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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COMDEV-174) projects.json is inaccurate for graduated podlings
Date Sun, 18 Oct 2015 12:48:05 GMT

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Sebb commented on COMDEV-174:
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Going forward, it would be better to ignore committer-index.html and use the LDAP groups directly.
(There is some work in progress to do this)

There would then be no ambiguity regarding podling unix groups.

[Note that the LDAP pmc group does not exist for podlings]



> projects.json is inaccurate for graduated podlings
> --------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COMDEV-174
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMDEV-174
>             Project: Community Development
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Reporter Tool
>            Reporter: Sebb
>
> The entries in projects.json come from scraping the page
> http://people.apache.org/committer-index.html
> This includes both LDAP groups and auth groups that are defined in the asf-authorization-template
file.
> The script takes note of when a group is first seen, any subsequent changes are regarded
as additions to the group.
> The reporter tool is supposed to show what changes the PMC has made.
> However, when a podling graduates, the template group is converted into the corresponding
LDAP unix group. This means that changes to the podling group are recorded from the start
of the podling rather than the start of the PMC. 
> One way to fix this might be to ignore changes that occurred before the PMC creation
date. Unfortunately the exact creation date is not currently recorded in the committee-info
data file (only the month/year is stated). It should be possible to deduce the actual date
from the earliest joining dates (assuming these are accurate).



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