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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "July2012" by robweir
Date Sat, 07 Jul 2012 20:24:27 GMT
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The "July2012" page has been changed by robweir:
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/July2012?action=diff&rev1=38&rev2=39

  
  There are no issues that require the Incubator PMC's or the board's attention.
  
- Little has happened since our last report in April, a prototype of client-side device probes

+ Little has happened since our last report in April, a prototype of client-side device probes
  has been created [1], a few messages have been exchanged about that but that's all.
  
- At this point the future of the project is unclear, we should re-evaluate the situation

+ At this point the future of the project is unclear, we should re-evaluate the situation
  for the next report in October to see if activity has picked up.
  
  [1] http://markmail.org/message/3bd63yqmuixn6co6
@@ -435, +435 @@

  lightweight and ideal for server use.
  
  ODF Toolkit entered incubation on Aug 1st, 2011.
+ Our last release was Januart 14th, 2012.
+ We voted in our most recent committer on November 16th, 2011.
  
  Most important issues to address.
  
@@ -493, +495 @@

  
  Tashi has been incubating since September 2008.
  
- The Tashi project aims to build a software infrastructure for cloud 
+ The Tashi project aims to build a software infrastructure for cloud
- computing on massive internet-scale datasets (what we call Big Data). 
+ computing on massive internet-scale datasets (what we call Big Data).
- The idea is to build a cluster management system that enables the Big 
+ The idea is to build a cluster management system that enables the Big
- Data that are stored in a cluster/data center to be accessed, shared, 
+ Data that are stored in a cluster/data center to be accessed, shared,
- manipulated, and computed on by remote users in a convenient, efficient, 
+ manipulated, and computed on by remote users in a convenient, efficient,
  and safe manner.
  
- Tashi originally encompassed just the tools to manage virtual machines 
+ Tashi originally encompassed just the tools to manage virtual machines
- using Xen and QEMU, but has been merged with Zoni, which manages the 
+ using Xen and QEMU, but has been merged with Zoni, which manages the
- physical aspects of a cluster like power control, network settings and 
+ physical aspects of a cluster like power control, network settings and
  handing out physical machines.
  
- In the period from April to July, the project did not ask to make 
+ In the period from April to July, the project did not ask to make
- another incubating release, but is ready to start the process for a new 
+ another incubating release, but is ready to start the process for a new
  release incorporating the development efforts of this period.
  
- Development efforts this period have included making user actions 
+ Development efforts this period have included making user actions
- display assurance messages via the client in case of successful 
+ display assurance messages via the client in case of successful
- operations, extending the SQL database backend to support all Instance 
+ operations, extending the SQL database backend to support all Instance
- and Host fields that are already recorded via the alternative "pickled" 
+ and Host fields that are already recorded via the alternative "pickled"
  backend.
  
- The primitive scheduler gained additional resilience to refrain from 
+ The primitive scheduler gained additional resilience to refrain from
- scheduling load on hosts that are down transiently. The node manager 
+ scheduling load on hosts that are down transiently. The node manager
- service now tries to ensure that undelivered messages to the cluster 
+ service now tries to ensure that undelivered messages to the cluster
- manager are resubmitted regularly. Virtual machine migration was revised 
+ manager are resubmitted regularly. Virtual machine migration was revised
- to ensure stale state wasn't being shadowed by new data, only to 
+ to ensure stale state wasn't being shadowed by new data, only to
  reappear when the migrated VM was shut down.
  
- The code underwent a complete automatic analysis, fixing several issues. 
+ The code underwent a complete automatic analysis, fixing several issues.
- Furthermore, a few other minor additions, fixes and documentation 
+ Furthermore, a few other minor additions, fixes and documentation
  updates were made.
  
- The project has received code contributions from two non-committers in 
+ The project has received code contributions from two non-committers in
- this period. MIMOS via Luke Jing Yuan have contributed "convertz" to the 
+ this period. MIMOS via Luke Jing Yuan have contributed "convertz" to the
- code base, a utility to convert a VM image to an image deployable to a 
+ code base, a utility to convert a VM image to an image deployable to a
- physical machine provisioned by Zoni. Alexey Tumanov of CMU provided a 
+ physical machine provisioned by Zoni. Alexey Tumanov of CMU provided a
- communications timeout wrapper to handle the problem of threads hanging 
+ communications timeout wrapper to handle the problem of threads hanging
  forever, trying to communicate over a broken network connection.
  
- Upcoming software goals are to separate the client into an 
+ Upcoming software goals are to separate the client into an
- administrative and a user interface, to investigate what is needed to 
+ administrative and a user interface, to investigate what is needed to
- support IPv6, replace RPyC, and to provide the ability to hand out 
+ support IPv6, replace RPyC, and to provide the ability to hand out
- server slices (operating system level virtualization). Besides CPU and 
+ server slices (operating system level virtualization). Besides CPU and
  memory, disk storage should also be a schedulable resource.
  
- The project has a user community, but it is small. Growth mostly has 
+ The project has a user community, but it is small. Growth mostly has
- happened by word of mouth. To show potential users at large the utility 
+ happened by word of mouth. To show potential users at large the utility
- of this project, the author of this report is creating web pages to 
+ of this project, the author of this report is creating web pages to
- demonstrate how to accomplish distributed computing tasks. Base images 
+ demonstrate how to accomplish distributed computing tasks. Base images
- of (free) OS installs will be provided to allow new users to get started 
+ of (free) OS installs will be provided to allow new users to get started
  quickly. Hopefully this will increase visibility of the project.
  
  Items to be resolved before graduation:

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