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Re: Enhancements to Glance in Diablo? Input welcomed


On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 2:26 AM, Ziad Sawalha <ziad@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Licensing - Has there been a conversation around licensing? Glance may not be the place to manage licenses (issue, track, revoke, renew, register, etc...) but one attribute of an image is whether it needs a license or not and if it does, where does one go to get one.

Hi Z!

Currently, Glance is more than capable of storing custom image
properties; licensing information might be an example of such a custom
attribute. Not sure that license management, per se, would be in the
purview of Glance, but certainly Glance could store licence
information about an image and some other middleware could be built
that queries/sets such custom attributes. No changes to Glance would
be needed with Glance's current architecture.


> Licensing service? Maybe it can start in Glance...
> Z
> On Apr 12, 2011, at 1:11 PM, Jay Pipes wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> We're in the planning stages for Diablo now, working on putting
>> together blueprints, which turn into sessions at the design summit.
>> I know the Glance team is small and our project narrow in scope, but
>> it would be great to get some feedback from the list about stuff you'd
>> like to see included in Glance in the Diablo release.
>> Some possible thoughts:
>> * Authn/authz - This is a big one, but dependent on the overall
>> discussion of federated auth going on in the Nova/Swift communities.
>> Glance will merely follow suit with what Nova does most likely.
>> * Image conversion. This actually already has a blueprint, but maybe
>> good for a detailed discussion at the summit? See
>> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/glance/+spec/image-file-conversion
>> * Metrics - for instance, tracking operations performed (read/write,
>> bytes out/in, ?) Would this even be useful?
>> * Integration with more backend storage systems?
>> * XML support in the API?
>> * Having Glance "understand" what is contained in the disk images by
>> inspecting them on upload?
>> * A Glance dashboard app?
>> Please feel free to expand on any of the above and add any suggestions
>> you have on the future direction of Glance. Your input is truly
>> appreciated.
>> Cheers!
>> jay
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