[Maintain] Re: Maintain in Rennes 1
robert at osuosl.org
Fri Feb 10 17:52:20 PST 2006
We have been working towards providing translation support for the next
release of Maintain (currently designated as "Maintain 3.0"). We have
been converting as many of our English strings into gettext format,
meaning once translated files are in place, Maintain will choose the
proper list of strings based on your locale. We would like your help,
if possible, in this process when we're ready. My understanding is that
the output from us would be a file or two of English strings that need
translating. If you would like to help out with a French translation,
we'd be very appreciative.
In regards to your question about IPv6, I'm sorry that we will not be
supporting this in the next release. Hopefully, because of the new
modular design, we will be able to provide such support without too much
trouble in the future. However, IPv6 involves a major change in network
design as well as encoding more information in the IP address. What
used to be just an IP, followed by a subnet and network mask, can now
all be done in the IPv6 address, as well as routing information, which
makes such a transition very difficult. That said, we are hoping to be
able to add IPv6 support in the future, and would appreciate user
feedback and help in making this happen once the new codebase is in place.
Thanks for your inquiries...let us know if there's anything else we can
Angelini Pierre-Antoine wrote:
> Hi, Robert.
> any opinion about my request ?
> best regards
> PA Angelini
> Angelini Pierre-Antoine a écrit :
>> Dear Sir,
>> First of all, I would like to present myself. I'm Pierre-antoine
>> Angelini and I'm in charge of Rennes 1 university network, among
>> others responsibilities.
>> Mathieu works in my staff and wrote to you because I told him to get
>> in touch with Maintain developers.
>> I decided a year ago to investigate about Maintain for our staff.
>> Yves-Alexis Perez was the first student working on this.
>> About Maintain:
>> Thank you for your quick answer. We are very glad to see that Maintain
>> is going to evolve soon.
>> This is the reason why we are very interested in getting involved into
>> new features development, on specific modules.
>> Basically, we could be able to focus on :
>> - Translating interface to french
>> - IPV6 support
>> We know that both of them aren't trivial, but if you manage to
>> anticipate on those topics, then we could be able to develop additional
>> modules. This means to foresee what will be necessary in Maintain to
>> plug that kind of modules onto the database and interface (IPV6) or to
>> ease a translation of the interfaces and help (i18n standard).
>> Would you be kind enough to tell us if this could be possible ?
>> If so, I expect to have somebody working on this by next January.
>> best regards
>> PA Angelini
>> Network Manager
>> University of Rennes 1
>> Danny Robert a écrit :
>> > > Over the past year, we have been working hard on a new Maintain
>> > > (currently slated as version 3). While this new version is an
>> > > complete rewrite, it provides very little in the way of new
>> features and
>> > > functionality to the end user. Among the most significant
>> changes will be:
>> > >
>> > > * A full PHP implementation for both front- and back-end (no more
>> > > * A modular design so that features can be
>> > > independently of each other (for example, to use Maintain for DNS
>> > > you would enable the DNS module, but disable the DHCP module).
>> > > * More command-line utilities, such as a database-backup utility.
>> > > Because of the new command-line and modules interfaces, more
>> tools will
>> > > be released because of the relative simplicity.
>> > > * A more detailed and configurable logging feature, so that
>> > > administrators can choose what changes in their system to keep
>> track of
>> > > (right now only host changes are stored...the new version should
>> > > zone changes, ranges, hosts, cnames, etc.)
>> > > * A cleaner, more easily skinnable user interface for web users.
>> > >
>> > > We are hoping to have a release for Maintain 3 by early this
>> summer, and
>> > > a release including ports of all the existing modules by late
>> > > In the meantime, we are happy to help out with any problems or
>> > > you have regarding Maintain 2.4.
>> > >
>> > > Good luck,
>> > > -Danny Robert
>> > > danny at osuosl.org
>> > >
>> > > Mathieu Cron wrote:
>> > >
>> >> >>Hello,
>> >> >>I'm going to put Maintain in operation, and, before doing so,
>> I'd like
>> >> >>to know if a new version is envisaged, and if so, when and with
>> >> >>new functions.
>> >> >>
>> >> >>Thanks
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> -- Mathieu Cron Mathieu.Cron at univ-rennes1.fr Centre de Ressources
>> Informatiques http://www.univ-rennes1.fr/ Universite de Rennes 1 Tel :
>> (33) 02.23.23.68.15 263 Av du General Leclerc CS 74205 Fax : (33)
>> 02.23.23.71.11 35042 RENNES Cedex
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