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From "Brett Porter" <brett.por...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [all] releasing a nearly dormant project (was Re: [exec] how to proceed for a nearly dormant project)
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2008 01:49:45 GMT
I'm always interested, but it's always been somewhere down my list of
priorities :(

If Siegfried is able to drive it to release quality, I can likely
start using it in a number of places which will increase my
involvement.

Thanks!

Cheers,
Brett

On 04/01/2008, Niall Pemberton <niall.pemberton@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 3, 2008 9:00 AM, Torsten Curdt <tcurdt@apache.org> wrote:
> > >>> Exec would need to migrate to proper first.
> > >>
> > > According to the website moving to proper requires an "active group
> > > of committers" - I hardly qualifiy for that so I'm sort of stuck
> >
> > That was my concern
> >
> > > Therefore I see two options
> > >
> > > +) one existing committer teams up with me (preferred but rather
> > > unlikely looking at the recent activity)
> > > +) I leave commons-exec at it is in the sandbox  and push out a
> > > SNAPSHOT release
> >
> > IMO a SNAPSHOT release is not really what we want. But I guess we (as
> > a community) need to discuss situations like these. The definition of
> > active committers is rather vague in this context. After all we have
> > quite some "one man shows" where other committers just help out. But
> > not releasing "exec" does not sounds like a better option either.
>
> I agree the only option is really to propose promoting exec to become
> a proper component and then release. For me the question is how likely
> is Siegfried to stick around to support it? I would hate to see it
> promoted and then it go inactive again shortly after. I know
> circumstances change and there are no binding commitments here - but
> stating an intention to stick around and look after it when proposing
> promotion would make me more likely to vote for it (plus yours and
> Luc's semi-interest helps). Looking at the commit logs, the people to
> last work on actual code were Niklas Gustavsson (July 2006), Trygve
> Laugstoul (Sept 2005) and Brett Porter (August 2005) - perhaps it
> would be also worth pinging them to see if their interest can be
> revived.
>
> Niall
>
> > Thoughts?
> >
> > cheers
> > --
> > Torsten
>
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Brett Porter
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