[neutron][fwaas] Removal of neutron-fwaas projects from the neutron stadium

Akihiro Motoki amotoki at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 14:55:39 UTC 2020

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 5:19 PM Johannes Kulik <johannes.kulik at sap.com> wrote:
> On 6/16/20 12:46 PM, Slawek Kaplonski wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > In Shanghai PTG we agreed that due to lack of maintainers of neutron-fwaas
> > project we are going to deprecate it in neutron stadium in Ussuri cycle.
> > Since then we asked couple of times about volunteers who would like to maintain
> > this project but unfortunatelly there is still lack of such maintainers.
> > So now, as we are already in Victoria cycle, I just proposed serie of patches
> > [1] to remove master branch of neutron-fwaas and neutron-fwaas-dashboard from
> > the neutron stadium. Stable branches will be still there and can be maintained
> > but there will be no any code in master branch and there will be no new releases
> > of those 2 projects in Victoria.
> >
> > If You are using this project and wants to maintain it, You can respin it in x/
> > namespace if needed.
> >
> > Feel free to ping me on IRC (slaweq) or by email if You would have any questions
> > about that.
> >
> > [1] https://review.opendev.org/#/q/topic:retire-neutron-fwaas+(status:open+OR+status:merged)
> >
> Hi,
> with neutron-fwaas gone, what will happen to the APIs for fwaas? Will
> they get deprecated, too, at some point in time?
> We have a plan to use those APIs in our custom ml2/l3 drivers. Would
> that still make sense with neutron-fwaas out of the picture?

neutron-fwaas removal (and deprecation in Ussuri release) applies all
stuffs related to neutron-fwaas
including the API and the database plugin layer which provides driver interface.
It is not specific to neutron-fwaas reference implementation.
Even for API and DB layer, we cannot guarantee that the API and DB
layer work well
without a working implementation.

We the neutron team called for the maintainer for neutron-fwaas
several times during Ussuri cycle
but nobody volunteered for it, and we believe we had enough time to
communicate with the community.

Akihiro Motoki (irc: amotoki)

> Have a nice day,
> Johannes
> --
> Johannes Kulik
> IT Architecture Senior Specialist
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