Repository Handling

Project Renames

If you rename a project to move out from “openstack” namespace to any other namespace, follow this OpenStack TC resolution.

For a project being added to existing official OpenStack project: Create an openstack/governance change and add a “Depends-On: project-change-url” of the change you make in the following steps to the commit message, and add a comment in the openstack/project-config change that references the governance change. You will also make sure the PTL has expressed approval for the addition in some way.

If you rename an existing official OpenStack project, add the openstack/governance change as dependency on the openstack/project-config change so that it can merge after the rename is done.

The detailed steps for renaming a project are documented in the section Project Renames of the OpenDev Manual.

Retiring a Repository

If you need to retire a project and no longer accept patches - for both master and stable branches -, it is important to communicate that to both users and contributors. The following steps will help you wind down a project gracefully.

Note

The following sections are really separate steps. If your project has jobs set up, you need to submit four different changes as explained below and in the OpenDev Manual. We recommend to link these changes with “Depends-On:” and “Needed-By:” headers.

Step 1: Stop requirements syncing (if set up)

Submit a review to the openstack/requirements project removing the project from projects.txt. This needs to happen for stable branches as well.

Steps 2-4: Follow all three steps from OpenDev Manual

Follow the steps about Retiring a Project in the OpenDev Manual.

In step 1, keep the template official-openstack-repo-jobs besides noop-jobs, this is needed to sync changes to GitHub. It will be removed in step 3.

Step 5: Remove docs.openstack.org content

Inform users that reach the docs.openstack.org page of your repository that it is retired.

For this, add the name of your repository to the _RETIRED_REPOS list in the file tools/www-generator.py in the openstack/openstack-manuals repository. Once the change merged, the URL https://docs.openstack.org/openstack/<projectname>/latest will redirect to the repositories’ README.rst file.

Step 6: Remove Repository from the Governance Repository

Remove the repository from the reference/projects.yaml file and add it to the file reference/legacy.yaml in the openstack/governance repository. Note that if the project was recently active, this may have implications for automatic detection of ATCs.

Use Depends-On on project-config final step patch.

Deprecating a Repository

If you only want to stop development of the master branch but keep stable branches, you need to do a slightly different approach.

Deprecating the project or repository is different than removal. If the project want to stop the development on master branch but support the stable branches with bug fixes, then project with the stable policy tag <https://governance.openstack.org/tc/reference/tags/stable_follows-policy.html> must be marked as deprecated. If project has no stable branch or does not follow the stable policy tag then you have option to go with removal process directly.

Step 1: Stop requirements syncing (if set up)

Submit a review to the openstack/requirements project removing the project from projects.txt.

Step 2: Retire master branch

Step 2a: Use only noop jobs

Add noop jobs for master only in project-config repository and remove all templates temporarily with exception of official-openstack-repo-jobs, it should look something like this:

- project:
  name: openstack/<projectname>
  templates:
     official-openstack-repo-jobs
  check:
    jobs:
      - noop:
          branches: master
  gate:
    jobs:
      - noop:
          branches: master

Adjust the project description. Find the entry for your project in gerrit/projects.yaml and look for the line which defines the description, prefix it with DEPRECATED, like this:

description: DEPRECATED, existing project description

Step 2b: Remove project content

Follow step 2 about Removing project content in the OpenDev Manual.

Step 2c: Remove noop jobs

Once the project content is retired, partially revert the change you merged earlier for project-config in step 2a and re-add templates and jobs you need so that you can merge content on stable branches. Please ensure you keep the DEPRECATED, prefix you added to project description in step 2a.

Step 3: Remove docs.openstack.org content

Inform users that reach the docs.openstack.org page of your repository that it is deprecated.

For this, add the name of your repository to the _RETIRED_REPOS list in the file tools/www-generator.py in the openstack/openstack-manuals repository. Once the change merged, the URL https://docs.openstack.org/openstack/<projectname>/latest will redirect to the repositories’ README.rst file.

Step 4: Mark the Repository as Deprecated in the Governance Repository

Mark the repository in the reference/projects.yaml file as deprecated with adding a line:

deprecated: <deprecated-cycle-name>
release-management: deprecated

Use Depends-On on project-config final step patch done in Step 2c.