Call for REVUers

Morten Kjeldgaard mok at
Tue Jan 15 17:45:11 GMT 2008

Emmet wrote:

>     With only four weeks to go to Feature Freeze, it would be nice to
> make a call on the packages on REVU before feature freeze.  I'd like
> to ask for more reviewers to take a look at a package or two, and
> either point out some problems or advocate it for inclusion in Ubuntu.

In addition, I would like to ask for a MOTU volunteer to specifically  
collaborate on the TORQUE package, which is now in REVU. I have done  
the grunt work, it's gone through a couple of cycles of reviewing by  
persia and minghua, and I estimate that the package is 90% complete.  
It is, however, a complicated packaging with 10 splitoff packages,  
init & maintainer scripts and the works.

I imagine with such a complicated package, it will be difficult for  
me alone as a non-MOTU to get it finished in time for Hardy. I will  
be a lot of back and forth on REVU and waiting for someone to have  
time to get acquainted with the package and review it.
For those who don't know, TORQUE is a batch queue client-server  
system, especially designed to be the user front end of a computing  
cluster. It would be really good to get this into Hardy, especially  
since Mark Shuttleworth's vision for UL2008 includes:

"large-scale government deployments of Ubuntu on the desktop (there  
have now been several) specialist deployments, for example high- 
performance computing clusters, or vertical market solutions"

Torque is a piece of key software for a HPC cluster! So, if there's a  
MOTU out there willing to put a bit of work in helping me get the  
package done in time, it would be most welcome!


Morten (aka mok0)

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