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From Alexander Shorin <kxe...@gmail.com>
Subject [PROPOSAL] CouchApp Work Group
Date Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:38:27 GMT
Hi everyone.

Recently we had quite hot discussions around CouchApps feature: what
the future it has, what the problems it has, what the plans people
have on it and so on, but basically we have a lot of talks, but only.
However, these discussions showed that we have quite enough people in
our community who loves that feature, who wishes it to become better
and who wanted to make it better.

While CouchDB Team has no enough resources to completely support this
feature and improve it, I propose to create CouchApp Work Group (CAWG)
which will be organized by active CouchApp activists and people who
would like to work on it and provide support of any kind that can.


=== What CAWG will do?

- Restore good name of CouchApp and couchapp.org website;
- Search for solutions of technical and ideological issues;
- Provide informational and technical support;
- Involve more people into CouchDB ecosystem;
- Provide feedback to CouchDB dev team for the existed features that
CouchApps counts vital, proposals and, I wish, pull requests for new
features and improvements;

As was previously wisely noticed, CouchApp is a metafeature that based
on top of CouchDB, but it tightly coupled with CouchDB and we cannot
ignore it existence nor try to bury history of our project.


=== How CAWG will interact with core devs?

There were asked some concerns that CouchDB devs cannot maintains
CouchApp related requests now, work on new features and so on, and so
on, so all the new feature requests discussion almost always ended
with the same resolution.

Accounting past experience, I propose the following format: CAWG works
on it own without disturbing core developers by ideas, requests and
what else.

All feature requests are forms as good proposals on CWiki or ML with
rationale part. If CWAG could generate pull requests with features
implementations and bug fixes - that is the best case of our
cooperation.


=== Who the tools CAWG will use?

- New ML couchapp@couchdb.apache.org for discussion, support, etc.
- CWiki for designing proposals, ideas, documenting workflow etc.
- JIRA with CouchApp component to track issues and work on them
- couchapp.org website as main informational base. I guess, we'll be
need in git repository to manage it content on the first steps, unless
there are other alternatives.


=== Who are all these peoples?

Everyone in CouchDB community who want to work on CouchApp feature.
Keyword - work, because there are a lot of people here with a lot of
ideas, but without implementing them nothing will get changed.

So far I'd propose to promote these folks:
- Ermouth
- Giovanni Lenzi
- Harald Kisch
- Josh E.
- Benjamin Young

Anyone else?

(Note, I know that some devs had not the best discussions with some of
these people, but I would like if we can abstract from emotions of the
past here, shake our hands and try to work together in the new format)

My personal role here is to be a bridge: connect CAWG with CouchDB and
provide help with Erlang bits and other project routines.


=== How this all means to CouchDB Future?

Our last mottos and slogans were focused on that we're, basically,
database for web that replicates. For now CouchApp feature is not in
the best state to put it on the front of CouchDB marketing.

If we can get CouchApps back to live and this will really work and
involve more people into CouchDB project and ecosystem - we're all in
win-win situation.



Thoughts?


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