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Re: [ALL][DRAFT] Board report


On Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:11:30 -0600, Gary Gregory wrote:
Thank you for your review Gilles (more below.)

On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 3:50 PM Gilles <gilles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


On Tue, 12 Jun 2018 12:53:52 -0600, Gary Gregory wrote:
> I plan on sending this tomorrow at the latest:
> ## Description:
>  - Apache Commons is an Apache project focused on all aspects of
> reusable
> Java components.
> ## Issues:
>  - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.
> ## Activity:
> - Activity is medium with the release of 4 components and 4 internal
> components.
> ## Health report:
>  - The project is healthy. We are discussing the addition of a new
> component,

Which one?

The board does not care I am sure. I am going for short and sweet here but I think we had talked about a timing component and someone pointed out that there was an old entire project at Apache that basically already did that
but that it was also dead or dormant.

> mailing activity is good and JIRAs are addressed in a timely
> manner.
>  - Releases for existing components are in the planning stage
> (Collections,
> Lang, IO, Pool, DBCP.)

RNG (if the next CP fixes the "japicmp" issue)
Numbers (if it gets reviews from people other than me)

I will add those but I am sure the board does not care so we could also
omit the list.

> ## PMC changes:
>  - Currently 38 PMC members.

This is highly not representative of the project's activity.
It would be more meaningful to report active members.

>  - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months

This is representative.

I just shows lack of growth.

>  - Last PMC addition was Rob Tompkins on Fri Jun 30 2017
> ## Committer base changes:
>  - Currently 146 committers.

All Apache committers are Commmons committers; so what?
It would be (much) more meaningful to provide the number
of people who made a commit in the last 3 months...
Something like: "x committers changed y lines of code
over z commits."[1]

Feel free to provide such stats ;-) But we all know how valuable LOC stats are... While those [1] numbers are fun, they tell you nothing of the kind
of changes...

Commits this period

Authors this period

Lines changed this period

Committers this period

Those numbers are not totally accurate: "kibble"[1] is missing
the latest repositories (it would add a few lines and commits
but no authors or committers AFAICT).

>  - No new committers added in the last 3 months

IMHO, this does not fit with the "healthy" qualifier.

Hm, perhaps 'moderately healthy and not currently growing' is more accurate

Don't you think there is a trend (not just "currently")?
Isn't it a sign that the number of people interested in
the latest developments is declining?
For "common" code, isn't this something to worry about?



[1] https://demo.kibble.apache.org

>  - Last committer addition was Sergio Fernández at Sat Nov 04 2017
> ## Releases:
>  - BUILDPLUGIN-1.8 was released on Wed Apr 04 2018
>  - COMPRESS-1.17 was released on Sat Jun 02 2018
>  - DBCP-2.3.0 was released on Fri May 11 2018
>  - PARENT-45 was released on Wed Mar 14 2018
>  - PARENT-46 was released on Sun Apr 15 2018
>  - RELEASEPLUGIN-1.2 was released on Wed Apr 04 2018
>  - TEXT-1.3 was released on Tue Mar 20 2018
>  - TEXT-1.4 was released on Mon Jun 11 2018
> ## JIRA activity:
>  - 170 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
>  - 133 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months
> Gary Gregory,
> Apache Commons PMC Chair.


[1] https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/apache-in-2017-by-the

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