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From Isuru Udana <>
Subject Re: Willing to help with PMC
Date Fri, 11 Mar 2016 02:50:40 GMT
Hi Roger,

Thank you for your interest in helping to continue the project.
I can also help you with doing code fixes. But I won't be able to a drive a
release at this moment.


On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 4:02 AM, Andreas Veithen <>

> On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 1:10 AM, Roger Whitcomb <>
> wrote:
>> Hi Andreas,
>>     So, let me see if I can give you some good feedback to answer your
>> question.
>> 1. Since I'm not familiar with the Synapse code, I wouldn't be much help
>> with any code changes that might be needed.
>> 2. If the main problems are associated with ASF procedures, I can
>> certainly facilitate communication about that, although I've not been doing
>> releases myself even in the Pivot PMC, so doing more than that would
>> require some work on my part, but which I'm willing to do.
>> 3. But, the main thrust of my wanting to help would be along
>> administrative lines:  trying to elicit what the pain points are, trying to
>> pull together the PMC to get done what needs to be done as far as a
>> release, and then (if required) helping move through a discussion about the
>> Attic, if that is what the PMC decides to do.
>>     Basically, I want to facilitate communication if I can.
> As evidenced by the absence of a response to your message, the problem
> with this project is not about communication, it's about lack of interest
> to continue development and to invest time into a release.
>> And for that, I have as much time as required.  And I might have time
>> going forward for more, although that will require some work on my part to
>> get more familiar with the Synapse project itself.
>>     Does that help?
>> Thanks,
>> ~Roger
>> On 2/23/16 12:50 PM, Andreas Veithen wrote:
>>> How much effort would you be willing to put into this? To stay alive
>>> this project needs to make progress towards a release. I think that
>>> the code itself is in a releasable state, and with the release of
>>> Axis2 and Rampart 1.7.0 there are no more snapshot dependencies. On
>>> the other hand, the release process probably needs some updates to
>>> conform to how releases are expected to be done at the ASF nowadays
>>> (site publication via pubsub and Maven artifact staging via Nexus).
>>> There is also the fact that the previous release was done from a
>>> branch; the question is whether all the documentation updates and
>>> improvements of the release system have been applied to the trunk as
>>> well.
>>> Andreas
>>> On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 6:40 PM, Roger Whitcomb <>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>      I was reading through some of the message on the "board@" mailing
>>>> list
>>>> related to what's happening with Synapse, and I offered (there) my help
>>>> to
>>>> keep the PMC going.  Andreas saw that posting and suggested I post the
>>>> message here as well.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> ~Roger Whitcomb
>>>> Apache Pivot PMC Chair
>>>> rwhitcomb at
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*Isuru Udana*
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