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Re: Novatools ...


+1 for long term plan discussion at the summit
+1 for having this in the diablo release
+1 for short term goal: tool being under our control via fork I don't think
JKM will keep up (nothing against JKM, it's just a lot of work).

On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 3:20 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Thierry Carrez wrote:
> > For the short term, we need some openstack-api client tool released and
> > packaged, in particular because it is being used in the zones test, but
> > also to start promoting the openstack API.
> >
> > * python-cloudservers is not under our control, so not easily extended
> > * We have a python-novatools fork currently using "novatools" as the CLI
> > tool
> > * Sandy proposes
> >   * rename "novatools" CLI to "nova"
> >   * Add copyright headers and dual BSD/Apache licensing
> >   * Push python-novatools in nova itself under
> nova/clients/python/oscompute
> > * Objections from Andy on the need to fork python-cloudservers and the
> > perceived non-responsiveness of JKM
> That's three separate issues. (1) do we need a fork, (2) last changes to
> python-novatools before making them packageable (rename tool and file
> header fixes), and (3) make it part of lp:nova or not (and where)
> On (1) I think we need to be able to control the code, which leaves two
> options: (1a) JKM gives ownership to us, renames package to something
> more less cloudservers-branded or (1b) Let python-cloudservers live and
> fork our own nova-branded tool. Since (1b) is kinda already done and
> given our time contraints, I tend to lean in (1b) direction.
> (2) must be done in all cases since that's a bit of prerequisite for
> proper packaging.
> On (2)/(3) I think we should rename the tool to "nova" and move the
> python-novatools code in nova codebase *only if* it can be reused in the
> long-term plan: if we plan to drop it and replace the "nova" CLI tool by
> something completely different that does not support the same commands,
> then I think it should rather live outside the nova source tree. Do we
> think the current tool can be reused as-is in the long-term plan ?
> Also note that (3) creates a contraint of keeping the client code up to
> date with the rest of nova and prevents it to change after a release,
> but maybe that's a good thing :)
> --
> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
> Release Manager, OpenStack
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