Mozdev Sysadmin Meeting Minutes for 2007-12-18

Present: davidwboswell (David Boswell), gjm (Gerry Murphy), silfreed (Douglas Warner), tanker (Michael Dosser)

Discussion was held publically in #mozdev

Discussed developer priorities

- comcast's email block is removed - trying to plan how to move more code into CVS - writing auth, error, database, session, and tagging libraries - the backend for project tagging is done; going to start on frontend - hope to have project tagging done this week - PHP 5 will be very helpful with better support for objects

Discussed sysadmin priorities

- gjm has been busy on other projects recently - apache/php update is continuing on vebzom; should be finished soon - BSD's ports system really doesn't want PHP4/5 and Apache 1.3/2.2 installed at the same time

Open sourcing more code?

- getting our PHP code into CVS shouldn't be hard; will just take some coordination to minimize downtime while the code is moved around - up-porting the CVS mysql auth patches to a current version of CVS might be pretty difficult - pam-mysql/nss-mysql might provide us the means to use a regular version of CVS and auth against or custom DB - we'll look into pam/nss integration after apache/php upgrade is complete - should we have a sysadmin-focused roadmap? Perhaps a protected wiki page would be better - Doug will research

Dealing with newsgroups

- sometime in the past the automatic mail list/news gateway was broken - periodically a new project asks about the newsgroup integration and it has to be manually setup - this involves both the newsgroup being created as well as mailman being setup properly - smssidebar has requested newsgroup be setup; gjm will look into it

Documenting PHP usage

- PHP is available, but some POs don't know that - concerns over how open our PHP installation was and the privileges that are granted was discussed; discussion was moved to the sysadmin list - Doug can document that PHP is allowed for now; it can be modified later if needed

Next meeting 1/8?

- next two Tuesdays are holidays - email will work if something else comes up - meeting is rescheduled for 2008.01.08