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From Paul Benedict <pbened...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ALL] Do we need help?
Date Mon, 01 Dec 2014 02:00:34 GMT
Whenever I've felt like there is "too much work and too little people to do
it", I remind myself Apache is not a job (unless someone is paying you for
your work), but a volunteer organization. Everyone does what he/she wants
to do... and if it's not personally fun or interesting, those people will
move on. The same with you, too. Enjoy participating and don't get
overwhelmed with any expectations, because there are no expectations put on
you.


Cheers,
Paul

On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 6:42 PM, Bruno P. Kinoshita <
brunodepaulak@yahoo.com.br> wrote:

> Hello Benedikt!
> I guess I'm being too cautious to commit or work on issues in other
> components :)
> I'll slowly start working on [jelly] to port the changes made in Jenkins.
> But first will spend more time on [text], [functor] and [lang].
> Thanks!Bruno
>
>       From: Benedikt Ritter <britter@apache.org>
>  To: Commons Developers List <dev@commons.apache.org>; Bruno P. Kinoshita
> <brunodepaulak@yahoo.com.br>
>  Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2014 4:15 PM
>  Subject: Re: [ALL] Do we need help?
>
> Hello Bruno
>
> 2014-11-30 0:31 GMT+01:00 Bruno P. Kinoshita <brunodepaulak@yahoo.com.br>:
>
> Hi Thomas!
> I use Jelly almost every week in Jenkins plug-ins. Talked about the forked
> repo they have in the project, and even told them I could spend some hours
> every week to fix the necessary issues.
> Even though it is possible to use Groovy in Jenkins views too now, there
> are so many existing plug-ins (that are used as basis for new plug-ins)
> that I find it very hard to see jelly removed from Jenkins.
> Would anyone be interested and have time to push a new release ? I could
> check what needed to be done in [jelly] and either update or add new issues.
> Bruno
>
>
> You always seem to be forgetting, that you're commons committer :-) If you
> feel like working on any component, just drop a mail on the ML and start
> work ;-) Other people will eventually join you.
> Benedikt
>
>
>
>       From: Thomas Neidhart <thomas.neidhart@gmail.com>
>  To: Commons Developers List <dev@commons.apache.org>
>  Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2014 2:31 PM
>  Subject: Re: [ALL] Do we need help?
>
> On 11/29/2014 11:53 AM, Benedikt Ritter wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > currently I feel really overwhelmed by the stuff I'd like to do at
> commons
> > and the little time I can spend for it. Here is an (incomplete) list of
> the
> > things I'd like to work on:
>
> Hi Benedikt,
>
> > - get a new release of the build plugin out of the door for auto creating
> > README.md and CONTRIBUTING.md
> > - Work on [VALIDATOR] and get a new release out of the door
> > - Work on [DBUTILS] and get a new release out of the door
> > - Push [lang] 3.4 out of the door
> > - Have a look at [compress] 2.0
> > - Backport important fixes from [collections] 4.0 to 3.x and create a
> last
> > service update
> > - work on [text]
> > - help releasing [imaging] 1.0
> > - Improve docs on how to get involved at commons
> > - Organize a logo contest for commons
> > - ... many more
>
> this sounds like you set your goals too high and are frustrated that you
> don't get all the things done. I guess this is a common scheme for
> ambitious/passionate people. Try to set more realistic goals and finish
> them before doing other / more things. Then you will get the positive
> feedback of achieving something and everything will be better.
>
>
>
> > I wonder how you feel about this. I have the feeling that a lot of people
> > ask us to fix stuff and release components but we don't really catch up
> > with this. This will give people the feeling that we are slow or we
> simply
> > don't care.
> > Whenever I see someone posting on JIRA "can you please fix this, we need
> > this in out application" and nobody is reacting, I feel tempted to jump
> > right in, even if I don't know the component (which adds another entry to
> > the list above).
> > I don't see a way how we can improve this. My feeling is, that we need
> more
> > committers. But then I have the comments of people I've talked to in my
> > ear: "to old school", "to difficult to get involved", "to slow
> development
> > process", "to unwelcoming community". So what do we do? Do we need help?
> >
> > I'm excited to hear your thoughts :-)
>
> yeah, this is a general problem of commons imho. There are too many
> components for a too small community as most of the original committers
> have long left.
>
> The only way out is to do what we tried a couple of months ago: move not
> maintained components to dormant, and keep the others alive with the
> existing people.
>
> Just one example: jelly is a nice thing and actually used within jenkins
> as the backbone html generator. But it is re-packaged within jenkins
> custom bugfixes as the last jelly release (1.0) was in 2005.
>
> Similar things apply for el or primitives.
>
> These components are long dead and there are very good alternatives
> available, so they should be abandoned. Cut off the dead branches to
> keep the tree alive.
>
> Thomas
>
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