OCCI 1.1 Document Series in Public Comment

As of today, all the documents for the revised version (1.1) of the OCCI document series are now in public comment. A lot of work by the OCCI community has gone into this revision so a huge “thanks!” goes out to all who have contributed to the many discussions on the mailing list, IRC, wiki and confcalls. This version paves the way to much exciting implementation work and plugfests in the upcoming months. If you would like to make comments and have your views heard and taken on board, now is an excellent time to do so. Simply:
  1. navigate to the public comments section on the OGF website,
  2. grab a copy of any or all the specification documents
  3. read the spec
  4. submit any comments, questions or improvements back to the public comments page (this can be anonymous if you prefer)

OCCI Compliance Testing Tool

The OCCI working group is happy to announce the availability of a test tool to verify OCCI implementations compliance with OCCI 1.1. Though still in development, we would really like to share this with the community and ask for help to extend the test and verify the test code.

Note: do be careful when examining the output of the tool, as a quote of Edsger W. Dijkstra (not to mention Heisenburg) states:

Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence!

The following screenshot shows the GUI of the test tool (it also runs from the command line):

The source code can be found in the GridForge Source Code Repository. If you have any suggestions or comments let us know through the usual channels!

You and Us, the OCCI Community

Want to join, contact and talk to us here at OCCI? There’s quite a number of options to use. As ever, the OCCI group is always hugely enthusiastic, welcoming and very supportive to people and groups of all types wishing to get involved with OCCI, whether that is through specification contributions or new implementations of it.

To dive in and chat with us:

Already part of the OCCI community? Then it might interest to you to know that we are always keen to receive contributions to this blog. If you have something you’d like to contribute then do shout out on any of the above communication channels!