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Release Management - the EGEE project's approach

Sep 3, 2007, 8:00 AM
10h 10m
Victoria, Canada

Victoria, Canada

Board: 111
poster Computer facilities, production grids and networking Poster 1


Dr Oliver Keeble (CERN)


We describe an approach to maintaining a large integrated software distribution, the gLite middleware. We describe why we have moved away from the concept of regular releases of the entire distribution, favoring instead a multispeed approach where components can evolve at their own pace. An overview of our implementation of such a release process is given, explaining the full life cycle of updates as tracked from requirement capture through to deployment. In a broader context, the release strategies of comparable projects are assessed in an attempt to isolate some useful principles. We conclude with some thoughts on the future direction of releases for gLite.

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Dr Oliver Keeble (CERN)


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