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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Gump Board Report Q4/2013
Date Tue, 10 Dec 2013 05:11:56 GMT
Apache Gump is a cross-project continuous integration server.  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 ASF as well
as non-ASF projects and their dependencies.  It started in the Java
part of the foundation but also builds projects like APR, HTTPd and
XMLUnit.NET.

== Summary ==

Very little activity, Gump seems to create useful results for the few
projects that use it.  A team at Oracle seems to be running Gump for
compatibility tests of Java 8.

== Releases ==

Gump has never done any releases.  One reason for this is that the ASF
installations of Gump work on the latest code base almost all of the
time following its "integrate everything continuosly" philosophy.

Stefan has polled the Gump list and our only known user outside of the
ASF whether anybody would like to see a release but no response was
received.

== Activity ==

Ludmila Shikhvarg who works at Oracle and tests next-Java
compatibility runs Gump internally at Oracle.  Unfortunately the
instance is not a public one.  Occasionally she pings the Gump list to
tells us about build problems she sees, she did so for three projects
and Java8 in October and traffic has been directed to the project
mailing lists.

The Gump installation on vmgump was stuck for several weeks and nobody
noticed it.

== Changes to the Roster ==

All ASF committers have write access to the metadata that configure
the ASF installations.

No new committers to the code base, no changes to the PMC.  The most
recent addition to the PMC was in December 2006 when we added Sander
Temme.

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