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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: Apache Reporter Service
Date Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:10:08 GMT

On 03/03/2015 06:51 AM, Daniel Gruno wrote:
> Hi Rob,
> If the release you messed up is within the last 3 months, you can just
> override it with a fake older date and make it go out of view (add the
> release again and set the date to 1970-01-01 for instance). I'll work on
> a smarter editing feature soon.

Fake data in the system seems like something that we'll regret eventually.

> Viewing previous release cycles and such would indeed be cool, but I'd
> probably need some sort of mock-up from you to be able to create it -
> I'm not sure how it should be displayed and what info to include. I'm
> not saying you should open up ye olde MS Paint and draw something, but
> some sort of visual idea would be nice.
> With regards,
> Daniel.
> On 2015-03-03 12:44, Rob Vesse wrote:
>> Daniel
>> This is really cool
>> Quick question - how do we correct errors in the release data?  I just
>> went through and added all the releases for the PMC of which I am a
>> member
>> and realised I made a typo in the version number for one of our releases.
>> Where do I go to correct this?
>> Also it would be nice if the web UI would allow you to view all the
>> releases and give you average release cadence
>> Keep up the great work!
>> Thanks,
>> Rob
>> On 03/03/2015 10:50, "Daniel Gruno" <> wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> as some of you will have noticed, either by the commits I just made or
>>> conversations going on elsewhere, I have started work on a new helper
>>> system for PMCs called the Apache Reporter Service. This is sort of an
>>> external addition to Whimsy, and shows various statistics and data for
>>> projects, designed to aid chairs (and other lurkers) in viewing and
>>> compiling data for board reports.
>>> The system is now live at: - you will need
>>> to be a PMC member of a project to view this site, and you will - in
>>> general - only be shown data for projects where you are on the PMC.
>>> The system will show you:
>>> - Your next report date and the chair of the project
>>> - PMC and committership changes over the past 3 months, as well as
>>> latest additions if >3 months ago
>>> - The latest releases done this quarter (if added by RMs)
>>> - Mailing list statistics: number of subscribers as well as number of
>>> emails sent this quarter and the previous
>>> - JIRA tickets opened/closed this quarter (if correctly mapped within
>>> the system)
>>> - A mock-up of a board report, with the above data compiled into it (to
>>> be edited heavily by the chair!)
>>> Quick-navigation (hot-links) can be done by using the LDAP name of a
>>> project in the URL, for instance: would
>>> navigate directly to the Apache Portable Runtime project if you are on
>>> that PMC (or a member of the foundation).
>>> The report mock-up is meant as a help only, not a canonical template for
>>> board reports. Vital items, such as community activity and board issues
>>> are intentionally left for the reporter (chair) to fill out, and heaven
>>> help the woman/man who submits a report with these fields left as
>>> default ;).
>>> Later today, I plan to enable the distribution watching part of this
>>> service, which will send reminders to anyone who pushes a release, that
>>> they should (not required, but if they want to!) add their release data
>>> to the system, so as to help others using the system to get an overview
>>> of the status of any given project.
>>> I have already gotten a lot of really useful feedback, but if you see
>>> something you'd like to change, either shoot me an email here on the
>>> comdev list, or commit a change to the system in svn.
>>> With regards,
>>> Daniel.

Rich Bowen - - @rbowen - @apachecon

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