OpenStack Masakari Specifications
This git repository is used to hold approved design specifications for additions to the Masakari project. Reviews of the specs are done in gerrit, using a similar workflow to how we review and merge changes to the code itself.
The layout of this repository is:
Where there are two sub-directories:
specs/<release>/approved: specifications approved but not yet implemented specs/<release>/implemented: implemented specifications
The lifecycle of a specification
Developers proposing a specification should propose a new file in the
approved directory. masakari-core will review the change in the usual manner for the OpenStack project, and eventually it will get merged if a consensus is reached. At this time the Launchpad blueprint is also approved. The developer is then free to propose code reviews to implement their specification. These reviews should be sure to reference the Launchpad blueprint in their commit message for tracking purposes.
Once all code for the feature is merged into Masakari, the Launchpad blueprint is marked complete. As the developer of an approved specification it is your responsibility to mark your blueprint complete when all of the required patches have merged.
Periodically, someone from masakari-core will move implemented specifications from the
approved directory to the
implemented directory. Individual developers are also welcome to propose this move for their implemented specifications. It is important to create redirects when this is done so that existing links to the approved specification are not broken. Redirects aren't symbolic links, they are defined in a file which sphinx consumes. An example is at
This directory structure allows you to see what we thought about doing, decided to do, and actually got done. Users interested in functionality in a given release should only refer to the
You can find an example spec in
Working with gerrit and specification unit tests
For more information about working with gerrit, see http://docs.openstack.org/infra/manual/developers.html#development-workflow
To validate that the specification is syntactically correct (i.e. get more confidence in the Jenkins result), please execute the following command:
tox, the documentation will be available for viewing in HTML format in the
- Free software: Apache license
- Documentation: http://docs.openstack.org/developer/masakari-specs