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From "Matthieu Riou" <matth...@offthelip.org>
Subject [RESULT] [VOTE] Accept project Buildr for incubation
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2007 21:16:06 GMT
Forgot to change the mail subject to [RESULT], posting again for the benefit
of filters and archives.

Thanks,
Matthieu

On Nov 1, 2007 1:17 PM, Matthieu Riou <matthieu@offthelip.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> With 18 positive votes including 14 binding votes and no -1, Buildr is
> accepted as an Incubator project. +1 votes were registered from:
>
> Martijn Dashorst
> Eelco Hillenius
> Noel J. Bergman
> Niclas Hedhman
> Yoav Shapira
> Stefan Bodewig
> Bertrand Delacretaz
> Gilles Scokart
> Erik Hatcher
> Jim Jagielski
> Robert Burrel Donkin
> Paul Fremantle
> J. Aaron Farr
> Craig L. Russel
> Niklas Gustavsson
> Ant Elder
> Brett Porter
> Doug Cutting
>
> I'll start working with the other mentors, the committers and infra to get
> things going.
>
> Thanks for all your votes!
> Matthieu
>
>
> On Oct 29, 2007 2:29 PM, Matthieu Riou < matthieu@offthelip.org> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Following up on the proposal discussed at [1] I'd like to call for a
> > vote to incubate Buildr. Buildr is a simple and intuitive build system for
> > Java projects written in Ruby (and based on Rake), please see the complete
> > proposal text at [2] or at the end of this e-mail.
> >
> > Also we're missing one more mentor so if someone could volunteer, that
> > would really be great.
> >
> > Please vote on accepting Buildr into the Apache Incubator. This vote
> > will run until Thursday November 1st at 3pm PST.
> >
> > [ ] +1 Accept Buildr project for incubation
> > [ ] 0 Don't care
> > [ ] -1 Reject for the following reason :
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Matthieu
> >
> > [1] http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/200710.mbox/%3cfbdc6a970710231604k2740d83ap50d913927c858da1@mail.gmail.com%3e
> >
> > [2] http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/BuildrProposal
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > = Abstract =
> >
> > Buildr is a simple and intuitive build system for Java projects.
> >
> > = Proposal =
> >
> > Buildr is a build system for Java applications. We wanted something
> > that's simple and intuitive to use, so we only need to tell it what to do,
> > and it takes care of the rest. But also something we can easily extend for
> > those one-off tasks, with a language that's a joy to use. And of course, we
> > wanted it to be fast, reliable and have outstanding dependency management.
> >
> > Here's what we got:
> >
> >     * A simple way to specify projects, and build large projects out of
> > smaller sub-projects.
> >     * Pre-canned tasks that require the least amount of configuration,
> > keeping the build script DRY and simple.
> >     * Compiling, copying and filtering resources, JUnit/TestNG test
> > cases, APT source code generation, Javadoc and more.
> >     * A dependency mechanism that only build that which changed since
> > the last release.
> >     * Buildr uses the same file layout, artifact specifications, local
> > and remote repositories as Maven 2.
> >     * All your Ant tasks belong to us! Anything you can do with Ant, you
> > can do with Buildr.
> >     * Buildr is Ruby all the way down. No one-off task is too demanding
> > when you write code using variables, functions and objects.
> >     * Simple way to upgrade to new versions.
> >     * Did we mention fast?
> >
> > = Background =
> >
> > Buildr is developed using the Ruby language and is layered on top of
> > Rake, a popular build program for Ruby that provides all the task and task
> > dependency infrastructure. It also relies on AntWrap to allow the reuse of
> > all existing Ant tasks.
> >
> > = Rationale =
> >
> > Buildr's initial focus was to be layered on top of a powerful scripting
> > language. It's an internal DSL and therefore enjoys a lot of ease of use and
> > extensibility. It's also declarative, which gives scripts expressiveness
> > (they're easy to read). And there's no XML!
> >
> > We believe bringing Buildr at Apache is a good way to expand even more
> > the build tool space, attract more committers and users to Buildr and have
> > people start playing with the Ruby language, both within and outside the
> > foundation.
> >
> > = Current Status =
> >
> > == Meritocracy ==
> >
> > Buildr has been mostly developed by Assaf Arkin but others have
> > contributed either directly or through patches. In addition to contributed
> > patches, work on Scala and JRuby is done by community members, and we're
> > working to cultivate that and add more committers.
> >
> > == Community ==
> >
> > A community of standard users but also power users is building around
> > Buildr and several people are using it in all sort of different projects.
> > Currently the discussion group has 86 members, more statistics available at
> > http://groups.google.com/group/buildr-talk?lnk=srg
> >
> > == Core Developers ==
> >
> > Core developers are mostly from a single organization but more and more
> > power users are contributing patches and trying to extend Buildr. Also
> > current core developers are very experienced in open source and already
> > follow the Apache ways.
> >
> > == Alignment ==
> >
> > Buildr is in line with the existing strong culture of build tools at
> > Apache (Ant, Maven, Ivy, ...). It already relies on Maven2 repositories and
> > follows most of its project structure conventions. It allows reuse of Ant
> > tasks. Not to mention that other Apache projects could use it for their
> > build (as ODE already does).
> >
> > = Known Risks =
> >
> > == Orphaned Projects ==
> >
> > Buildr core development is still very much dependent on Assaf but more
> > and more people are getting familiar with the way Buildr works and its
> > intricacies. So we're aware of the problem but also confident that we're on
> > the right track as more and more people get involved.
> >
> > == Inexperience with Open Source ==
> >
> > Many committers have experience working on open source projects. Three
> > of them are Apache committers.
> >
> > == Reliance on Salaried Developers ==
> >
> > Buildr is part of the committers job but is far from being the main
> > company focus. So it's part working time and part personal time.
> >
> > == Relationships with Other Apache Products ==
> >
> > As there aren't many Ruby projects in the ASF yet, there's less
> > relationship possible for the time being. But Apache ODE is already using
> > Buildr as its build tool.
> >
> > = Documentation & Intial Sources =
> >
> > The current Buildr website is at: http://buildr.rubyforge.org
> > The Buildr sources are available at: http://www.intalio.org/buildr
> >
> > == External Dependencies ==
> >
> > External dependencies are one of the main concerns that will need to be
> > addressed. Buildr relies on several packages that are licensed under the
> > Ruby License, which hasn't been categorized yet as okay or not. We've
> > already mentioned this on legal-discuss@a.o (see [1]). There are a few
> > subtleties as well as the Ruby packaging system, RubyGems, doesn't require
> > you to distribute any dependencies as it handles them for you. So we will
> > have to figure out what the options are before the first incubator release
> > and graduation.
> >
> > [1] http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/200708.mbox/%3cfbdc6a970708291553r5a654ceald71212750e8aeaf7@mail.gmail.com%3e
> >
> >
> > = Required Resources =
> >
> >  * buildr-private
> >  * buildr-dev
> >  * buildr-user
> >
> > Subversion Directory: [WWW] https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/buildr
> >
> > Issue Tracking: JIRA
> >
> > = Initial Committers =
> >
> >  * Assaf Arkin (Intalio)
> >  * Alex Boisvert (Intalio)
> >  * Matthieu Riou (Intalio)
> >
> > == Champion ==
> >
> > Matthieu Riou
> >
> > == Mentors ==
> >
> > Volunteers please:
> >
> >  * Matthieu Riou <mriou AT apache.org>
> >  * Yoav Shapira <yoavs at the usual for this wiki>
> >
> > = Sponsoring Entity =
> >
> > The final destination is still uncertain. If Buildr is successful, a TLP
> > could make sense. So right now we would like to ask the Incubator PMC to
> > sponsor Buildr.
> >
> >
> >
>

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