[rdo-dev] Bringing OpenStack back to Fedora

Neal Gompa ngompa13 at gmail.com
Fri May 25 13:04:50 UTC 2018

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
* RDO now has Software Factory and full-range CI capabilities
* Fedora has CI hook support for packaging (with the transition to Pagure
* OpenStack and Fedora schedules line up again:

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
* How difficult would it be to adapt RDO CI tooling to plug into Fedora
* 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.

So help me... Help you!

Best regards,

真実はいつも一つ!/ Always, there's only one truth!

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