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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: remember when each project report is due
Date Wed, 18 Feb 2009 13:05:41 GMT
On 18/02/2009, David Crossley <crossley@apache.org> wrote:
> 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

[from the peanut gallery:]

AFAICS that format will be problematical should a podling have one or
more spaces in its name. Also, it would be easier to interpret
differences if there is one line per podling.

>  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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