Boosting Open Source Software
Software engineering manager for project management
BOSS coordinates the software development of our internal codebases, the applications that we are writing to either effectively glue together external codebases as in most cases or as mostly independent projects (like Gourmet). BOSS converses with Architect to coordinate development of icodebases with respect to overall goals, and RADAR and Machiavelli to provide a project development simulator for use in reasoning about other projects, and in general, to answer software development questions. BOSS also automates many of the aspects of writing codebases.
It is an agent, which communicates over (UniLang/FL/etc.) which is responsible for several tasks related to source and project management/development.
Handle setup of preferences for tools used in creating software.
Ability to create project, or to run tests and recommend/implement changes to project structure to make them compatible with our development model.
Have an update-rc.d like system that handles the following things: It scans a project for information about hooks that it must register with the system BEFORE they get packaged, so that we can test, develop and use these features, without having to build and install the package for every single change, i.e.
Yet, when the package is installed, it intelligent selects which hooks ought to be activated between the package and the source system, on certain criteria, and allows hot swapping.
Create an FRDCSA distribution CD or DVD on demand. Perhaps, use KNOPPIX as a starter.