Please fill in actual activity for Last Month (February) and intended activity for This Month (March) for projects you are responsible for. For reference, the intended activity recorded for February 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.

  • Review/Update Submit Practical Submission System
    • February: Find and neutralise remaining bugs; hack the accompanying scripts; test thoroughly; beta test.
    • Last Month: Found and neutralised remaining bugs. Changed scripts where necessary. Tested a lot.
    • This Month: Produce some automatic test scripts and put out to beta-testing. Hopefully finish the project.

  • Revisit Account Management
    • February: Sort out project management issues, concerning time available and where to draw line under project. Complete host id work. Make start on additional identities work if time/effort allows. Account lifecycle progress (to be tracked in separate project). Get CSOs involved. Updates to documentation. More data cleanup work (also in separate project). Put 3g conduit into service and work with RAT on combining feeds.
    • Last Month: Finished coding of account lifecycle. Improved/expanded overview document. CSO involvement with various aspects. Agreed that line to be drawn under current project at end of March. Child-object ownership issues resolved. Object deletion code reworked. Host identity code completed. Data cleanup work stalled pending deletion code changes. Database 3g conduit stalled on roles mismatch between 2g and 3g sources.
    • This Month: Write tests for lifecycle code. Write tool to allow creation of arbitrary prometheus entries. Bring various recent code changes into service - some of these require a bit of planning. API documentation review. Data cleanup continuation (tracked in separate project - Account Reconciliation). Put 3g database conduit into service and work with RAT on combining feeds (tracked in separate project - Prometheus: migration to new database feeds. Distribute client code to all machines (and remove old account management tools). Remove roles visibility from LDAP. Draw line under project!
    • Note milestones altered.

  • Final Stages of Commodity WCMS work
    • February: Get someone to try the restore.
    • Last Month: Roger has been trying the restore and noting the assumptions my docs make.
    • This Month: Finish working through the restore and then go back and update the docs with more explicit instructions (where they were lacking)

  • EUCLID Interoperability
    • February: Nothing.
    • Last Month: Minor refinement to sync framework (was not correctly reclaiming deleted records). Finished docs.
    • This Month: Nothing.

  • School Database Revamp
    • February: Roll out first post-deployment update release. Roll out of the new system for ITO and COs. Finish server inserts. Finalise and document portal.
    • Last Month: Two post-deployment updates released. Prototype portal framework refined, re-structured, admin managed access control and email delivery added, LCFG header created etc. - effectively finished. Many new PGR reports created and refined from feedback. High level of live support carried out as the IGS have been doing large amounts of data entry which resulted in various issues needing to be addressed. This has delayed further roll out to ITO/COs.
    • This Month: Document portal framework and desktop construction process. Do another post-deployment update addressing issues for ITO/COs rollout and fixes for ISS Duties Allocation (this update would include finishing server inserts). Start process of identifying tasks above/below line.

  • Software build farm
    • February: More documentation. More testing. Give technical talk to COs. Fix some minor issues.
    • Last Month: Documentation. Testing. Technical Talk. Various bug fixes.
    • This Month: Finish documentation

  • AV facilities
    • February: Mediascape to complete induction loop/audio tests now that kit is back in place. Milestone dates changed.
    • Last Month: Mediascape were here 25th Feb. Didn't complete due to a possible fault with the kit that has just been repaired. Due back 3rd March. However, it turned out to be a very useful training session for our technicians.
    • This Month: Mediascape here 3rd March.

  • inSpace
    • February: finish dhcpd component and sort out networking.
    • Last Month: had to backtrack a little but component nearly finished
    • This Month: test component (probably in parallel with an existing server (beowulf))

  • Improvements in mirror management
    • February: Still finish it.
    • Last Month: Shipped a preview version of the rmirror component that allows for more targeted run of specific rsync targets at a frequency other than once a day. This was to help provide hadoop disaster recovery. It has got me thinking about how to cope with overlapping calls to the component "run" method. Currently the LCFG locking should make things work in a safe way, but perhaps not the best way. Rather than a subsequent "run" blocking until the previous "run" has finished, it should return straight away with an error/warning informing the caller that the previous run is still in progress. This would save a pileup of "runs" should something go awry. Having failed again to "just finish it", I've gone back and updated the milestones into smaller chunks. So I can keep track of my baby steps.
    • This Month: "is taped" script and "report" method.

  • Redevelop User Documentation
    • February: continue with building of drupal site and validation - milestone date amended. Circulate planned workflow to COs and arrange meeting to discuss.
    • Last Month: Meeting held.
    • This Month: Expand focus group and circulate alternative front pages. Work on taxonomy. Create VM rather than using desktop. Hold supervised surfer sessions.

  • Deploy TiBS to self managed machines
    • February: User acceptance
    • Last Month: Some issues found with Windows machines. Efforts to fix in conjunction with Teradactyl frustrated by operational commitments
    • This Month: Fix issues

  • Implement print quotas via Pcounter
    • February: Nothing expected. (This project is stalled from our point of view. Any activity here depends on hearing of progress from IS: the current 'technical' problems are at their end.)
    • Last Month: Opened a firewall hole for IS testing (as soon as I realised that this might have been a stopping issue for them - see UniDesk I101217-0523); Poked IS and got test print queue set up on similar server to SEE.
    • This Month: Test new print queue, see if quota and kerberos issues are addressed, make final decision on whether to continue on pcounter route or seek alternative solution.
  • Replacement for VMware Server
    • February: Hopefully agree on path to take next. Assuming KVM agreed - investigate lcfg-libvirt component
    • Last Month: Project stalled pending an SL6 server platform
    • This Month: Nowt

  • loghost implementation
    • February:
    • Last Month: Thorough re-read of the rsyslog documentation
    • This Month: Get the component written! Test again using the netinf machines.

  • DICE F12^h3
    • February: write up for signoff
    • Last Month: wrote up draft
    • This Month: finish draft and submit.

  • Move www.inf to new technology
    • February: Setup offsite DR and document.
    • Last Month: Not the planned work. Some time spent helping with a new /school-services/ branch as a plone subsite of www.inf. Also trying to come up with a solution to some problems with the ISS/ITO migration to plone, namely folder listings to reveal the existence of restricted content.
    • This Month: Hopefully solve the folder listing problem. But want to prioritise finishing the mirror project.

  • Prometheus AFS PTS conduit
    • February: Finish -> sign off
    • Last Month: Nothing
    • This Month: Depends on priorities of this and other projects.

  • Review of AT3/4/5 network
    • February: Deal with any questions arising. Otherwise, expect to submit for sign off at March Dev Meeting.
    • Last Month: Made minor additions to report; submitted project for signoff.
    • This Month: Nothing - signoff.

  • LCFG layer SL6 port
    • February:
    • Last Month: Project started on 21st Feb with ship of SL6 RC1. Base package lists created and LCFG core built with mock
    • This Month: Produce inf layer LCFG installed and managed box.

-- TimColles - 24 Feb 2011

Topic revision: r16 - 02 Mar 2011 - 09:18:32 - AlisonDownie
 
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