Development Meeting

Room IF-4.31 - Minutes 2010-02-03

Present: Toby Blake, Roger Burroughes, Tim Colles (convenor and minutes), Alison Downie, Ian Durkacz, Craig Strachan, Neil Brown, George Ross, Stephen Quinney, Chris Cooke, Graham Dutton, Iain Rae, Alastair Scobie

1. Minutes of last meeting

Accepted.

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. A project entry has been created for this.
  • 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. Some returns, George will pester for more. [Action George]
  • Issues raised in Ian's documentation review paper will be discussed at the 9th December operational meeting. Was discussed.
  • 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. Done.
  • Alastair to add realistic dates to Implement self-managed support strategy project. Done.
  • Roger will add a service entry for the TWiki service to the service catalogue. Done.
  • Alastair/Alison to flesh out Communication with users project. Done.
  • MPU to consider how we can automatically pre-populate Bugzilla for the RHEL6 porting exercise. Only needed for LCFG/INF -> DICE tracking. Added onto MPU list.
  • Publish TODO list and timeframe for deployment of Prometheus. [Action Toby]
  • Consider whether Audio Capture should be part of A/V facilities project. [Action Alastair/Alison]
  • CUPS needs a service catalogue entry. [Action Gordon]

3. Approved Projects

See Activity with annotated comments from meeting.

4. Project Status Changes

The following projects were signed off :-

Some small refinements remain and will be tracked at CEG before ratification. [Action Tim]

5. New Proposed Projects

The next project is higher priority so this will not go forward at this stage. Instead just do the temperature monitoring part which should be quick to implement will be done as a small MPU project.

Move to Implementation. Need to create a package tree early on so that others can submit Fedora12 packages that aren't LCFG port dependent. Will aim for an i386 architecture first. We will need to generate our own package lists. Would be very useful now to have mock. Stephen already did work on this and it should not take much effort to make use of it (on an individual basis). Iain will look at this. [Action Iain]

Move to Implementation.

Move to Implementation (provisional). The project description needs Archiving added to the proposal, as well as effort estimate and milestones. [Action Craig]

Move to Implementation (provisional). The project description needs effort estimate and milestones. [Action Craig]

Remains as proposal. The project description needs much more detail on how it will be done, effort estimate and milestones. [Action Alison]

Move to Implementation (provisional). The project description should include a first step which is an evaluation stage. This should consider alternative options to using old Sun hardware - such as new Sun hardware (better energy and cheaper maintenance), latest Solaris, an Intel Windows PC (there is a version of Networker for this) or a virtualised solution. Also needs an effort estimate and milestones. [Action Craig/Gordon]

Move to Implementation (provisional). The project description should include a first step which is an evaluation stage. This should consider whether Wallet is the correct and/or only suitable technology. Also needs an effort estimate and milestones. [Action Ian]

6. AOB

-- TimColles - 12 Feb 2010

Topic revision: r2 - 12 Feb 2010 - 14:02:06 - TimColles
 
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