Could you define the process for checking in new code, modifications, or bug fixes.

This is the first we've seen or heard of having to add Jira issue numbers.

Also, we've not found anything yet in the Apache guides which defines this process, so if you have any links, please forward them.

We're willing and wanting to do this right but we would like to know the specific process. We have a lot of work/submissions over the next couple of months, so if we could get the process nailed down on our end that will save a lot of time and reduce the frustration on changing our work habits.


--On January 5, 2009 4:30:44 PM -0800 "Alan D. Cabrera" <> wrote:

Andy, I'm seeing more checkins w/out Jira issue numbers in them.  Would
you mind making sure that everything on your plate has a Jira issue and
that all your checkins have their corresponding Jira # in the checkin


On Dec 30, 2008, at 12:10 PM, Andy Kurth wrote:

Hi Alan,
This is to add management node support for Windows Vista.  I have
been working on getting VCL to support Vista and it's now in a
working state.  We will use Vista as a proof of concept for the OS
modularization design since its initial use will be minimal.

OS modularization is an extension to the major changes made from
version 1.x to 2.0.  Prior to 2.0, calls to interact with different
components which VCL utilizes or supports were intermingled
throughout the code and controlled by if/else statements.  This made
the task of adding support for additional components difficult.

Starting with version 2.0, we modularized the parts of the code
which interact with the provisioning engines.  We use the term
"provisioning engine" to mean the systems which can perform the
basic tasks to prepare a machine.  The provisioning engines
currently supported are xCAT 1.3, VMWare, and an interface to
utilize NCSU's Solaris lab machines when the labs are closed.  Each
provisioning engine module, for example, implements a common
set of generically-named subroutines.  These are called by the core
VCL modules such as or

Also for version 2.0, the predictive reloading logic has been
modularized in the same manner.  This is the algorithm used to
determine which image is loaded on a machine when a reservation is


Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
On Dec 30, 2008, at 10:31 AM, wrote:
Author: arkurth
Date: Tue Dec 30 10:31:23 2008
New Revision: 730210

Copied trunk to branches/before-modularized-os. This was done
before making a large commit to trunk for the modularized OS/Vista

    - copied from r730209, incubator/vcl/trunk/

What is this "modularized OS/Vista code" work?

Andy Kurth
Virtual Computing Lab
Office of Information Technology
North Carolina State University

Aaron Peeler
OIT Advanced Computing
College of Engineering-NCSU

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