Author: jfthomps Date: Wed Sep 23 19:49:29 2009 New Revision: 818228 URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=818228&view=rev Log: initial pass, proofing still needed; Roadmap part needs to be filled in
Added: incubator/vcl/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES Added: incubator/vcl/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/vcl/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES?rev=818228&view=auto ============================================================================== --- incubator/vcl/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES (added) +++ incubator/vcl/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES Wed Sep 23 19:49:29 2009 @@ -0,0 +1,70 @@ +VCL 2.1 + +I. Intro and Description + +VCL, Virtual Computing Lab. The VCL can be many things, first and foremost it is +a open-source system used to dynamically provision and broker remote access to a +dedicated compute environment for an end-user. The provisioned computers are +typically housed in a data center and may be physical blade servers, traditional +rack mounted servers, or virtual machines. VCL can also broker access to +standalone machines such as a lab computers on a university campus. + +One of the primary goals of VCL is to deliver a dedicated compute environment to +a user for a limited time through a web interface. This compute environment can +range from something as simple as a virtual machine running productivity +software to a machine room blade running high end software (i.e. a CAD, GIS, +statistical package or an Enterprise level application) to a cluster of +interconnected physical (bare metal) compute nodes. + +Also using the scheduling API it can be used to automate the provisioning of +servers in a server farm or HPC cluster. + +II. VCL Roadmap + +III. Getting Involved in the ASF VCL Community + +There are five ways to become involved in the ASF VCL community. + +* Join the mailing lists and participate in discussion + There are two mailing lists: vcl-u...@incubator.apache.org and + vcl-...@incubator.apache.org. To join vcl-user, send an empty message to + vcl-user-subscr...@incubator.apache.org. To join vcl-dev, send an empty + message to vcl-dev-subscr...@incubator.apache.org. + +* Submit bug reports and feature requests to our JIRA bug tracking system. + See section IV below for more information on doing this. + +* Create documentation on our Confluence site. Create an account at + http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/Index and just start adding + content. (Note to current community: we should create a page explaining + the layout so new people will know where to add content better) + +* Submit patches through the vcl-dev mailing list and via the JIRA bug + tracking system. Once you have become familiar with VCL, you can begin + assisting with the development of it by picking a JIRA issue to fix or by + adding a feature needed at your site. Then, contribute a patch of your + changes through the JIRA tracking system and send a message to the vcl-dev + list explaining what you have done. + +* Become an official committer to the project. Once you have shown that you have + a good grasp of the project by submitting patches, you can further join the + development work by submitting a contributor license agreement (CLA) to ASF + and having a committer account created to directly contribute code to the + project. + +IV. How to Submit Bugs and Feature Requests + +If you find a bug, please submit a bug report to our JIRA bug tracking system at +http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/VCL (you will need to set up an account +there if you haven't already done so - it's free to anyone). Also, we would +appreciate it if you mentioned that you filed a bug on the vcl-dev list to make +sure we don't miss it. + +If you would like to requrest a new feature, you can also submit that in the +same way through JIRA (just select "New Feature" or "Improvement" as the Issue +Type). Again, it would be helpful if you mentioned that you filed a feature +request on the vcl-dev list. + +After you have created a JIRA issue, you have the option to vote on it to help +us know how to prioritize issues. You can also "watch" the issue to see when +activity related to it is submitted.