vishvananda at gmail
May 17, 2012, 11:15 AM
[Nova] Blueprint and core cleanup
I've implemented both of the cleanups I mentioned last week. More info below.
Nova Core is now down to seventeen members. I want to take a minute to thank all of the core folks for the incredible work they have done over the last couple of years. Some of these people have moved on to other things, and I hope that they are equally successful in their new projects. There are others on the list that are simply too busy to review consistently, and may be returning to core-duty at some point. Normally a nova-core member needs to be recommended by an existing core member, but I'd like to propose an alternative method for former core members.
If a former core member has time to start participating in reviews again, i think he should be able to review for a couple of weeks or two and send an email to the list saying, "Hey, I've got time to review again, can I be added back in". If we don't here any -1 votes by other core members for three days we will bring them back. In other words, its former members can be accelerated back into core. Sound reasonable?
As I mentioned in my previous email, I've now obsoleted all blueprints not targetted to folsom. The blueprint system has been used for "feature requests", and I don't think it is working because there is no one grabbing unassigned blueprints. I think it has to be up to the drafter of the blueprint to find a person/team to actually implement the blueprint or it will just sit there. Therefore I've removed all of the "good idea" blueprints. This was kind of sad, because there were some really good ideas there.
If I've inadvertently removed a blueprint of yours that is actually being worked on, please let me know and I will resurrect it and target it to folsom.
There are still a few blueprints targetted to folsom with no assignee. If there is anyone looking for important things to work on, that is a good place to start. Config Drive v2 is an important one, and so is db-threadpool. Any takers?