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From sebb <>
Subject Re: Apache Reporter Service
Date Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:19:59 GMT
On 1 May 2015 at 22:32, Alex Harui <> wrote:
> This is a really cool service.  I noticed it wants login creds.

Creds are needed in order to validate updating of release data.

>  What data
> would have to be stripped in order to allow general public access?

I don't know.

>  What
> would it take to get the JSON for the public info?

Presumably agreement from the board and/or infrastructure.

> I’ll write the client
> side in Apache Flex.
> Thanks,
> -Alex
> On 3/5/15, 1:39 AM, "Daniel Gruno" <> wrote:
>>On 2015-03-05 01:00, sebb wrote:
>>> On 4 March 2015 at 07:26, Daniel Gruno <> wrote:
>>>> On 2015-03-04 01:29, sebb wrote:
>>>>> The tool looks cool, but does not handle Apache Commons properly, as
>>>>> it calls it "Apache Commons BeanUtils".
>>>>> BeanUtils is just one of the Commons components (it seems to be
>>>>> picking the first component alphabetically).
>>>> This was due to Commons not having any information on the base project
>>>> available in rdf/json, so the system picked what it thought looked
>>>>like a
>>>> winner. I have since changed it to just fetch the name from the PMC
>>>> instead.
>>>>> The JIRA release option does not work well for Commons.
>>>>> Each component has a separate JIRA id, but the graph does not show
>>>>>the id.
>>>>> There are other TLPs with multiple JIRA instances and release cycles,
>>>>> for example Creadur
>>>> The JIRA stats are in their infancy still, I'll see if I can't make it
>>>> useful for Commons this week.
>>>>> The JIRA release fetch tool does not report an error for an invalid
>>>>> id.
>>>>> Note that all Commons JIRA ids are in the Category Commons; similarly
>>>>> all Creadur instances are in the Category Creadur.
>>>>> It would be really useful if the releases could be fetched using the
>>>>> Category.
>>>>> I am on the PMC for Commons, JMeter and Creadur.
>>>>> Only the JMeter display shows the chair person.
>>>> fixed for comons. As for Creadur, whenever someone creates a profile
>>>>for the
>>> How does one create profiles?
>>> Nothing obvious on the website.
>>One clicks on the editor icon to the far right of the menu bar. UI
>>patches are most welcome :)
>>>> project on, the data will automatically start
>>> projects-new shows
>>> Apache Commons BeanUtils: 121 committers, 35 PMC members => sub-project
>>> It does not make sense to include sub-projects in the project list.
>>>> showing up on reporter.a.o.
>>> That seems to have been done.
>>> Might be useful to cross-link the two apps and provide some background
>>> docs on how to use them.
>>>>> It would be useful if ASF members could see the data for every PMC -
>>>>> but obviously not update PMCs they are not associated with.
>>>> That is how it already is. Use the hot-link feature to access projects
>>>> are not on the PMC of, or use the 'statistics' link from Whimsy.
>>> What hot-link feature?
>>> I only see tabs for the 3 PMCs I am on.
>>If you use the whimsy agenda browser, there is a link under info ->
>>statistics for each PMC that leads to and shows you
>>information about that PMC as well. You can also access this manually by
>>going to (where pmcid is the LDAP ID
>>of the PMC, for instance apr, httpd, sling, climate etc).
>>With regards,
>>>> With regards,
>>>> Daniel.
>>>>> On 3 March 2015 at 10:50, Daniel Gruno <> wrote:
>>>>>> Hi folks,
>>>>>> as some of you will have noticed, either by the commits I just made
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> addition to Whimsy, and shows various statistics and data for
>>>>>> designed to aid chairs (and other lurkers) in viewing and compiling
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> be
>>>>>> edited heavily by the chair!)
>>>>>> Quick-navigation (hot-links) can be done by using the LDAP name of
>>>>>> project
>>>>>> in the URL, for instance: would
>>>>>> directly to the Apache Portable Runtime project if you are on that
>>>>>> (or a
>>>>>> member of the foundation).
>>>>>> The report mock-up is meant as a help only, not a canonical template
>>>>>> board reports. Vital items, such as community activity and board
>>>>>> are
>>>>>> intentionally left for the reporter (chair) to fill out, and heaven
>>>>>> 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,
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> status of any given project.
>>>>>> I have already gotten a lot of really useful feedback, but if you
>>>>>> something you'd like to change, either shoot me an email here on
>>>>>> comdev
>>>>>> list, or commit a change to the system in svn.
>>>>>> With regards,
>>>>>> Daniel.

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