Apologies for absence
minutes of the last meeting.
These were accepted.
Alastair went over the planned schedule for kitting out the Forum. We need to think about how we will scheduling server moves. Not clear what swipe access will be available and when.
The mock lab examinations had run smoothly. Some machines seemed to be very slow in picking up their profile changes - Stephen thought this may be that they are missing their UDP packets and then relying on the client profile poll time of 10 minutes.
Reports from units.
Everyone was happy for Kerberos and LDAP to be unavailable during upgrade to SL5.
Currently working on the manual configuration of the 100odd switches for the Forum.
Work on AT is likely to mean that not all server upgrades to SL5 will be completed by end of March.
There was a discussion about implementing a test infrastructure. The following main points were:
Neil asked about the status of local teaching, research and environment packages for SL5. At the moment a few have been done (by auto build) but specific ones will be done quickly if requested. In the future Simon would like to see renc tools integrated with Gnome (eg. keyrings).
Neil noted that it is not possible to use Capabilities for authorization control when using iFriend accounts. He will use Plone to manage for now. Simon expects the new Account Management system to be ready for trial in Summer.
The next meeting will be on March 26th in JCMB-2511.
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