Project Development Meeting (IF-4.31 10:00 - 12:00) - Minutes 2011-06-06

Present: George, Gordon, Neil, Iain, Ian, Alastair, Toby, Graham, Chris, Tim (convener and minutes)

1. Minutes of last meeting


2. Matters arising

Update on actions from last meeting.

  • Virtualised DICE
    • Fork two projects: to address "staff" local desktop usage to run some kind of sub-DICE; to address DICE anywhere by VM (laptops and at home) and DICE anywhere by FreeNX (for IS labs as VM is not a solution here) but need academic confirmation of actual goal. First one done, second pending on discussion with Stuart. Just a project to cover FreeNX and tidy all these projects up. [Action Alastair/Iain]
  • Redevelop User Documentation
    • All units to bring documentation projects to implementation. [Action All Units]
  • Introduction of Drupal as the new commodity WCMS
    • Produce default drupal installation header with php dependencies. Done.
  • Prometheus: enable account lifecycle
    • Chase. Alastair chased without response. Will take the more general issue of University owned data being held solely on personal machines to CCPAG. [Action Alastair]
  • Account reconciliation
    • Activity report to include a countdown on remaining to go. [Action Alison]
  • Collaborative LaTeX System - Remedial Work
    • Try a certificate chain corrected for SSL/TLS anomalies? A bug report has been created.
  • Web search front end to package repository
    • Enhancements suggested were clickable links, using pre around package descriptions, listing i586, search that lists by group. [Action Roger]
  • Review roles mechanism
    • Add a milestone for producing the report. [Action Roger]
    • Link in wiki discussion page to project description. [Action Roger]

New actions from this meeting.

  • The Perl-AFS module is becoming a significant blocker now to many SL6 upgrades (specficially in Services, Infrastructure and MPU). Need to raise the priority of fixing this with MPU. [Action Alastair]
  • The following projects were signed-off: Move www.inf to new technology, Deployment of TiBS to self managed machines. Take to CEG for ratification. [Action Tim]
  • Evaluating UniDesk
    • Write final report. [Action Alison]
    • Publish evaluation report to CCPAG and link report into computing plan as evidence for decision to not migrate. [Action Alastair]

3. Approved Projects

See Activity with annotated comments from meeting.

4. Project Status Changes

5. New Proposed Projects


6. System Blog Articles

  • Prometheus - Toby
  • TiBS - Craig

7. AOB


-- TimColles - 08 Jun 2012

Topic revision: r1 - 08 Jun 2012 - 11:38:03 - TimColles
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