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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: STATUS page confusion.
Date Thu, 13 Nov 2008 07:20:10 GMT
Niclas Hedhman wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> > Niclas Hedhman wrote:
> >> Craig L Russell wrote:
> >> >
> >> > There are a few things wrong with the STATUS template. It also gets the
> >> > order of graduation votes wrong.
> >>
> >> Ok. My vote is still to have a JIRA Task template (with subtasks
> >> pre-populate) instead. So much more accessible, flexible and accurate.
> >
> > How about reducing the content of those Status pages to
> > the bare essentials, and follow a well-defined template
> > for the actual steps to be done.
> 
> I guess "bare essentials" are highly subjective. I would probably
> define that as;
> 
> Apache Etch - Status
> 
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INCUBATOR-83
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ETCH-2
> 
> 
> and so on... or maybe even a single JIRA issue for the entire
> Incubation process, linking to the 'start phase' (INCUBATOR-83) and
> other important issues along the way.

I was referring to each podlings "status page", e.g.
http://incubator.apache.org/projects/etch.html

The status pages need to list the various resources
(Website, Tracker, etc.) because they are not consistent
across all projects.

Clutch gets some information from
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ReportingSchedule
and some more from
http://incubator.apache.org/projects/index.html

Then it gets hints from each project's status page
regarding Website, Tracker, etc. If the hints are wrong
or missing, then it tries to guess.

Then it parses the news section of each status page.

So that is the information that i see as essential.
Then Clutch can automatically determine things like
the current number of committers and link to the relevant
section of Jim's page for the list of podling committers.

We IPMC members can then readily follow the state
of all podlings at a glance, and go to the various
linked resources for more detail.

http://incubator.apache.org/clutch.html

One more piece of essential information would be
the link to the podling's Jira issue, as you propose
above, to control the set-up process. If that was
defined on each podling's status page then Clutch
could add a column for it.

-David

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