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.

  • Revisit Account Management
    • August: Depends on dependencies. Lifecycle work may be completely moved to #188
    • Last Month: Project complete, pending #164 and lifecycle code. All lifecycle code work to be moved to #188
    • This Month: No major activity

  • LCFG Server Refactoring
    • August: Add basic test suite for code. Package software. Start beta-testing phase.
    • Last Month: Basic test suite done.
    • This Month: Sort out packaging. Tag release.

  • EUCLID Interoperability
    • August: Complete the ITO feeds and syncs.
    • Last Month: Completed, deployed and turned on.
    • This Month: Firefighting.

  • School Database Revamp
    • August: Sort remaining minor server bugs (sequence related). Complete client keyboard navigation, QA and deploy.
    • Last Month: Nothing as priority shifted to Phase 2B (ITO move to Theon).
    • This Month: If not fighting fires then as for August.

  • inSpace
    • August: Finish Inf-unit recommended revisions & submit for signoff
    • Last Month: Finished revisions and submitted.
    • This Month:

  • Further AFS development and automation
    • August: Install nightly info gathering script. Rethink other deliverables, try for smaller ones.
    • Last Month: Installed nightly info gathering script (and got its results backed up).
    • This Month: Wait for a Services Unit rethink on the project deliverables.

  • Redevelop User Documentation
    • August: complete taxonomy, continue porting
    • Last Month: didn't complete taxonomy and porting on hold due to CSOs busy with machine upgrades etc. Investigated nodehierarchy problems under drupal7 - had worked fine in drupal6.
    • This Month: Comtinue porting but involve units more with their user documentation.

  • Implement print quotas via Pcounter
    • August: Investigate issues with Windows/Mac OS printing, set up pcounter quota allocation system
    • Last Month: neilb for cms - I believe the quota system has been done, and everything's about to go live once some last MSc's have submitted.
    • This Month:

  • loghost implementation
    • August: Add more clients for load tests; consider suggestions resulting from discussion note.
    • Last Month: As above
    • This Month: Possible RaT-unit enhancements
    • Comment: Was going to move to "acceptance", but will hold off on that for now pending RaT changes.

  • Move www.inf to new technology
    • August: Put everything for the DR machine (canny) into headers. Publish DR plan. Though priority may be given to my other projects over this.
    • Last Month: Nothing. CIAB prioritised
    • This Month: Put everything for the DR machine (canny) into headers. Publish DR plan.

  • Prometheus AFS PTS conduit
    • August: Depends on effort required for web based password dispenser
    • Last Month: neilb for cms - I don't think anything was done, the password portal bumped it.
    • This Month:

  • Virtualised DICE image - scoping
    • August: Pin SOA down on requirements start to write up.
    • Last Month: Started to write up
    • This Month: check a few final things and finish writeup

  • OpenLDAP 2.4 Upgrade
    • August:
    • Last Month: Set up SL6 OpenLDAP 2.4 master and slave servers; tested syncrepl to slave; tested slaprepl to SL6 client; no problems found (yet).
    • This Month: Finalise testing; write up.

  • Account reconciliation
    • August: Will definitely be picked up again this month.
    • Last Month: Some re-orientation and code checking
    • This Month: Start to delete people

  • Prometheus: migration to new database feeds
    • August: Put 3g feed into service alongside 2g feed; Consider primary key changes following this.
    • Last Month: 3g feed into service - 391 new accounts created
    • This Month: Investigate speed problems with 3g prometheus views. Consider primary key issue.

  • Simple KVM service
    • August: Start project - identify and fix any problems with KVM under DICE SL6
    • Last Month: Created package lists and header for KVM. Configured libvirt access controls. Tested local and remote command line access to consoles. Discovered that existing network component insufficiently flexible to configure bridges on top of VLANs - now added support to build a network interface configuration using tag lines. VLANs and bonding tested. SAN testing held up due to SL6 fibre issues.
    • This Month: Check bridges over VLANs over bonding. Produce documentation.

  • School Database Revamp: Phase 1B & 2B
    • August: Ongoing with both of above.
    • Last Month: Taught Student desktop completed and ITO QA. Course desktop half completed. Work started on conversion of external processes and reports that are critical for start of semester (tutorial group allocation, course checking, submission data, student mailing lists, replacements to old itodb 2g web pages, etc). Firefighting IGS desk allocation and offers issues that have arisen with the move from applicant to live student. Support for the HTBN tutor allocation work.
    • This Month: Course desktop completion. First tranche report conversion completion. ITO go live with Theon and 3g. Firefighting issues arising from the deployment of Theon for the ITO, likely to be many and urgent. Implement Webmark forms for mark return.

  • SL6 Dice desktop
    • August: ship skype fix, ship lcfg-gconf...start polishing
    • Last Month:
    • This Month:

  • SL6 RaT Packages
    • August: Finalise S2 requests, build S2 RPMs, continue with Research RPMs
    • Last Month: A few more loose ends (away for latter half of month)
    • This Month: Checking test feedback & confirm S1 good-to-go

  • Course in a Box - 2
    • August: Move to active, update project description, eg Project Leader and start working on it!
    • Last Month: Did all the above, and now have a conduit producing most of the required info from output of the original CIAB project. See the spreadsheet linked to from CourseInABoxTwoProject209. The current output of the conduit is at http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/teaching/ciab/. Just need to guidance/feedback as to layout/styling and where/how they will be linked to.
    • This Month: Finish the styling and find out where/how its going to be used! Needs to be complete this week.

-- TimColles - 05 Sep 2011

Topic revision: r13 - 07 Sep 2011 - 08:51:11 - IainRae
 
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