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From "Niall Pemberton" <niall.pember...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] Apache Commons Board Report, March 2008
Date Wed, 12 Mar 2008 13:29:21 GMT
On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:29 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/03/2008, Niall Pemberton <niall.pemberton@gmail.com> wrote:
>  > Couple of things missing:
>  >
>  >   - Gary Gregory joined the PMC
>  >   - FileUpload 1.2.1 was released
>  >
>  >  Another point, perhaps not relevant to the report - although we did
>  >  one m1 release (Pool 1.4) that included OSGi metadata - I doubt I will
>  >  do that manually again, so probably releases will only include OSGi
>  >  metadata if we use m2 as the primary build tool for releases. Do we
>  >  want to make using m2 a commons-wide policy? All but two components
>  >  (jelly and attributes) have m2 builds, so IMO it would be a good idea.
>  >
>
>  However M2 requires Java 1.4+.
>
>  Some components are intended for Java 1.3 or earlier.
>  For Java 1.3, one can use Maven 1.0.2 or Ant 1.6.5.
>
>  For components that are targetted at Java 1.4+, I'd say drop the M1
>  build files entirely, as IMO they don't offer any benefit, and are
>  confusing unless they are maintained in synch with the M2 files.

If they work I see no need to delete.

>  For other components, then the Ant and/or M1 builds need to be maintained.

I agree, but we can still use m2 to create releases.

Niall

>  >  Niall
>  >
>  >
>  >  On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 10:39 AM, Torsten Curdt <tcurdt@apache.org> wrote:
>  >  > Anything I missed or got wrong? Maybe I missed new PMC members as
>  >  >  usual? :-)
>  >  >
>  >  >  Henry, did I cover the Incubator idea correctly? Feel free to change
>  >  >  directly in
>  >  >
>  >  >   https://svn.apache.org/repos/private/pmc/commons/reports/board
>  >  >
>  >  >  ...or let me know.
>  >  >
>  >  >  cheers
>  >  >
>  >  >  --
>  >  >  Apache Commons Board Report, March 2008
>  >  >
>  >  >  General
>  >  >  =======
>  >  >
>  >  >    o Activity
>  >  >
>  >  >      The past few months have been quite busy. A couple of releases
>  >  >  (see below)
>  >  >      have gone out. Based on http://markmail.org/ user activity is
>  >  >  slowly
>  >  >      declining while activity on the development list has significantly
>  >  >      increased at the beginning of the year. It's slowly declining
>  >  >  again.
>  >  >
>  >  >      Question of dormancy have been raised for 'commons vfs' and
>  >  >  'commons
>  >  >      launcher'.
>  >  >
>  >  >    o Re-release of old source distributions
>  >  >
>  >  >      This has been brought to the board's attention before. For the
>  >  >  users
>  >  >      convenience we would like to re-package old source releases and
>  >  >  provide
>  >  >      them also as source jars. This of course affects releases that
>  >  >  have been
>  >  >      made under ASL 1.1. While new releases have to be ASL 2.0 the
>  >  >  current
>  >  >      opinion is that (as long as nothing is changed during the
>  >  >  process) this
>  >  >      "re-packaging" does not classify as a new release. So we can
>  >  >  still provide
>  >  >      the new artifact under ASL 1.1. Basically it would have to
>  >  >  adhere to the
>  >  >      rules when the orignal release has been made.
>  >  >
>  >  >      No action has been taking yet. I would be great to get the board's
>  >  >      agreement on the PMC's notion.
>  >  >
>  >  >    o Commons Sandbox Incubator
>  >  >
>  >  >      While the Commons Sandbox works quite straight forward for ASF
>  >  >  internal
>  >  >      use. The question is what to do with external component level code
>  >  >      donations that may or may not been already covered by CLA.
>  >  >  Building a
>  >  >      community around a single component inside the normal Incubator
>  >  >  might
>  >  >      be tough. The idea has been brought up to work with Labs or the
>  >  >  Incubator
>  >  >      to find a solution to this.
>  >  >
>  >  >    o Removal of Cobertura reports (as the resulting reports may GPL)
>  >  >
>  >  >      Cobertura is a code coverage plugin for maven. It's been used
>  >  >  through the
>  >  >      ASF to generate reports that are part of the website. As at
>  >  >  least parts
>  >  >      of the generated site is covered by the GPL we decided not to
>  >  >  use it
>  >  >      anymore. Otherwise we cannot ship the website for a release.
>  >  >
>  >  >    o Support for OSGi
>  >  >
>  >  >      New Commons releases will now include the metadata that is
>  >  >  required to be
>  >  >      used inside OSGi out of the box.
>  >  >
>  >  >    o We got two new components into the Commons sandbox
>  >  >
>  >  >      - monitoring
>  >  >
>  >  >        http://wiki.apache.org/commons/Monitoring
>  >  >
>  >  >      - commons build plugin
>  >  >
>  >  >        Which got promoted to proper pretty much straight away for the
>  >  >        infrastructure and build improvements (see below)
>  >  >
>  >  >        http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/commons-dev/
>  >  >  200802.mbox/%
>  >  >  3c55afdc850802091808g61a86940t9e5d75115c0ef837@mail.gmail.com%3e
>  >  >
>  >  >
>  >  >
>  >  >  Releases
>  >  >  ========
>  >  >
>  >  >    o Released
>  >  >      - commons SCXML 0.7              http://mail-archives.apache.org/
>  >  >  mod_mbox/commons-dev/200712.mbox/%
>  >  >  3cce1f2ea80712191002g5f96d5few83279ba4a42999bd@mail.gmail.com%3e
>  >  >      - commons pool 1.4               http://mail-archives.apache.org/
>  >  >  mod_mbox/commons-dev/200801.mbox/%
>  >  >  3c8a81b4af0801151908x195f664dy600cd83abecdaaa8@mail.gmail.com%3e
>  >  >      - commons sandbox parent POM 3   http://mail-archives.apache.org/
>  >  >  mod_mbox/commons-dev/200801.mbox/%
>  >  >  3c55afdc850801181745g7f48efc4s5e84447297732a25@mail.gmail.com%3e
>  >  >      - commons IO 1.4                 http://mail-archives.apache.org/
>  >  >  mod_mbox/commons-dev/200801.mbox/%
>  >  >  3c55afdc850801200801p16e8265em3652d1e0e81a9f5d@mail.gmail.com%3e
>  >  >      - commons fileupload 1.2.1       http://mail-archives.apache.org/
>  >  >  mod_mbox/commons-dev/200802.mbox/%
>  >  >  3ce75283b10802061209r554e249dg7f3afd6ccfcab6cb@mail.gmail.com%3e
>  >  >      - commons math 1.2               http://mail-archives.apache.org/
>  >  >  mod_mbox/commons-dev/200802.mbox/%
>  >  >  3c8a81b4af0802232149g3e237e9j455d62d3ac0d3d6@mail.gmail.com%3e
>  >  >      - commons build plugin 1.0       http://mail-archives.apache.org/
>  >  >  mod_mbox/commons-dev/200802.mbox/%
>  >  >  3c55afdc850802240403n4d6f3ae7o5bfa09bc6c3b3a53@mail.gmail.com%3e
>  >  >      - commons proxy 1.0              http://mail-archives.apache.org/
>  >  >  mod_mbox/commons-dev/200802.mbox/%
>  >  >  3cf2e8eedf0802261011g5dfe9517g9d089cbfc101cb5b@mail.gmail.com%3e
>  >  >      - commons parent POM 6           http://mail-archives.apache.org/
>  >  >  mod_mbox/commons-dev/200801.mbox/%
>  >  >  3c55afdc850801061239r6128513cxde21e25e0338af01@mail.gmail.com%3e
>  >  >      - commons parent POM 7           http://mail-archives.apache.org/
>  >  >  mod_mbox/commons-dev/200801.mbox/%
>  >  >  3c55afdc850801151216pe4a33dbj4455ed5737e69891@mail.gmail.com%3e
>  >  >      - commons parent POM 8           http://mail-archives.apache.org/
>  >  >  mod_mbox/commons-dev/200803.mbox/%
>  >  >  3c55afdc850803011310u31561507te49f5bf5d51678f6@mail.gmail.com%3e
>  >  >      - commons sandbox parent POM 4   http://mail-archives.apache.org/
>  >  >  mod_mbox/commons-dev/200803.mbox/%
>  >  >  3c55afdc850803041651q37ddd80bxba6973e90cadf900@mail.gmail.com%3e
>  >  >      - commons parent POM 9           http://mail-archives.apache.org/
>  >  >  mod_mbox/commons-dev/200803.mbox/%
>  >  >  3c55afdc850803090330i1f529a94vf5c8fbdf07424698@mail.gmail.com%3e
>  >  >
>  >  >  Infrastructure
>  >  >  ==============
>  >  >
>  >  >    o The maven based release process has been discussed and improved.
>  >  >    o For some components missing/broken redirects from jakarta have
>  >  >  been fixed.
>  >  >    o Old bugzilla entries have been removed and we are 100% jira now.
>  >  >  We hope
>  >  >      to get redirects in place so people will not hit broken links
>  >  >  but get to
>  >  >      correct jira issue instead.
>  >  >
>  >  >      http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/commons-dev/200803.mbox/
>  >  >  %3c8a81b4af0803081206v290eb85cjda5a1d4555ea0ccb@mail.gmail.com%3e
>  >  >
>  >  >  Community
>  >  >  =========
>  >  >
>  >  >    o No new committers
>  >  >    o No new PMC members
>  >  >
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