[Pulp-dev] Importers/Exporters

David Davis daviddavis at redhat.com
Wed Mar 25 18:47:44 UTC 2020

Hi all,

I could really use some quick feedback on how to model PulpImporters (ie do
we want to use master/detail)?


Please respond tomorrow if you have any thoughts. Otherwise, ggainey and I
will decide.



On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 3:07 PM Grant Gainey <ggainey at redhat.com> wrote:

> Hey folks -
> The import/export team has been having a discussion about naming.
> Currently Pulp3 already has the concept Exporter. It's used for what I
> think of as "pulp-to-human-user" usecases like "make this yum-repo
> available from my webserver" and "use rsync to make this repository
> available on a different system". It's important functionality, to be sure
> - but the name collides with what we're designing right now.
> The export/import process we're working on, can be thought of as
> "pulp-to-pulp" - no human end-user should be harmed during the exercise of
> this function. And it really is "export data from instance Foo and import
> it into instance Bar".  However, we collide, repeatedly, on the collision
> between the two meanings for Export - which says to me that users will
> collide even harder and more often.
> The current Exporters are in tech-preview (I believe). What if we renamed
> the current concept from 'Exporter' to 'Publisher'? One, that makes it
> clearly not the same as the pulp-to-pulp import/export process. And two, I
> feel like it matches what we're really going for with the
> pulp-to-human-user case anyway.
> David assures me that the actual coding effort to do this rename would be
> low. It's my opinion that the amount of confusion that would be prevented
> makes the reward high.
> Anyone want to chime in? If nobody says anything, we're probably going to
> do this - so get your objections in early and often! :)
> G
> --
> Grant Gainey
> Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat System Management Engineering
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