Server Team 20080729 meeting minutes

Mathias Gug mathiaz at
Thu Jul 31 18:48:09 UTC 2008


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[1].


==== Boot Support for Degraded RAID ====

kirkland's patches to mdadm and initramfs-tools have been uploaded. He's also
updated the wiki page[2] 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[3]. He will mark those that require a review. mathiaz updated the Server
Team knowledge base with wiki page[3] 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

==== 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

==== 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 Red''''''Monk 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.

Mathias Gug
Ubuntu Developer

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