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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject automating history charts and Clutch
Date Tue, 18 Sep 2012 02:32:06 GMT
sebb wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> > Jukka Zitting wrote:
> >> crossley wrote:
> >> > r1386462
> >> > Modified:
> >> >     incubator/public/trunk/content/history/current.txt
> >>
> >> Thanks for keeping that file up to date! The graph at
> >> http://incubator.apache.org/history/ is quite useful.
> >>
> >> However, I'm wondering if there really is need to manually maintain a
> >> separate text file when all the required information should already be
> >> present in podlings.xml. Can we generate the current.txt file from
> >> podlings.xml, or (even better) have the client create the history
> >> graph directly from podlings.xml?
> >
> > It would be fantastic if someone could automate that.
> > At the moment, the current.txt (yellow) is maintained manually
> > and the entry.txt (green) is automatically handled by Clutch.
> > Ideally both would be automated independently of Clutch.
> 
> Perhaps add a task to build.xml that generates current.txt and
> entry.txt from podlings.xml?
> Could extract the entry.txt code from clutch and extend it to handle current.txt
> 
> If that sounds reasonable, I'm happy to give that a try.

That seems like a good solution, now that we have the podlings.xml file.

> Maybe at some point clutch itself could be run automatically whenever
> podlings.xml is updated.

Perhaps just run it twice per day regardless. There are other
things that it assesses too.

Yesterday the podlings.xml was updated a number of times
in quick succession to catch up with laggard graduates.
So would not want to run cumbersome Clutch on each update.
Or perhaps it could be triggered by Ant, say 30 minutes after
the update, otherwise once per day.

Clutch seems reasonably robust now. The main thing that
used to trip it up was project names with inconsistent
spellings for different resources. The recent addition of
the "resourceAliases" attribute in podlings.xml does assist.

-David

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