[Openstack] Providing packages for stable releases of OpenStack

Michael Pittaro mikeyp at lahondaresearch.org
Tue Dec 6 19:45:38 UTC 2011

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Duncan McGreggor <duncan at dreamhost.com> wrote:
> On 06 Dec 2011 - 14:28, Thierry Carrez wrote:
>> So the general consensus so far on this discussion seems to be:
>> (0) The "2011.3 release" PPA bears false expectations and should be
>> removed now. In the future, we should not provide such PPAs: 0-day
>> packages for the release should be available from the "last milestone"
>> PPA anyway.
>> (1) OpenStack, as an upstream project, should focus on development
>> rather than on providing a production-ready distribution.
>> (2) We could provide "daily builds" from the stable/diablo branch for a
>> variety of releases (much like what we do for the master branch), but
>> those should be clearly marked "not for production use" and be
>> best-effort only (like our master branch builds).
>> (3) This should not prevent a group in the community from working on a
>> project providing an "openstack on Lucid" production-ready distribution
>> if they so wishes. This project would just be another distribution of
>> OpenStack.
> This doesn't seem like enough to me. OpenStack isn't just a library;
> it's a fairly substantial collection of software and services, intended
> to be used as a product. If it can't be used as a product, what's the
> use?
> Someone made the suggestion that a new OpenStack group be started, one
> whose focus is on producing a production-ready, distribution-ready,
> release of the software. So can we add one more (need some help with
> wording, here...):
> (4) OpenStack will accept and foster a new project, one that is not
> focused on development, but rather the distribution and it's general
> stability. This distro project will be responsible for advocating on
> behalf of various operating systems/distros/sponsoring vendors for bugs
> that affect performance and stability of OpenStack, or prevent an
> operating system from running OpenStack.
> Thoughts?

+1 on this idea - I think it has a lot of benefits in coordinating
distro activity.


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