1.8 goals... Met or not?

Ezra Peisach epeisach at mit.edu
Sat Jan 2 08:29:17 EST 2010

Ezra Peisach wrote:
> With the release branch on Monday, I decided to look at the wiki page 
> and see what was supposed to be there...
> a) Move towards test-driven development:
>    This sort of was a failure - even though the wiki indicates that 
> MITKC staff must provide testing scripts for every new feature.  
> Looking at the various projects - not many:  Some projects included 
> testing - like the crypto modularity, and encryption performance.  
> Notable "failures"
>     i) Improved API for verifying and interrogating authorization data 
> - examples on WIKI - but no tests written
>     ii) Versatile crypto configuration - no tests that I can see w/ 
> DEFAULT enctypes or parsing code
>     iii) Lockout for repeated login failures - no test code either
>     iv) Services4User - test program exists - but not automated....
> b) Features claimed but not met:
>    i) Disable DES by default - looking at the code in init_ctx.c - I 
> believe the default is still for DES tickets...
>   Someone could add the pid file for kadmind/kdc as an enhanced 
> Administrator experience.
> Ezra
A correction - the versatile crypto configuration does have a test 
program that is used. So (a)(ii) is wrong above - and I apologize.


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