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  • Launchpad Entry: NovaSpec:no-db-messaging
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Release Note


Right now, the communication between components in Nova occurs through rpc.cast and rpc.call (which uses rabbitMQ to pass messages). In many cases we only pass the id of the object in the message, and the component on the other end looks up the object in the database. This means we are essentially using the database to pass data between components

In preparation for separating the services into separate projects, it is important that we make sure that all relevant data is passed between components in the message. This will pave the way for the different components to have separate databases.

User stories



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UI Changes

Should cover changes required to the UI, or specific UI that is required to implement this

Code Changes

Code changes should include an overview of what needs to change, and in some cases even the specific details.



  • data migration, if any
  • redirects from old URLs to new ones, if any
  • how users will be pointed to the new way of doing things, if necessary.

Test/Demo Plan

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Unresolved issues

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BoF agenda and discussion

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