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From Rm Beer <rmbe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: DISCUSS How to retire a subproject/component
Date Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:39:21 GMT
is this a free software. is obviously that anyone can contribute or not
contribute. You only need remember that have one or something subproject
without maintain and later hope. This subprojects always can hope, not need
a clean....

2016-11-21 4:08 GMT-03:00 Jan Matèrne <jan@materne.de>:

> Sadly we have some subprojects without any committer nor community
> background.
>
> Instead of leaving them as they are and hoping that "someone" will
> "sometime
> in the future" work harder on them and do a release we retire them.
>
> In that way we will reflect the real current status.
>
> As for top level projects the Apache Attic we coult reactivate them if
> required.
>
>
>
> When retiring a subproject/component, what should and have we to do?
>
> I collect some topics:
>
> - version control
>
>   Most of our source code is in git, only "site" and "sandbox" use
> subversion.
>
>   I propose to simply place a marker file on the top level.
>
>   Copying/Moving to another location as Tomcat does on subversion
>
>   (svn.a.o/repos/asf/tomcat/archive) doesn't make sense to me as with git
> we
>
>
>   always have a complete repository.
>
>   The marker file (e.g. "RETIRED_PROJECT") could contain the result of the
> vote,
>
>   or further information like who to contact in case of reactivation.
>
>   We should ask infra to make the central repository read-only.
>
> - issue tracker
>
>   If the subproject/component has its own issue tracker we have to close
> that.
>
>   Is it enough to make it read-only, so these information are longer
> available
>
>   or do we have to delete it?
>
> - mailing list
>
>   If the subproject/component we have to close this. We could send a final
>
>   email.
>
> - announcement
>
>   I think we should announce the retirement of the subproject.
>
> - build jobs
>
>   All build jobs on Jenkins@Apache or TeamCity have to be deleted.
>
> - homepage
>
>   We could create an "attic/archive" page and list all retired subprojects.
>
>   Here we could also place information about the
>
>   * the retirement "process"
>
>   * where to find the old resources (vcs, mail archive, issue tracker)
>
>   * who to ask current questions
>
>   * how to reactivate
>
> - release further resources
>
>   Maybe a subproject locks further resources (update-site, ...). So we have
>
>   to release them?
>
>
>
> Please comment.
>
>
>
>
>
> Jan
>
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