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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject [RT] what's the roadmap?
Date Mon, 20 Feb 2006 19:25:27 GMT
Now that we've got a release of libapreq2
out the door, it's a good time to think about
the direction of the project going forward.
So let's take a look at where we are now,
and figure out where we want to be in a year 
from now, and map out some goals for getting

Right now we have a handful of active committers,
with myself volunteering to play RM;  pgollucci has 
volunteered to improve the website & docs, which are 
priorities now, and randyk supports the win32 platform. 
Other committers like maxk provide review and oversight,
although not for the release tarball this time.  This
time we got lots of help from httpd'ers, who have
expressed an interest in seeing this list absorbed
into dev@httpd.

I think that's a good idea, so long as dev@httpd
can withstand the occasional question about our
perl glue.  Someday I'd actually like to see
trunk/glue/perl moved over to mod_perl's trunk,
and our C code folded into httpd somehow, but 
that may take some time doing.  Anyways, since
we're mapping out goals in this thread I think 
that should be our long-term one.

Getting there would involve moving this list into
dev@httpd, and our commit list to cvs@httpd; tackling
the automake problem, writing better docs/webpages,
improving the maintainability of the codebase.
We'd have to stop trying to be an aggregation
point for the httpd and mod-perl communities, and
instead work more directly within each community.
I think people are generally too busy with their
respective projects to build this community into
a separate TLP, and our scope can stay smaller without
trying to be a separate project: we can just be 
about the Perl and C apis as we have always been.
Glue writers for other languages seem to be content
with libapreq1 for the most part, and haven't been 
motivated to contribute directly to the libapreq2

So what are your thoughts about the future of apreq?
Joe Schaefer

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