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Minutes: Grouper-dev call 20-July-2011

Attending

Tom Barton, University of Chicago (chair)
Chris Hyzer, University of Pennsylvania
Shilen Patel, Duke
Lynn Garrison, Penn State
Tom Zeller, U. Memphis
Steve Olshansky, Internet2
Emily Eisbruch, Internet2 (scribe)

*** Grouper 2.0: Code freeze on Friday, July 22, Release on Wed., August 3 ****

Carry Over Action Items

[AI] (Shilen) will talk with uPortal folks about Grouper uPortal integration, and will keep Jean Marie in the loop.

[AI] (Chris) will investigate putting the OpenConext Teams UI on the Grouper demo site.

[AI] (Gary) will address the Admin UI privilege issue (JIRA 608) if his time allows  

[AI] (Everyone) provide information on the Grouper 2.0 highlights wiki page. https://spaces.internet2.edu/display/Grouper/Grouper+highlights+2.0

[AI] (Everyone) review JIRA issues in preparation for Grouper 2.0
<https://bugs.internet2.edu/jira/browse/GRP#selectedTab=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.project%3Aroadmap-panel>

[AI] (Chris) will implement member search and sort in the Lite UI  

[AI] (Rob) will follow up with Danno on obtaining the server for the Continuous Integration Environment.  

[AI] (TomZ and Chris) will discuss/work on LDAP Grouper Loader for importing groups. JIRA 442  

[AI] (Everyone) review Rob's chapters and give him feedback on the Grouper Users List.

Reminder:   Agendize Grouper UI strategy

*** Grouper 2.0: Code freeze on Friday, July 22, Release on Wed., August 3 ****

DISCUSSION

Grouper Survey

    • The Grouper survey was open June 22 - July 13, 2011
    • Thanks to all who participated.
    • The survey is closed and results are being compiled.
    • 120 participants started the survey; 69 completed the survey
    • A report will be available in August, linked from the Grouper website.
    • TomB commented that there is increasing discussion about Grouper in many contexts and forums.

Grouper 2.0 Release

    • Real-time provisioning will not be ready for the planned code freeze on Friday July 22
    • Time to work on real-time provisioning has been somewhat limited, due to factors that should change in the future.
    • Probably doesn't make sense to push back the Grouper 2.0 code freeze and release dates
    • Instead, include real-time provisioning in the Grouper 2.1 release planned for October.
    • For the Grouper 2.0 release, TomZ can finish up other fixes, which will improve the speed of provisioning
    • TomZ will also undo some of the changes that would require changes in config files
    • Downside of NOT including real-time provisioning in 2.0, is that every time we do a release, we are asking campuses to upgrade again.
    • Can mitigate this by clearly stating in the announcement of the Grouper 2.0 release that Grouper 2.1 is coming with real-time provisioning in October timeframe.
    • It is possible that the upgrade from 2.0 to 2.1 will be relatively minor (requiring a new jar and some config changes), will not require a change to the database.
    • It was acknowledged that real-time provisioning is a very high priority for PSU.
    • PSU plans to transition to Grouper by end of the year.

Grouper 2.0 Issues Review

    • Shilen reported that for namespace transition, much of the work is done and will be included with the Grouper 2.0 release.
    • Adding an option to copy attributes when a stem is copied will be ready with Grouper 2.1 https://bugs.internet2.edu/jira/browse/GRP-612
    • Chris is working on the web services changes for  allow / deny and limits.
    • A few other minor issues assigned to Chris will be deferred until the Grouper  2.1 release
    • Shilen will work on performance benchmarks for the Grouper 2.0 release.
    • The highlights page at https://spaces.internet2.edu/display/Grouper/Grouper+highlights+2.0 is the first step in creating announcement documentation for the Grouper 2.0 release.
    • TomZ will add some additional details to the page by Friday.
    • These wiki pages are also important in preparing the release:

https://spaces.internet2.edu/display/Grouper/Release+stepshttps://spaces.internet2.edu/display/Grouper/Grouper+Release+Checklist

    • Chris will test MySQL, UNIX, and Windows
    • Shilen will test Oracle
    • TomZ will test  Postgres
    • Gary will test HSQDL

    • Shilen will work on upgrade instructions, starting with the wiki on upgrading to Grouper 1.7.  https://spaces.internet2.edu/display/Grouper/Upgrade+notes+from+Grouper+1.6+to+1.7
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    • Subject search and sort requires additional steps affecting XML
    • The API for LDAPPC is separate (involves 14 new jars)
    • LDAPPC includes Grouper provisioning, but not exclusively so, it's the "swiss army knife" of connectors
    • Need to add LDAPPC to the list of packages

Q: Do build scripts need tweaking?

A: They worked when we  deployed Grouper 2.0 to the demo server

May need a build script for LDAPPC NG.

Next Call: Wed. August 3, at noon ET

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