Spacewalk 1.0 RELEASED! AWESOME!

Almost two years ago, I was involved in the open sourcing effort of Spacewalk. While I’ve moved on to other projects since then, Spacewalk still holds a special place in my heart.

Yesterday the Spacewalk team announced the release of version 1.0! This is an exciting milestone. Here’s a summary of some of the things you’ll find in 1.0.

Features & Enhancements

  • RHN Client code dropped HAL in favor of python-ugdev
  • New script to rename Spacewalk hostname
  • RHN Proxy migrated to mod_wsgi
  • The Spacewalk java stack uses Tomcat 6 on Fedora 12

Known Issues

  • Provider GPG key is sometimes not recognized causing packages to show up as ‘unknown Provider’
  • Still no PostgreSQL support. We need HELP to move this forward.

Checkout the OFFICIAL announcement: here.
Congrats to the Spacewalk team for reaching this important milestone.

not a fan of agile

After doing agile development process for more than 6 months now, I’m not impressed. Maybe we’re doing it wrong, but it just feels like it’s process for the sake of process. I don’t care for the daily scrum statuses, the tasking is annoying because I’m used to doing a lot of the little things on a project that no one ever wants to add to a schedule but need to get done. With agile I don’t feel like I can do these because there are other tasks in the list that need to get done.

I prefer the old method of coming up with a list of features, specing and estimating them out, and moving forward. So what’s different than agile? Well it has no daily status meetings and listing things in special agile software. We can use a wiki with a list of features and move along with writing the code.

Thanks for listening, I feel better now 🙂 </rant>

PS this is NOT an April Fool’s joke