Polling for opinions on removing vm-builder, sandbox-upgrader and auto-upgrade-tester

Jean-Baptiste Lallement jean-baptiste.lallement at canonical.com
Tue Jul 18 06:15:11 UTC 2017

Hi Christian,

Le 18/07/2017 à 07:41, Christian Ehrhardt a écrit :
> On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 10:52 AM, Christian Ehrhardt
> <christian.ehrhardt at canonical.com
> <mailto:christian.ehrhardt at canonical.com>> wrote:
>     Therefore this is a final poll for objections, before pushing harder
>     on the removal of the whole set of:
>     - vmbuilder
>     - sandbox-upgrader
>     - auto-upgrade-tester
> On this thread there were no reports on any active users of the tools so
> far. Still looking for any feedback on that part - also a nack to
> confirm no more (or never) using it will help the decision.
We migrated auto-upgrade-tester to a new infrastructure a while ago and 
completely stopped using it. sandbox-upgrader has never been used by the 
QA team. vmbuilder is not used in any of our active projects and is safe 
to remove on our side.

> In  addition it turns out that due to issues in vm-builder a removal was
> considered in zesty as well [1]
> Yet OTOH there was some feedback on a number of forks.
> - by Vacheslav Anzhiganov [2] [3] [4]
> - and Chris Puttick [5] [6]
> I appreciate that you two picked up the work on that, you might even
> combine your efforts.
> The latter seems slightly more active looking at the changes.
> Also Serge offered to help SRUing fixes if someone else ensures that the
> latest upstream works, thanks Serge!
> But since we need to make a decision I wanted to ask you two directly,
> if you are willing to continue to maintain it as "the upstream" of the
> project, handle bug reports and so on.
> - If you do so it would be great if you could pass through [7]  and try
> to address some of them, coordinate with Serge and me to upload a new
> one to Artful after this and we can consider SRUs from there
> - If not - fine as well - we will remove it from the archive and it can
> continue to live outside of the archive (you could consider [8] as
> packaging alternative if you'd prefer a more direct way to deliver your
> code).
> [1]: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vm-builder/+bug/1618899
> [2]: https://launchpad.net/~vanzhiganov
> [3]: https://github.com/vmbuilder/vmbuilder
> [4]: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/VMBuilder
> [5]: https://launchpad.net/~cputtick
> [6]: https://github.com/newroco/vmbuilder
> [7]: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vm-builder
> [8]: https://snapcraft.io/
> --
> Christian Ehrhardt
> Software Engineer, Ubuntu Server
> Canonical Ltd

Jean-Baptiste Lallement
Canonical Services Ltd.
IRC: jibel

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