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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "March2017" by svanteschubert
Date Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:19:26 GMT
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The "March2017" page has been changed by svanteschubert:
https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/March2017?action=diff&rev1=20&rev2=21

Comment:
Adding ODF Toolkit report

  
  Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
  
-   1.
-   2.
-   3.
+   1. Get companies backing up the project as part of a commercial story, to
+      get a long-term momentum
+   2. Do recurrent releases - some semi-automation would be helpful - for the
+      3rd party users
  
  Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
  aware of?
  
+   We have a lack of active mentors. Sam Ruby resigned due to switch of personal focus.
+   Mentors have not signed the past two reports, not answering on direct mail. Overworked?
  
+   A general issue of the project is that it 'just' a toolkit of an office
+   file format, which in addition is far from leading on the business market,
+   so likely never being used by the mass market - a very niche product.
  
- How has the community developed since the last report?
+   Still the toolkit seems to be working well for most common use cases, but
+   is repeatedly updated by developers on changes of the ODF, like Red Hat
+   developers enhancing the ODF validator as part of LibreOffice regression
+   tests (e.g. out-of-the-box running on http://odf-validator.rhcloud.com/)
+   most often quite ahead of one of the international ODF Plugfests -
+   http://odfplugfest.org/2016-paris/programme/. 
  
+   Since there are still some game changing features in the pipeline (e.g.
+   collaboration) which are expected to strengthen the acceptance and develop
+   the community but on the other hand the mentorship / infrastructure of the
+   project could be better, a decision needs to be made on the future.
  
- 
- How has the project developed since the last report?
+ How has the community developed since the last report?
+   A company stated their commitment to the ODF toolkit and works on contribution to the
project.
+   We are working on the next release including the fixes and planning a
+   follow-up release adding new features.
  
+ How has the project developed since the last report?
+   Problem with Windows build bots were solved. 
+   Build tested with JDK 6 to 8 under Windows and Linux with JDK 8.
+   Preparing a release after a long time to allow newcomers to rely on state-of-the-art features.
 
  
  How would you assess the podling's maturity?
  Please feel free to add your own commentary.
- 
    [ ] Initial setup
    [ ] Working towards first release
-   [ ] Community building
+   [x] Community building
    [ ] Nearing graduation
    [ ] Other:
  
  Date of last release:
+   2013-06-22, just started one
  
-   XXXX-XX-XX
- 
  When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
+   2015-10-05 - Damjan Jovanovic for Commiter/PPMC
+   
- 
- 
- 
  Signed-off-by:
- 
+   [ ](odftoolkit) Rob Weir
+      Comments:
    [ ](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
       Comments:
    [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov
       Comments:
  
- IPMC/Shepherd notes:
+ IPMC/Shepherd notes
- 
  
  
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