[rdo-dev] Bringing OpenStack back to Fedora

Wesley Hayutin whayutin at redhat.com
Wed Jun 6 12:51:47 UTC 2018

On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 9:06 AM Neal Gompa <ngompa13 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> It's been several years since OpenStack has been part of the Fedora
> distribution. Since then, a number of things have changed.
> Some of the major ones:
> * Python packaging has gotten better and easier in Fedora (the changes are
> numerous)
> * RDO now has Software Factory and full-range CI capabilities
> * Fedora has CI hook support for packaging (with the transition to Pagure
> dist-git)
> * OpenStack and Fedora schedules line up again:
> https://releases.openstack.org/
> In my view, it's a huge shame that we don't offer OpenStack for people to
> use on Fedora, integrated with the latest software. OpenStack distribution
> on other distros are able to pull this off, and I feel like we should be
> able to as well.
> So what I want to know is the following:
> * What are the (real or perceived) difficulties in packaging OpenStack for
> Fedora?
> * How difficult would it be to adapt RDO CI tooling to plug into Fedora
> Dist-Git?
> * How many of the underlying dependencies exist in Fedora today that were
> forked into CentOS for RDO and which ones?
> * What dependencies are in RDO that don't exist in Fedora?
> I'm willing to help with a lot of the packaging stuff, including adapting
> packages for Fedora, and helping with reviews to bring stuff back in. I
> firmly believe that maintenance of OpenStack in Fedora should be far easier
> than it was three years ago, when it was ripped out.

Hey Neal,
There is actually some planning and discussions around RDO and Fedora going
on atm.  I suspect there will be some updates to this list in the near


> So help me... Help you!
> Best regards,
> Neal
> --
> 真実はいつも一つ!/ Always, there's only one truth!
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