SIMP Report – 04 01 2016

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04 April 2016


This is the latest update of the SIMP Project.

We’ve released 4.2.0-2 and 5.1.0-3!

We’ve done a lot of work on testing and fixed quite a few bugs this release. Check out the Changelogs for details

Automated Testing

  • The Jenkins tests are almost ready. We’ll be releasing our DSL collection as soon as it’s ready. We’re hoping that this will help a lot of people attempting to test the SIMP stack in their environments.

Bug Fixes

  • We found an ordering issue with pam_sss and pam_oddjob_mkhomedir when combined with SELinux made it impossible for users to login to their systems via SSH. See bug 0010635 over at bugs.centos.org for details.

New Features

  • None

The Near Future

We’re working toward a monthly release schedule and, while there will be a few more minor releases, we are moving forward with Puppet AIO compatibility which will be the basis for the 4.3.0 and 5.2.0 releases.

JIRA Weekly Report

For a full view of what we’ve been working on, take a look at our JIRA issues for the week.

Trevor has worked in a variety of IT fields over the last decade, including systems engineering, operating system automation, security engineering, and various levels of development.

At OP his responsibilities include maintaining overall technical oversight for Onyx Point solutions, providing technical leadership and mentorship to the DevOps teams. He is also responsible for leading OP’s solutions and intellectual property development efforts, setting the technical focus of the company, and managing OP products and related services. In this regard, he oversees product development and delivery as well as developing the strategic roadmap for OP’s product line.

At Onyx Point, our engineers focus on Security, System Administration, Automation, Dataflow, and DevOps consulting for government and commercial clients. We offer professional services for Puppet, RedHat, SIMP, NiFi, GitLab, and the other solutions in place that keep your systems running securely and efficiently. We offer Open Source Software support and Engineering and Consulting services through GSA IT Schedule 70. As Open Source contributors and advocates, we encourage the use of FOSS products in Government as part of an overarching IT Efficiencies plan to reduce ongoing IT expenditures attributed to software licensing. Our support and contributions to Open Source, are just one of our many guiding principles

  • Customer First.
  • Security in All We Do.
  • Pursue Innovation with Integrity.
  • Communicate Openly and Respectfully.
  • Offer Your Talents, and Appreciate the Talents of Others

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