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From Christian Grobmeier <grobme...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE][PROPOSAL] EasyAnt incubator
Date Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:46:49 GMT
> [X] +1 to accept EasyAnt into the Incubator
> [] 0 don't care
> [] -1 object and reason why.

Cheers,
Christian


>
> Thanks,
> Antoine Levy-Lambert
>
> --- Proposal text from the wiki ---
>
>
> EasyAnt Proposal
>
> The following presents the proposal for creating a new EasyAnt project
> within the Apache Software Foundation.
>
> = Abstract =
>
> Easyant is a build system based on Apache Ant and Apache Ivy.
>
> = Proposal =
>
> EasyAnt goals are :
>
> * to leverage popularity and flexibility of Ant.
> * to integrate Apache Ivy, such that the build system combines a
> ready-to-use dependency manager.
> * to simplify standard build types, such as building web applications, JARs
> etc, by providing ready to use builds.
> * to provide conventions and guidelines.
> * to make plugging-in of fresh functionalities easy as writing simple Ant
> scripts as Easyant plugins.
>
> To still remain adaptable,
>
> * Though Easyant comes with a lot of conventions, we never lock you in.
> * Easyant allows you to easily extend existing modules or create and use
> your own modules.
> * Easyant makes migration from Ant very simple. Your legacy Ant scripts
> could still be leveraged with Easyant.
>
> = Rationale =
>
> On the Ivy and Ant mailing list, an often asked question is "Why Ivy is not
> shipped with Ant ?". Ant users (and some opponents) complains also about the
> bootstrapping of an Ant based build system: it is mainly about copying an
> existing one. EasyAnt is intended to response to both of these requirements:
> a prepackaged Ant + Ivy solution with standard build script ready to be
> used.
>
> Also taking inspiration from the success of Apache Maven, EasyAnt is
> adopting the "convention over configuration" principle. Then it could be
> easy to build standard project at least for all commons steps (no more need
> to reinvent the wheel between each projects). The "common" part should be
> easy enough to tune parameters without having deep ant knowledge (example
> changing the default directory of sources, force compilation to be java 1.4
> compatible, etc...).
>
> Last but not least, EasyAnt is intended to provide a plugin based
> architecture to make it easy to contribute on a specific step of the build.
> Build plugins are pieces of functionality that can be plugged into or
> removed from a project. Plugins could actually perform a piece of your
> regular build, e.g. compile java classes during build of a complete war. Or,
> do a utility action, e.g. deploy your built web application onto a packaged
> Jetty server!
>
> = Current Status =
>
> == Meritocracy ==
>
> Some of the core developers are already committers and members of the Apache
> Ant PMC, so they understand what it means to have a process based on
> meritocracy.
>
> == Community ==
>
> EasyAnt have a really small community (around 100 downloads per release). It
> is not a problem as the team is currently making restructuring changes. The
> team plans to make more promotion after those changes and strongly believe
> that community is the priority as the tool is designed to be easy to use.
>
> == Core Developers ==
>
> Xavier Hanin and Nicolas Lalev ¡ ée are members of the PMC of Apache Ant.
> Jerome Benois is an Acceleo committer, he was a committer in Eclipse MDT
> Papyrus for two years and he's an active contributor in Eclipse Modeling and
> Model Driven community. He's a committer on Bushel project now contribute to
> the Ivy code base. He leads the EasyAnt for Eclipse plugin development.
> Jason Trump is leading Beet project on sourceforge
> (http://beet.sourceforge.net/).
> Jean-Louis Boudart is Hudson committer.
>
> == Alignment ==
>
> EasyAnt is based on Apache Ant and Ivy. Being part of Apache could help for
> a closer collaboration between projects.
> The team plans to reinject as much as possible stuff into Ant or Ivy like
> they've done in the past on :
> * extensionPoint : kind of IoC for targets (Ant)
> * import/include mechanism (Ant)
> * module inheritance (Ivy)
>
> = Known risks =
>
> == Orphaned products ==
>
> Jean-Louis Boudart is the main developer of EasyAnt. Other developers got
> interested in this project and are now touching to every aspect of EasyAnt.
> Thus the risk of being orphaned is quite limited.
>
> == Inexperience with Open Source ==
>
> Many of the committers have experience working on open source projects. Two
> of them have experience as committers on other Apache projects.
>
> == Homogenous Developers ==
>
> The existing committers are spread over a number of countries and employers.
>
> == Reliance on Salaried Developers ==
>
> None of the developers rely on EasyAnt for consulting work.
>
> == Relationships with Other Apache Products ==
>
> As already stated above, EasyAnt is intended to have a quite good
> integration with both Apache Ant and Apache Ivy.
>
> == A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ==
>
> As we're already based on many Apache project (Ant + Ivy), it seems natural
> for us that Apache Software Foundation could be a good host for this.
>
> = Documentation =
>
> Further reading on EasyAnt can be found at: http://www.easyant.org/doc/
>
> Mailing list is located at http://groups.google.com/group/easyant
>
> = Initial Source =
>
> The initial code base can be found at: http://svn.easyant.org/
>
> = Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan =
>
> Every developer is willing to sign the proper papers to make EasyAnt enter
> the ASF.
>
> = External Dependencies =
>
> Easyant requires at compile/runtime :
>
> * apache ant
> * apache ivy
> * ant contrib
>
> = Required Resources =
>
> == Mailing lists ==
>
> * easyant-private (with moderated subscriptions)
> * easyant-dev
>
> == Subversion Directory ==
>
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/easyant
>
> == Issue Tracking ==
>
> JIRA EasyAnt (EASYANT)
>
> = Initial Committers =
>
> * Xavier Hanin
> * J ér ôme Benois
> * Jason Trump
> * Siddhartha Purkayastha
> * Nicolas Lalev ée
> * Jean-Louis Boudart
>
> = Sponsors =
>
> == Champions ==
>
> * Antoine L évy-Lambert
>
> == Nominated Mentors ==
>
> * Antoine L évy-Lambert
> * Stefan Bodewig
>
> == Sponsoring Entity ==
>
> * Apache Ant
>
>
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