[Openstack-devel] Adding a new tag for cloud computing (was: Announcing debtags.debian.net)

Enrico Zini enrico at enricozini.org
Wed Jan 18 14:02:02 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 02:02:09AM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:

> > You could help put that to the test: here's an (untested!) script
> > (requires the 'tagcoll' package) that builds a report on Debian for
> > Cloud using the current tags:
> > 
> >  #!/bin/sh
> >  echo " * Cloud computing::GUI"
> >  list "admin::virtualization && (interface::x11 || interface::web)"
> Very interesting! Now, by reading the above, I now think it'd be really
> fine to use network::client and admin:cloud-computing instead of a new
> cloud facet. A Facet just for cloud might be too much. What we would
> want is something that would have all cloud computing packages at once,
> maybe I was over-engineering here.

Cool. Shame you didn't pick up the suggestion to turn it into a web
page, it means I'll have to do it myself :P  Can you please check the
script results, and confirm that the expressions I have quickly put
together actually make sense?

> So, I'd like to propose 2 new tags now:
> - admin::cloud-computing
> - suite::openstack
> For both tags, we really have lots of packages that would be matching,
> so it makes sense, IMHO. FYI, Openstack, on my last count, consist of 51
> binary packages that are available in SID. Their names aren't obvious
> matches, and tags would be a very nice way to be able to find all these
> packages.
> There's another 20 binary packages for XCP (Xen Cloud Platform), and
> that is not even counting Xen itself, so we're approaching nearly 100
> binary packages for doing cloud computing (there's euca2ools and few
> others too...), so admin::cloud-computing makes sense IMO.

I've added suite::openstack:

   Tag: suite::openstack
   Description: OpenStack
    Open source software for building private and public clouds.

For admin::cloud-computing, what would be the difference between
admin::cloud-computing and admin::virtualization?

I am not an expert of this field; in fact I waited a bit before
replying, just in case someone else from the list who knows more than me
would give feedback, but it looks like I'll have to do.



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