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Ed Leafe ed at leafe.com
Thu Feb 8 17:46:02 UTC 2018

Greetings OpenStack community,

Today's meeting was chock-full of interesting discussion. Let me recap it for you.

We began with a follow-up conversation about the use of "action" URLs (as opposed to resource-based URLs). The origin of this discussion came from an email posted to the dev list by Tommy Hu [7], describing how several types of actions are currently being handled through the cinder and nova REST interfaces. After last week's API-SIG discussion, edleafe replied [8], which was followed by some more email discussion. It seems that there is still a lot of impetus to simply "get things working" instead of "let's do it in a consistent manner across OpenStack". If you have an opinion on this issue, please reply on the mailing list!

On the topic of the PTG, the SIG has created an etherpad [9] where agenda items are starting to be proposed. If you have any topic that you would like to discuss, or see discussed, please add it to that etherpad. We also decided that we are not cute enough to merit taking a group photo at the PTG.

We discussed the spec by Gilles Dubreuil [10] for creating a guideline for API-Schema to make APIs more machine-discoverable. We felt that this was more of a one-off need rather than something we'd like to see rolled out across all OpenStack APIs. Furthermore, API-Schema will be problematic for services that use microversions. If you have some insight or opinions on this, please add your comments to that review.

cdent then won the award for the Quote of the Day [11].

Finally, we discussed a bug [12] that is the result of the Nova API not properly including caching information in the headers of its replies. There is some pushback from the Nova team as to whether this is a bug or a request for a new feature. We unanimously agreed that it is indeed a bug, and should be remedied as soon as possible. Again, please add your perspective to that bug report.

As always if you're interested in helping out, in addition to coming to the meetings, there's also:

* The list of bugs [5] indicates several missing or incomplete guidelines.
* The existing guidelines [2] always need refreshing to account for changes over time. If you find something that's not quite right, submit a patch [6] to fix it.
* Have you done something for which you think guidance would have made things easier but couldn't find any? Submit a patch and help others [6].

# Newly Published Guidelines

None this week.

# API Guidelines Proposed for Freeze

Guidelines that are ready for wider review by the whole community.

None this week.

# Guidelines Currently Under Review [3]

* Add guideline on exposing microversions in SDKs

* Add API-schema guide (still being defined)

* A (shrinking) suite of several documents about doing version and service discovery
  Start at https://review.openstack.org/#/c/459405/

* WIP: microversion architecture archival doc (very early; not yet ready for review)

# Highlighting your API impacting issues

If you seek further review and insight from the API SIG about APIs that you are developing or changing, please address your concerns in an email to the OpenStack developer mailing list[1] with the tag "[api]" in the subject. In your email, you should include any relevant reviews, links, and comments to help guide the discussion of the specific challenge you are facing.

To learn more about the API SIG mission and the work we do, see our wiki page [4] and guidelines [2].

Thanks for reading and see you next week!

# References

[1] http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev
[2] http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/api-wg/
[3] https://review.openstack.org/#/q/status:open+project:openstack/api-wg,n,z
[4] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/API_SIG
[5] https://bugs.launchpad.net/openstack-api-wg
[6] https://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/api-wg
[7] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2018-January/126334.html
[8] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2018-February/126891.html
[9] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/api-sig-ptg-rocky
[10] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/524467/
[11] http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/api_sig/2018/api_sig.2018-02-08-16.00.log.html#l-131
[12] https://bugs.launchpad.net/nova/+bug/1747935

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-- Ed Leafe

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