[Openstack] Providing packages for stable releases of OpenStack
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.
We already have an little informal channel on freenode called #openstack-packaging.
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