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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: remember when each project report is due
Date Wed, 18 Feb 2009 06:41:34 GMT
Upayavira wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> > Upayavira wrote:
> > > David Crossley wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > http://incubator.apache.org/clutch.html
> > > 
> > > Could clutch in some way be used to mimic Marvin for the Incubator?
> > > 
> > > I for one would really appreciate an email each month saying what
> > > projects need to report.
> > > 
> > > Could simply be group1.html, group2.html and group3.html mailed to
> > > general@ rotating every month.
> > 
> > The goal of Clutch is to gather data. It is run
> > on an ad hoc basis.
> 
> Yes. All I had in mind is that clutch generate three files, month1.txt,
> month2.txt and month3.txt. Then, a separate process could mail
> month($month % 3 +1).txt to general@ every month. Simple, crude, but it
> would work.

That is nice.

Okay, Clutch now re-generates those files every time
it runs.

report_due_1.txt is for group-1 (Jan,Apr,Jul,Oct)
report_due_2.txt is for group-2 (Feb,May,Aug,Nov)
report_due_3.txt is for group-3 (Mar,Jun,Sep,Dec)

e.g. cat report_due_2.txt
BlueSky Cassandra Droids ESME Kato Lokahi PDFBox PhotArk Pivot Sling Stonehenge VCL WSRP4J
XAP

Please say if you want a different format or
additional text in the files.

Would you or someone else please handle the cron job
to send the email.

So projects will then have many ways to know when their
reports are due:
* http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ReportingSchedule                              
* http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/                                               
* http://incubator.apache.org/clutch.html
* the commit diffs for the report_due_*.txt
* http://incubator.apache.org/report_due_2.txt etc.
* the automated email each month.

The remaining problem will be that someone needs to
create the Wiki page at the beginning of each month,
e.g. http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/February2009
and add the banner, due date, and list of projects.

For the last few months that has been me. Please don't
rely on that. Anyone can do it. Ditto with running Clutch.

If someone wants to create a more sophisticated
Marvin-like reminder system, or extend Marvin, then
the main data file generated by Clutch has the
name of the podling's dev list, which reporting group,
and whether they are on monthly reporting.
http://incubator.apache.org/clutch.html#data
Do 'python clutch2data.py' in the top-level of
incubator svn.

-David

> I guess, by a similar approach, it would be possible to template out the
> wiki page such that a simple cut and paste would get the report page up
> in no time.
> 
> Just thoughts about how we could get a quick hit out of the valuable
> data Clutch collects.
> 
> Upayavira

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