[infra][qa][sigs][tc] Forming a Testing and Collaboration Tools (TaCT) SIG

Arkady.Kanevsky at dell.com Arkady.Kanevsky at dell.com
Wed Apr 22 03:23:30 UTC 2020


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From: Jay S. Bryant <jungleboyj at gmail.com> 
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Sounds good, this is consistent with what the TC discussed.

Thanks Jeremy!

On 4/20/2020 3:58 PM, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> The Infrastructure team, and the CI team before it, has traditionally 
> existed to care for the continuous integration and collaboration 
> infrastructure on which the OpenStack community relies. With the rise 
> of the OpenDev Collaboratory as a distinct effort outside of (but 
> still primarily in service of) OpenStack, the majority of the team's 
> former systems administration activities are no longer occurring under 
> the authority of OpenStack. Most of the software and configuration 
> management repositories previously in the care of the Infra team are 
> also no longer official OpenStack deliverables, and have become part 
> of OpenDev as well (and their biggest development effort, 
> Zuul+Nodepool, was already spun out as an independent Open 
> Infrastructure Project last year).
> With the above responsibilities moved elsewhere, the existence of a 
> formal team is less of a necessity. What remains is a need to support 
> OpenStack's project-specific testing and collaboration tooling and 
> services, primarily job configuration and other things which shouldn't 
> currently be generalized into components of the OpenDev Collaboratory. 
> To this end, I propose the creation of a new Testing and Collaboration 
> Tools (TaCT) SIG which would serve the role currently occupied by the 
> OpenStack Infrastructure team. I'm open to alternative names, but 
> employing the vague term "infrastructure" has perpetually confused 
> newcomers to our community, so this seems like an opportunity for 
> something less overloaded.
> The TaCT SIG would consist of the usual suspects: people who review 
> OpenStack job configuration changes, people who dig into problems with 
> test frameworks to unblock the integrated gate queue, people who 
> figure out strange Python packaging related issues, people who help 
> work out lapsed control of Launchpad admin groups... also, ideally, 
> the person selected by the TC to serve as OpenStack's representative 
> on the OpenDev Advisory Council would be heavily involved. Many of 
> these activities are closely related to work the Quality Assurance 
> team is doing, so hopefully folks who are active in QA will also 
> participate in this SIG.
> What do you think? Does this satisfactorily capture the infrastructure 
> needs of the OpenStack community, and could it serve as an alternative 
> to the current Infrastructure team?

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