[aur-general] Openstack discussion

James Bulmer nekinie at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 07:48:59 EDT 2014

Hi all,

Openstack is a collection of projects aimed at providing a opensource
solution to cloud infrastructure deployment and management, It's similar to
products such as Proxmox, Virt-manager and Vmware.

The projects that contribute to Openstack are tightly linked through a set
of API's, and like most projects these API's change as newer versions are

You will find most of the Openstack packages in the AUR, but no one has
followed a set naming scheme so the packages are from different
incompatible branches. Deploying Openstack from the AUR is not achievable
at this point in time due to this

A number of maintainers and users have noticed the issue, I have created
this email to highlight the issue and kick start a discussion to solve it.

Lance0312 has suggested using the raw package name (nova, glance, kesytone
ect) for the stable (currently havana) branch, and appending -dev to all
development branches (currently ice-house)

Another issue is the lack of information in the Wiki relating to Openstack,
due to this Lance0312 has created
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/OpenStack (yet to be populated)


-- James aka nekinie

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