[Openstack] [RFC] OpenStack API

Sandy Walsh sandy.walsh at rackspace.com
Wed Jan 5 17:02:08 UTC 2011

Whoops ... I've updated the BP and moved all ozone etherpads to the openstack etherpad.

I've also updated the BP to point to the branch I'm working in.

You can reach me 9-5 EST-ish on openstack IRC as 'sandywalsh'

Hope it helps!

From: openstack-bounces+sandy.walsh=rackspace.com at lists.launchpad.net [openstack-bounces+sandy.walsh=rackspace.com at lists.launchpad.net] on behalf of ksankar at doubleclix.net [ksankar at doubleclix.net]
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 12:39 PM
To: Thierry Carrez
Cc: openstack at lists.launchpad.net
Subject: Re: [Openstack] [RFC] OpenStack API

Excellent and thanks.
a)    I will change mine to informational & merge with the openstack-api-parity blueprint
b)    I did see the blue print but couldn't get to the details as it points to the Ozone Wiki, which I don't have access to. Can you help me to get to the details ?
c)    Would be happy to work with Sandy - always better to enhance what is already there. Moreover, RackSpace Cloud API is a good start.
d)    This topic might be a good discussion point at the next design summit, here in Santa Clara.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Openstack] [RFC] OpenStack API
From: Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org<mailto:thierry at openstack.org>>
Date: Wed, January 05, 2011 1:38 am
To: openstack at lists.launchpad.net<mailto:openstack at lists.launchpad.net>

ksankar at doubleclix.net<mailto:ksankar at doubleclix.net> wrote:
> I have added a new blue print
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/open-stack-api and
> associated wiki page to capture and make some progress.I have a
> launchpad account from my Ubuntu days.

Hey ksankar,

We already have a blueprint to cover the Openstack API efforts for teh
Bexar release at:


See previous threads in that list: The Openstack API (1.0) support
already exists in the code, it is currently the Rackspace Cloud API.
Version 1.1 of that API (in Cactus) should have an Openstack namespace
and extensibility.

> [...]
> Developing an Open Stack Cloud System-level CLI might be a good start ...

As part of the above spec, Sandy Walsh has a new python-cloudservers
library (and accompanying cloudservers CLI tool) that, with adequate
rebranding, should just be what you're looking for.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)
Release Manager, OpenStack

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