[Catalog-sig] please add trove classifier for OpenStack

Doug Hellmann doug.hellmann at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 23:18:25 CEST 2012

On Oct 15, 2012, at 8:51 AM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:

> Am 13.10.12 12:32, schrieb Doug Hellmann:
>>> What packages are these specifically? Preferably, I'd like to
>>> learn about packages that are already registered at this very
>>> point.
>> In addition to some packages we are preparing for imminent release,
>> there are several client libraries (python-quantumclient,
>> python-novaclient, etc.). I found a good number via a text search
>> (http://pypi.python.org/pypi?%3Aaction=search&term=openstack&submit=search).
>> There is also a project within OpenStack to pull out some of the code
>> common to the various federated projects to make it easier to share,
>> and I anticipate those libraries being listed on PyPI and tagged with
>> this new classifier as well.
> I see. ISTM that OpenStack isn't really a framework for many of these
> packages, in the sense of
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_framework
> (i.e. software that can be plugged into to create applications); instead, many of the Python libraries seem to use OpenStack in
> a client-server manner.

Hmm, yes, you could be right.

> If the purpose is primarily to find OpenStack-related code,
> Environment::OpenStack or Topic::Internet::OpenStack might be
> more appropriate. OTOH, I know next to nothing about OpenStack,
> so a second opinion from an expert would be appreciated.

I like "Environment::OpenStack" for the clients, and it could work for the other pieces, too. I'll ask around a bit and see what others have to say.


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