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From Arthur Berezin <>
Subject Re: ARIA update
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:57:07 GMT
Cool stuff Ran! Getting closer and closer for ARIA to run end-to-end fully
compatible TOSCA Simple profile templates!

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 7:53 PM Ran Ziv <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> We've been thinking it'd possibly be a good idea to update about current
> progress once a week or two.
> This should usually be pretty short, but might help some follow ARIA on a
> high level without having to delve into the JIRA issues etc.
> On this week's news:
>  - The main story is the modelling overhaul that's been taking place for
> some time now - up until recently, we've been using models mostly based on
> Cloudify's, merged with some TOSCA on the side. Much work's been done as of
> late to change this and instead have the whole of ARIA use proper TOSCA
> modelling.
> This work's not yet completed - redoing the models means changes that
> propagate to other parts of the system which use these models, which is,
> well, everything - but a major piece of it has been merged this week, and
> it seems like the other pieces are also starting to fall into place.
>  - ARIA now has some actual service template examples! Those are the ones
> that can be found in the TOSCA spec, with some minor adjustments to fix
> errors in the examples themselves. This also helped us fix some bugs in the
> parser - which has also been celebrating its first tests being introduced
> this week. Whoo!
>  - The mechanism for serializing an operation context when using the
> process executor has been made more generic.
> ARIA runs operations in subprocesses, and so the operation context - the
> object through which you use ARIA's operation API - has to find its way
> into these subprocesses.
> Before, the serialization mechanism assumed the API interacts specifically
> with sqlite storage, which is what ARIA uses by default when run as a
> standalone - Now, however, it should no longer pose a problem for any third
> parties which might want to use ARIA but with a different type of SQL
> database.
>  - We've experienced some freezing and other issues on Windows, so we've
> had the pleasure of much Windows debugging this week. Fun times!
> See you next week! Unless Windows decides otherwise.
> Ran

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