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From Rafael Weingärtner <rafaelweingart...@gmail.com>
Subject [DISCUSS] Retirement of midonet plugin
Date Wed, 15 Mar 2017 01:02:50 GMT
Dear ACS fellows,
Recently there have been two threads asking and discussing the “midonet”
integration with Apache CloudStack (ACS) [1-2].

After quite some discussions, we noticed that despite having some people
willing to use it, the plugin has never been fully developed by its vendor
(Midokura). Further, nobody else has put the effort on fully testing and
finishing its implementation. It seems that the plugin was incorporated
into our code base without being fully finished. Moreover, I have asked
around at the Midonet community, and the java client they use has changed
quite a bit from the one we use.

It begs the question, if it does not work, why do we advertise such
integration? [3]. In my opinion, it would be great if we had such
integration; however, we as a community of individuals cannot bear the
burden with the cost of such task by ourselves.

It seems we have three options; (i) disable the build for the plugin and
let the code create its own mystic throughout time in ACS code base; (ii)
remove everything; or (iii) someone that may benefit from this plugin jumps
in and concludes the integration with Midonet using their new client.

There maybe other solutions that I am not seeing. So, @Devs yours thoughts
and comments are welcome ;)

[1]
http://cloudstack.markmail.org/thread/qyedle5jb2c34gsc#query:+page:1+mid:xn2zq2v3eim5vl2q+state:results
[2]
http://cloudstack.markmail.org/message/rewzk4v7dgzpsxkm?q=midonet+order:date-backward&page=1#query:midonet%20order%3Adate-backward+page:1+mid:i563khxlginf6smg+state:results
[3] http://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/en/latest/networking/midonet.html


-- 
Rafael Weingärtner

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