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Re: [DISCUSS] CloudMonkey 6.0.0-alpha (about six years after initial version in 2012)


Great job Rohit !!!

2018年4月10日星期二,Rohit Yadav <rohit.yadav@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 写道:

> All,
>
>
> Few months ago, I started porting the current code to be compatible with
> both Python2 and Python3 to make it run with both Python2 (for older
> systems such as CentOS6 etc) and Python3 (for newer platforms). The work
> was not a success, another problem was that cloudmonkey was not easy to
> install and required several dependencies that would certainly fail on
> older systems with Python 2.6.x.
>
>
> Considering all things, I started working on an experimental golang port
> [2] and happy to announce that the initial alpha version shows a lot of
> promise and is 5-20x faster than the python based cli [1]. The compiled
> binary runs on several targets, including windows [1].
>
>
> I cannot commit to a timeline/release date yet but the aim of this thread
> is to discuss and propose the simplification of the CLI which may require
> removal of some features and some breaking changes may be introduced:
>
>
> - Make json the default output format
>
> - Remove coloured output
>
> - Remove unpopular, least user output formats? xml, default (line-separate
> key=value), table?
>
> - Remove `set` options: color, expires, (custom) prompt
>
> - Remove `paramcompletion` option, this will be true/enabled by default
>
> - Remove signature version and expires (I'm not sure why this is needed or
> used)
>
> - Remove history_file, cache_file, log_file options, use the default paths
> in folder at (user's  home directory)/.cloudmonkey.
>
> - Remove shell based execution from interactive interpreter mode (using !
> or shell keywords)
>
> - Remove support for CloudStack older than 4.5, i.e. it won't be tested
> against older cloudstacks.
>
> - Remove a default API cache with the client, for a fresh env without any
> ~/.cloudmonkey/cache; users can run `sync` command against a management
> server.
>
> - Interactive API parameter completion in CLI mode: the current API
> parameter completion requires the user to manually copy/paste the uuids, or
> autocomplete by typing parts of the uuids/option.
>
> - Improve how maps are passed.
>
> - Good to have: bash/zsh completion.
>
>
> Please share your thoughts, and objections (especially if you're using the
> proposed features to be removed in version 6.x).
>
>
> [1] https://twitter.com/rhtyd/status/983448788059770882
>
> [2] https://github.com/rhtyd/cmk
>
>
> - Rohit
>
> <https://cloudstack.apache.org>
>
>
>
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>
>
>
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