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From Michael Becke <be...@u.washington.edu>
Subject Re: Project team page (was RE: Release notes update. Please review)
Date Tue, 04 May 2004 03:02:58 GMT
Site updated.

Mike

On May 3, 2004, at 4:26 PM, Oleg Kalnichevski wrote:

> project.xml updated in CVS HEAD & 2.0
>
> Oleg
>
> On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 19:39, Michael Becke wrote:
>> Oleg,
>>
>> I agree that we are still in need of a better way to track individual
>> contributions (committers and contributors).  The "project team" page  
>> is
>> certainly not the long term answer, but I think we should stick with  
>> it
>> for now.  This will ensure that people's contributions are not ignored
>> and that we don't upset anyone.
>>
>> My impression was that a "real solution" was under discussion by the
>> PMC, but I don't know if anything ever happened there.
>>
>> As you mention, I think just adding people to the "project team" page
>> will suffice for the time being.
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> Kalnichevski, Oleg wrote:
>>>> On a related note, Oleg, are you also working on updating the list
>>>> of
>>>
>>>
>>>> contributors?  If not, I will take a look at it.
>>>
>>>
>>> Mike,
>>>
>>> I found this to be quite a touchy issue. I have been thinking whether
>>> there's an acceptable way to inject a little more structure into the
>>> standard Maven generated contributors page. In particular I'd like to
>>> be able to mark inactive contributors as, well, inactive ones and
>>> retired committers as retired ones to give a little more prominence
>>> to the active ones. I was unable so far to come up with any idea how
>>> this could be accomplished without taking a risk of upsetting some
>>> folks and provoking some tensions on the mailing list. I have been
>>> thinking about some sort 'HttpClient history' page which would
>>> contain chronological account of important events including credits
>>> for notable personal contributions, leaving the project team to
>>> reflect _current_ _active_ participation in the project. However, for
>>> the Lord's sake no way do I want to provoke no trouble between
>>> HttpClient contributors and committers thus causing more harm than
>>> good with my innovation. In my thoughts I was gradually gravitating
>>> towards not messing around the 'project team' page and simply
>>> appending new entries to the existing list when you caught me with
>>> your question ;-)
>>>
>>> If there are no better ideas how to deal with the issue, I'll add the
>>> new entrants to the existing list and get it over with
>>>
>>> Oleg
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message----- From: Michael Becke
>>> [mailto:becke@u.washington.edu] Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 2:41 To:
>>> Commons HttpClient Project Subject: Re: Release notes update. Please
>>> review
>>>
>>>
>>> Wow, has it been a year already?  It seems hard to believe.
>>>
>>> Oleg, nice work on compiling the list of changes.  This is no small
>>>
>>> task.
>>>
>>> On a related note, Oleg, are you also working on updating the list of
>>>
>>>
>>> contributors?  If not, I will take a look at it.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Mike
>>>
>>> On May 2, 2004, at 6:08 PM, Oleg Kalnichevski wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> Folks, I just updated the release notes doc to include personal
>>>> contributions made to HttpClient CVS HEAD since 2.0 was branched
>>>> out (approx a year from now)
>>>>
>>>> http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/jakarta-commons/httpclient/
>>>
>>>
>>>> release_notes.txt?rev=1.19&view=markup
>>>>
>>>> If you have contributed code or design ideas during that period,
>>>> please review the release notes to make sure your contribution is
>>>> mentioned.
>>>>
>>>> If certain contributions are not mentioned, it does not necessarily
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> mean that they do not deserve mentioning. Going through several
>>>> hundreds of commit messages is tedious, not great fun, and very
>>>> prone to mistakes.
>>>
>>>
>>>> I may well have overlooked quite a few things
>>>>
>>>> It is important that we keep this document up to date, as one day
>>>> is
>>>
>>>
>>>> may become the only (easily accessible) vehicle of communicating
>>>> individual contributions. @author tags may have to be removed, if
>>>> so decides the Jakarta PMC
>>>>
>>>> So, no need to be shy. If there's anything omitted, please do let
>>>> me know
>>>>
>>>> Oleg
>>>>
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