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From Konstantin Boudnik <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: A mentor's call in
Date Fri, 04 Jul 2014 04:22:54 GMT
Hi Brett,

thanks for the detailed update and the refs to the earlier discussion - it
helps! I understand that the project has reached a certain point where most of
the functionality is in place and current users are pretty happy with it.
Except for the cases where they step on some issues. In which case, as you
pointerd out, they are usually capable to submit a patch for it.

I see a couple of potentially helpful steps forward.

On Fri, Jul 04, 2014 at 09:45AM, Brett Porter wrote:
> Thanks Konstantin.
> 
> Lars gave a bit of an update here: http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-npanday-dev/201406.mbox/%3C000101cf87b4%2404611cd0%240d235670%24%40lcorneliussen.de%3E
> 
> We do have stuff to release, which has been stuck for some time. However,
> all of the blockers to a release have been removed recently. I started the
> process of getting through the JIRA tickets (see previous mail to the list)
> - once that can get cleared up, I think it's ready to start.
> 
> A few other status updates...
> 
> I've also just got the site publishing under svnpubsub, and will document
> how to do that so that folks can start making changes again. Users have
> drawn attention to the fact that the home page doesn't list any recent
> activity. Some effort needs to go into making it clearer of the current
> status and how to contribute. I'll start another discussion around that.
> 
> We're a bit stuck with the builds not working on Jenkins again - but I've
> reached out to Infrastructure to try and get that resolved.
> 
> The other day I also went through the podling status page and updated it
> with current information. I'll look at the status report before the end of
> the week.
> 
> I'm happy to give this push to get the next release out and make it easy to
> repeat so that some momentum can be rebuilt, and contributions can be put
> into a release.
> 
> As Lars pointed out, we have a few users who are interested in seeing a
> release, and some that are interested in contributing fixes from time to
> time - we really need to get more of those semi-regular contributors on as
> committers.
> 
> Cheers,
> Brett
> 
> On 2 Jul 2014, at 3:34 pm, Konstantin Boudnik <cos@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> > Guys,
> > 
> > per this thread on the general@ list
> > http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201406.mbox/%3CCA%2BULb%2BvGa9bnrR7KOmRMRZXoXqnkY9rVxxWS_SB%2B0a5P_be7wg%40mail.gmail.com%3E
> > 
> > I'd like to introduce myself and kick-off the discussion about future project
> > road map. Clearly, I would love to find out how I help you guys in moving
> > project forward, building active and thriving community, and achieving all the
> > goals of what constitutes a successful Apache incubation.
> > 
> > I am looking into the project web page and see that it has been a while since
> > the last release. What do you think is the reason for it? The project has
> > matured? Is it pretty stable hence doesn't require much of the bugfixes?
> > Anything else?
> > 
> > If you interested, you can quicky lookup into who I am at
> >   https://people.apache.org/committer-index.html#cos
> > 
> > Looking forward for your input and ideas on how we can move forward!
> > -- 
> > With regards,
> > Cos
> > 
> > 
> 

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