[Nagiosplug-devel] Next release of plugins

Voon, Ton Ton.Voon at egg.com
Mon Jun 30 05:45:02 CEST 2003

I like the idea that Nagios could be the first system which monitors IPv6
networks, but the window of opportunity is small. I propose:

- release a 1.3.1 as soon as possible as a bugfix release and continue the
r1_3_0 branch for a few more weeks for new bugs. Issue guidance to start to
move to 1.4 when that is stable
- release a 1.4 beta (see caveat below) with the current feature set (IPv6,
check_disk without df, check_procs with different metrics) and an r1_4_0
branch for fixes. Full release in a few weeks.
- HEAD now for new features scheduled for 1.5/2.0(?) (internationalisation,
man pages, check_procs with "and/or syntax")

Caveat to 1.4 beta release: fix remaining issues. I can only think of
check_disk syntax at the moment - is there a definitive list?

There will be an overhead with having 3 branches, so will need to close down
older branches soon. But I think it may be worth it ("Nagios first
monitoring tool to check IPv6 networks - open source proves it can move
faster than commercial software again").


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Karl DeBisschop [SMTP:karl at debisschop.net]
> Sent:	Monday, June 30, 2003 12:26 PM
> To:	Jeremy T. Bouse
> Cc:	NagiosPlug Devel
> Subject:	Re: [Nagiosplug-devel] Next release of plugins
> On Sun, 2003-06-29 at 16:50, Jeremy T. Bouse wrote:
> > 	Just curious as what we have as a guideline for when we'll be
> > making a new release other than bug fixes to the 1.3.x tree... I know
> > the current CVS has some major changes that wouldn't constitute a 1.3
> > point release but more like a 1.4 release... Mainly the entire move to
> > AF-independent code allowing IPv6 support... I noticed we currently have
> > less than a dozen open bug reports which could possibly be banged out
> > soon... So are we getting near to a 1.4.0-beta1 release schedule?
> > 
> > 	To my knowledge I'm unaware of any other monitoring system out
> > there at this time open-source or otherwise that claims support for
> > IPv6... Might it not be wise to be able to get a 1.4 release out soon
> > with IPv6 support so Nagios can claim as one of the first to provide
> > such support?
> There are unrsolved issues with check_disk syntax.
> The docs are not up to snuff -- we wanted to build man pages and an
> index from embedded commnets (my project, my lack of time, entirely my
> fault)
> There is a cry for internationalizing. (Again, I'm the hold up, but
> anybody could step in. We decided the approach was GNU gettext, step one
> would be to alter the make to create the source language files from the
> code. Then we need to open up a separate part of the CVS tree and
> recruit maintanres [we have one for French]. Sourcefore does allow us to
> marl CVS in such a way that a language maintainer will not be able to
> commit to the entire tree -- we need to research and implement that).
> I could go along with a 1.3.99 release, but I would prefer not to do
> that even. I'm thinking more like mid-August at best. I'm sure that's
> not what you hoped to hear, and if there group weighs in otherwise, I'll
> defer of course. But that's my opinion.
> --
> Karl

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