Hello everyone, The App Catalog was created early 2015 as a marketplace of pre-packaged applications that you can deploy using Murano. Initially a demo by Mirantis, it was converted into an open upstream project team, and deployed as a "beta" as apps.openstack.org.
Since then it grew additional categories (Glance images, Heat & Tosca templates), but otherwise did not pick up a lot of steam. The website (still labeled "beta") features 45 glance images, 6 Tosca templates, 13 heat templates and 94 murano packages (~30% of which are just thin wrappers around Docker containers). Traffic stats show around 100 visits per week, 75% of which only read the index page. In parallel, Docker developed a pretty successful containerized application marketplace (the Docker Hub), with hundreds of thousands of regularly-updated apps. Keeping the App Catalog around (including its thinly-wrapped Docker container Murano packages) make us look like we are unsuccessfully trying to compete with that ecosystem, while OpenStack is in fact completely complementary. In the past we have retired projects that were dead upstream. The App Catalog is not in this case: it has an active maintenance team, which has been successfully maintaining the framework and accepting applications. If we end up retiring the App Catalog, it would clearly not be a reflection on that team performance, which has been stellar despite limited resources. It would be because the beta was arguably not successful in building an active marketplace of applications, and because its continuous existence is not a great fit from a strategy perspective. Such removal would be a first for our community, but I think it's now time to consider it. Before we discuss or decide anything at the TC level, I'd like to collect everyone thoughts (and questions) on this. Please feel free to reply to this thread (or reach out to me privately if you prefer). Thanks ! -- Thierry Carrez (ttx) __________________________________________________________________________ OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) Unsubscribe: openstack-dev-requ...@lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev