I ran into an issue in a review about moving environment resolution from
client to server . It revolves around clients being able to access
older versions of servers (that's a pretty simplistic description; see
 for the spec).
Before the holiday, Steve Hardy and I were talking about the
complications involved. In my case, there's no good way to differentiate
an older server from a legitimate error.
Since the API isn't versioned to the extent that we can leverage that
value, I was looking into using the template versions call. Something
along the lines of:
supported_versions = hc.template_versions.list()
version_nums = [i.to_dict()['version'].split('.') for i in
mitaka_or_newer = [i for i in version_nums if i >= '2016-04-08']
Yes, I'm planning on cleaning that up before submitting it :)
What I'm wondering is if I should make this into some sort of
generalized utility method in the client, under the assumption that
we'll need this sort of check in the future for the same backward
So a few questions:
1. Does anyone strongly disagree to checking supported template versions
as a way of determining the specifics of the server API.
2. Does anything like this already exist that I can use?
3. If not, any suggestions on where I should put it? I see a
heat.common.utils module but I'm not sure if there is a convention
against that module (or common in general) making live server calls.
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