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From Daniel Gruno <>
Subject Re: Apache Reporter Service
Date Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:13:20 GMT

On 2015-03-03 15:10, Rich Bowen wrote:
> 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.
Any release with a date prior to 1999 gets discarded by the system, thus 
by changing a release date to somewhere in 1970 effectively deletes that 
release from the data bundle.

With regards,
>> 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.

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