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Housekeeping specs


Hi everyone,

We have a few housekeeping tasks that are basically a shared effort and
never completely ended, like improving our test code coverage,
docstrings or pylint scores.

Generic blueprints are very bad at tracking that kind of effort, since
those are not assigned to specific people, or targeted against a
specific release. However, not having any tracking generally result in
those tasks being ignored, while they make really nice goals for
newcomers in the project.

So I propose to keep them as blueprints, not targeting them to a
specific release, and assign them to the project teams (~nova, ~swift,
etc). That way we can find them by looking at specs assigned to generic
teams, like for nova:


I exposed that development task in the
http://wiki.openstack.org/HowToContribute doc so that newcomers can find

If you have any housekeeping task that should be on that list, feel free
to ping me, or directly file a blueprint / assign the project team to
them. Should this one be part of the list, for example ?


We should review the progress on those at each design summit to see if
that's successful enough, or if we need to change how we track them.

Cheers, and happy new year ;)

Thierry Carrez (ttx)
Release Manager, OpenStack