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Re: [Freeipa-devel] Postponing Topology feature



On Fri, 2015-07-03 at 08:44 +0200, Martin Kosek wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I had several offline discussions about the Topology feature [1] and what to do 
> with it. Many developers worked pretty hard on making the Topology usable for 
> the upcoming FreeIPA 4.2 release, however, it still misses some of the 
> functionality that would prevent our users from making the best of it.
> 
> Namely:
> 1) Dogtag Topology management: https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/3053
> 2) Replica Promotion: https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/2888
> 3) Graphical topology view: https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/4286
> 
> While 3) is mostly an eye candy, without 1) and 2) the current Topology does 
> not have sufficient value for our users to ship it. Also, there could be 
> upgrade issues when 1) is implemented and we may need to introduce another 
> Domain Level.
> 
> So what we thought would make most sense for FreeIPA 4.2 is to simply release 
> without Topology functionality and postpone it to next version which could 
> follow FreeIPA 4.2 within 1-2 months.
> 
> Sorry for the inconvenience, but don't worry - Topology is not going anywhere, 
> it's coming! (Just a bit later and with more bells and whistles)
> 
> [1] https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/4302
> 
> -- 
> Martin Kosek <mkosek redhat com>
> Supervisor, Software Engineering - Identity Management Team
> Red Hat Inc.
> 

+1, I am working on (2) and will like to have a few more weeks to plow
along as I am discovering various things that may delay it a little bit.

Simo.

-- 
Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York


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