStack landscape)
- Help users understand which projects are mature and stable vs emerging
- Highlight popular project sets and sample configurations based on different use cases to help users get started

For a bit of context, we’re working to give each OpenStack official project a stronger platform as we think of OpenStack as a framework of composable infrastructure services that can be used individually or together as a powerful system. This includes the project mascots (so we in effect have logos to promote each component separately), updates to the project navigator, and bringing back the “project updates” track at the Summit to give each PTL/core team a chance to provide an update on their project roadmap (to be recorded and promoted in the project navigator among other places!). 

We want your feedback on the project navigator v2 before it launches. Please take a look at the current version on the staging site and provide feedback on this thread.


Please review the overall concept and the data and description for your project specifically. The data is primarily pulled from TC tags[2] and Ops tags[3]. You’ll notice some projects have more information available than others for various reasons. That’s one reason we decided to downplay the maturity metric for now and the data on some pages is hidden. If you think your project is missing data, please check out the repositories and submit changes or again respond to this thread.

Also know this will continue to evolve and we are open to feedback. As I mentioned, a team that formed at the joint strategy session a few weeks ago is tackling how we map OpenStack projects, which may be reflected in the categories. And I suspect we’ll continue to build out additional tags and better data sources to be incorporated.

Thanks for your feedback and help.


[1] http://superuser.openstack.org/articles/community-leadership-charts-course-openstack/
[2] https://governance.openstack.org/tc/reference/tags/
[3] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Operations/Tags


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