[openstack-dev] [oslo][taskflow] Thoughts on moving taskflow out of openstack/oslo

Joshua Harlow harlowja at fastmail.com
Mon Oct 15 19:17:55 UTC 2018

I'm ok with trying this move out and seeing how it goes (maybe it will 
be for the better, idk).


On 10/10/2018 10:41 AM, Greg Hill wrote:
> I've been out of the openstack loop for a few years, so I hope this 
> reaches the right folks.
> Josh Harlow (original author of taskflow and related libraries) and I 
> have been discussing the option of moving taskflow out of the 
> openstack umbrella recently. This move would likely also include the 
> futurist and automaton libraries that are primarily used by taskflow. 
> The idea would be to just host them on github and use the regular 
> Github features for Issues, PRs, wiki, etc, in the hopes that this 
> would spur more development. Taskflow hasn't had any substantial 
> contributions in several years and it doesn't really seem that the 
> current openstack devs have a vested interest in moving it forward. I 
> would like to move it forward, but I don't have an interest in being 
> bound by the openstack workflow (this is why the project stagnated as 
> core reviewers were pulled on to other projects and couldn't keep up 
> with the review backlog, so contributions ground to a halt).
> I guess I'm putting it forward to the larger community. Does anyone 
> have any objections to us doing this? Are there any non-obvious 
> technicalities that might make such a transition difficult? Who would 
> need to be made aware so they could adjust their own workflows?
> Or would it be preferable to just fork and rename the project so 
> openstack can continue to use the current taskflow version without 
> worry of us breaking features?
> Greg
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