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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Are you ready to graduate?
Date Mon, 16 Jul 2012 20:18:48 GMT
Am 07/16/2012 08:57 PM, schrieb Rob Weir:
> On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 2:42 PM, Christian Grobmeier
> <grobmeier@gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hello all,
>>
>> as a mentor of this project it is my impression that this podling is
>> ready to graduate.
>>
>> This is surely a project with much heat in it; but I also think it is
>> stable. The project made a release and constantly voted in new
>> committers/ppmc members. It is active and has proven that it can make
>> decisions by discussions.
>>
>> As mentors we have stepped into many discussions and told what we
>> think. But now it seems to me there is nothing we can bring to you.
>> The culture here is settled. You guys know whom to ask and where to go
>> if problems occur.
>>
>> Looking at this:
>> http://incubator.apache.org/projects/openofficeorg.html
>> it seems everything is done.
>>
>> My questions to you all as a project:
>>
>> Do you feel ready to graduate?
>> Are you able to vote a chair?
>> Do you think your project is ready?
>>
>> If you can answer all the questions above with "yes" I would love to
>> see graduation actions/discussions as mentioned here:
>> http://incubator.apache.org/guides/graduation.html
>>
>
> We discussed this in a thread a month or so ago.  I think the answer
> was yes, but with two concerns on the timing:
>
> 1) There was some category-b per-requisite components that we had in
> SVN.  At least one project member thought this needed to be done
> before graduation. The plan was to move them to Apache Extras.  But
> doing so would break the build in AOO 3.4 release.  So we agreed to
> fix this in AOO 3.4.1.
>
> 2) Some of us wanted to avoid the distraction of a graduation vote at
> the same time as the 3.4.1 release, a time when we're really
> heads-down on the release end game..  Especially if this would lead to
> disruptive naming changes that would have an impact on product UI
> and/or release communications due to changing URL's and email
> addresses, etc.
>
> So the discussion at that time was to push for AOO 3.4.1 release by
> end of July and then start the graduation proceedings.
>
> Of course, I'm not saying this is set in stone. But that was the
> outcome of the prior discussion.

I also think that this would interfer the last phase of creating and 
publishing 3.4.1 is not so good (even if graduation is of course a very 
positive event ;-) ). So +1 to wait a few weeks more when the 3.4.1 
release is done and some dust has settled.

Marcus

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