[Gluster-devel] Removing problematic language in geo-replication
ravishankar at redhat.com
Wed Dec 30 12:30:35 UTC 2020
Just a quick update: all geo-rep related offensive words (as a matter
of fact, even the non geo-rep ones) that can be removed from the code
have been done so from the devel branch of the glusterfs repo. I thank
everyone for their suggestions, debugging/testing help and code reviews.
Since we have some soak time before the changes make it to the
release-10 branch, I would encourage you to test the changes and report
any issues that you might find. Please try out both new geo-rep set ups
as well as upgrade scenarios (say from a supported release version to
the latest devel branch).
Also, for any new PRs that we are sending/ reviewing/merging, we need to
keep in mind not to re-introduce any offensive words.
Wishing you all a happy new year!
On 22/07/20 5:06 pm, Aravinda VK wrote:
>> On 22-Jul-2020, at 2:34 PM, Ravishankar N <ravishankar at redhat.com> wrote:
>> The gluster code base has some words and terminology (blacklist, whitelist, master, slave etc.) that can be considered hurtful/offensive to people in a global open source setting. Some of words can be fixed trivially but the Geo-replication code seems to be something that needs extensive rework. More so because we have these words being used in the CLI itself. Two questions that I had were:
>> 1. Can I replace master:slave with primary:secondary everywhere in the code and the CLI? Are there any suggestions for more appropriate terminology?
> Primary -> Secondary looks good.
>> 2. Is it okay to target the changes to a major release (release-9) and *not* provide backward compatibility for the CLI?
> Functionality is not affected and CLI commands are compatible since all are positional arguments. Need changes in
> - Geo-rep status xml output
> - Documentation
> - CLI help
> - Variables and other references in Code.
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