Erik McCormick wrote: > This morning at the Sydney Summit we had a very well attended and very > productive session about how to go about keeping a selection of past > releases available and maintained for a longer period of time (LTS). > > There was agreement in the room that this could be accomplished by > moving the responsibility for those releases from the Stable Branch > team down to those who are already creating and testing patches for > old releases: The distros, deployers, and operators. > > The concept, in general, is to create a new set of cores from these > groups, and use 3rd party CI to validate patches. There are lots of > details to be worked out yet, but our amazing UC (User Committee) will > be begin working out the details.
I took the action of summarizing the discussion in more detail, will do as soon as my brain is not as mushy, which might take a couple of weeks :) Note that it's not really about devs vs. ops, with devs abdicating all responsibility on stable branches : it's about allowing collaboration on patches beyond EOL (which is what we are able to support with "live" stable branches on evolving OS/PyPI substrate) and enable whoever steps up to maintain longer-lived branches to come up with a set of tests that actually match their needs (tests that would be less likely to bitrot due to changing OS/PyPI substrate). A number of people from all backgrounds volunteered to flesh out a more detailed proposal. Watch that space! -- 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