>
> There would not be a service or REST API associated with the Advanced
> Services code base? Would the REST API to talk to those services be part of
> the Neutron repository?


This is a good question.

Also, I would love to have more details about the following point:

- The Advance Service Library would be an optional dependency of Neutron


If I understand correctly, the Advanced Services implementation will
probably use Neutron's resources for L2/L3 connectivity (eg. create a
port). So why are we planning on having this library as a Neutron's
dependency and not the way around?
Wouldn't this require extra changes in Neutron to happen before the split
can happen? Also, shouldn't the AS APIs exist in the AS project?

Imho, having this project act as an external Neutron extension makes more
sense. Have you considered this option? It requires less cross-project
changes and provides a very clear separation of concerns.

Thanks for your heads up,
Ivar.

On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 2:45 PM, Doug Hellmann <d...@doughellmann.com>
wrote:

>
> On Nov 18, 2014, at 5:31 PM, Mark McClain <m...@mcclain.xyz> wrote:
>
> All-
>
> Over the last several months, the members of the Networking Program have
> been discussing ways to improve the management of our program.  When the
> Quantum project was initially launched, we envisioned a combined service
> that included all things network related.  This vision served us well in
> the early days as the team mostly focused on building out layers 2 and 3;
> however, we’ve run into growth challenges as the project started building
> out layers 4 through 7.  Initially, we thought that development would float
> across all layers of the networking stack, but the reality is that the
> development concentrates around either layer 2 and 3 or layers 4 through
> 7.  In the last few cycles, we’ve also discovered that these concentrations
> have different velocities and a single core team forces one to match the
> other to the detriment of the one forced to slow down.
>
> Going forward we want to divide the Neutron repository into two separate
> repositories lead by a common Networking PTL.  The current mission of the
> program will remain unchanged [1].  The split would be as follows:
>
> Neutron (Layer 2 and 3)
> - Provides REST service and technology agnostic abstractions for layer 2
> and layer 3 services.
>
> Neutron Advanced Services Library (Layers 4 through 7)
> - A python library which is co-released with Neutron
> - The advance service library provides controllers that can be configured
> to manage the abstractions for layer 4 through 7 services.
>
> Mechanics of the split:
> - Both repositories are members of the same program, so the specs
> repository would continue to be shared during the Kilo cycle.  The PTL and
> the drivers team will retain approval responsibilities they now share.
> - The split would occur around Kilo-1 (subject to coordination of the
> Infra and Networking teams). The timing is designed to enable the proposed
> REST changes to land around the time of the December development sprint.
> - The core team for each repository will be determined and proposed by
> Kyle Mestery for approval by the current core team.
> - The Neutron Server and the Neutron Adv Services Library would be
> co-gated to ensure that incompatibilities are not introduced.
> - The Advance Service Library would be an optional dependency of Neutron,
> so integrated cross-project checks would not be required to enable it
> during testing.
> - The split should not adversely impact operators and the Networking
> program should maintain standard OpenStack compatibility and deprecation
> cycles.
>
> This proposal to divide into two repositories achieved a strong consensus
> at the recent Paris Design Summit and it does not conflict with the current
> governance model or any proposals circulating as part of the ‘Big Tent’
> discussion.
>
> Kyle and mark
>
> [1]
> https://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/governance/plain/reference/programs.yaml
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