Hi list: After following the install process for Convirt 2.0 community version (plus patch bundle 1 and some "glitches" with regards of me using a Debian "Lenny" server) my test enviro works more or less OK.
But while it seems quite OK for a test environment it seems not so good for a production one. Some questions rise: 1) Is there any FAQ, Howto, etc. with regards of "properly" start convirt daemon-mode? i.e.: using apache plus mod_wsgi; not using paster with "development.ini"; not having such strong dependencies on environment variables but config entries, etc. 2) Install: current install procedures depend heavily on gaining access to the Internet and downloading quite a lot of Python modules which may or may not be reachable at the moment of installation, pushed forward to a new version, etc. all of this on its own tg2env which may or may not be shareable with other apps in the box. 3) Upgrade and promotion: is there any outlined protocol for proper upgrade? i.e.: upgrading from 0.x to 2.x is a matter of "start anew"; current patch policy is cummulative; what will happen when/if you produce a future "patch bundle 2"? will it be "pushable" on top of a patch bundle 1 + some patches? Will it be a proper migration path from 2.0 to a future 2.1? 4) Feature cutting: on previous releases command line access was avaliable while for 2.0, ACLs, command line and programmatic remote access (by means of XML-RPC) have been "pushed away" to the "enterprise version" (even more, it seems to be a 'post-facto' decision at the view of some "remainders" about ACLs and command line on current community code-base), which regreatably doesn't offer much confidence to us, third parties, in order to make a strong involvement with the tool: no one wants to be "locked in" with a tool less and less featured where more and more production-grade features move away to a pay-only (and not cheap, by the way) version. 5) End user/distribution license for "enterprise version". Is it known under what license will be the "enterprise version" distributed? By the fact that you ask for giving non-exclusive rights with any patch that any third-party could develop it seems obvious that you expect to distribute under a double-license model, more probably with the "enterprise versions" being under a closed one. Will this be the case? Don't you expect this to refrain third parties from sharing development with you? Cheers. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ThinkGeek and WIRED's GeekDad team up for the Ultimate GeekDad Father's Day Giveaway. ONE MASSIVE PRIZE to the lucky parental unit. See the prize list and enter to win: http://p.sf.net/sfu/thinkgeek-promo _______________________________________________ XenMan-Users mailing list XenMan-Users@lists.sourceforge.net https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/xenman-users