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Re: Steps that can help stabilize Nova's trunk


This was an excellent explanation. Thank you, Thierry.


On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 2:55 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Trey Morris wrote:
>> I don't like that it currently only runs on ubuntu + the ppa. If it
>> doesn't work with existing versions I think we're doing something wrong.
>> Even when natty comes out, I don't like the idea of having to ensure I
>> have latest ubuntu for openstack to run.
> Maybe with my Ubuntu core developer hat on, I can try to clarify.
> Once an Ubuntu version is released, you can't push new versions of
> libraries or new features in it, only critical bugfixes.
> So when for openstack we happen to need to new version of a library, it
> won't run on the current stable version. We have a choice between
> avoiding new versions of libraries altogether, or use a PPA to add the
> required version.
> The route we follow is to provide the new version of the library in a
> PPA for the current stable releases (Lucid/Maverick), and update the
> development release (Natty) proper.
> The end goal being, when Natty goes out, the corresponding Openstack
> release (Cactus) runs on it without the need for a PPA. For those that
> prefer to run it on an older stable release (or an LTS), the "release"
> PPA can be used.
> Regards,
> --
> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
> Release Manager, OpenStack
> Core developer, Ubuntu
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