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From Jean-Louis Boudart <jeanlouis.boud...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept EasyAnt as a subproject - take 2
Date Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:04:59 GMT
We will publish a updated documentation soon (probably tonight).

Currently, the community is really small as prior releases was using
patched version of Ant and Ivy (mainly to introduce missing features sur as
extensionPoints in Ant, or module inheritence in Ivy). This was probably a
major issue, and explain why we didn't communicate too much outside of
ant-dev mailing list about it.

We've made lot of work to contribute back our modifications to both tools
and we now use official releases. In future we plan to bring more valuable
features to both Ant and Ivy. This is one of the main reason motivating us
to enter in ASF.
In the meantime we changed a lot of structuring stuff in easyant itself to
remain flexible and easier to use.

This release is a huge step for the project. And it's now time to promote
EasyAnt as a usable tool and to widen the community.

Your feedback will be really appreciated.


2013/2/28 Tim Enderling <T.Enderling@intershop.de>

> Hi,
>
> I didn't know that EasyAnt is still alive. EasyAnt might be exactly what
> we are looking for in a solution to modularize our build system and
> software. Some questions:
>
> Is there a more up-to-date documentation than the one at
> http://incubator.apache.org/easyant/history/trunk/reference.html?Fromskimming through
(and besides there a quite a few obvious mistakes in it)
> it seems to refer to a release prior to 0.9.
>
> Also: How large is the community of EasyAnt, are there any references for
> software projects using it? (I tried to get an idea for that by searching
> for EasyAnt on stackoverflow, but that didn't turn out well.)
>
> Thanks a lot
> Tim Enderling
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Nicolas Lalevée [mailto:nicolas.lalevee@hibnet.org]
> > Sent: Mittwoch, 27. Februar 2013 19:44
> > To: Ant Developers List
> > Subject: [VOTE] Accept EasyAnt as a subproject - take 2
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > This is the come back of the proposal of bringing EasyAnt under the
> > umbrella of the Ant PMC.
> >
> > There were some discussion on incubator-general about the incubating
> > hcatalog project being "graduated" under the umbrella of the Hive PMC. I
> > think that our case is more clear and more standard regarding the ASF
> > rules, but I'll remind here what is at stake, so there is no
> > misunderstanding (I include myself on the potentially misunderstanding
> > people).
> >
> > EasyAnt code will be brought into Ant's svn tree.
> > EasyAnt committers will become Ant committers but not part of the PMC
> (on 5
> > committers, 3 are already Ant ones, and 2 are part of Ant's PMC)
> > The Ant PMC will be responsible for the code, the community, the next
> > releases of EasyAnt.
> >
> > Just like for Ivy. And I like the way it worked. Further more considering
> > my path, I think it is good that there is no special right management in
> > svn. I started as an IvyDE committer, I ended improving myself Ivy and
> Ant.
> >
> > Since the last vote tentative, the activity on EasyAnt remained the same,
> > somehow low but continuous, not much less than Ant developers activity.
> And
> > lately we succeeded to get a release out.
> >
> > To get yourself an opinion, here are some links:
> > - the EasyAnt project incubator page:
> > http://incubator.apache.org/projects/easyant.html
> > - the archive of the mailing lists
> > http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-easyant-commits/
> > http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-easyant-dev/
> > - the release
> > http://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/easyant
> >
> > So, should we accept EasyAnt as a subproject ?
> > Please, cast your votes:
> > [ ] +1, I accept
> > [ ] +0, OK, but..
> > [ ] -1, I disapprove, because..
> >
> > Nicolas
> >
> >
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-- 
Jean Louis Boudart
Independent consultant
Apache EasyAnt commiter http://incubator.apache.org/easyant/

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