[Pulp-dev] Proposal to remove 'notes' fields from the Pulp 3 RC

Austin Macdonald amacdona at redhat.com
Tue Dec 4 13:33:57 UTC 2018

+1, nice catch Daniel.

On Tue, Dec 4, 2018, 7:14 AM David Davis <daviddavis at redhat.com wrote:

> Big +1. This seems like something we could add later on at any time when
> we need it. Hopefully we can get Katello and our users involved in sussing
> out the requirements for how this field should work too.
> David
> On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 11:34 PM Daniel Alley <dalley at redhat.com> wrote:
>> *Background:*
>> "Notes" are a generic key value store where data can be attached to
>> repositories and content and publications and so forth.  The eventual plan
>> is to use this to enable adding tags to those sorts of objects, which is
>> important for Katello.
>> Most of the code for this is located in pulp/app/models/generic.py
>> *Motivation:*
>> "Notes" have been in Pulp 3 for a very very long time and are completely
>> unchanged for the last 12 months (the git history doesn't go back further
>> because the file was moved).  The data model behind it is extremely complex
>> and while we have a few unit tests around it, we have no functional tests
>> for it whatsoever, and (to my knowledge) we haven't been using/exercising
>> this functionality manually in a meaningful way (if at all).  I could be
>> wrong here, but I haven't seen it discussed  or any issues related to it
>> filed in quite some time.
>> *Proposal:*
>> We should pull out all of the "notes" code (models/generic.py + the
>> fields on the aforementioned models) until we've had a chance to properly
>> evaluate our needs and whether the current design fits them.
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