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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Moving to Git...
Date Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:24:04 GMT
On Oct 10, 2013, at 18:13, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:

> On 10/10/2013 23:05, James Carman wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 5:48 PM, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> I would suggest that a lack of releases is a much greater barrier. Folks
>>> who contribute patches do so because they want to see them in a release.
>>> If there are no releases (and looking back for the past 6 months there
>>> have been very few releases considering the number of components in
>>> commons) then, frankly, a move to git is largely irrelevant. What it
>>> will do little is distract what little effort there is going into
>>> releases making the overall problem worse not better.
>>>
>>
>> It's a catch-22.  You don't have releases because you don't have
>> contributors.
>
> I disagree. We don't have releases because of an overly complex release
> process.


+1. It's a pain for sure. But there no simple solution aside from
reducing what we deliver and where :(

Gary
> Figuring out how to do a Pool 2 release is on my TODO list.
> Having seen the pain others new to the Commons release process have gone
> though, I'm not looking forward to it at all.
>
> Mark
>
>> And, you don't have contributors because you don't have
>> releases.  I agree we need to get busy cranking out some code to let
>> folks know we're not dead (yet).  The only way I see us getting more
>> code going is to get new people and I honestly believe that using a
>> tool like Git will help us do that.
>>
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