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From Pierre Smits <pierre.sm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Migration of Podling Maintenance Tooling to Whimsy
Date Wed, 07 Jun 2017 06:52:00 GMT
+1 from me. Self-service is always a good solution. But then... It already
was like that regarding various aspects of managing an incubating project.
Just more cumbersome. And more out of sync with the processes and
procedures for graduated projects.

Best regards,

Pierre Smits

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On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 10:33 AM, Felix Meschberger <
fmeschbe@adobe.com.invalid> wrote:

> +1
>
> Particularly as these are not day-to-day but every-now-and-then tasks ..
>
> Regards
> Felix
>
> > Am 05.06.2017 um 17:32 schrieb Julian Hyde <jhyde@apache.org>:
> >
> > +1
> >
> > It moves us towards a self-service (dare I say “github-like”) experience
> for podlings, and that is always good.
> >
> > Furthermore, if there are choices to be made (e.g. svnpubsub vs. CMS) I
> think the tooling should strongly encourage them to take the “standard”
> option. Maybe it doesn’t even present the other option(s) at all. When my
> project was going through incubation I was forever worried about stepping
> on some infrastructure landmine and as a result did nothing for several
> months.
> >
> > Julian
> >
> >
> >> On Jun 4, 2017, at 7:33 PM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> All,
> >>
> >> I want to bring up this discussion to see others opinions.  I would
> like to
> >> move forward on migrating podling status maintenance into Whimsy.  Some
> of
> >> the key things I want to improve upon is the overall experience around
> >> managing the podling.  Sam's done a great job with rosters, but we can
> >> start to track other things in whimsy, which mirrors what's in the
> status
> >> file.  This can include IP Clearance/SGAs, Podling Name Searches, the
> >> various dates we track.
> >>
> >> Ultimately, I want to simplify how podlings are managed and make it a
> bit
> >> easier on an end user.  Rather than needing to svn checkout to get
> files,
> >> they simply go to a webpage, and assuming they're on that podling's
> roster
> >> they would have access to update the status.  We could even automate
> >> certain events so that when the board passes a resolution to graduate
> the
> >> podling, the status file is updated along side any other record the
> podling
> >> may have.
> >>
> >> This does mean that the status file format is likely to change.  It also
> >> means we're likely to move away from the java based build tool that has
> to
> >> parse the XML templates into web pages and instead rely on a more
> >> structured format for the status.
> >>
> >> It doesn't mean you have to change.  If you like using SVN to edit this
> >> stuff that's fine, you would still be able to.  Just what you're
> editing is
> >> likely to be different.
> >>
> >> Thoughts? Opinions?
> >>
> >> John
> >
> >
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