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From Daniel Gruno <>
Subject Re: Apache Reporter Service
Date Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:08:38 GMT

On 2015-03-04 00:04, Lefty Leverenz wrote:
> Kudos, Daniel!  Great idea.
> Question 1:  How can RMs add release data if they aren't PMC members?
>   (This might be answered by your most recent message.)
They can't, which is why the email sent to people that push to dist says 
to contact a PMC member to add a release.
They can, if you use JIRA, push a release tag there and have a PMC just 
auto-update the lot once every quarter.
> Questions 2 & 3:  Do the chart timelines advance week-by-week or
> month-by-month?  How often is the template refreshed?  The #emails sent "in
> the past 3 months" and "in the previous cycle" confused me -- does a cycle
> mean a reporting cycle or just a moving 3-month period?
Charts advance weekly. The comparison is not related to the reporting 
cycle, but is always the past 3 months compared to the 3 before that.
If you use the service a few days before submitting a board report, the 
data should be accurate :)
> As a longer-term suggestion, could the submitted reports get pumped back
> into the Apache Reporter Service and displayed for public access, charts
> and all?  'Cuz I'm naturally curious about other projects.
All board reports are public on the foundation web site already.

With regards,
> -- Lefty Leverenz
> On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 2:58 PM, Daniel Gruno <> wrote:
>> 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 (
>>> selectedTab=com.atlassian.jira.jira-projects-plugin:versions-panel),
>>> that'd be really cool.
>> There is now a link called "Fetch releases from JIRA" which will fetch
>> release info from there :)
>> With regards,
>> Daniel.
>>> 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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