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From "Franklin, Matthew B." <mfrank...@mitre.org>
Subject RE: Flex Status
Date Thu, 10 May 2012 15:19:14 GMT
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dave Fisher [mailto:dave2wave@comcast.net]
>Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2012 10:44 AM
>To: general@incubator.apache.org
>Subject: Re: Flex Status
>
>
>On May 10, 2012, at 2:57 AM, Jukka Zitting wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 7:03 AM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net>
>wrote:
>>> I think we'll be able to persuade the PPMC that they don't really want to
>manage
>>> their own JIRA instance once that is done. So, they have a little infra delay.
>>
>> There's a bit of history behind this. Flex was getting a bit
>> frustrated at the slow migration progress, so last month I suggested
>> [1] an external server as an interim solution. I totally agree that
>> it's not an ideal or in any way final solution, but without some
>> progress on this Flex will soon hit six months without effective
>> development infrastructure. That's horrible.
>>
>> If not an external server, can we provision a new ASF server for this,
>> perhaps just a virtual one to start with?
>
>Infrastructure is working on a JIRA upgrade and Flex can participate. Help is
>needed with the ASF license checkbox code. I'm hoping to have cycles to help
>with that next week. I have to standup JIRA at work ....
>
>About the fall off on the dev list. Two factors.
>
>- The group has a lot of energy and there was a huge amount of discussion at
>the start.
>- This was followed by a Logo contest with over 50 entries and two rounds of
>voting on the flex-dev list. This was significant volume.

Sounds like the contest was a great success.  As I noted, the traffic is still high for a
podling, there just happened to be a relative drop from the beginning.  I don't think anyone
should be worried about activity in a podling with ~250 e-mails in the first 10 days of the
month

>
>
>>
>>> I'll certainly try to suggest another report author when report time truly
>arrives.
>>
>> Having more people with experience in writing board reports is
>> definitely useful, but I don't see particular problems with this
>> report. It's informative and highlights problems that the podling is
>> facing. What's more to ask?
>>
>>> I agree with Greg that we should remove this report.
>>
>> There's no harm in extra out-of-cycle reports, so let's keep it.
>
>I see, no problem, other than no signatures.
>
>Regards,
>Dave
>
>>
>> [1] http://markmail.org/message/q3aagw5jhqz5m6b5
>>
>> BR,
>>
>> Jukka Zitting
>>
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