Server Team 20080729 meeting minutes

Here are the minutes of the meeting. They can also be found online
with the irc logs here.

Clamav and spamassassin in main

ScottK mentioned that there are a couple of MIR left to be written in order to get clamav and spamassassin into main in time for Intrepid. Help is more than welcomed to make this happen. The list can be found in the wiki page.

Boot Support for Degraded RAID

kirkland’s patches to mdadm and initramfs-tools have been uploaded. He’s also updated the wiki page with testing instructions.

ACTION: kirkland to write a blog post about testing booting from a degraded raid array.

Review ServerGuide for Intrepid

sommer updated some sections of the Server Guide as listed on the wiki page. He will mark those that require a review. mathiaz updated the Server Team knowledge base with instructions to checkout the guide and start working on it.

Anyone interested in helping out should branch the server guide and send their review as a bzr branch.

Migrate new installs and upgrades of client and server packages to use SSL v3 or TLS

ivoks mentioned that openssl in intrepid is compiled without support for sslv2.

Add ‘status’ action to server init scripts

kirkland mentioned that a lot of work has been done in that area. Patches have been created and are waiting for sponsoring. mathiaz will take a shot at them.

james_w wondered if the patches had been sent to Debian and warned about the process to follow when filing a lot of bugs in Debian. kirkland and james_w will discuss this issue off-line.

Call for WP testers

nijaba stated he had a bunch of whitepapers he’d like to get feedback on: automated deployment, mysql clustering, redhat cluster. ivoks and sommer volunteered to do some reviews. Anyone interested in reviewing the mysql clustering and automated deployments whitepapers should send an email to nijaba.

Server survey, Intel interested to partner

nijaba reported that Intel was interested in joining the Server survey. A hardware-related question would be added and they would blog about it. No objections were raised. nijaba also added that RedMonk was the analyst firm we would partner with.

ACTION: nijaba to write up a question related to hw and submit it for review to the rest of the server team.

RAILS integration

NeilW gave a quick summary of the ruby problem: the current Rubygems package doesn’t place gem installed binaries on the path. So the likes of Capistrano just doesn’t work. He’s been talking with the Debian maintainer and came up with different solutions.

He also uploaded a new version of mod_passenger to REVU. mathiaz will have a look at it.

Agree on next meeting date and time

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 5th at 15:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.

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