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Re: [Freeipa-users] Penrose and Velo



Marc Richards wrote:
> Well its a shame that development has ceased but I guess you guys
> aren't seeing the customer demand you had anticipated when you bought
> Identyx.

Things are complicated... I can't say more than that. One needs to learn
to walk before he can run.

> I think it would be good if you at least updated those
> fedorahosted.org pages with the current state of things.  

I will see what I can do.

> Perhaps their is someone out there that might want to contribute or
> even just for curious onlookers like myself.

Until very recently there was no interest at all...

>
> I was able to track down these binary releases. Are these the latest
> versions?
>
> Penrose 2.0 -
> http://v1.safehaus.org:8080/display/PENROSE20/Penrose+2.0+Release
> Velo 1.4 - http://sourceforge.net/projects/velo/
>

Yes.

>
>
> On 08/02/2010 04:09 PM, Dmitri Pal wrote:
>> Marc Richards wrote:
>>   
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I was wondering if somebody could shed some light on what's going on
>>> with Penrose and Velo.  I see cursory mentions of it here and there in
>>> some RedHat documentation or on Bugzilla, but judging from the Fedora
>>> Hosted pages the products seem to be abandoned:
>>> https://fedorahosted.org/penrose/ and https://fedorahosted.org/velo/
>>>      
>> Both products are on a life support just not to die until we need them
>> in the future.
>> There are some ideas about how they can be useful in conjunction with
>> IPA but they are a much lower level priority than letting IPA v2 out of
>> the door.
>>
>>
>>   
>>> The technologies seem very interesting and complimentary to FreeIPA,
>>> but the information out there is outdated at best.  Is development
>>> still being done?
>>>      
>> No development is done at the moment.
>>
>>   
>>> Is there an active mainling list?
>>>      
>> You are talking on the right list to change anything about the current
>> situation.
>>
>>   
>>> Where can I download the latest versions?  Is there a rough
>>> roadmap/plan?
>>>      
>> I think I can dig you the pointer to the source code if you are
>> interested.
>> As for the plan... Let us release IPA v2 first. Penrose will be very
>> handy in some use cases but we just do not have resources to invest into
>> this project at the moment.
>> Velo is user provisioning. The demand for it in conjunction with IPA is
>> yet another thing that we would to address in couple years when this
>> demand actually materializes.
>>
>> But if you have any ideas or suggestions we can definitely discuss them
>> here.
>>
>>   
>>>
>>> Marc
>>>      
>>
>>    
>
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Thank you,
Dmitri Pal

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