Howdy everyone,

0.4.0 is just out the door, but I'm already planning for 0.5.0.  Some
work is already done.  I actually contemplated putting it into 0.4.0 (or
delaying 0.4.0), but I decided not too b/c most of it was not even
tested yet. 

If there is anything else people are interested in, please let us know.

Goal is for release later this year.

0.5.0 Definite
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- Add IPMI 2.0 protocol support into remaining tools (ipmi-chassis,
ipmi-fru, ipmi-sensors, ipmi-sel, ipmi-raw, ipmimonitoring).  
- Priority: High
- Status: mostly done, needs testing

- Support IPMI compliance workarounds for specific vendors in most other
FreeIPMI tools (ipmi-chassis, ipmi-fru, ipmi-sensors, ipmi-sel, ipmi-
raw, ipmimonitoring).  
- Priority: High
- Status: mostly done, needs testing

- Tool/Library "Unification": Many of the tools/libraries were mergers
of software from California Digital, Zresearch, and Lawrence Livermore
Labs.  The code was often done differently.  To the best of my ability,
I want to get the tools/libraries more consistent with each other in
terms of:
  - error codes
  - error messages
  - command line options
  - manpages
  - etc.
- Priority: High

- Bmc-config/Pef-config re-architecture for faster commit/checkout
  - Pro: it's too slow right now, faster would be good
  - Con: it'll be a lot of work for something that works already
  - Priority: medium

- Enable debugging by default
  - Pro: makes it easier to debug stuff
  - Con: cannot allow all debugging to be enabled by default, may need
      to add additional "advanced debugging" option to tools or 
      something like that.
  - Priority: medium

- Split up libfreeipmi into libfreeipmi and libudm.
  - Pro: reduce code size of libfreeipmi
  - Con: backwards compatability broken
  - Status: still debating this
  - Priority: low

- Make sdr-caching code into an actual library
  - Pro: it's out there and some people have expressed interest.
  - Con: need cycles ...
  - Priority: low

Al

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Albert Chu
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
925-422-5311
Computer Scientist
High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


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