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Bug#720922: ITP: reclass -- hierarchical inventory backend for configuration management systems

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "martin f. krafft" <madduck@debian.org>

  Package name    : reclass
  Version         : 1.0
  Upstream Author : "martin f. krafft" <madduck@madduck.net>
  URL             : http://github.com/madduck/reclass
  License         : Artistic 2.0
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : hierarchical inventory backend for configuration management systems

reclass is an "external node classifier" (ENC) as can be used with automation
tools, such as Puppet, Salt, and Ansible. It is also a stand-alone tool for
merging data sources recursively.

The purpose of an ENC is to allow a system administrator to maintain an
inventory of nodes to be managed, completely separately from the configuration
of the automation tool. Usually, the external node classifier completely
replaces the tool-specific inventory (such as site.pp for Puppet,
ext_pillar/master_tops for Salt, or /etc/ansible/hosts).

reclass allows you to define your nodes through class inheritance, while
always able to override details further up the tree (i.e. in more specific
nodes). Think of classes as feature sets, as commonalities between nodes, or
as tags. Add to that the ability to nest classes (multiple inheritance is
allowed, well-defined, and encouraged), and piece together your infrastructure
from smaller bits, eliminating redundancy and exposing all important
parameters to a single location, logically organised.

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