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     Re: [snips-users] error in log or where is a maintainer?

On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 04:50:45PM -0500, Vikas Aggarwal wrote:
> Folks,
> I had sent email to several 'active' members almost 2 years ago offering
> access to the CVS server but nobody responded. I would like to make that
> offer again.

Thanks Vikas!  (and I've already taken a snapshot of the tree -- well,
at least of the "snips" branch).

> [...]
> The current SNIPS beta (1.2beta2) is probably the best starting point. If we
> have some volunteers, i can send out the patches I have recieved for SNIPS
> so that they can be merged into snips-1.2beta2 and we can release the stuck
> snips-1.2beta

What about setting up another "moderated" mailing list for snips-dev or
something? Or at least, post restricted to those working on the tree(s)?
I'd be happy to contribute what I can, though I'll admit that most of my
skills these days lie in Perl, and it's been a while since I've done any
serious development in C (minus the minor projects here and there that
don't lend themselves well to Perl, Tk, PHP or something similiar).

On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 11:59:47AM -0500, Dmitry Sazonov wrote:

> Even if someone creates a project on SourceForge, we still need a 
> maintainer.
> I am not sure that allowing anybody to checkin would decrease number of 
> bugs.
> But SourceForge has a bug tracker - we really need it for SNIPS.

Bug tracking is pretty easy - sourceforge isn't necessarily needed for
it, if you ask me.  What it does do (IMO) is give "normal" developers a
simple forum for communication and coordination that they might not
otherwise easily have... nevermind the time, know-how or desire to set
something like that up (personally, I tend to prefer the bugzilla line
of tools).

(I've also sent Vikas email off-list going down this general line of
questioning, as well)

> my list of bugs:
> - trapmon - broken, doesn't clear events, really hard to add MIBs, data 
> file is incompatible.

My general experience with SNMP traps is that the clearing logic can be
secondary to the monitor -- and personally I've not really found a great
package where it's easy to add/customize MIBs, though that can be a bit
of inexperience on my part.

> - snmpmon-collector doesn't really works on new Linuxes/W2k

Hmmm... I had trouble with it on Solaris, too, at one point... though
I must confess that most of the SNMP stuff is still done through
mechanisms other than SNIPS.

> - hostmon/snmpmon empty Device [] issue

I think someone sent a patch for this at some point... I know I've sent
out a couple at some point.

> - hostmon/snmpmon trailing garbage in datafiles issue.

Hmmm... can you be more specific?

> I'm in the middle of patching snmpmon-collector to work with current 
> net-snmp and Linuxes/BigIP/W2K.

Sounds good to me... I'd certainly love to see it.  :-)


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