[Pulp-list] How about we just merge these core features into Cobbler?

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at redhat.com
Fri Sep 12 20:23:11 UTC 2008

Mairin Duffy wrote:
> Michael DeHaan wrote:
>>>> It seems there are two topics here, of which I am most interested 
>>>> in the second
>>>> (A)  Making a new web app, possibly to be included with and/or 
>>>> replace parts of Spacewalk
>>>> (B)  Adding some repo management features that Cobbler can't do yet 
>>>> ... whether that be in cobbler or otherwise
>>> Breaking it down this away upon further examination doesn't make 
>>> sense to me. A is saying the new web app will possibly be included 
>>> with or replace parts of Spacewalk essentially means it will be 
>>> included with or replace parts of cobbler because cobbler is being 
>>> added to spacewalk. 
>> TBD.   CobblerWeb isn't part of spacewalk presently, so it depends if 
>> it can do all that CobblerWeb can do.   If it can, it can replace 
>> that, if it can't, CobblerWeb will still exist and not be leveeraged 
>> by Spacewalk
> That makes sense.
>>> I prefer to think about this in terms of user problems to solve, not 
>>> project names / code bases / backends vs. UI.
>> This is definitely an implementation discussion, Pulp does not have 
>> an implementation, I'm offering up a place to start.
> It's useless to have an implementation discussion without an idea of 
> what it is you are implementing, Deciding what it is you are 
> implementing and what it will do is very much a design process, into 
> which actual user problems to solve are a key input.

I've been discussing the requirements on the Wiki.


See my recent email where I address them one by one and talk about how 
they could be implemented in Cobbler, or where Cobbler already supports 
those ideas.

None of them are all that technically challenging to add to Cobbler, it 
would support them well to jumpstart development.   The big one is 
probably is the resurrection of yumgate and to make that consumable.


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