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From "Nathan Beyer" <ndbe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [general] Board report due
Date Thu, 11 Dec 2008 03:43:26 GMT
On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 9:09 PM, Xiao-Feng Li <xiaofeng.li@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 10:25 AM, Nathan Beyer <ndbeyer@apache.org> wrote:
>> Who's fixing bugs though?
>
> As I read, Xiaoming Gu and Chunrong Lai have fixed some bugs in past
> month. Are you fixing? ;)

Yes, when I can, but the code base is a mess and I don't have the
uninterrupted time to spend trying to understand it.

>
>> The community is working, but it's not growing. Just look at the mail
>> traffic trend - http://harmony.markmail.org/.
>
> Yes, it is seen not growing. Everybody can help. I don't see it is
> specifically a concern of DRLVM development. Harmony is a community of
> a whole.

That's even worse - the entire community is contracting! It's a
concern for DRLVM, because DRLVM has always had less participation
than the Class Library.

>
> Thanks,
> xiaofeng
>
>> -Nathan
>>
>> On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 7:46 PM, Xiao-Feng Li <xiaofeng.li@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> This depends on people's expectation. If we consider the lines of
>>> code, I saw DRLVM had a large number of check-ins in the past month.
>>> Also the discussions on startup time, hashcode opt, global
>>> propagation, etc., incurred interesting comments/insights, which
>>> turned into some good improvements in DRLVM.
>>>
>>> One thing we should take into consideration is, JVM is entering a
>>> stable period in its development. It is not like the period of
>>> functionality development, since there is no major missing
>>> functionality in DRLVM now. The new developments are more for
>>> improvements. For example, when Wenlong saw the startup time had a
>>> problem, he initiated the discussions, and got feedbacks, then worked
>>> in it and came up with a patch. I reviewed the code, and think it's a
>>> good patch accomplishing its goal. This is a pretty good example of
>>> community-development.
>>>
>>> Of course, more discussions are welcome. Well I personally have no
>>> real concern about the development. But I agree with you that, a
>>> couple of committers are not active recently...
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> xiaofeng
>>>
>>> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 5:51 AM, Nathan Beyer <nbeyer@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Should we mention the derth of DRLVM development. From a community
>>>> perspective I am a little concerned about it.
>>>> -Nathan
>>>>
>>>> On 12/10/08, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Our regular update to the Apache Board is now due.
>>>>>
>>>>> I have a draft in the Wiki here
>>>>>    http://wiki.apache.org/harmony/Board200812
>>>>>
>>>>> Please take a look and amend as you see fit, especially PMC members as
>>>>> it is a PMC report although we always welcome all comments from the
>>>>> community.
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Tim
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Sent from my mobile device
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> http://xiao-feng.blogspot.com
>>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> http://xiao-feng.blogspot.com
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