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From Till Westmann <ti...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Point3: Growing the community
Date Sat, 08 Aug 2015 08:43:55 GMT
Ok, we got the Wiki: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/ASTERIXDB/Asterix+DB
But I’m not an administrator - but Jianfeng is.

@Jianfeng, could you add me (tillw) as an administrator?

Thanks,
Till

> On Aug 8, 2015, at 1:06 AM, Jianfeng Jia <jianfeng.jia@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Till,
> My username is Jianfeng
> 
> On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 12:53 AM, Till Westmann <tillw@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> In general I'm also not a big fan of Wikis as they tend to get messy after
>> a while.
>> So I wouldn't necessarily use them for documentation. But I think that
>> there's a place for them for quick collaboration.
>> Do you think that the Apache Wikis (confluence in this case) would be
>> suited for that or would that be cumbersome as well?
>> 
>> 
>> On 8 Aug 2015, at 0:46, Ted Dunning wrote:
>> 
>> Be cautious a bit here.  The wikis that are available at Apache tend to be
>>> a bit cumbersome.
>>> 
>>> Some projects have lately opted to simply storing pages as mark-down which
>>> are automatically rendered.  This makes it easy to make updates and even
>>> have outsiders contributed, but not as easy as a wiki.  On the other hand,
>>> it is more reliable and serves pages very fast.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 12:33 AM, Till Westmann <tillw@apache.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I've created a request (
>>>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/servicedesk/agent/INFRA/issue/INFRA-10090
>>>> ),
>>>> hopefully the information I provided is sufficient.
>>>> 
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Till
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On 8 Aug 2015, at 0:11, Jianfeng Jia wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> +1 for wiki!
>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 12:09 AM, abdullah alamoudi <bamousaa@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> I agree with both of you. This is not a single man job :-)
>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 10:06 AM, Till Westmann <tillw@apache.org>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> We don't have a wiki yet, but it should be easy to get one (and it's
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> probably the right tool to do something like this).
>>>>>>> Would you agree?
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>>> Till
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On 7 Aug 2015, at 23:59, Jianfeng Jia wrote:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Do you guys like the Wiki? like the Spark's:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/SPARK/Contributing+to+Spark
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> .
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> We can create a skeleton, create different pages for different
>>>>>>>> internal
>>>>>>>> components, and *gradually* fill it. (It's a history debt
that I
>>>>>>>> don't
>>>>>>>> think some guy can spend just some days to finish it perfectly.
Let's
>>>>>>>> crowdsource it. :-)
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 11:04 PM, abdullah alamoudi <
>>>>>>>> bamousaa@gmail.com
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> In the August 2015 incubator report, the 3rd issue to address
before
>>>>>>>>> graduation is growing the AsterixDB community.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Since we entered the incubator, at least two members
wanted to join
>>>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>>>> community and contribute only to end up disappearing.
Getting
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> acquainted
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> with the codebase seems like a difficult task for new comers and
I
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> think
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> we
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> should make it a little bit easier.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> I know this is long overdue and someone promised in the
ancient past
>>>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>>>> prepare an entry document for new contributor (Who was
it?). I am
>>>>>>>>> aware
>>>>>>>>> that we all are busy addressing issues, working on new
features,
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> running
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> some experiments, writing a paper, etc. but we can still work towards
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> this
>>>>>>>>> in small steps.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> My suggestion is that someone create an outline of how
that document
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> will
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> be and then publish it in some location where we all have a chance
to
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> contribute (Maybe the AsterixDB website in the documentation
>>>>>>>>> branch?).
>>>>>>>>> Once
>>>>>>>>> we have that, whenever somebody spends some time in a
new area of
>>>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>>>> code,
>>>>>>>>> they should contribute to the document and we should
eventually get
>>>>>>>>> there.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>>>>> Amoudi, Abdullah.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> -----------------
>>>>>>>> Best Regards
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Jianfeng Jia
>>>>>>>> Ph.D. Candidate of Computer Science
>>>>>>>> University of California, Irvine
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Amoudi, Abdullah.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> --
>>>>> 
>>>>> -----------------
>>>>> Best Regards
>>>>> 
>>>>> Jianfeng Jia
>>>>> Ph.D. Candidate of Computer Science
>>>>> University of California, Irvine
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> -----------------
> Best Regards
> 
> Jianfeng Jia
> Ph.D. Candidate of Computer Science
> University of California, Irvine


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