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From sebb <>
Subject Re: concerns about high overhead in Apache incubator releases
Date Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:50:14 GMT
On 28 November 2011 02:56, Chris Douglas <> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 6:07 PM, Ross Gardler
> <> wrote:
>> I think you missed a very important part of what I said, let me quote
>> the para you refer to:
> [snip]
>> My point is we can't expect the mentors to type everything over and
>> over again for every podling, that's why we have docs. We can (and
>> should) expect mentors to answer questions and point out errors in the
>> application of what is learned from the docs.
> Fair point, though the prevailing IPMC consensus is difficult to
> identify and more relevant than the docs. Suffice to say that we'll
> update the latter. Doing it on general@ feels like repaving a potholed
> road without diverting traffic, but we can try it.
>> This I can agree with. There are other threads underway right now
>> addressing this very point. Do you think the proposals floating around
>> right now will help address this and provide adequate support to
>> mentors?
> I doubt I'm caught up on all the threads, but changing the "champion"
> role to be more accountable and enforcing pass/fail for projects in a
> sane timeframe sounds like a good start. Chris's idea of identifying
> IPMC members with particular specialties- for mentors and PPMC members
> to ask questions and get straight answers- would be a welcome service,
> also.
> So that the root of this thread is not lost: the Kafka podling is
> about to roll its 8th RC, after updating the LICENSE to include the
> NUnit requirement. If any IPMC member has other feedback for the last
> RC:
> NOW is the time to provide it. -C

In which case, I suggest you post a clean message requesting feedback,
as this thread does not appear to be the right place for this now.

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