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

Jeff Ortel jortel at redhat.com
Tue Dec 4 15:47:46 UTC 2018

no objection

On 12/3/18 10:32 PM, Daniel Alley 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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