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From Joseph Gentle <jose...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Why does nobody vote on the release? (was: Fwd: Re: [VOTE] Release Wave 0.4 based on RC4)
Date Fri, 13 Sep 2013 01:35:25 GMT
On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Christian Grobmeier
<grobmeier@gmail.com> wrote:
> Am 12.09.13 20:35, schrieb Ali Lown:
>> It seems nobody else is able to give feedback at this point.
>> Christian raised some things that are worth doing, so I may as well
>> start again with RC5, which I will push up in a few weeks time. [It is
>> a bit too busy for me ATM.]
>>
>> Hopefully, by being a bit later, people won't be on holiday, so will
>> be able to review it. :P
> I would say save the time for now.
>
> It has been 2 weeks time for voting. This project has seen messages.
> It's september, not mid of august.
> We got 1 (!) community vote. Vincente mentioned he is away (thats fine)
> and John is not so much into gory technical details (accepted so far).
>
> But where were the others? Is it really holidays which prevents the
> vote? Do we ALL have holidays at the same time?
>
> Before we move on with a new RC, i would like to know from the people
> listed here:
> http://people.apache.org/committers-by-project.html#wave
> why they didn't vote.**
>
> Was it really holidays? No interest? No time?
>
> It has been *a lot* of work for Ali to deal with the ASF release
> procedures and kick out multiple RCs. It would be worth to know if he
> should continue and if there will be any voters in the future. If there
> is nobody who is willing to open a zip file, look into it and send out a
> +1, then its really alarming. It took me 30 minutes or so to check the
> release. This is not so much.
>
> I have hoped the excitement in the project after John and a few others
> appeared was so big that we would have managed to get a new release out
> for review. If others, maybe Incubator Shepherds* look at this project
> now, they would think: no community.
>
> Please let me - us - know what you who are on the list above prevented
> to vote**.
>
> Cheers***
> Christian
>
> * Incubator Shepherds are Incubator PMC people, who look independently
> from the mentor on the activity of the project and provide a second
> insight for the report
> ** Of course I don't want you to speak out anything which should be kept
> private - remember this is a public list. I just want to know: is there
> a realistic chance that we ever get more than 3 votes? 3 are required to
> get it out, but given the huge list of committers we should get more votes.
> *** I am not a native speaker - and I hope my email doesn't sound to
> angry. I am not. I would be dissappointed if it finally turns out that
> we have lost the energy and steam of the past days

I was happy a few RCs ago, and I mailed to say so. If most of the
changes are in licensing files, well, whatever.

I haven't tried to install the current RC. The thing I'd want to check
is federation, but unless anything has changed in the last couple
years, I expect it to be a nightmare to set up. And without manually
trying that out, I don't have any more comments to add.

Thats my thoughts, since you asked for them.

J



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