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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Board Report Q2 2011
Date Mon, 13 Jun 2011 05:44:59 GMT
Apache Gump is a cross-project continuous integration server.  It is
different from "usual" CI servers in that it expects the individual
project builds to succeed; its purpose is to check the integration of
a project with the latest code rather than a fixed version of the
project's dependencies.  If you want a more traditional nightly build
server, Gump is not for you.  Use Gump if you want to know when a
change in your dependencies breaks your project or when your changes
break other projects.

Gump's intention isn't so much to be a CI server but rather a vehicle
that makes people look beyond their project's boundaries and helps the
projects to collaborate.

Gump is written in Python and supports several build tools and version
control systems.  The Apache installation of Gump builds many ASF
projects and their dependencies.  It started in the Java part of the
foundation but also builds projects like APR, HTTPd and log4net.

== Summary ==

No development activity at all, no issues.

== Issues ==

There are no Board level issues.

== Community ==

The Gump project really consists of two parts, the code base for the
project and the ASF installations[1] running this code base to build
many ASF projects as well as some related projects.

The code base mostly does what its current users need so there isn't
much development going on at all.  No new committers have been added.

All ASF committers have write access to the metadata that configure
the ASF installations.  There are a few people contributing across all
projects and a few additional people maintaining the metadata of the
projects they are interested in the most.

No changes to the PMC.

All in all the community is pretty small by now and it has been a long
time since a new project has been added to the Gump runs because the
project had asked for it - when we've added new projects over the past
two years the driver has been the Gump community.  It looks as if most
projects are content with the existing vanilla CI options.

== Development ==

None.

== Releases ==

The ASF installations of Gump work on the latest code base almost all
of the time.  The project is in a state of a perpetual beta.  There
have been no releases.

== Infrastructure ==

The infra team has provided us with a VM to run Gump on top of Apache
Harmony but it is currently not used, we'll hand it back to infra so
it doesn't waste resources.

At one point in time a Gump run on the FreeBSD jail created many core
dumps that filled up the disk space shared by all jails.  Gump is now
set up to not allow core dumps since nobody would want to look at them
anyway.

== Project Branding Requirements ==

We've updated the first sentence of the description to match the
revised requirement.  

Thanks to David Crossley the main site logo now contains a TM and we
are confident we will manage to add a TM to the logo Gump uses in its
reports soon as well.  We believe to meet all other requirements.

== Statistics ==

As of Fri, 10 Jun 2011 the ASF installations check out a bit less than
180 source trees (115 from the ASF repository) and try to build a bit
less than 800 "projects".  A complete Gump run takes about seven and a
half hours on vmgump or the FreeBSD jail about six and a half hours on
the MacOS X server where more projects fail to build and thus less
time is spent building dependent projects.

Some builds have been removed since the projects moved to the Attic
(regexp, for example) or were unmaintained and always failed to build
anyway.

[1] the main instance at http://vmgump.apache.org/gump/public/ , a
FreeBSD jail at http://gump.zones.apache.org/gump/public/ and a Mac OS
X Server at http://adam.apache.org/gump/

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