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Aperi Development Status Meeting 07/28/08

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IBM (Al Heitman, Dave Wolfe, Todd Singleton, Chris King)


  • Project Leader Notes:
    • Installer Issue
      • Issues surfaced in June that Eclipse installers are not allowed to download non-approved 3rd party libraries. We are investigating this issue further and putting a remediation plan in place. We had a meeting with Bjorn last Thursday and plan to remediate in the next milestone. One of the suggestions that came from this meeting is to make the unapproved libraries optional by providing the functions in an alternate way that doesn’t require the unapproved libraries. Martine is investigating the DoJo panel and alternate option.
      • Al submitted IPzilla Contribution Questionnaire for Apache Geronimo. Eclipse needs the source code for the jar file we want to include. Al is working on parsing down the source zip. It may take a while as there are about 2500 files in the jar Aperi is using.
      • DoJo not approved. If we can make DoJo optional by providing an alternative panel, then it is ok to offer the DoJo if the customer wishes to accept the license. Al to investigate the 1.0 version.
    • Misc. Project Info
      • Al has a proposed document review process at Al asked for feedback comments. Al asked about mandatory reviewers, however, Dave indicated that the Eclipse norm is to volunteer so we decided to keep the process as originally written without making any reviewers mandatory.
    • 2008 planning (R0.5)
      • Still need milestones for Virtual Fabric / FC Security spec. from Brocade. Al sent a request to John for milestone details.
      • Still need milestones for Linux HA Cluster support from Novell. Robert indicated he could provide that in May. Al sent a request to Robert for any milestone details.
      • Al working on schedule update to incorporate iterative ideas from Dave and Todd into the plan. We had a meeting with Todd and Dave last week to flush this out further. Al working on a schedule update for Todd to work on updating the Aperi SRM framework to incorporate SSO in the existing launch capabilities. Dave is working on the details of LIC iterations. I have moved the Eclipse based help development item to Himanshu.
      • Al needs to work with Dave on pedigree review of LIC XML spec. definition. So far, have received support from the other stakeholders to make the spec. public. There were some issues raised about compatibility and I have asked Martine to help Dave resolve these. Martine was at SNIA summer symposium last week so not much progress was made last week. Al mentioned that we need to get this finalized so we can go through the open source donation process.
    • Aperi Committers:
      • The following committers still need the legal “paperwork” completed before full committer access is granted.
        • John Crandall
        • Jenny Monesson
      • Al nominated Martine Wedlake as an Aperi Committer. The voting ended with the successful election of Martine Wedlake as the newest Aperi Committer. Martine still needs to complete the candidate paperwork before full committer access is granted.
  • Release Engineer Notes (Todd):
    • Build status/process
      • Todd posted the lastest SAN Simulator code to Aperi.
      • Al will look at the build logs for the 3rd party compile problem.
  • Aperi Downloads:
    • July totals are 673 total, with 369 for SAN Simulator and 304 for SRM.
    • Al will updated the downloads chart with July totals later this week.
    • Latest stats
  • Development items/issues:
    • SSO – Todd is writing a browser based sample client along with the documentation for the SSO client which will be used as a starting point for the LIC sample application unit test framework. Todd has the code checked into CVS and an initial document out for SSO. He will be adding some more user documentation to clarify some procedures. He has 3rd party libraries from the Eclipse Higgins project that will need CQ’s submitted to get Eclipse IP approval for the Aperi project. Al will set up a meeting with Todd to enter the CQ’s.
    • LIC – Dave is working on the specs for LIC. We need to find a standard to get LIC XML schema definition. Dave will start spending more time on Aperi now. Dave came up with a rollout plan for the LIC items as well as more detailed development items for the individual developers. Al asked that he forward that to him. Al will work with Dave to update the project plan to incorporate the additional rollout items and task details.
    • SAN Simulator - The code is checked into CVS. Todd completed the build last week. We need to get committer community to do a code review before we release it. Al asked Ramani to initiate the code review via the Aperi-Dev.
    • Java Help – Chris/Todd This activity is scheduled to start in the next few weeks. This item has moved to Himanshu to free Todd up to work on SSO. Chris can start on his items and the conversions prior to the development item. Dave suggested to post a help wanted add on the Eclipse site to get help with this item.
    • Virtual Fabric / FC Security spec – need update from John.
    • Linux HA cluster support – need update from Robert.
  • IDVT:
  • ID:
    • Chris is working on the ID plan. He put a version out on wiki and will start a review at the end of the week. He will use the new proposed document review process to review the doc.
  • Project Schedule:
  • Action Items:
Item Owner Target Status
Obtain two mentors Al 08/31/08 Per new development process rules, we need to obtain two project mentors. Harm Sluiman is one. Discussed with Tom last week. Bjorn has a list of mentors we can use. Al to follow up with Bjorn.
Document Control Al 08/31/08 Write up text for Aperi document control. Al wrote up a proposal process to review documents here -> Al will initiate a vote to adopt the process.

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