I have another question about incubator proposal, for CLI and GUI. Do we
imply that the incubator feature will need to branch python-neutron client,
Horizon, and or Nova ( if changes are needed)?




On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 7:09 PM, James E. Blair <cor...@inaugust.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> After reading https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Network/Incubator I have
> some thoughts about the proposed workflow.
>
> We have quite a bit of experience and some good tools around splitting
> code out of projects and into new projects.  But we don't generally do a
> lot of importing code into projects.  We've done this once, to my
> recollection, in a way that preserved history, and that was with the
> switch to keystone-lite.
>
> It wasn't easy; it's major git surgery and would require significant
> infra-team involvement any time we wanted to do it.
>
> However, reading the proposal, it occurred to me that it's pretty clear
> that we expect these tools to be able to operate outside of the Neutron
> project itself, to even be releasable on their own.  Why not just stick
> with that?  In other words, the goal of this process should be to create
> separate projects with their own development lifecycle that will
> continue indefinitely, rather than expecting the code itself to merge
> into the neutron repo.
>
> This has advantages in simplifying workflow and making it more
> consistent.  Plus it builds on known integration mechanisms like APIs
> and python project versions.
>
> But more importantly, it helps scale the neutron project itself.  I
> think that a focused neutron core upon which projects like these can
> build on in a reliable fashion would be ideal.
>
> -Jim
>
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