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From Ignasi Barrera <notificati...@github.com>
Subject Re: [jclouds-labs] Add vSphere support (#61)
Date Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:55:33 GMT
Hi @igreenfield @if6was9 ,

I understand that the merge can be urgent, but many of the comments have still not being addressed
(for example, the interfaces coupled to vijava).

There have been recently several discussions about the providers in labs. You'll have seen
that we've removed many of them, such as virtualbox, fcgp, jenkins, opsource-servers, and
more. This is due to the fact that the labs repo has become a place where obsolete providers
remain forever without maintenance, and make it really difficult to evolve the jclouds core
and the main providers. Furthermore, several providers in labs are being used also in production,
which makes it impossible to us to address major refactors without breaking many legacy (and
unmaintained) code.

The jclouds-labs repository should be a temporal place where providers can be tested, but
with a limited TTL to be promoted to the main repo, or removed. This will improve the overall
quality of jclouds itself, and users will have a clear understanding on the state of each

This said, I hope you understand that we can't merge providers in a state that is unlikely
to be aligned with the way things are done in jclouds in a reasonable amount of time. I really
appreciate all the effort that is being put in this PR, and I hope the reviews helped, but
a project in this structure has no hope of being promoted out of labs. I suggest you host
this code and publish your own snapshots. We will gladly send contributors your way if asked,
but our only sustainable support for vsphere are cloud controllers such as cloudstack and
openstack nova.

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