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From Christian Grobmeier <grobme...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache Rat TLP...?
Date Tue, 09 Aug 2011 11:17:05 GMT
+1 for TLD

My reason:  > No suitable TLP exists which is build system and
language agnostic.

And I think RAT is an attractive, little project. With time, it will
become very useful to others.


On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 7:44 PM, Robert Burrell Donkin
<robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
> Rat is (now) one of the oldest podlings, and has an unusually high
> proportion of experience Apache contributors. The community and code
> are small (perhaps too small) for a top level project (TLP).
>
> Rat tools conceptually run downstream from the build in the continuous
> delivery space, assisting comprehension and verification of assembled
> source and binary artifacts but. It is natural also to include
> bindings for various build systems (to catch problems early) and
> generative repair tools within scope. No suitable TLP exists which is
> build system and language agnostic.
>
> So Rat is in limbo.
>
> There seems to be quite a number of existing unsatisfied related use
> cases eg [1][2] here at Apache. I suspect that with the arrival of
> OOo, automation is going to become essential and new tools will need
> to be developed in a variety of languages.
>
> In the podling, there is now a rough consensus that graduating to a
> new TLP would be the right path. Though the community is currently
> small, it could act as a seed for efforts to address these problems
> and grow as a home for these tools.
>
> But before we start to draw up more detailed proposals, I'd like to
> take some soundings...
>
> Opinions?
>
> Robert
>
> [1] http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-rat-dev/201106.mbox/%3CBANLkTikiWPDsipDV9wCG8bGFnW=QWBWHgw@mail.gmail.com%3E
> [2] http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/201107.mbox/%3C4E2F098B.7080008@schor.com%3E
>
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