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  • Andrew and myself have decided to split out the CRM from the Linux HA project, for a number of reasons. Not forking, but split; we do not intend to duplicate any development, and end-users would not notice the difference.

  • We would love to discuss our reasons, but Alan has immediately disabled our posting to the Linux HA mailing lists, after we had announced our intentions, and asked if someone wants to pick up maintaining the CRM within Heartbeat.

  • I am afraid this just points out one of the reasons why this might be considered needed.

  • We'd gladly discuss this further, but alas ...

  • Check this out: Heartbeat's Cluster Resource Manager ported to openAIS

  • Ladies and gentlemen, this means nothing less than finally and clearly moving towards converging the major Open Source clustering stacks on Linux. Wow. That I may live to see that!

  • This great news for the community and the Enterprise vendors as well.

  • Monday. Some kernel care taking, some HR stuff.
  • Project leads refusing to find out about the SCM they are using. Sigh.
  1. Start OpenOffice on a virtual desktop under icewm.
  2. Move the OpenOffice window to a different desktop.
  3. Focus the window or select a menu via hotkey.
  4. Be bumped to the desktop you originally started OOo on.
  5. Relieve anger through swearing.
  • Clearly, some of Linux HA's largest issues are not hidden anywhere in the communication layers, but rather effort out to be spend on building a very basic lint-like tool for configurations. Which, of course, shouldn't possibly use some of the features of XML validators out there, but be reinvented from scratch. Meta-data should be embedded into that tool instead of being queryable from the other parts of the code like done for everything else. Etcetera.

  • This week I spent most days in Nuremberg to catch up with colleagues and friends, have lunch, have dinner, and attend a few meetings. It's always good to meet in person from time to time.
  • After having been reminded, at length, that
    1. I always had a misunderstanding of how one piece of code worked (and so couldn't possibly be observing what I've been seeing, and of course never having been told that it was by design), not having written it myself and not understanding it as well as the author, and
    2. how I'm very certainly confused about how another bit is designed (so the issue I was seeing for sure must be due to my testing and not with the code), not having written nor designed it myself etcetera,
    the foot is inserted into the mouth twice within the day. I'd be a better man than I am if I wasn't slightly smug now.

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