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From Tibor Digana <>
Subject Re: [SUMMARY] [DISCUSS] Retrospective on Maven 3.5.0-alpha-1
Date Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:46:00 GMT
What marketing can we do in order to hire new developers?
In my experience employees are still asking the same question "How much do
they pay" ;-)
I am still trying to explain that you are improving Maven used in your
daily work.

I do not want this great project to see dying. It's being widely used for
long. Let's keep it alive even longer!

On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 12:40 PM, stephenconnolly [via Maven] <> wrote:

> On Sat 11 Mar 2017 at 21:56, Stephen Connolly <
> [hidden email] <http:///user/SendEmail.jtp?type=node&node=5902346&i=0>>
> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I think it is a good thing if we take stock of where we are and how we are
> doing. I would really appreciate if everyone could take a few minutes to
> respond with their top three of two areas:
> * What is working well
> Seems we have some consensus here:
> * CI is working better (not perfect)
> * We are discussing changes before pushing them to master
> * Getting a release out the door
> * What is not working well
> Slightly harder to consolidate here, but there are some themes that I can
> identify:
> * we need a better way to work with branches. There are traceability
> issues
> when looking at branches on the CI server. There are issues with
> continuous
> rebasing. There are questions about what is in flight for the next release
> vs what is in flight for a future release. (I suspect this is all
> intermingled and I'll start a thread to debate potential solutions
> shortly)
> * we need a better process to scope changes for different target releases.
> (The chaotic process for 3.5.0 was a one time attempt to deal with the
> reality of the reset, so I never expected us to repeat it... but we still
> need to come up with a process to plan what will be in each release) (I'll
> start a thread shortly to see if we can come up with a process to use as
> an
> experiment for 3.5.1)
> * we need to agree on some common terminology. What is a bug, what is a
> rfe, what is a breaking change. What is the severity of these things. What
> severity issues affect different release types (alpha, beta, etc) How are
> we versioning Maven and how does severity affect versioning. (I'll start a
> thread on this shortly)
> * discussion threads that go on forever without coming to a conclusion.
> (We
> just need to have to remember to post a [SUMMARY] or call a [VOTE] to
> close
> them out... I shall lead by example here)
> * ubuntu and Windows are not enough OSes to test on (the PMC needs to
> decide if we want to ask for budget to get such extra nodes... otherwise
> this is out of our hands... Michael-O should start a discussion to see if:
> 1. This is what the committers want and 2. To find out how much what we
> want would cost and see about requesting off the board in our next budget)
> * how do we grow our community (I think we just have to get momentum going
> and the contributions will come... the project has looked dead, who's
> going
> to contribute to a dead project... if anyone disagrees please start up a
> discussion thread)
> I'll consolidate the responses after 72h and see if there are any themes
> that can be identified
> On the stuff that is not working well, I'll try and pick the three most
> popular themes, we can then have a round of discussion on those three
> themes to see if anyone has any ideas to improve those aspects of how we
> work and hopefully we can have some votes to change things for the better.
> By the way, this is open to anyone in any way what so ever involved with
> the Maven 3.5.0-alpha-1 effort (assuming you are paying attention to the
> dev list ;-) )
> Thanks in advance for your time,
> -Stephen
> P.S. As alpha-2 is near, I'll probably wait until after 3.5.0 before I try
> this again (assuming people like this idea)
> --
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