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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Reliability of the podling reports schedule and list of incubator projects
Date Sat, 05 Jul 2008 13:37:15 GMT
On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 1:44 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz
<bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Does aynone have an opinon on this? If we agree that there's a
> problem, we might at least create a jira issue to remind us to fix it
> when someone has time.

creating a JIRA sounds like a good idea

> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 8:01 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz
> <bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> With my (shiny new ;-) board hat on,

:-)

>> I'm following up on a a concern
>> expressed at yesterday's board meeting.
>>
>> It seems like the schedule of incubator podling reports to the board,
>> as well as the list of incubating projects at [2] is not very reliable
>> - probably due to the well-known "redundant and scattered metadata"
>> problem.

yep

>> For example, it seems like Pig had never reported before, although
>> it's been incubating for a few months, as it was missing from the wiki
>> reporting schedule page [1] (*blush* - I'm a mentor for that
>> project...).
>>
>> Recent discussions also show that Rat is missing from the incubator
>> home page, and the status of Composer seems unclear.
>>
>> Having a master status file and generating the reporting schedule,
>> project status overview (including mentors names) might be a nice way
>> to have a traceable single point of maintenance for this data. And/or
>> maybe deriving part of this info from svn setup and authorizations.

i was wondering whether we might be able to hack something onto the
DOAP used by people.apache.org

>> Assuming there's agreement on the problem, do we have any volunteers
>> for working on that?

i was hoping that someone might jump but i might be able to find some
time once i've completed the work i'm doing on audit

- robert

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