[Gluster-devel] Glupy bugs: found the solution?

Justin Clift jclift at redhat.com
Mon Oct 28 19:28:59 UTC 2013

On 27/10/2013, at 8:37 AM, Niels de Vos wrote:
>> Yeah, that's why I was thinking it was libgfapi stuff getting pulled in
>> not Swift.  The import line in your pdf needs updating btw, as the
>> import line for current git head needs to be:
>>  from gluster import gfapi
> Ah, right. I'm not sure I'll update that because at the time of the 
> presentation one needed to use the git repository. During the Gluster 
> Community Day in Stockholm someone (sorry, can't remember the name) 
> asked if gfapi.py could not be included in the packages. Good question, 
> and it showed I wasn't the only one who would benefit from that ;-)

Kind of thinking this through further, gfapi.py is kind of serving two
roles at the moment (import + demo).

Should we improve that by moving the import code into a "more proper"
gfapi.py under api/src/, keeping the Python demo code in the examples
("gfapi-demo.py" or similar?)

>> <snip>
>>> the Python package 'gluster' will be the base for other modules. Hence 
>>> we have created put the api bindings in gluster/gfapi.py. I think it 
>>> would make sense to rename the Glupy module gluster.glupy. If it can be 
>>> placed in /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/gluster/glupy.py things would 
>>> be even nicer :)
>> That would make the import line:
>>  from gluster import glupy
>> Wouldn't it?  No objections to that, it's fairly simple and pretty logical. :)
> Yes, that's my suggestion. I am not maintaining or developing Glupy, so 
> it is not my call and I have no insight if this would make things more 
> complex somewhere else. I'm still planning to have a look at Glupy, but 
> I have not found the time to do so yet...

Sure, np.  Jeff was wanting to hand the code off to someone else, either
myself or Ram as we both put time into it.  Not sure if Ram "officially"
picked it up or not. ;)

I'd be happy to, but there is some technical challenge there... I don't
understand Python Ctypes at all, and it's not absorbing into me head
(have tried). :(

+ Justin

Open Source and Standards @ Red Hat


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