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From Suneel Marthi <smar...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Community - call for help [Was: Setting priorities for our next few releases]
Date Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:42:18 GMT
Will definitely do over this weekend.

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 9:30 PM, sblackmon <sblackmon@apache.org> wrote:

> Thanks Suneel!
>
> One key point from the original thread was the need to have a shared
> vision of what improvements would position the project well for community
> and user growth over the short and medium term.
>
> I’ve begun adding issues in line with the themes I mentioned and
> associating them to the releases labelled 0.4 - 0.6 and intend to come back
> to the list with some proposals shortly.
>
> One thing you could help with immediately is to validate our
> 0.3-incubating release and contribute an IPMC vote over on general.
>
>
> On September 29, 2016 at 5:46:43 PM, Suneel Marthi (smarthi@apache.org)
> wrote:
>
> Hi Ate and Steve,
>
> I will be glad to contribute code too and be more involved in keeping the
> project moving. If u could point me to jiras I could tackle I'll get
> started on that.
>
> Suneel
>
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 2:26 AM, Ate Douma <ate@douma.nu> wrote:
>
> > Hi Steve, community, silent followers,
> >
> > In general the proposal and suggestions from Steve are all good steps
> > forward.
> >
> > But I'm for now top posting and forking that discussion to try address
> > everyone
> > in the community directly, because I think there are other and more
> > critical
> > actions needed to make clear to the Incubator PMC that cancelling of
> this
> > project retirement will not end up to be just a temporary pause.
> >
> > The first and highest priority action should be getting more and diverse
> > involvement and active participation from the community.
> > The steps suggested by Steve are definitely helpful and needed as well.
> > But it just as well might end up remaining a one man's task list...
> >
> > Instead, we need to get more active input and suggestions/questions from
> > others
> > in the community, like Joey, our new mentor Suneel, and hopefully as
> well
> > from
> > the W3C ActivityStream 2.0 working group people, like Benjamin Young.
> >
> > And we need not just 'talk' feedback, but actual interest and
> participation
> > with concrete contributions.
> > (Suneel: I know you signed up just to mentor, which of course also is
> > needed)
> >
> > We need to see and show serious promise for growth of the project
> > community to
> > the IPMC, and in a reasonable short time frame (a few months at most).
> > Without that I think the changes of getting this project back on its
> feet
> > will
> > remain unrealistic, and then better be stopped.
> >
> > This also was indicated by the request from John Ament (the Incubator
> > Chair), to
> > switch back to monthly reporting for the coming 3 months, so the IPMC
> can
> > monitor the progress and chances for success. And if not, probably will
> > decide
> > (or at least vote) for a final retirement after all.
> > I agree with John this make perfectly sense, and I'll update the
> reporting
> > schedule for Streams shortly to make it so.
> >
> > Meaning: a next Incubator board report will need to be delivered monthly
> > for
> > at least the coming 3 months.
> > We better make sure there is positive news to report :-)
> >
> > I also cc'ed Benjamin Young (who AFAIK hasn't subscribed to this list)
> > to see what ideas he has and what concrete actions can take in getting
> the
> > W3C
> > ActivityStreams 2.0 people involved as well.
> >
> > And I'm explicitly calling out to the mostly silent community, including
> > the
> > other committers, to speak up and let us know what you might be able to
> do
> > for
> > the project *now*: ideas, feedback, testing, maybe even code
> contributions?
> >
> > Kind regards, Ate
> >
> > On 2016-09-28 22:00, sblackmon wrote:
> >
> >> All,
> >>
> >> Joey brought this up over the weekend and I think a discussion is
> overdue
> >> on the topic.
> >>
> >> Encouraging community growth and performing regular releases are on our
> >> list of graduation criteria.
> >>
> >> A few easy behaviors we can adopt to take to make progress on these
> goals:
> >> - planning release versions around one or two significant improvements
> >> - setting target dates to kick off upcoming releases
> >> - prioritizing our backlog after each release
> >> - discussing project and community milestones openly on the list
> >> - organizing JIRA so that all contributors (especially new) can decide
> >> where it’s most important to focus their efforts
> >>
> >> I think to get things moving again and demonstrate we are capable of
> >> consistent progress, we should aim to perform a release once per month
> >> around the end of the month.
> >>
> >> As for what to focus on, I think it’s time to discuss adopting Activity
> >> Streams 2.0, figure out what form that transition would take, and get
> >> started down that path. Working implementations demonstrate the
> >> suitability of the standard and drive it’s adoption, and the prospects
> of
> >> this project are closely tied to those of the standard. Separate
> DISCUSS
> >> coming on this topic.
> >>
> >> Also important for the ‘reboot’ theme, we should delete any modules we
> >> aren’t going to maintain, and bring all modules we are going to
> maintain up
> >> to acceptable standards - exactly what that means is an open question
> but
> >> broadly they should have documentation, code comments, and tests at the
> >> level of a typical module in a typical TLP.
> >>
> >> Expanding the examples to demonstrate how to use streams providers and
> >> processors within various execution engines and fixing any bugs that
> have
> >> been reported is desirable as well. Adding at least one new example per
> >> release is a good target for now.
> >>
> >> I have created some future versions with target release dates in JIRA
> and
> >> invite all committers to associate existing or new issues with those
> >> releases, or anyone who can’t modify JIRA to summarize their thoughts
> and
> >> share with the list and I will incorporate those ideas into JIRA. This
> >> should be the default reference for anyone looking for a way to help -
> look
> >> at issues associated with the next few releases and the top of the
> backlog
> >> and pick something that appeals and is in line with your experience.
> >>
> >> Anything else that should be a top priority for the rest of the year?
> Or
> >> other ideas on improving planning and coordination?
> >>
> >> Steve
> >>
> >> On September 24, 2016 at 1:01:02 PM, apache (sblackmon@apache.org)
> wrote:
> >> - This has already come up, but maybe ActivityStreams 2.0 support would
> >> broaden the community and motivate more work. It's also a concrete
> >> goal to work toward so people would know where they can start.
> >> - Steve and I did a little work here a few months ago, but the JIRA
> could
> >> reflect the priorities better and I think keep the community working in
> a
> >> common direction.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>

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