Please fill in actual activity for Last Month (January) and intended activity for This Month (February) for projects you are responsible for. For reference, the intended activity recorded for January 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
    • January: start writing up once afs tests completed
    • Last Month: waiting for afs test completion; all afs tests to date now shipped
    • This Month: start writing up once afs tests completed

  • School Database Revamp
    • January: Additions/corrections from Graham. Then send out.
    • Last Month: Nothing.
    • This Month: Additions/corrections from Graham. Then send out.

  • Inventory Improvement
    • January: Complete final design document and publish.
    • Last Month: Fleshed out design (see project home page. Still more details required, but need to stall until SL7 project completed.
    • This Month: Publish as is. Stall

  • Prometheus AFS PTS conduit
    • January: Final checks that all branches of VL conduit are tested, sign off
    • Last Month: All checks done
    • This Month: final report, sign off!

  • Password strength checks
    • January: Test, write conclusions, probably stall at next meeting
    • Last Month: Some testing on TEST.INF.ED.AC.UK KDC with a small dictionary. Latest version of module loads cleanly when configuration is hacked in by hand. Password changes based on words in the dictionary are rejected with a plausible-looking error message, so it appears to work.
    • This Month: Some more testing. Then either do the necessary component changes to allow it to be deployed "properly" or write up conclusions and staill pending EASE KDC progress.

  • Account reconciliation
    • January: suggest we drop uid mismatch and solve locally when and if required - not much point pursuing with IS; Alison, Lindsey and Toby to meet to discuss procedures
    • Last Month: Sent lengthy email to alisond/lmb with details of tools and procedures to identify accounts for archival. This will change with lifecycle code, so...
    • This Month: ... suggest we stall this project until lifecycle code has been implemented. At that point, we can do a one-off trawl and archive users/delete host principals as appropriate.

  • Webmark Reform
    • January: a functional form for user acceptance
    • Last Month: rendering fields, documentation, talk
    • This Month: a functional form for user acceptance

  • Collaborative LaTeX System - Remedial Work
    • January: Really Really Really finish the report
    • Last Month:not very much
    • This Month:add more reallys
  • School Database Revamp: Phase 1B & 2B
    • January: Fix remaining self DDL generation anomalies. Commit. Implement tool chain.
    • Last Month: Fixed remaining self DDL generation anomalies. Started work on XSLT data generation and loading process. Framework for tool chain code done.
    • This Month: Complete XSLT data generation and loading process. Implement each individual command in tool chain.

  • Lifecycle code design
    • January: wait for code review
    • Last Month: waited for code review
    • This Month: wait for code review

  • Investigate AFS on ECDF storage
    • January: Again get basic iozone and/or bonnie tests going.
    • Last Month: I've run some bonnie++ and iozone tests on the underlying file systems, GPFS and our ext2 on SAN. I've added some initial stats to Project268AFSonECDF#Benchmarking. The bonnie++ figures are easier to comprehend. I think my Iozone figures need some work, the auto test has too much info to digest. Still waiting for news from the RDM (ECDF), I believe they are having some issues with the management of the system. We're unlikely to get much attention until they've rolled out their initial product.
    • This Month: Get some more bonnie++ figures for things like our AFS served from local RAID 10 disks. But probably not much more unless ECDF people are suddenly free.

  • Deploy Git/Gerrit as full services
    • January: Finish documentation, begin work on supporting CGIs
    • Last Month: User documentation done, cgis started
    • This Month: finish and test cgis

  • Replace CVS with SVN on www.inf
    • January: Check test SVN with users, confirm conversion options. Arrange switchover.
    • Last Month: Some progress, but DR exercise and other stuff got in the way. Have contacted affected users about testing, and am responding to feedback.
    • This Month: Complete user testing, finalise configuration, and arrange switchover.

  • Securing School Web Servers
    • January: Update proposal, and estimate effort/benefit/affect on users for options listed on Project287SecuringWebServers
    • Last Month: Updated proposal with a plan. Made some rough estimate of effort and affect of various options. Updated wiki with a proposed priority in which to tackle each of the various options. Generally starting with the easiest first.
    • This Month: Move to project to "Implementation" and start working through the various options in priority order. I'll have a chat with Stephen (or anyone else who wants to give some input) to see if he agrees with my ordering.

  • remove obsolete deps for LCFG client
    • January: Convert prototype into a lighter-weight equivalent.
    • Last Month: Completed development of new framework for handling LCFG profiles. Began work on integration into the client.
    • This Month: Work on reducing memory footprint of XML parser.

  • Intrusion Detection System
    • January: More reading, fire up a prototype
    • Last Month: A bit more reading.
    • This Month: This is currently queued behind password-strength-checking and lifecycle code review, so perhaps no prototype this month.

  • Produce a talks.cam not-a-service for trialling
    • January: Start experimenting with code
    • Last Month: Experimented with code, it became apparent that it would probably be non-trivial to implement locally due to (1) dependencies, (2) lack of documentation, (3) lack of ruby/rails experience. Also it came to light that Bob Fisher has written a job description for a PGR to do this work (the job spec is for 160 hours) which is pending college approval to advertise. in light of this, gdmr/toby think it best to write up anything that's been done so far and close of project.
    • This Month: Write up.

  • RHEL7 based LCFG port
    • January: Start project
    • Last Month: Started docs on RHEL7 changes. Decided to work on F19 until SL7 is released. Created SL7 OS headers, package buckets and package lists.
    • This Month: Create installbase and installroot package lists. Attempt build of LCFG core. Deploy F19 PkgForge. Decide on SL or Centos?

-- TimColles - 03 Feb 2014

Topic revision: r15 - 05 Feb 2014 - 09:58:28 - GrahamDutton
 
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