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From Matt Benson <>
Subject Re: Antlibs - Compress and Props in Particular
Date Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:28:33 GMT
On Oct 31, 2013 7:08 AM, "Stefan Bodewig" <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> it looks as if we needed to d something about Antlibs.
> Looking at the commit activities it is pretty clear none of them has a
> developer community - some of them have an occasional single committer.
> In general this doesn't mean there is a problem, we could just go on and
> move them to the Attic, mark them dormant or whatever.
> Compress and Props are a bit different:
> * Compress I care about myself and like to create releases when Commons
>   Compress moves forward.  The current vote that would add some new
>   formats fails to attract a single vote.

Like Nicolas, I will try to make time to review.

>   Is there anything I can do to get more people involved?  Should I fork
>   the codebase and cut my release anywhere else (maybe bringing it back
>   here if people get interested, but I doubt it)?
>   I don't want people to just give a +1 because I've invested time.  If
>   I need to create release outside of Apache so be it, no harm done.
> * Props is useful and it seems to have users even though we've never cut
>   a release.  See Bugzilla Issue 55716.
>   Do we want to cut a release?  If so, I'd be happy to act as a release
>   manager.  Will there people around to address issues if anything comes
>   up?

I had intended to bring this up after the request came in. I am most
responsible for the props antlib and will support it as long as I am able
(i.e. breathing). I would also be okay to act as RM, perhaps with some
real-time guidance?


> Stefan
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