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From Noah Slater <nsla...@tumbolia.org>
Subject Re: Fwd: Incubator PMC/Board report for Oct 2012 ([ppmc])
Date Thu, 04 Oct 2012 09:19:33 GMT
Can we not run the cronjob ever day and have it wake up, do some date math,
and then go back to sleep unless the moment is right. The moment being
right defined as 72 hours before the deadline.

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 1:19 AM, Noah Slater <nslater@tumbolia.org> wrote:
> > I had seen the earlier reminder, but had not made a calendar event for
> it.
> > So when the 24 hour reminder came in, along with a quick draft that was
> > posted before I checked my email, I felt a little blindsided. Would be
> nice
> > to have the final call reminder come in 72 hours before the deadline, as
> is
> > customary in Apache.
>
> IIRC the main problem in making this happen is that the current
> cronjob is unable to send reminders already for the following month.
> Thus the reminders to podlings end up being sent only at the beginning
> of the month, sometimes just moments before the deadline.
>
> So far I've tried to remedy this by sending earlier reminders to
> general@, but of course not everyone is following that list. It would
> be great if someone could update our tooling to better handle the
> reminders. Perhaps the incubator.apache.org site build could even
> automatically generate per-project ical files for this?
>
> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>
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