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Re: [Rdo-list] Integration of MidoNet into RDO Manager



----- Original Message -----
> From: "Adam Young" <ayoung redhat com>
> To: rdo-list redhat com
> 
> On 07/28/2015 01:49 AM, Sandro Mathys wrote:
> > Dear all,
> >
> > We, the MidoNet Community [0], would like to integrate MidoNet into
> > RDO Manager. Our resources are limited, so this won't happen over
> > night - but we have to begin somewhere. Let's start with a few basics
> > and questions.
> >
> > In case you haven't heard yet: MidoNet is a network virtualization
> > software that plugs into OpenStack Neutron. While OpenStack is
> > currently our main focus, it's not our only use case - but obviously
> > the one we'll focus on here. Our packages are currently hosted in our
> > very own repository [1].
> Looks like an APT repo;  I see no SRPMS in
> 
> http://repo.midonet.org/openstack-kilo/RHEL/7/unstable/SRPMS/
> 
> I don't see sources for the .debs either.    You probably want to get
> those published;  just linking to the git repo is not sufficient as
> people need to be able to rebuild the binary packages.
> 
> >
> > Are packages hosted on the developer's repositories acceptable for
> > integration into RDO Manager? We need to unbundle a couple of things
> > (or maybe more than just a couple) before we can package them for
> > inclusion into the proper repository.
> Typically, using a COPR is just a transition step to getting packages
> into Fedora;  RDO very much follows the Fedora model.
> 
> The individual packages themselves must be submitted, reviewed, and
> maintained.  RDO manager is the last step of the process, and will only
> work with RDOmanaged packages.
> 
> 
> >
> > Speaking of repositories, once we're ready to package them properly
> > for inclusion, which repository would be the (most?) proper one for
> > RDO Manager? RDO? CentOS (wherever Cloud SIG packages go)? EPEL?
> Its usually easiest to start with Fedora for all packaging.  Once they
> are accepted into Fedora, figuring out how to get them into the
> appropriate other locations will follow.
> 
> 
> Thus far, RDO manager has been focused on upstream OpenStack and the
> necessary pieces from the base OS that need to be updated to support
> it.  While it should be possible to have an add-on like MidoNet, I don't
> know how the rest of the community would feel about it being required to
> be part of RDO.  My thought is that, so long as it A) is under a
> sufficient license and B) provides real value beyond what is available
> from Neutron, it should be possible to include, so long as including it
> does not impact people currently developing and deploying RDO.
> 
> 
> Is there any move to get MidoNet into upstream OpenStack?

Aren't we talking about the midonet neutron plug-in which was already part of neutron-proper but as a result of the plug-in decomposition effort now has it's own repo under the openstack namespace ( http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/networking-midonet/ ). I'm really unclear on what the issue is here versus other RDO-Manager integration efforts - perhaps you can clarify?

Thanks,

Steve


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