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.

  • Revisit Account Management
    • February: Wait for dependency (#164 AFS test suites)
    • Last Month: Wait for dependency (#164 AFS test suites)
    • This Month: Wait for dependency (#164 AFS test suites)

  • Scanning for compromised machines
    • February: Finish writing up. Implement minimal nmap reports.
    • Last Month: Written up conclusions. Still experimenting with nmap.
    • This Month: Finish.

  • School Database Revamp
    • February: Nothing, on hold awaiting write up and sign off.
    • Last Month: Nothing.
    • This Month: Write final report.

  • inSpace
    • February:
    • Last Month:submit for signoff
    • This Month:

  • Redevelop User Documentation
    • February: Finish implementing suggested improvements. Documentation week. Finish off new-user documentation. Go live on 25th Feb.
    • Last Month: Documentation Week. New site went live on 25th Feb. Editor appointed.
    • This Month: Prepare for sign-off.

  • Inventory Improvement
    • February: Unlikely much work until end of month - firm loose requirements.
    • Last Month:
    • This Month: Wake up project

  • Prometheus AFS PTS conduit
    • February: Get back to this once Git/Gerrit project is completed
    • Last Month: PTS Store and Conduit tests in gerrit for code review
    • This Month: VL Store and conduit tests completed and in gerrit, possibly sign off

  • Password strength checks
    • February: Test it out.
    • Last Month: Didn't test it out.
    • This Month: Wait for 1.10 to be tested, then test the plugin.

  • Account reconciliation
    • February: PIck up again, use end date and other criteria to start clustering deletions
    • Last Month: List of disabled accounts for archive/deletion passed to support
    • This Month: Delete any accounts which are archived

  • Introduction of Drupal as the new commodity WCMS
    • February: Move to stalled, while we wait more details of the centrally provided Drupal service. Hoping to announce firm time scales in/after March.
    • Last Month: Stalled
    • This Month: Remove from here until reactivated?

  • Rationalisation of roles & entitlements
    • February: sort out the over-inclusion of the @person role, recommend structure for future roles management
    • Last Month: not much
    • This Month: sort out the over-inclusion of the @person role, finish structure recommendation for future roles management

  • MPU SL6 Server Upgrades
    • February: Produce final report and bring for signoff.
    • Last Month: Started final report.
    • This Month: Finish final report and bring for signoff.

  • Webmark Reform
    • February: produce skeletal prototype using WSGI
    • Last Month: Produced viable WSGI prototype which handles Webmark form descriptors.
    • This Month: Add basic (form) input and (text) output to prototype. Design "approval queue" subsystem.

  • SL6 upgrade for US Unit
    • February: Move support RT and forumtracker to RT4. Complete touchscreen upgrades.
    • Last Month: Touchscreens upgraded. Support RT moved.
    • This Month: forumtracker move provisionally scheduled 14/3. Final report and sign off.

  • SL6 upgrade for Services Unit
    • February: We will get the remaining ones done.
    • Last Month: Unfortunately due to holidays, docs week, innovation etc. We still have 4 to do. The two web ones have SL6 equivalents running, I'm just checking that they work as expected before doing the actual services. Then I'll do mail.
    • This Month: Really will get the last machines done. Note we're not doing maelcum, RAT I believe said they would.

  • System Security Enhancements.
    • February: Finish documentation.
    • Last Month: Wrote docs for rkhunter and auditd components. Tidied a few bits and pieces.
    • This Month: Finish documentation (mainly BuzzSaw related).

  • Windows 7 Upgrade
    • February: Complete remaining upgrades and finalise decision on file storage.
    • Last Month: All user machines upgraded. One XP machine remains in AT support.
    • This Month: Upgrade AT support machine. Finalise decision on file storage.

  • Increasing Energy Savings from DICE Desktops
    • February: Change of emphasis: concentrate first on detecting X session idleness. If there's time after that, write a BuzzSaw report to get data out of the DB; establish a regular sleep data report; assess the data; figure out what's not sleeping and why; work out how best to tweak the sleep setup to improve sleep rates; design solutions; implement them; design a user-level "sleep now" command.
    • Last Month: The sleep component now detects X session idleness. This will produce a significant change in behaviour so it's being tested on the develop release only. Bug reports have come in, various bugs have been fixed and a new resource introduced (sleep.xidletime - the minimum number of minutes to stay awake after the X session has become idle). I also produced a BuzzSaw Filter module for the sleep data report.
    • This Month: Continue the testing, broadening the test to volunteers outside the computing staff. (No further software changes are planned.) Finish the basic BuzzSaw sleep data report for the Energy Coordinator. Once testing seems OK, roll it out DICEwide.

  • Documentation update - managed platform unit
    • February: Finish work on DICE platform doc. Document DIYDICE
    • Last Month: Finished platform doc
    • This Month: Transfer DIYDICE docs from Wiki to new site and check for validity.

  • VM / cloud options survey
    • February: generate draft survey and circulate amongst COs & Paul
    • Last Month: nothing
    • This Month: generate draft survey and circulate amongst COs & Paul

  • Streaming Media Service Requirements
    • February: Correlate initial responses, seek feedback, and draft requirements doc
    • Last Month: not much
    • This Month: Continue with draft requirements & software investigations

  • Lifecycle code design
    • February:
    • Last Month: Existing prometheus development strands tidied up and submitted for review. These are only tangentially related to lifecycle, but it makes sense to clear the decks of existing development before beginning lifecycle design.
    • This Month: Assess what design we have and start to flesh out.

  • Deploy Git/Gerrit as full services
    • February: Port helper programs, sort out configuration of Gerrit
    • Last Month: New server deployed
    • This Month: Smooth off rough edges, update documentation

  • Investigate AFS on ECDF storage
    • Last Month: Should have brought forward for evaluation/implementation.
    • This Month: Move to evaluation/implementation. Work wont start on it until SL6 work complete.

-- TimColles - 04 Mar 2013

Topic revision: r16 - 06 Mar 2013 - 08:38:44 - GrahamDutton
 
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