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From Stephen Connolly <stephen.alan.conno...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Create a retirement plan for plugins
Date Mon, 01 Nov 2010 22:46:02 GMT
+1

On 1 November 2010 21:35, Dennis Lundberg <dennisl@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi
>
> Given the discussions about retiring plugin I feel strongly that we need
> to have a plan for doing so. There are bound to be differing opinions
> about this, so see this as a starting point for discussions. When we get
> to the point that we agree on the general process, I'll turn this
> discussion into a document and put into our site.
>
>
> 1. Propose a vote on the dev-list to retire a plugin. The vote should be
> open for the standard 72 hours to allow people to voice their opinions.
> Perhaps also send this to the users-list?
>
>
> 2. Decide how to retire the plugin (don't know whether this should be a
> vote or not, or perhaps incorporated into 1.). There are multiple
> scenarios available. Two have been suggested in the other threads:
>
> 2.1 Move to retired area in svn
>
> 2.2 Move to mojo.codehaus.org
>
> please add more possible actions here
>
>
> 3. Make one final release of the plugin before it goes away. This allows
> us to make a clean break. The final release should have the site changed
> so that SCM URLs are changed or removed to reflect the decision made
> under 2. If the plugin is moved elsewhere a prominent notice should be
> placed on the front page of the plugin's site.
>
> To respond to the inevitable "why bother" responses I hereby volunteer
> to do all those releases, if no one else steps up.
>
>
> 4. Announce the fact that the plugin has been retired/moved/whatever on
> the announce@m.a.o and users@m.a.o mailing lists. Explain to people what
> they should do if they would like to help with the continued development
> of the plugin at some other place.
>
>
>
> Opinions, comments are welcome
>
> --
> Dennis Lundberg
>
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