Deliverable Types

Deliverable Types

The type of a deliverable affects in which section it is listed on the releases.openstack.org website, as well as which deadline applies to it within a development cycle.

service

This deliverable type indicates that a project provides a user-facing long-running service with a REST API. The deadline for producing such a deliverable in a development cycle is the ‘Final RCs and intermediary releases’ week, usually located at R-1.

library

This deliverable type indicates that a project is a library, middleware, or other piece of software that is used to build another project and does not, by itself, provide a long-running service or stand-alone tool. The deadline for producing such a deliverable in a development cycle is the ‘Final release for non-client libraries’ week, usually located at R-6.

  • The repository contains software used as a library for the loose and commonly-understood definition of “library”.

client-library

This deliverable type indicates that a project is a library containing a client for an OpenStack service that is intended to be consumed by other OpenStack services (so not a general-purpose user client such as shade). The deadline for producing such a deliverable in a development cycle is the ‘Final release for client libraries’ week, usually located at R-5.

horizon-plugin

This deliverable type indicates that a deliverable is meant to be consumed by Horizon as a plug-in, to provide an integrated web UI for a given project. The deadline for producing such a deliverable in a development cycle is the ‘Final RCs and intermediary releases’ week, usually located at R-1.

  • The repository contains code meant to be dynamically loaded by OpenStack Horizon to provide UI to specific projects.

trailing

This deliverable type indicates that a deliverable is a deployment tool or some other tool that builds on top of an existing release. The deadline for producing such a deliverable in a development cycle is the ‘cycle-trailing Release Deadline’, usually located 3 months after the coordinated release.

other

Deliverables without a more specific categorization are listed as other. The deadline for producing such a deliverable in a development cycle is the ‘Final RCs and intermediary releases’ week, usually located at R-1.

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