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Wednesday, May 14 • 2:40pm - 3:20pm
Branchless Tempest

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At the end of the Icehouse cycle we decided that branches in Tempest
were actually inhibiting the project goals of being a test suite that
works equally well in any OpenStack environment. Too many assumptions
were being made about running with the same branch of OpenStack. While
this works fine for the gate, and for Linux distros, it actually maps
very poorly to public clouds, or any CDing environment. So there is no
stable/icehouse Tempest branch, and will not be another new stable
branch in the future.

This discussion will include some time to explain why we did this, and
the major implications. It will primarily be about the remaining steps
to handle all situations with branchless Tempest. Topics we expect to

* Remaining devstack-gate work to do extension selection per branch
* Tempest releases (we should still probably do releases for end user
convenience, what kind of timecycle should those be on?)
* How and when to deprecate / remove code from Tempest now that it
must run on multiple upstream branches
* What kinds of feature flags we believe we should have
* Configuration compatibility guaruntees (now that we're going to
have a bunch of options that deployers need to set).

(Session proposed by Sean Dague)

Wednesday May 14, 2014 2:40pm - 3:20pm EDT

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