Development Meeting

Room IF-4.33 - Minutes 2009-12-02

Present: Roger Burroughes, Ian Durkacz, Craig Strachan, Neil Brown, George Ross, Stephen Quinney, Chris Cooke, Iain Rae, Alastair Scobie (convenor and minutes)

Apologies: Alison Downie, Gordon Reid, Tim Colles, Toby Blake

1. Minutes of last meeting


2. Matters Arising

  • There are redundant fields in project descriptors. They should be simplified. Propose a simplified format. Should also look at IS basic project management templates and consider something that they might be able to use as well. Will try to start something this month. [Action Alison/Tim]
  • Alastair will discuss automated ACL management for shared folders on staffmail with Chris Adie. [Action Alastair]
  • George needs comments on and requirements for logging from other Units. [Action ALL]
  • Issues raised in Ian's documentation review paper will be discussed at the 9th December operational meeting. [Action Craig]
  • Craig/Neil will add in architecture design and consideration of resilience and offsite mirrors to the "Future Direction of Main Informatics Web service" project. [Action Craig]
  • Craig to raise a bug report with Teradactyl wrt. the issue with the TiBS shutdown script killing all processes with "tibs" in their name. [Action Craig]
  • Alastair will add a service entry for the Package submission service to the service catalogue. [Action Alastair]
  • Alastair to add realistic dates to Implement self-managed support strategy project. [Action Alastair]
  • Roger will add a service entry for the TWiki service to the service catalogue. [Action Roger]
  • Alastair/Alison to flesh out Communication with users project. [Action Alastair/Alison]
  • MPU to consider how we can automatically pre-populate Bugzilla for the RHEL6 porting exercise. [Action Alastair]

3. Approved Projects

See Activity with annotated comments from meeting.

4. Project Status Changes

The following projects were signed off :-

The Package Submission and TWiki upgrade projects will be held back at CEG for final signoff pending appropriate entries in the Service catalogue.

5. New Proposed Projects

The following project moved to Evaluation stage :-

Given the small amount of effort budgeted for this project, it is likely that the project will transition to Implementation stage by email agreement rather than waiting for the February Development meeting.

The following project moved to Implementation stage :-

This project needs realistic milestone dates.

6. AOB

-- AlastairScobie - 02 Dec 2009

Topic revision: r1 - 02 Dec 2009 - 14:13:28 - AlastairScobie
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