OpenStack Folsom feature for F18 & questions

Robyn Bergeron robyn.bergeron at
Tue Jun 19 12:35:16 UTC 2012

Hi folks,

With my lovely Program Manager hat on, I sent this over to FESCo for
approval in next week's meeting:

That said, a few questions:

* Are there any significant new features / inclusions planned for this
release? It's hard to tell from the feature page - I sent it on
through to FESCo (with my PM hat on) because technically it's a
complete page (I'm willing ot let the release notes section be empty
for a bit since I know they'll come along from upstream) - but with
my, uh, Marketing Team hat on (I should really have a closet just for
hats) there's not much I can say other than "newer stuff, probably
with bugfixes." I know there's been some work around novnc and some
various python-y things - are those worth mentioning at all in the
feature page?

* I noticed in the latest status report that swift wasn't among the
packages updated to Folsom - are we not expecting any changes there?

* I know that Matt Domsch has raised the question of ongoing support
for older releases and the intersection with EPEL on the mailing list,
with no answer - -
is it possible we could move this topic forward, mostly right now WRT
openstack, but also keeping in mind that there are other IaaS-y things
on the horizon for Fedora and a more broad policy might be useful?

* There are a few bulletpoints in the feature page in the scope
section listed as possiblys - including postgresql support, yum
groupinstall, upgrades from essex - I'm not clear on if those are just
random ideas, or decisions made upstream in openstack land, but I
haven't really seen any discussion on these (I'm also known to miss a
lot of things, so take that with a grain of salt).

But I know there are plenty of folks who have commit/approve/owner
access to openstack packages and I do wonder what their thoughts are
(mostly wrt upgrades from essex and groupinstall), since the feature
page wasn't really advertised before it got submitted (and I say that
with my nicest "meritocracy means those doing the work get to make
decisions" hat on, but if people don't know the work is being
planned....). Can you clarify what the plans/ideas/decision points are
for those bulletpoints going forward? :D


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