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From "Steve Poole" <spoole...@googlemail.com>
Subject Kato Infrastructure setup - list to discuss
Date Sun, 11 Jan 2009 17:09:30 GMT
Hi,

Having got the holiday season out of the way I'd like to push now on getting
the Kato project moving.  The infrastructure items that need
completing/discussing are


   1. Creating a Wiki.  I vote for a Confluence flavor of wiki rather than
   MoinMoin.   Apparently from this page (
   http://cwiki.apache.org/CWIKI/#Index-HowdowerequestaCWIKISpace%253F) the
   CWIKI guys would like a PMC member to take the admin role.  The name of the
   space would be "kato" presumably :-)
   2. Create  components in the Kato Jira instance.    We have the following
   obvious areas - is this a reasonable split?
   - Test Compliance Kit.  Items under this component  would cover TCK
      development and issues arrising about  execution validity.
      - API specification - items here would cover user story creation,
      bugs in the spec and spec development
      - Reference Implementation  (nuf said)
      - Test Harness. The TCK is only one part of the test suite. What we
      are developing needs a complex test setup and execution environment - its
      big enough to need its own component
   3. Create at least two versions in the Kato Jira Instance.   We have an
   obvious 1.0 delivery version and a need for somewhere to store items that
   will happen after that.  Not sure if there is any standard form?
   4. SVN repository needs basic  trunk/branches/tags structure setup
   5. For spec development we would like to provide the JSR Expert Group
   members with the oppotunity to be able to contribute directly to the
   specification (ie the API interface classes ) and to the TCK testsuite.
   Some of the EG members cannot contribute to the RI development directly (due
   to IP issues with exposure to Sun JVM internals) and so I'd like to explore
   how we can resolve this?
   6. We need a website for Kato setup -  I don't have much exposure to the
   alternatives proposed - which is best ? or do we roll our own?.  Note that
   we need to publish the API spec (in the form of javadoc pages) and the
   binaries that we create.
   7. The kato website, once created will need to be linked-to in various
   places on other ASF pages. We need a list of these places made and
   eventually get our links inserted.
   8. ASF have a Hudson server and I'd like to use it to do the build and
   basic unit testing.  We'll need a job on Hudson set up.
   9. TCK testing is likely to be expensive in cpu terms.  I don't know if
   we can lean on ASF hardware for this activity.  IBM has machines that are
   already building and testing DTFJ and there is no problem with them being
   used to build and test Kato for the duration of the JSR development. However
   I'd like to be clear on what we need to do to ensure that the Kato project
   has a good hardware story for the future.


Thoughts?

Thanks

Steve

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