[Openstack] Providing packages for stable releases of OpenStack

Tim Bell Tim.Bell at cern.ch
Tue Dec 6 21:21:21 UTC 2011

We need more than 'just' packaging.... it is using the testing, documentation and above all care to produce *and* maintain a stable release that production sites can rely on for 6-12 months and know that others are relying on it too.

Who is going to make the judgement that a bug fix to the latest Essex development branch is a valid patch for a backport to stable/diablo and does not break production sites ?

Diablo 2011.3 brought much functionality but also some useful points to consider for the future as to how we organise the project.


> (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?
> d


We already have an little informal channel on freenode called #openstack-packaging.


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