Please fill in actual activity for Last Month (August) and intended activity for This Month (September) for projects you are responsible for. For reference, the intended activity recorded for August is included where an entry had been made (it is considered unhelpful to alter this to match what actual activity was :). It is acceptable to change devproj milestones as part of this process, however if you do please indicate that you have done so below, for example by adding a Change of Plan bullet point, so that the meeting is alerted to the changes.

  • LCFG installroot
    • August : Code review completed. Some minor tidying up. Intend signoff in September. (Deploy for SL5.6)
    • Last Month: Code review completed (actually several months ago). Minor tidying up complete. In service for F13.
    • This Month: Final report for signoff.

  • Revisit Account Management
    • August: Roll-out rescheduled for second week of August
    • Last Month: Rolled out. System is now in production, and has created accounts for all of this year's new intake. New server was too late for initial rollout.
    • This Month: Install new server and put into operation. Start addressing significant dataset issues (mentioned below) for preparation for enabling deletions. Re-package client side code and distribute everywhere. Produce "overview document" for computing staff. Milestones have been revamped.
    • Notes: During the process of rolling out we discovered significant issues with the current account data set. To summarise, ~1300 accounts without active database records. ~3800 PTS objects without corresponding accounts, ~50 home directory volumes without corresponding accounts, and an as yet undetermined number of additional entries in the KDC. We will need to resolve these issues before we can move forwards and enable account deletion.
    • Further Notes: It is a matter to be decided whether further, lower priority, work should come under the remit of this project or separate "Prometheus Enhancements" type of projects. This needs to be discussed further. For the time-being, these have been given milestones of 2010-12-31.
    • Comments: Maybe fork the account cleanup operation as a separate project (with involvement of user support). The web interface is not included in the general effort committed to Prometheus until the end of December and should be considered as a possible future project (or mini-project) along with the other enhancements. User support need an accounts generated report, they can use "init-passwd" from a cron job to achieve this.

  • Prometheus AFS PTS conduit
    • August:Fix any bugs which show up in live testing, sign off.
    • Last Month: Conduits completed
    • This Month: Sign off if main Prometheus project happy.
    • Comments: Test suite needed for completion.

  • LCFG Core Refactoring
    • August : Complete testing of code changes and make a stable release.
    • Last Month: Testing of code changes mostly completed. Various packaging changes.
    • This Month: Stall for a few months due to lack of available effort.
    • Comments: A bug in the Perl Safe module is causing a memory leak, it has always been present but is approximately ten times worse in the current version. The LCFG server is currently tied to the old version as a workaround. Will require significant structural change to take an alternative approach in the code base (assuming the broken Perl module won't be fixed any time soon). This will require proper code review but there is not enough effort to carry this out due to other committments. Hence recommendation is to stall this project until the start of next year.

  • School Database Revamp
    • August: Attempt to complete core work on client/server. Training sessions start on the new client for the ITO. Implement EUGEX feed sync mechanism (as a retrofit to the old data model). Move to the new data model has been postponed due to too much significant risk and too many other critical system changes happening between now and beginning of session (both internally and externally) for us to be sufficiently comfortable adding this into the mix as well. It will still happen but delayed into a more slower migration during the course of the first semester (with the possible exception of those aspects associated with the IGS).
    • Last Month: Work on core functionality of client largely complete, some bits still to do, in particular providing a Genrep replacement. Work on server session and process management, compression and query support largely complete. Client and server now communicating to allow more comprehensive testing. EUGEX feed sync mechnanism implemented (not automatic yet) but only aspects immediately required for account creation, course sync needs additional work.
    • This Month: Complete EUGEX retrofit sync. Complete remaining client functionality. Complete server functionality (updates and custom desktop). ITO training session. Robustness testing. Work on introducing the enhanced IGS data model and custom desktops will unfortunately also be necessary.

  • AV facilities
    • August:Mediascape to complete
    • Last Month:
    • This Month:

  • Transition from NFS to AFS
    • August:complete group space moves
    • Last Month:
    • This Month:
    • Comments: A 1TB and a 2TB partition left to do.

  • inSpace
    • August:Some prep work before blitzing the place after the festival is finished
    • Last Month: A little prep work
    • This Month: hit it once the space is free and I'm clear of F13stuff

  • Provision of new Networker server
    • August:install, test, report sign off
    • Last Month: further investigation shows move to Linux unlikely to be achievable
    • This Month: to be discussed
    • Comment: Need to cost options of paying consultancy fees to make it work with Linux, providing a Sun or virtual image, or simply loading and converting are existing tape archive using the current system.

  • Redevelop User Documentation
    • August:produce amended mock up
    • Last Month: produced Drupal mockup and circulated for comment, familiarisation with Drupal
    • This Month: cms decision to be made, final decision on site map, start porting content.

  • Deploy TiBS to self managed machines
    • August:test on windows and deploy to initial MAC test users
    • Last Month: awaiting bug-fix for MAC client - notes for documentation
    • This Month: test on windows and deploy to initial MAC test users

  • loghost implementation
    • August:Probably nothing, as hardware not expected
    • Last Month: As above
    • This Month: Will do a preliminary implementation on a temporary host if the real server doesn't materialise.

  • DICE F12^h3
    • August:finish rat packages off and snagging
    • Last Month:down to about 30 rat packages
    • This Month:snagging
    • Comments: The Thunderbird issues need to be investigated to evaluate if there is a simple fix.

  • Move www.inf to new technology
    • August: New apache for Plone.
    • Last Month: Some staff training and support to help setup ICCS, HCRC, and LFCS IIAB sites. Not yet live, but LFCS to be soon, need to agree how legacy pages will work (if at all). Installed new apache 2.2.16 (there's a live header) on wcms.inf. Only did this yesterday, so too soon to know if it's made a difference. Updated milestones dates for milestones that have not received any work so far. We'll be having a meeting on the 9th of Sept. to discuss jumping ship to Drupal.
    • This Month: Setup Plone instance on wafer (the main web server) and move some School sites to it, eg ISS pages. Produce the long standing resilience plan for main web server. LFCS should have moved to Plone by next meeting.

  • inf-unit F12 work
    • August:Project complete, prepare for signoff at next meeting
    • Last Month: Final report written
    • This Month: Sign off

  • Port LCFG to F13
    • August: Finish port to 64-bit and tidy up loose ends. Plan sign off in September
    • Last Month: Some loose ends tidied up.
    • This Month: Finish port to 64-bit, fix GDM issue, final report.
    • Comment: No GDM is an issue for the lab exam environment, possibly gconf can be used to do everything we need though.

  • Improvements in mirror management
    • August:
    • Last Month: Produce proposal. Produce milestones.
    • This Month: Just get it done - ie the implement milestone
    • Comment: Need a simple collated "where is my data" type lookup.

-- TimColles - 26 Aug 2010

Topic revision: r18 - 02 Sep 2010 - 10:51:02 - TimColles
 
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