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From "Xiao-Feng Li" <xiaofeng...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] Board report due
Date Thu, 11 Dec 2008 04:02:34 GMT
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 11:43 AM, Nathan Beyer <ndbeyer@apache.org> wrote:
> 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.

Ok, Nathan, I'd like to know if you have any constructive suggestions
so that we can improve that. Thanks. (though I think the community is
still healthy.)

Thanks,
xiaofeng

>>
>> 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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