Icehouse release for training guides

Icehouse release for training guides

Training guides is ready to release Icehouse content. As per our discussions during the Kilo design sessions in Paris, the team came to a common conclusion to transition from XML books to RST presentations for delivering training content more efficiently and to eliminate duplication of the content.


  • Easy to transition from XML to RST.
  • XML content will still be accessible for the current training sessions.
  • Repetition of content from the manuals repository will be eliminated.
  • Easier to get in track with the current release cycle of OpenStack.
  • Maintain release cycle in sync with OpenStack releases.

Note: Etherpad discussions for Kilo summit:

Problem description

A detailed description of the problem:

  • XML content is to be archived and deleted.
  • Migrate from XML book format to RST presentation format.
  • Keep the existing content for supporting on-going training sessions.
  • Publish current XML content to Icehouse branch only.
  • Other releases like Juno, Kilo will be published using RST based slides.
  • In future Juno, Kilo branches will be created as required for publishing the newer releases for training guides.

Proposed change

  • Freeze the master branch and branch it for Icehouse.
  • Add Icehouse watermark to the XML content.
  • The XML content will reside in the Icehouse branch for training guides.
  • XML content will not be under active development and mostly for archival purposes for supporting ongoing training sessions using the current content.
  • There will be no XML content in the master branch after the release.
  • Master branch will only contain RST files.


  • Use git history to point to the given Icehouse release instead of branch. This has multiple issues: - It may create confusion for trainers (our end-users). - This will only serve the developers of this project. - Difficult to publish newer releases.
  • Keep XML and RST files side by side. - This alternative is not advisable as it has multiple issues with XML cross-referencing and should be avoided at all costs.




Work Items

  • Freeze master branch for training guides repository.
  • Create a stable/icehouse branch based on the current master branch.
  • Update page to point to /icehouse/training-guides/.
  • Change publish process in icehouse branch (pom.xml, tox.ini) in the stable/icehouse branch.
  • Remove XML content from openstack/training-guides master repo.
  • Add redirects from to
  • Change publish process in master branch to publish to which include build results of RST source content.
  • Update page in master branch to link to build results of the RST content.




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