Please fill in actual activity for Last Month (April) and intended activity for This Month (May) for projects you are responsible for. For reference, the intended activity recorded for April 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
    • April:
    • Last Month: Wait for dependency (#164 AFS test suites)
    • This Month: Wait for dependency (#164 AFS test suites)

  • Scanning for compromised machines
    • April: Will submit for signoff at May meeting, at which I will be physically present.
    • Last Month:
    • This Month: Submitting for signoff.

  • Inventory Improvement
    • April: Refresh perl/dbix skills. Start project.
    • Last Month: Project started. Half produced a prototype with DBIX
    • This Month: Continue prototyping. Produce proposal for schema.

  • Prometheus AFS PTS conduit
    • April: Sort out Gerrit mixup, finish and sign off
    • Last Month: All PTS code submitted. VL mock functions, Datastore test suite completed, Conduit test suite nearly done
    • This Month: Complete conduit test suite, submit, sign off

  • Account reconciliation
    • April: Delete archived accounts.
    • Last Month: Continued with archival of disabled accounts.
    • This Month: Last archives. Delete accounts.

  • Webmark Reform
    • April: Make prototype functional. Meet with main customer to guide priority of approval queue work.
    • Last Month: Had meeting. Revised plan a little.
    • This Month: Actual development.

  • Collaborative LaTeX System - Remedial Work
    • April: finish
    • Last Month: Nearly finished, obtained workaround for auth issue, configuration info now in LCFG, software now rpmified
    • This Month: polish scripts to help upgrades. upgrade server

  • School Database Revamp: Phase 1B & 2B
    • April: Continue with diff checks and subsequent adjustments. Finalize the new schema model and XSD generation process.
    • Last Month: Continue with diff checks and subsequent adjustments. Close to completion. Schematic revisited - added file/svn access.
    • This Month: Complete stage 1 diff checks (imminent). Push into live repository and proceed with stage 2 diff checks. Schematic - start on diff engine.

  • SL6 upgrade for US Unit
    • April: final report and sign off
    • Last Month: started final report
    • This Month: finish final report

  • SL6 upgrade for Services Unit
    • April: Remaining machines, sign off
    • Last Month: All machines now SL6'd - yeay! Start writing report.
    • This Month: Finish report, then submit for sign off.

  • SL6 upgrade for RAT Unit
    • April: finish coltex upgrade
    • Last Month:as per coltex project
    • This Month: finish and write up

  • Windows 7 Upgrade
    • April: Finalise decision on file storage
    • Last Month: Nothing
    • This Month: Final report (file storage considered outwith project)

  • Increasing Energy Savings from DICE Desktops
    • April: Continue getting feedback from testing. When the config and docs seem stable and suitable, roll out the new sleep version, with help from the Energy Coordinator.
    • Last Month: Beta testing continued peacefully. Version 0.30.0 of lcfg-sleep fixed a minor bug 653
    • This Month: I aim to roll out the new sleep version to all DICE desktops, with the help of the Energy Coordinator.

  • VM / cloud options survey
    • April: generate draft survey and circulate amongst COs & Paul
    • Last Month:very little
    • This Month: generate draft survey and circulate amongst COs & Paul

  • Lifecycle code design
    • April: More of the same; probably some prototyping.
    • Last Month: Built on Simon's design; wrote prototype code; wiki page for thoughts, etc. Please read and comment.
    • This Month: Get feedback, more prototyping

  • Investigate AFS on ECDF storage
    • April: Arrange meeting with ECDF and IS people and to discuss what space we can get our hands on.
    • Last Month: A little bit of thinking about it, but nothing else.
    • This Month: Assuming its still resourced, I'll get stuck into this this month.

  • Deploy Git/Gerrit as full services
    • April: Finish Documentation, cross Ts, Dot Is.
    • Last Month: Some issues addressed, mechanism for creating new projects rewritten
    • This Month: Document, announce, sign off

  • Review of OpenLDAP DICE client configuration
    • April: Continue.. My preference is to investigate moving to a more conventional client<->server model for LDAP ... If there are objections to the client<->server model on policy grounds (e.g. reliance on network; dead servers => dead clients; etc.), it would be good to raise them now ...
    • Last Month: Not much progress. Discovered, for example, that current authorization probably isn't working as expected.
    • This Month: Try to pin down policy decisions behind the current arrangements. Document what I've found about the current setup.

  • LCFG client refactor - code cleanup
    • April: Run through perltidy and perlcritic. Enable warnings and deal with the fallout.
    • Last Month: All code now tidied and passing perlcritic levels 4 and 5 where appropriate. Warnings enabled, all issues spotted so far are fixed.
    • This Month: Improve configuration and option handling. Eradicate hard wired paths. Split client code and LCFG component into separate packages. Clean up the way external processes are executed.

  • Replace CVS with SVN on www.inf
    • April:
    • Last Month: Setup test server and experimented with conversion tools
    • This Month: Complete testing, and arrange service conversion and switchover schedule.

  • DICE virtual image with teaching software for students
    • April:
    • Last Month: Started the project. The aim is to make a DIY DICE VM with teaching software, which works off the network (with a guest account) or on the network (where DICE logins should "just work"). Much of this has been done, but the issue of access to LDAP data when outside the firewall has not yet been solved. A number of approaches are being looked at.
    • This Month:

-- TimColles - 29 Apr 2013

Topic revision: r16 - 01 May 2013 - 08:57:07 - NeilBrown
 
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