Hi Ken, Mark, et al.,
I'm open to being gatekeeper for the SourceForge projet. In fact,
not long ago, I created a SourceForge project for distributing
PCP packages for various OSs (along with some other distributed
computing tools). The first file release will happen in about a
week, after I get the website polished up.
I've finished off the MacOS port, including the production of an
installable package. Solaris packages will come shortly after the
the website is done. Aix and HP packages will come a bit later.
Also, I've recently spoken to Michal Kara, and he has granted me
stewardship of the pcpmon sources, which will be made available
from the sourceforge site. The port of pcpmon to the mac is
complete, and will be included in the upcoming release.
The sourceforge project name is "Multi-system ToolWorks"
The sourceforge site is: http://sourceforge.net/projects/reliable
The project web site is: http://reliable.sourceforge.net
I'm currently working on a redesign of the project web site, to
be completed for the first file release. I was planning to announce
all this shortly, after it was ready for prime time, but the rest
of you have already begun the conversation - so here you have it.
On Thu, 24 Nov 2005, Ken McDonell wrote:
Alan (and others),
While I'm no longer at SGI, I remain active (and passionate) about PCP.
Mark has a new PCP open source release that is pending, this will
include the pieces necessary for the Java stuff. Once that happens, I
believe interested parties (which now includes me) could petition SGI to
make the unreleased and unsupported PCP components (Java and DBMS chunks
in particular) available under the GPL to anyone who's willing to take
on the gatekeeper role.
On another front, I'm well down the track to an open source pmchart
replacement (kmchart), based on Qt and qwt ... send me e-mail if you'd
be interested in participating in this development effort.
On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 23:12 -0500, Alan Hoyt wrote:
Doesn't seem likely that this request will be filled anytime soon now
that Ken is gone.
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Alan Hoyt wrote:
If you are serious, I would like to take you up on your offer of
providing the source to the DBMS agents and Java code.
I remember making this request some time ago, but it seemingly fell
through the cracks. If you have the cycles to push the code over to
me, I would be more than willing to drop it on sorceforge and help
give it the care and feeding it needs.
I have no resources to do the maintenance for PCP beyond the open
source parts and the proprietary pieces that sgi ships (we remain
active on both fronts).
I'd be willing to discuss making the Java code we have available to
anyone who's interested in using/developing this .. it would be GPL'd
and on an "as is" basis (it used to work, for some definition of "work",
but I have no idea if it still does) but I'm not going to put it up
on oss.sgi.com as I have no bandwidth or current interest in fielding
questions or bug reports.
If someone wants to set up a new project (like on sourceforge) based on
this and/or their code, I'm more than happy to advertise it and provide
links from oss.sgi.com.
I can (and am more than willing) to offer encouragement and endorsement
for parallel projects of this nature.
Note, the same offer applies for the DBMS PMDAs that were the subject
of discussions some time ago.
On Mon, 11 Apr 2005, Mike Werner wrote:
Hi Steve P. & Ken M.,
I think it would be helpful to have a Java JNI interface
to the PMAPI as part of the standard PCP distribution.
How do the two of you feel about that? Steve, would you
be willing to contribute your code? Ken, would your team
be willing to take on the extra maintenance burden?