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From Davanum Srinivas <d...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Incubate Apache Repo
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2003 12:37:20 GMT
+1 from me.
-- dims

--- Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicolaken@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> Some weeks ago I have talked about incubating Apache Repo, a project for 
> an implementation and feedback of/to repository@apache.org. In the 
> meantime we have contacted others that we thought would be interested, 
> and updated the proposal.
> 
> This is the final proposal I ask the Incubator Project to vote for 
> incubation.
> 
>                             - # -
> 
> Proposal for Repo An Incubator Subproject
> 
> 10 November 2003
> 
> (0) rationale
> 
> To provide simple tooling to users of the Apache Software Repository 
> (downloaders, publishers, maintainers).
> 
> The Apache Software Repository is a mirrored/human browsable repository 
> that streamlines the distribution of of Apache Software. The repository 
> is primarily a user access benefit, yet also a marketing (easier 
> availability) and resource cost saving to Apache. However, without 
> tooling to automatically download (and verify) software it is unlikely 
> that security/integrity requirement are being met, especially on 
> mirrored servers. This proposal is for tooling that automates/combines 
> the access and integrity checks makes the Apache Software Repository a 
> much more viable, and secure, solution.
> 
> Tooling needs to be both intelligent and ubiquitous, to make it 
> significantly more appealing than manually downloading with an HTTP 
> browser. Providing focused yet intelligent capabilities within the 
> boundaries of repository tooling, within the standard tools (Ant/IDEs?) 
> ought negate the reason to not use the tooling. Tooling intelligence 
> might be "get me the latest 'release quality' of X" or "get me the 
> artifacts that this project depends upon".
> 
> Having Repo done under Apache would also ensure that there is a tight 
> communication between the developers of tooling to 
> access/manage/maintain a repository, and the Apache Repository Standard:
> 
> http://nagoya.apache.org/wiki/apachewiki.cgi?ASFRepository
> 
> (1) scope of the subproject
> 
> Integrated Tools for automating downloading [with security checks], 
> publishing (new artifacts) and managing the contents of the apache 
> repository. Additionally tools for manipulating metadata of said artifacts.
> 
> Tooling ought be in the form:
> 
>      * Command Line Tools
>      * Ant Tasks/AntLibs?
>      * APIs
>      * GUI plugins (e.g. Eclipse)
> 
> (2) identify the initial source from which the subproject is to be populated
> 
> Technologies merged from the following:
> 
>      * [Greebo]
>      * [Ruper2]
>      * [Version] -- As needed/appropriate
>      * [JJar] -- As needed/appropriate
> 
> (3) identify the Jakarta resources to be created
> 
> (3.1) mailing list(s) repo-dev, repo-cvs
> 
> (3.2) CVS repositories jakarta-repo
> 
> (3.3) Bugzilla
> 
> (4) identify the initial set of committers
> 
>      * Adam Jack (ajack@trysybase.com, ajack@apache.org)
>      * Anou Manavalan (anou_mana@hotmail.com, anou_mana@apache.org)
>      * Markus M. May (mmay@javafreedom.org)
>      * Nick Chalko (nick@chalko.com, nickchalko@apache.org)
> 
> [Open to others who wish to collaborate]
> 
>      * Geir Magnusson Jr.(geirm@optonline.net) -- External Advisor
> 
> (5) identify apache sponsoring individual
> 
> Nicola Ken Barozzi (nicola@apache.org)
> 
> -- 
> Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
>              - verba volant, scripta manent -
>     (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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