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From Branko ─îibej <>
Subject Re: Bloodhound status (Was: Shepherd assignments, December 2012, first pass)
Date Thu, 13 Dec 2012 19:03:10 GMT
On 11.12.2012 23:21, Jukka Zitting wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 2:20 AM, Benson Margulies <> wrote:
>> Jukka Zitting: Bloodhound
> The report looks pretty good - they've added a few new committers and
> cut some releases after their previous report. The report, like the
> previous one, notes community diversity as the top issue, but with the
> new committers in place and looking at the nicely growing commit and
> list activity it seems to me as if the project is already on a good
> track towards graduation.

New committers are not the same as community diversity, unfortunately.
The overwhelming majority of contributors to the project are sponsored,
in one way or another, by a single commercial entity. As things
currently stand, if that entity looses interest, the project dies.

The intent is that, with announcements about frequent releases going to
(amongst other places) trac-hacks, interest will eventually bring new
blood to the project.

> In fact based on my brief review I don't see any notable reasons to
> vote against graduation should a vote come up tomorrow, so I've
> categorized the project as ready to graduate as soon as they feel
> they're up to it. Mentors, please correct if needed.

I agree, apart from the community diversity issue.

> PS. It would be interesting to see a summary of how the relationship
> with the Trac project played out in practice. I remember this being a
> source of quite a bit of concern when Bloodhound was being proposed,
> but it looks like everything has worked out fairly well. This might be
> a useful example to keep in mind when similar cases come up in the
> future.

I'm not actively involved in liaison with Trac, but I do know that the
Bloodhound community is being very careful about not stepping on any
toes, and stressing that BH is an enhancement of Trac, not a fork. For
now, I don't detect any friction between the two projects.

-- Brane

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