[openstack-dev] Upstream LTS Releases

James E. Blair corvus at inaugust.com
Wed Nov 8 02:52:30 UTC 2017

Erik McCormick <emccormick at cirrusseven.com> writes:

> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 6:45 PM, James E. Blair <corvus at inaugust.com> wrote:
>> Erik McCormick <emccormick at cirrusseven.com> writes:
>>> The concept, in general, is to create a new set of cores from these
>>> groups, and use 3rd party CI to validate patches. There are lots of
>>> details to be worked out yet, but our amazing UC (User Committee) will
>>> be begin working out the details.
>> I regret that due to a conflict I was unable to attend this session.
>> Can you elaborate on why third-party CI would be necessary for this,
>> considering that upstream CI already exists on all active branches?
> Lack of infra resources, people are already maintaining their own
> testing for old releases, and distribution of work across
> organizations I think were the chief reasons. Someone else feel free
> to chime in and expand on it.

Which resources are lacking?  I wasn't made aware of a shortage of
upstream CI resources affecting stable branch work, but if there is, I'm
sure we can address it -- this is a very important effort.

The upstream CI system is also a collaboratively maintained system with
folks from many organizations participating in it.  Indeed we're now
distributing its maintenance and operation into projects themselves.
It seems like an ideal place for folks from different organizations to


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