[openstack-dev] [goals][tc][ptl][uc] starting goal selection for T series

Tim Bell Tim.Bell at cern.ch
Wed Sep 26 18:55:49 UTC 2018


Thanks for raising this. I'd like to highlight the goal "Finish moving legacy python-*client CLIs to python-openstackclient" from the etherpad and propose this for a T/U series goal.

To give it some context and the motivation:

At CERN, we have more than 3000 users of the OpenStack cloud. We write an extensive end user facing documentation which explains how to use the OpenStack along with CERN specific features (such as workflows for requesting projects/quotas/etc.). 

One regular problem we come across is that the end user experience is inconsistent. In some cases, we find projects which are not covered by the unified OpenStack client (e.g. Manila). In other cases, there are subsets of the function which require the native project client.

I would strongly support a goal which targets

- All new projects should have the end user facing functionality fully exposed via the unified client
- Existing projects should aim to close the gap within 'N' cycles (N to be defined)
- Many administrator actions would also benefit from integration (reader roles are end users too so list and show need to be covered too)
- Users should be able to use a single openrc for all interactions with the cloud (e.g. not switch between password for some CLIs and Kerberos for OSC)

The end user perception of a solution will be greatly enhanced by a single command line tool with consistent syntax and authentication framework.

It may be a multi-release goal but it would really benefit the cloud consumers and I feel that goals should include this audience also.


-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com>
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Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2018 at 18:00
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Subject: [openstack-dev] [goals][tc][ptl][uc] starting goal selection for T	series

    It's time to start thinking about community-wide goals for the T series.
    We use community-wide goals to achieve visible common changes, push for
    basic levels of consistency and user experience, and efficiently improve
    certain areas where technical debt payments have become too high -
    across all OpenStack projects. Community input is important to ensure
    that the TC makes good decisions about the goals. We need to consider
    the timing, cycle length, priority, and feasibility of the suggested
    If you are interested in proposing a goal, please make sure that before
    the summit it is described in the tracking etherpad [1] and that you
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    proposal so that everyone in the forum session [2] has an opportunity to
    consider the details.  The forum session is only one step in the
    selection process. See [3] for more details.
    [1] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/community-goals
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