Mozdev sysadmin meeting minutes for 2008-04-08

Present: cdn-work (Chris Neale), davidwboswell (David Boswell), ericjung (Eric Jung), gjm (Gerry Murphy), silfreed (Doug Warner)

Discussion was held publically in #mozdev

Discussed developer priorities

- testing apache 2.2/php 5 changes - created project tagging policy/docs - started update.rdf generation for secure updates - started setting up test suite for code - this week is planned to be: finish up the hg setup plan (in progress), start working on hg, and try to get some sysadmin time to close some bugs (apache 2.2 rewrite bugs, web-visible cache directory setup) - asked about working on mercurial before svn; davidwboswell says an update to the roadmap is coming soon

Discussed sysadmin priorities

- apache 2.2 and php 5 upgrade is complete; working on ironing out some bugs - https is being setup and tested

Firefox updates server load handling

- no updates

Staging server migration

- no news on VMs - server move should be highest priority now that apache/php setup is done

Other projects

- if staging server setup drags on too long, sysadmin might move on to cvs perms with pam auth - project creation automation would be a good item to work on as well - openid would be a nice authentication mechanism for users; integrating this with other auth mechanisms isn't understood well right now

Code testing

- mostly just unit tests now that PHP 5 is avaialble (PHP 4 couldn't do mock objects which was very limiting) - Doug will be writing some tests to verify certain web paths are working correctly - not really focused on full integration testing or continuous integration right now (the entire web stack isn't in version control, so we can't know when changes are made)