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Subject Re : State of EasyAnt (was Re: Incubator PMC/Board report for Jan 2012 ([ppmc]))
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2012 09:30:56 GMT
It's a very good news. 

Have you got a date for the change between phase and extension point. 

I think it is very important for users to have news on the site and a new release. 


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De : "Jean-Louis Boudart" <>
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Objet : State of EasyAnt (was Re: Incubator PMC/Board report for Jan 2012 ([ppmc]))
Date : lun., janv. 16, 2012 11:18


Sorry for the delay i've not been available as  much as expected those last
I'll be more available at the end of the week i think and i plan to finish
and commit the refactoring of phases.

As you pointed out we're in Apache Incubator since one year and we still
have not achieved our objectives.
I assume the main problem comes from our huge refactoring due to one of the
core developper who didn't sign the CLA. As a consequence we've removed lot
of features which were part of easyant (plugin documentation, some plugins,
etc..). It probably affects a bit the motivation of others, at least it is
my case, reimplementing stuff is not so fun (removing it either cc Nicolas

I still believe Apache is the place to be for EasyAnt i still plan to make
this project live and to create interaction with Ant and Ivy community.

To release the next version we need to finish our refactoring on phases and
update documentation (including plugins). Then i propose for a n+1release
(probably the 1.0) to provide a way to  test plugins and to generate
documentation for plugins.


Le 9 janvier 2012 14:39, Nicolas Lalevée <> a
écrit :

> Le 6 janv. 2012 à 07:35, Stefan Bodewig a écrit :
> > Agreed, this needs to be done, but do we have any timeframe by which
> > this will be done or by which we call incubation failed?  To some degree
> > I'm playing devil's advocate here, but eternal incubation is not an
> > option.
> I am starting to think it quite loud so I'll write it. If there is no much
> progress until the next report, 3 month from now, I'm thinking that we
> shouldn't bother Apache any longer. It would make a little more than one
> year of incubation. "One year" is a period mentioned on the
> incubator-general when there was a discussion about how long a podling
> should last. It was just a discussion there, not official, podling can last
> longer, but I think this is a good period length for podling to ask
> themself if they are not wasting ASF resources.
> And guys, it absolutely doesn't mean EasyAnt would be dead, it will just
> mean it is not enough active to demonstrate proper integration into the
> ASF. It can properly live back on
> Nicolas

Jean Louis Boudart
Independent consultant
Apache EasyAnt commiter
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