On 08/07/2014 02:12 AM, Kashyap Chamarthy wrote:
On Thu, Aug 07, 2014 at 07:10:23AM +1000, Michael Still wrote:
On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 2:03 AM, Thierry Carrez <thie...@openstack.org> wrote:

We seem to be unable to address some key issues in the software we
produce, and part of it is due to strategic contributors (and core
reviewers) being overwhelmed just trying to stay afloat of what's
happening. For such projects, is it time for a pause ? Is it time to
define key cycle goals and defer everything else ?

[. . .]

We also talked about tweaking the ratio of "tech debt" runways vs
'feature" runways. So, perhaps every second release is focussed on
burning down tech debt and stability, whilst the others are focussed
on adding features.

I would suggest if we do such a thing, Kilo should be a "stability'

Excellent sugestion. I've wondered multiple times that if we could
dedicate a good chunk (or whole) of a specific release for heads down
bug fixing/stabilization. As it has been stated elsewhere on this list:
there's no pressing need for a whole lot of new code submissions, rather
we focusing on fixing issues that affect _existing_ users/operators.

There's a whole world of GBP/NFV/VPN/DVR/TLA folks that would beg to differ on that viewpoint. :)

That said, I entirely agree with you and wish efforts to stabilize would take precedence over feature work.


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