[Openstack] Steps that can help stabilize Nova's trunk
trey.morris at rackspace.com
Fri Feb 18 16:40:20 UTC 2011
yeah I agree with jay, makes me feel more comfortable with this process.
also, re jay: guess i had better get to work on that bug
On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 7:29 AM, Jay Pipes <jaypipes at gmail.com> wrote:
> This was an excellent explanation. Thank you, Thierry.
> On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 2:55 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org>
> > Trey Morris wrote:
> >> I don't like that it currently only runs on ubuntu + the ppa. If it
> >> doesn't work with existing versions I think we're doing something wrong.
> >> Even when natty comes out, I don't like the idea of having to ensure I
> >> have latest ubuntu for openstack to run.
> > Maybe with my Ubuntu core developer hat on, I can try to clarify.
> > Once an Ubuntu version is released, you can't push new versions of
> > libraries or new features in it, only critical bugfixes.
> > So when for openstack we happen to need to new version of a library, it
> > won't run on the current stable version. We have a choice between
> > avoiding new versions of libraries altogether, or use a PPA to add the
> > required version.
> > The route we follow is to provide the new version of the library in a
> > PPA for the current stable releases (Lucid/Maverick), and update the
> > development release (Natty) proper.
> > The end goal being, when Natty goes out, the corresponding Openstack
> > release (Cactus) runs on it without the need for a PPA. For those that
> > prefer to run it on an older stable release (or an LTS), the "release"
> > PPA can be used.
> > Regards,
> > --
> > Thierry Carrez (ttx)
> > Release Manager, OpenStack
> > Core developer, Ubuntu
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