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[alf-dev] ALF Requirements Meeting Minutes from 10/12/2005 and 10/19/2005
ALF Requirements Meeting Minutes
10/12/2005 and 10/19/2005
Attendees 10/12/2005 Attendees 10/19/2005
IBM-Rational Secure Software
Secure Software Segue
Segue Serena Software
U of Toronto (Private Citizen)
Review Requirements Document
Discussion: In the past two meetings we concentrated on reviewing the ALF
requirements document. I'll summarize the findings here. See the document
for the resulting requirements definitions.
a.. Missing Requirement. Allow ALF designers to define custom event
structures based on a base structure defined by ALF.
b.. AEB4. Event source/event structure can be tied to either 0..1
synchronous service flows or 0..n asynchronous service flows.
c.. AEB5. Make it explicit that the event service provided by ALF can be
called within a service flow definition. This is a good thing since the POC
has such a call.
d.. AEB8. Event filtering can be customized through the use of a SPI. For
the POC we will not have any event filtering.
e.. AEB13. Rework completely to split up the deferred requirement for
synchronous service flow calls from the high priority asynchronous service
f.. AEB14. Rework to talk about how return values are handled in
synchronous and asynchronous service flow calls.
g.. Logging. Define the minimal set of logged values. Specify logging
levels and what a 'debug' logging level will provide.
h.. Security. Specify some alternatives to how security will be handled
for strongly ALF compliant web services and weakly ALF conformant web
services. Push it off on the service flow designer to decide how to enforce
security for weakly ALF conformant services.
The next requirements meeting will be from 10:00 - 11:00 Pacific on
Wednesday, 26 October. Shaw will send the meeting announcement and agenda
to alf-events and alf-req and will post the announcement to the newsgroup.
Shaw will also request the webmaster to update the requirements document
before the next meeting.
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