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From Daniel Gruno <>
Subject Re: Apache Reporter Service
Date Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:58:05 GMT

On 2015-03-03 23:09, Christopher wrote:
> Pretty cool.
> A couple of suggestions:
> 1) if the release dates could be kept up-to-date from versions marked in
> JIRA as "released" with a date (
> that'd be really cool.
There is now a link called "Fetch releases from JIRA" which will fetch 
release info from there :)

With regards,
> 2) If the system could send a reminder about upcoming report deadlines,
> that'd be cool, too (maybe even expose them as ical, so we can see them in
> any calendar app).
> 3) It'd be really neat if one could fill in the missing bits into a field,
> and click "submit" to email directly from the interface.
> --
> Christopher L Tubbs II
> On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 5:50 AM, 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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