[openstack-dev] Upstream LTS Releases
davanum at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 16:59:00 UTC 2017
Please add #2 as a line proposal in:
So far it's focused on #1
On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 3:30 AM, Blair Bethwaite
<blair.bethwaite at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all - please note this conversation has been split variously across
> -dev and -operators.
> One small observation from the discussion so far is that it seems as
> though there are two issues being discussed under the one banner:
> 1) maintain old releases for longer
> 2) do stable releases less frequently
> It would be interesting to understand if the people who want longer
> maintenance windows would be helped by #2.
> On 14 November 2017 at 09:25, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com> wrote:
>> Excerpts from Bogdan Dobrelya's message of 2017-11-14 17:08:31 +0100:
>>> >> 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.
>>> > What is the most worrying is the exact "take over" process. Does it mean that
>>> > the teams will give away the +2 power to a different team? Or will our (small)
>>> > stable teams still be responsible for landing changes? If so, will they have to
>>> > learn how to debug 3rd party CI jobs?
>>> > Generally, I'm scared of both overloading the teams and losing the control over
>>> > quality at the same time :) Probably the final proposal will clarify it..
>>> The quality of backported fixes is expected to be a direct (and only?)
>>> interest of those new teams of new cores, coming from users and
>>> operators and vendors. The more parties to establish their 3rd party
>> We have an unhealthy focus on "3rd party" jobs in this discussion. We
>> should not assume that they are needed or will be present. They may be,
>> but we shouldn't build policy around the assumption that they will. Why
>> would we have third-party jobs on an old branch that we don't have on
>> master, for instance?
>>> checking jobs, the better proposed changes communicated, which directly
>>> affects the quality in the end. I also suppose, contributors from ops
>>> world will likely be only struggling to see things getting fixed, and
>>> not new features adopted by legacy deployments they're used to maintain.
>>> So in theory, this works and as a mainstream developer and maintainer,
>>> you need no to fear of losing control over LTS code :)
>>> Another question is how to not block all on each over, and not push
>>> contributors away when things are getting awry, jobs failing and merging
>>> is blocked for a long time, or there is no consensus reached in a code
>>> review. I propose the LTS policy to enforce CI jobs be non-voting, as a
>>> first step on that way, and giving every LTS team member a core rights
>>> maybe? Not sure if that works though.
>> I'm not sure what change you're proposing for CI jobs and their voting
>> status. Do you mean we should make the jobs non-voting as soon as the
>> branch passes out of the stable support period?
>> Regarding the review team, anyone on the review team for a branch
>> that goes out of stable support will need to have +2 rights in that
>> branch. Otherwise there's no point in saying that they're maintaining
>> the branch.
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