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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "December2012" by GaryMartin
Date Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:03:21 GMT
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The "December2012" page has been changed by GaryMartin:
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/December2012?action=diff&rev1=32&rev2=33

Comment:
Update of Bloodhound section for points mentioned on bloodhound-dev list

  The top three issues that need to be addressed to move toward graduation are:
  
    1. Improve community diversity
+   2. Growth of user community
-   2. Lowering the barrier to entry and development
+   3. Lowering the barrier to entry and development
-   3. Establish a frequent release cycle
  
- Since the last report, Bloodhound has gone through two release votes. The
+ Since the last report, Bloodhound has successfully created two more releases.
- problems highlighted in the September report, regarding the use of an external
+ The problems highlighted in the September report, regarding the use of an
- site for the download of some of the dependencies, have been largely solved by
+ external site for the download of some of the dependencies, have been largely
- working with their maintainers to ensure that their packages are available
+ solved by working with their maintainers to ensure that their packages are
- through a standard location (pypi).
+ available through a standard location (pypi).
  
  Releases themselves are beginning to become a little more routine although the
  time between the initiation of the vote for release of 0.2.0 and the
- subsequent announcement of the result was of concern.
+ subsequent announcement of the result was of concern. In contrast the 0.3.0
+ release was significantly smoother.
  
  Three new committers have been added to the project and they have driven
  considerable conversation on the mailing lists in a relatively short time. The
- barriers to contributors appear to have been reduced but progress in this area
- needs to be consolidated with improvements to documentation to help potential
- contributors.
+ barriers to contributing have been reduced significantly and we plan to
+ continue to work on this area. In addition to the identification of tickets
+ that are suitable for newcomers we now have documentation of aspects of ticket
+ management and the workflow that we use. Proposals for larger enhancements are
+ also documented on the wiki in such a way that they reflect the decisions made
+ on the project dev mailing list, reducing the work associated with digging
+ through the mailing list.
+ 
+ From the infrastructure side the project has two open requests. One of these
+ requests was opened in July, requesting a means for the Bloodhound source
+ browser to have effective access to a local copy of the svn repository.
+ Alternatives have been suggested but there is no obvious resolution to this
+ issue at this point.
  
  Signed-off-by:
  

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