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From John Sisson <>
Subject Re: Change to commit model for Apache Geronimo
Date Wed, 24 May 2006 22:55:15 GMT
Jeff Genender wrote:
> Matt,
> I know of 3 additional who are committed to helping with DT (me as one
> of the 3)...
> We have some nice patches coming up...
In the interests of being open and improving communications in the 
Geronimo community, could you please create some JIRAs for the work you 
are planning to do.


> Dunno if that helps :/
> Jeff
> Matt Hogstrom wrote:
>> I agree that it would be nice to get more committers looking and working
>> on DayTrader as well as DevTools.  DayTrader we have been getting
>> additional activity so we are moving in the right direction.  Since its
>> a performance/benchmark sample its very different than the server and
>> has a different constituency.  So, yes, its a problem however interest
>> is growing so the problem is become less of an issue.
>> Greg Stein wrote:
>>> A shot from the peanut gallery... :-)
>>> Doesn't that seem like a problem? That maybe there should be more people
>>> involved? That it shouldn't be "I'm off in my corner working on this
>>> stuff. With nobody else. I dunno how to get my +1 votes."
>>> IMO, part of Geronimo's issue is growing the community of developers, and
>>> especially the group of committers. You'll solve your problem if you can
>>> get more people working with you. And I think you'll solve many of
>>> Geronimo's issues at the same time.
>>> IMO #2, I disagree with Ken's "patched in and tested" ... there are many
>>> changes that I've reviewed which I can give a +1 on just from eyeballing
>>> it. Or provide feedback on what needs to change. IOW, I don't always need
>>> a computer to tell me what it does. So I think it may be important to
>>> request that Ken officially relaxes that requirement a bit :-)
>> I think the above was the most significant concern I had since the
>> current lack of active participation (actually, folks really like the
>> app as it uncovers broken pieces in the server that need to be fixed) I
>> was concerned that getting people to install, test and validate was
>> going to be difficult.  If people can use their eyes thats fien.  Right
>> now its changing colors and packaging.
>> IMHO DevTools is different in that few committers are running Eclipse
>> and working in that area so getting meaningful feedback will be
>> difficult.  I guess time will tell but I'd hate to see Sachin get slowed
>> down.
>>> Cheers,
>>> -g
>>> On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 12:38:11PM -0400, Matt Hogstrom wrote:
>>>> Ken, et al,
>>>> I'm not sure about other people's feelings regarding exceptions to
>>>> the Review then commit but I'd like to request some special
>>>> consideration for DevTools and DayTrader.  Both of these dev trees
>>>> are external to mainline Geronimo development and as such have a very
>>>> limited set of people working on them.  For Devtools I think it is
>>>> Sachin and for DayTrader it is basically me for now.  Based on the
>>>> requirement for 3 +1s which implies testing and work I don't think we
>>>> have enough active commiters in these branches to make this work.
>>>> I would like to solicit input on and request an exception to Review
>>>> and Commit for Devtools and DayTrader.
>>>> Matt
>>>> Jim Jagielski wrote:
>>>>> On May 22, 2006, at 2:49 AM, Jacek Laskowski wrote:
>>>>>> On 5/22/06, Rodent of Unusual Size <> wrote:
>>>>>>> Due to concerns about how some changes have been getting
>>>>>>> made in the codebase, I am changing the commit model
>>>>>>> for the time being.
>>>>>>> Effective immediately, the development model for Apache
>>>>>>> Geronimo is changed from Commit-Then-Review to
>>>>>>> Review-Then-Commit.
>>>>>> Not that I don't like the idea as it may eventually help our community
>>>>>> to understand changes before they get applied and keep up the pace,
>>>>>> but...
>>>>>> Shouldn't *your* decision be voted as well or at least discussed
>>>>>> openly, with the community to find out how they feel about our
>>>>>> cooperation/openness? What message are we sending out if *you* step
>>>>>> out and change the rules just like that? Just a thought many could
>>>>>> have come up with after having read it.
>>>>> Just in case there is any confusion, Ken has the full support of
>>>>> the board regarding this. I'm saying this with my board hat
>>>>> on. In true ASF spirit, Ken discussed this with the
>>>>> board before making any decisions...

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