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From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] ASF hosted machines for TCK Proposal - RESULTS
Date Thu, 22 May 2008 14:36:53 GMT

Hmmm .. just realized that I said I would call the vote on Friday rather 
than Thursday.  So, the vote is still open in case you still want to 
chime in.

Sorry for the premature call of the vote.


Joe Bohn wrote:
> The vote passes with 17 votes (12 by PMC members).
> I will forward this request on to the ASF Infrastructure team and 
> communicate back to the Geronimo team any "negotiation" that occurs as a 
> result.
> Thank you all.
> Joe
> Joe Bohn wrote:
>> If we are to take this proposal forward to the ASF Infrastructure 
>> team, they want assurance that the Geronimo PMC is behind the 
>> recommendation and  supports the intended use of the systems. I think 
>> it also bodes well to demonstrate that the entire Geronimo community 
>> stands behind the proposal, particularly since we will administer the 
>> machines ourselves,  - so I encourage all to vote.
>> [ ] +1 I agree with the need and support the proposal. Present it to 
>> the ASF Infrastructure team.
>> [ ] 0 No opinion
>> [ ] -1 I don't see the need or disagree with the proposal. Do not 
>> present this proposal to the ASF Infrastructure team.
>> I'll plan on calling this vote on Friday (5/23) morning (9 AM EST).
>> Rationale:
>> The Apache Geronimo community has a need to support the execution and 
>> sharing of results from Sun certification tests (cts) which are 
>> necessary gain JavaEE5 certification compliance.  This information is 
>> only available to those Geronimo committers that have signed the Sun 
>> NDA and other Apache committers that have signed an NDA and gained 
>> approval of the Apache Geronimo PMC.  This has allowed other Apache 
>> projects to test new products/releases by running JavaEE 5 TCK tests 
>> using the Apache Geronimo test infrastructure.
>> In the past these resource intensive tests have been run on private 
>> machines by individuals.  As more people become involved with Apache 
>> Geronimo and related projects, it is becoming obvious that we need a 
>> central system to run and share the results of these tests.  A 
>> centralized testing environment allows the Geronimo community to more 
>> fully participate in the TCK process. Some committers don't have 
>> access to the hardware resources needed to run the Java EE TCK tests 
>> in a timely manner. Although some ad-hoc sharing of private machines 
>> has occurred, this is not ideal from a community perspective. 
>> Community controlled systems allow us to equitably share these resources.
>> Request:
>> To fulfill this requirement, the Apache Geronimo PMC is requesting the 
>> ASF infrastructure team to provide and host machines that can be used 
>> for this purpose.  Initially, we would like to request two (2) 
>> machines that meet (as closely as possible) the specification below.  
>> However, we can see the need for 2 additional machines in the not too 
>> distant future.
>> Machine specs:
>> - 8 core (two 3.0 GHz quad-core)
>> - 16 GB memory
>> - two 750GB 7200 - rpm SATA 3GB/s disks
>> - DVD R/W (20x?)
>> - rack mountable specification to work with ASF infra requirements
>> - LOM or other features as necessary for ASF infra support
>> - to be developer managed and maintained by the Apache Geronimo Team
>>   - Apache Geronimo would assume all responsibility for:
>>      - configuration
>>      - backup/recovery
>>      - secure access
>>         - Strictly limited to those Apache Geronimo committers with 
>> NDAs on file or additional Apache committers with NDAs and approved by 
>> Geronimo PMC.
>>   - full, admin access would be granted to ASF infra with reboot 
>> directions
>>   - At least 2 active Apache Geronimo committers (with NDA 
>> authorization) would identified to manage the machines.
>> - Running Linux with something like Xen for 4 VM images per machine.  
>> We may increase the number of VM images if it is feasible.
>>   - We would require both ssh and VNC access to the VMs.
>>   - It is not yet decided if we would use NAT to access the VMs or 
>> public IP addresses.  Is there are recommendation from ASF Infra?
>> - Automation will most likely be added to run builds, execute tests, 
>> and produce reports.
>> - Capability to manually run tests on demand would also be supported.
>> Admin Volunteers:
>>   - Joe Bohn (PMC)
>>   - Jay McHugh (PMC)
>>   - Jason Warner
>>   - Matt Hogstrom (PMC)
>>   - Kevan Miller (PMC)

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