[all][neutron][networking-bagpipe][networking-bgpvpn] Maintainers needed

thomas.morin at orange.com thomas.morin at orange.com
Fri Nov 22 16:45:16 UTC 2019

Hi folks,

About networking-bgpvpn project and the reference implementation in 
networking-bagpipe: while it's very true that contributors involvment 
has been lower in the past year with no feature added, the projects are 
I believe sane enough. With some help of neutron cores and other 
contributors (actually, new contributors), the project gate has been 
quite consistenly fixed to follow changes in "external factors".

My plan as a contributor is to keep having some time for 
networking-bgpvpn and networking-bagpipe to ensure they're sane enough 
to release in Usuri with the current feature set, or more if proposals 
arise and there is energy to implement.

And I welcome the idea of having Lajos Katona join on the project! (Thanks!)



Slawek Kaplonski :
> Hi,
> Over the past couple of cycles we have noticed that new contributions and
> maintenance efforts for networking-bagpipe and networking-bgpvpn were
> almost non existent.
> This impacts patches for bug fixes, new features and reviews. The Neutron
> core team is trying to at least keep the CI of this project healthy, but we
> don’t have enough knowledge about the details of the <stadium project name>
> code base to review more complex patches.
> During the PTG in Shanghai we discussed that with operators and TC members
> during the forum session [1] and later within the Neutron team during the
> PTG session [2].
> During these discussions, with the help of operators and TC members, we
> reached the conclusion that we need to have someone responsible for
> maintaining those projects. This doesn’t mean that the
> maintainer needs to spend full time working on those projects. Rather, we
> need someone to be the contact person for the project, who takes care of
> the project’s CI and review patches. Of course that’s only a minimal
> requirement. If the new maintainer works on new features for the project,
> it’s even better :)
> If we don’t have any new maintainer(s) before milestone Ussuri-2, which is
> Feb 10 - Feb 14 according to [3], we will need to mark networking-bgpvpn and
> networking-bagpipe as deprecated and in “V” cycle we will propose to move the
> projects from the Neutron stadium, hosted in the “openstack/“ namespace, to the
> unofficial projects hosted in the “x/“ namespace.
> So if You are using this project now, or if You have customers who are
> using it, please consider the possibility of maintaining it.  Otherwise,
> please be aware that it is highly possible that the project will be
> deprecated and moved out from the official OpenStack projects.
> [1]
> https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/PVG-Neutron-stadium-projects-the-path-forward
> [2] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/Shanghai-Neutron-Planning-restored -
> Lines 379-421
> [3] https://releases.openstack.org/ussuri/schedule.html


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