Version 10 (modified by aydan, 10 years ago)

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Orca TODO List

Essential

  • Change the build to use a maven repository at RENCI
  • Move the continuous build system from DUKE to RENCI
  • Move the orca web site to RENCI
  • Reorganize the continuous build system to have multiple sub-projects
  • Improve and update the documentation
    • First step: describe how to set the dev environment
    • JAVADOC
    • Web site howto-s and case studies
  • Add unit tests at every possible level
  • Add functional tests at every possible level
  • Determine the license and text to use as header in source files. The current text is Duke-specific. The license is Eclipse. I would like to keep Eclipse as the license.
  • Run with real resources
  • Simpler policies both for brokers and sites: no slivering
  • Templates for writing a new policy, controller, handler, etc

Code-level items

  • Add support for Amazon and Eucalyptus
  • Make cross-actor calls asynchronous (should not hold the master lock)
  • Move database and guid configuration from the xml file to the container.properties. Move the globals section from config.xml to container.properties
  • Move the image library into cod
  • Cleanup cod: there is some dead/must be better code
  • Index actors using guid instead of actor name (avoid name collisions)
  • Change management API to use actor guid instead of actor name
  • Audit the management API and check how we handle authentication and authorization
  • Review the management API and determine what needs to be pulled down to the core and what should stay in the standard management package
  • Decide if there are missing management API and add them
  • Audit all security checks
  • Revisit exception handling: make sure we catch, log, and handle correctly all exceptions. If needed specialize exceptions: use ExceptionXXX instead of Exception.
  • Atomicity of operations: some management operations are not very tolerant to failure in the middle of a sequence of actions. Such failures can cause inconsistent state.
  • Cleanup and make more robust the boot package

Would be nice to have

  • Orca command line management tools
  • Simplify installation. Can we have a wizzard?