[openstack-dev] Upstream LTS Releases

Julia Kreger juliaashleykreger at gmail.com
Sun Nov 12 16:50:22 UTC 2017

On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 4:03 AM, Thomas Goirand <zigo at debian.org> wrote:
> Instead of thinking "this will be more work", why don't you think of the
> LTS as an opportunity to only release OpenStack Chef for the LTS? That'd
> be a lot less work indeed, and IMO that's a very good opportunity for
> you to scale down.


Having worked downstream, I've personally spent far too much time on
forked stable branches trying to keep them in a sane/healthy state.
Our current model just encourages all of that work to happen
downstream in the dark in varying divergent ways. Even if a minor
fraction from each downstream team is freed to interact upstream, that
will help all of us working upstream regardless of what organization
we come from.

We should also keep in mind that this does present the opportunity for
an improved feedback loop. If we have an LTS branch that we receive a
huge patch on, that is an opportunity to reflect on why, and ask "What
did we miss or not understand originally?"


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