Check out the changes being made to the Software Distribution Directories in Windermere. Provide your use case and expertise to help direct the final solution.
As Windermere is being developed, there are a few topics and engineering choices that we would like to share with the community and request their feedback and insight. We recognize that change can be difficult, but we also recognize that in order to move our products and solutions forward, change is inevitable. We also recognize that the GroupWise community contains a wealth of experience, insight and constructive advice on how best to make these changes. We request your expertise and evaluation.
The topic today is removing the Software Distribution Directory. As the administration console is being rewritten, we have the opportunity to improve this particular aspect of the overall GroupWise system. The engineers have written a description of the current use cases, the changes being implemented and the risk and tradeoffs that are inevitable. Please take a look at this document and provide your feedback, experience and suggestions. We want to make this improvement as beneficial and pain free as possible. We want you to confirm our assumptions and challenge our conclusions.
Here are the conclusions…but please read the entire article written by Dan Christensen.
Much of the benefit of the SDD is for the client side or large GW systems, and we don't really fit either of them. Our system is relatively small so updates are easy, and we use ZCM (and Zen before that) to push client updates. I also say no loss.