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Buildr

17 May 2017 [Antoine Toulme / Ted]

## Description:
Apache Buildr is a build system for Java-based applications, including
support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and
tools. We wanted something that’s simple and intuitive to use, so
we only need to tell it what to do, and it takes care of the rest.
But also something we can easily extend for those one-off tasks, with
a language that’s a joy to use. And of course, we wanted it to be
fast, reliable and have outstanding dependency management.

## Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:
We have released 2 minor releases. We see users popping up on the user
 list and reporting issues.

## Health report:
The activity is slow, with 2 active committers.
Little activity on the user or dev list.
## PMC changes:

- Currently 7 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was Peter Donald on Tue Oct 15 2013

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 9 committers.
- No new committers added in the last 3 months
- Last committer addition was Tammo van Lessen at Fri Aug 08 2014

## Releases:

- Last release was 1.5.2 on Sun Apr 02 2017

## JIRA activity:

- 1 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 6 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

27 Feb 2017 [Antoine Toulme / Jim]

## Description:

Apache Buildr is a build system for Java-based applications, including
support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and
tools. We wanted something that’s simple and intuitive to use, so
we only need to tell it what to do, and it takes care of the rest.
But also something we can easily extend for those one-off tasks, with
a language that’s a joy to use. And of course, we wanted it to be
fast, reliable and have outstanding dependency management.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

Our activity has slowed down. We have one interesting discussion
slowly going to fix the biggest flaw of Buildr by providing
dependency resolution.

## Health report:

The activity is slow, with 2 active committers.
Very little activity on the user or dev list.

We do see that the project is used at large. For example, the latest
version has been downloaded over 57000 times since last September.
Last time I reported we have started discussing on the dev list
how to improve participation, and have detailed several items
for the next release to engage better our users.
This effort is still ongoing.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 7 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Peter Donald on Tue Oct 15 2013

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 9 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Tammo van Lessen at Fri Aug 08 2014

## Releases:

 - Last release was 1.5 on Fri Sep 23 2016

## JIRA activity:

 - 2 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 6 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

@Jim: follow up with PMC to ensure that there are three active PMC members to provide oversight

16 Nov 2016 [Antoine Toulme / Jim]

## Description:
Apache Buildr is a build system for Java-based applications, including
support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and
tools. We wanted something that’s simple and intuitive to use, so we
only need to tell it what to do, and it takes care of the rest. But
also something we can easily extend for those one-off tasks, with a
language that’s a joy to use. And of course, we wanted it to be
fast, reliable and have outstanding dependency management.
## Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.
## Activity:
Over the last 6 months, we have resolved most of the open bugs.
We have released 1.5 on  Friday, September 23rd with better support
for Java 8 and Scala 2.11 and are looking to release 1.5.1 by the
end of the year.
## Health report:
The activity is slow, with 2 active committers.
The activity on the mailing lists is better than last quarter, with
a few discussions on the user list.

We do see that the project is used at large. For example, the latest
version has been downloaded over 7000 times, one month after its
official release.

We have started discussing on the dev list how to improve participation,
and have detailed several items for the next release
to engage better our users.
## PMC changes:
- Currently 7 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was Peter Donald on Tue Oct 15 2013
## Committer base changes:
- Currently 9 committers.
- No new committers added in the last 3 months
- Last committer addition was Tammo van Lessen at Fri Aug 08 2014
## JIRA activity:
- 15 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 29 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

17 Aug 2016

Change the Apache Buildr Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Alex
 Boisvert (boisvert) to the office of Vice President, Apache Buildr,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of
 Alex Boisvert from the office of Vice President, Apache Buildr, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Buildr project
 has chosen by vote to recommend Antoine Toulme (toulmean) as
 the successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Alex Boisvert is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office of Vice
 President, Apache Buildr, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Antoine Toulme be and hereby is appointed
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Buildr, to serve in accordance
 with and subject to the direction of the Board of Directors and the
 Bylaws of the Foundation until death, resignation, retirement, removal
 or disqualification, or until a successor is appointed.

 Special Order 7C, Change the Apache Buildr Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

17 Aug 2016 [Alex Boisvert / Shane]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications,
including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages
and tools.

Our last release (v1.4.25) happened on April 4th, 2016.

Development and community activity remains low, with only a handful of
emails and Jira updates on average every month (due to low activity,
activity tend to be "bursty" around releases). Our last committer/PMC
change happened in October 2013.

As reported previously, I (Alex Boisvert) have decided to step down as
PMC Chair for the Buildr project.  Following the recent vote
(https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/5b3b645bd4bda001c4b9f749efea7e18aa41efa4342e0bfad45416fc@%3Cprivate.buildr.apache.org%3E),
Antoine Toulme should become our next PMC Chair.  I will send a resolution
for the Board to approve/reject.

Otherwise, we have no issues that require board attention

18 May 2016 [Alex Boisvert / Shane]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications,
including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages
and tools.

Our last release (v1.4.25) happened on April 4th, 2016.

Development and community activity remains low, with only a handful of
emails and Jira updates on average every month (due to low activity,
activity tend to be "bursty" around releases). Our last committer/PMC
change happened in October 2013.

As reported in March, I (Alex Boisvert) have been thinking about stepping
down as PMC Chair for the Buildr project.  Following discussion, we have
determined Peter Donald is the best candidate replacement, being the most
active & sustained committer for the last few years.   Next step is to
vote on this and send the board a resolution.

Otherwise, we have no issues that require board attention

16 Mar 2016 [Alex Boisvert / Chris]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications,
including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and
tools.

Our last release (v1.4.23) happened on June 12th, 2015.

Development and community activity (mailing lists, bug reports, etc.) remains
relatively low. Our last committer/PMC change happened in October 2013.

I (Alex Boisvert) have been thinking about stepping down as PMC Chair for the
Buildr project.  I just haven't been actively involved in the project in a
while and I don't foresee this changing much in the future.   I initiated a
discussion with other PMC members on our private mailing list.

Otherwise, we have no issues that require board attention

17 Feb 2016 [Alex Boisvert / David]

No report was submitted.

18 Nov 2015 [Alex Boisvert / Sam]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications,
including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and
tools.

Our last release (v1.4.23) happened on June 12th, 2015.

Development and community activity (mailing lists, bug reports, etc.) remains
relatively low. Our last committer/PMC change happened in October 2013.

We have no issues that require board attention.

19 Aug 2015 [Alex Boisvert / Jim]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications,
including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and
tools.

We made one minor release (v1.4.23 on June 15th) since our last board report.

Development and community activity (mailing lists, bug reports, etc.) remains
relatively low. Our last committer/PMC change happened in October 2013.

We have no issues that require board attention.

20 May 2015 [Alex Boisvert / Bertrand]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications,
including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages
and tools.

We made one minor release (v1.4.22 on March 5th) since our last board report.

Development and community activity (mailing lists, bug reports, etc.)
remains relatively low. Our last committer/PMC change happened in
October 2013.

We have no issues that require board attention.

18 Feb 2015 [Alex Boisvert / Rich]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications,
including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and
tools.

We made one minor release (v1.4.20 on August 23rd) since our last board report.

Development and community activity (mailing lists, bug reports, etc.) remains
relatively low. Our last committer/PMC change happened in October 2013.

We have no issues that require board attention.

19 Nov 2014 [Alex Boisvert / Ross]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications,
including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and
tools.

There were no releases since our last board report; our latest release (1.4.20)
happened in August (2014-08-23).

Development and community activity (mailing lists, bug reports, etc.) remains
relatively low. Our last committer/PMC change happened in October 2013.

We have no issues that require board attention

20 Aug 2014 [Alex Boisvert / Greg]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications,
including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and
tools.

We've had 4 minor releases since our last board report in March:  1.4.16 (May
3rd), 1.4.17 (May 25th), 1.4.18 (June 24th), 1.4.19 (July 6th, just a
quick-fix release).

Development and community activity (mailing lists, bug reports, etc.) remains
relatively low. Our last committer/PMC change happened in October 2013.

We have no issues that require board attention.

16 Jul 2014 [Alex Boisvert / Brett]

No report was submitted.

18 Jun 2014 [Alex Boisvert / Rich]

No report was submitted.

21 May 2014 [Alex Boisvert / Doug]

No report was submitted.

AI Doug: pursue a report for Buildr

19 Mar 2014 [Alex Boisvert / Sam]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications,
including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and
tools.

Our last release (1.4.15) happened in November. Development and community
activity (mailing lists, bug reports, etc.) has been low since then. Our last
committer/PMC changes happened in October.

In February, we discussed and agreed to move to git as our primary
version-control system, as well as "turning on" the improved GitHub integration
(https://blogs.apache.org/infra/entry/improved_integration_between_apache_and).

We have no issues that require board attention.

19 Feb 2014 [Alex Boisvert / Roy]

No report was submitted.

20 Nov 2013 [Alex Boisvert / Brett]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications,
including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages
and tools.

We've made 3 minor releases (1.4.13, 1.4.14, 1.4.15) since September.
Development activity has been fairly high compared to our average for the
past 2 years, with about 140 commits including a few bug fixes, dependency
updates and better support for Ruby 2.0.  Collectively, these releases
contained 8 external contributions.

In October, we voted a new committer (Tammo van Lessen) and a new PMC member
(Peter Donald) into the project.

Our mailing lists remain relatively quiet.

We have no issues that require board attention.

18 Sep 2013 [Alex Boisvert / Roy]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications,
including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and
tools.

At the time of the last report, we were undergoing voting for the release of
Buildr 1.4.12, which ultimately happened last May 4th.

Development activity since May has been moderate, with 33 commits including a
few bug fixes, dependency updates, better support for Ruby 2.0 and updates to
our build/test scripts. The mailing lists remain relatively quiet.

Our last committer addition dates back to October 2010. Our last PMC addition
dates back to September 2010. Our discussion/vote to add Peter Donald (our most
active committer in the past 2 years) to our PMC stalled back in May. This is my
responsibility; I will resume the discussion and request another vote that
hopefully will conclude with more participation.

We have no issues that require board attention.

21 Aug 2013 [Alex Boisvert / Sam]

No report was submitted.

Report was not received and is expected next month.

15 May 2013 [Alex Boisvert / Rich]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications,
including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and
tools.

Since the last report, we have released Buildr 1.4.11 that fixed a single
regression in v1.4.10.

We have also just voted for the release of Buildr 1.4.12; this release will
contain 5 enhancements, 4 bug fixes and 2 minor changes. 3 of these were
contributed by non-committers. The mailing lists remain relatively quiet.

Our last committer addition dates back to October 2010. Our last PMC addition
dates back to September 2010, though we are currently in the voting process to
add Peter Donald (our most active committer in the past 2 years) into our PMC.

We have no issues that require board attention.

20 Feb 2013 [Alex Boisvert / Doug]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based
applications, including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number
of JVM languages and tools.

Our last release (1.4.9) was on November 9th, 2012.  We are in the
process of voting for the release of Buildr 1.4.10 at the time of
writing this report; this release should contain 8 enhancements, 7 bug
fixes (one of which contributed by a non-committer) and 5 minor
changes. The mailing lists remain relatively quiet.

We have no issues that require board attention.

21 Nov 2012 [Alex Boisvert / Jim]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications,
including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and
tools.

We released Buildr 1.4.8 on November 1st containing 7 enhancements, 7 bug fixes
and a few minor changes from 5 different contributors/committers. We released a
subsequent "hot-fix" release (1.4.9) a week later to address a non-deterministic
bug affecting some users. Thanks to the work of Peter Donald (committer), we
have continuous integration testing working again on Jenkins covering multiple
versions of Ruby (1.8.7, 1.9.2, JRuby 1.7.0) and platforms (Linux, Windows) and
our automated release scripts have been cleaned up.

The mailing lists remain relatively quiet and we continue to receive
contributions at a rate of about one per month on average.

We have no issues that require board attention.

15 Aug 2012 [Alex Boisvert / Jim]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications,
including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and
tools.

After almost a year without release, we finally got our release act together and
published Buildr 1.4.7 (incl. 70+ fixes/changes/enhancements) on May 29th.

Outside of a surge surrounding the release, the mailing lists have been
relatively quiet in past 3 months. We continue to receive contributions at a
rate of about one per month on average.

We have no issues that require board attention.

16 May 2012 [Alex Boisvert / Sam]

Apache Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications,
including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and
tools.

Our latest release happened in June -- we were hoping for a release in November
but follow-up efforts stalled due to time constraints and difficulty in getting
tests working on all supported platforms. Our changelog currently shows about
70+ fixes/changes/enhancements since our last release. Subversion log show about
120 commits since June with commits from 4 different committers and patches
accepted from 5 external contributors.

Mailing lists activity has been relatively low in past 3 months, with a small
surge in past few weeks.

We have no issues that require board attention.

15 Feb 2012 [Alex Boisvert / Bertrand]

Buildr is a Ruby-based build system for Java-based applications, including
support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and tools.

Our latest release happened in June -- we were hoping for a release in
November but efforts stalled after discovering platform installation
issues in a release candidate. The release will likely happen in
February. The changelog currently shows about 50
fixes/changes/enhancements since our last release. Subversion log show
about 100 commits since June with commits from 3 different committers
and patches accepted from 3 external contributors.

Mailing lists have quiet in the past 3 months.

We have no issues that require board attention.

16 Nov 2011 [Alex Boisvert / Bertrand]

Our latest release happened in June and we're gearing up for another release
probably in November. Our changelog currently shows about 50
fixes/changes/enhancements since our last release. Subversion log show about 100
commits since June with commits from 3 different committers and patches accepted
from 2 external contributors.

Mailing lists have been relatively quiet, with an average of 80 emails per month
since July (compared to our 150+ historical average) and only a few threads
diverging from the usual "I need help" question-response interactions.

We have no issues that require board attention.

17 Aug 2011 [Alex Boisvert / Shane]

We released Buildr 1.4.6 in June which added support for Scala 2.9.0+ and
included 18 other minor fixes and improvements. I expect we'll release version
1.4.7 in the September/October timeframe.

Thanks to the work of Peter Donald and Antoine Toulme, our continuous
integration tests are back working on Apache's Jenkins infrastructure.

Mailing list has been somewhat active - higher than previously in 2011 but below
2010 averages. We still have a few outstanding contributions sitting in Jira
that need some cleanup and/or committer time to integrate them.

We have no issues that require board attention.

19 May 2011 [Alex Boisvert / Bertrand]

We released Buildr 1.4.5 in February shortly after our last status update;
version 1.4.5 was a combination of small improvements and bug fixes.

There's been practically no development activity since and things have been
relatively quiet on the mailing list front. We still have a few outstanding
contributions sitting in Jira that need some cleanup and/or committer time to
integrate them.

We have no issues that require board attention.

16 Feb 2011 [Alex Boisvert / Greg]

The project released Buildr 1.4.4 in mid-November in response to a blocking
issue that appeared after installing Java Update 3 on Mac OS X.

Beyond that, the last 3 months have been relatively quiet on the mailing list
and in terms of development. Nonetheless, our changelog shows about 30 minor
fixes/changes/enhancements and we're planning to release version 1.4.5 in the
near future.

There are two outstanding contributions sitting in Jira
(https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BUILDR-259,
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BUILDR-486) that most likely won't make
it into our next release due to lack of committer time to integrate them.

17 Nov 2010 [Alex Boisvert / Sam]

We made two releases in the past 3 months, Buildr 1.4.2 and 1.4.3, both
containing a number of bug fixes and minor enhancements.

We also voted one new committer (Peter Donald) and one new PMC member (Antoine
Toulme), bringing us to a total of 8 committers and 6 PMC members. The project
team remains very diversified with no committers affiliated to the same
commercial organization.

User and dev mailing lists are healthy, we're seeing sustained adoption and
contributions from the community.

In terms of marketing, there was a Buildr presentation in September at JavaZone
2010 and there's a repeat planned in January at the San Francisco Java User
Group. (Unfortunately, we had no representation at ApacheCon.) We also set up a
new Twitter account to mirror questions asked on StackOverflow and we continue
to use our Twitter account and CoTweet to follow comments made about Buildr on
the Twittosphere.

There are no current plans to make another release before the end of the year,
although this may change based on user/developer motivation and discussion.

18 Aug 2010 [Alex Boisvert / Greg]

We finally released Buildr 1.4.0 in June, reaching the end of our
8-month development cycle integrating many new features. We also
released Buildr 1.4.1 in July as a maintenance release to address what
were mostly installation + platform-specific issues.

Thanks to Antoine Toulme, we now have continuous integration builds
running on Hudson covering many different platforms (Windows, Ubuntu,
Native/MRI Ruby, JRuby, JDK 5+6).

We're seeing sustained adoption and contributions from the community.
In fact, we've just received a contribution to add Clojure support,
reinforcing our language diversity ("polyglot programming") marketing
story.

We are planning another release (1.4.2) towards the end of August that
will contain various fixes and minor improvements.

Approved by general consent.

16 Jun 2010 [Alex Boisvert / Justin]

We've seen continued increase in communication on both user@ and dev@ mailing
list. We hit a record 364 emails across both lists in March. We've also seen
sustained community participation in the form of fixes, minor enhancements to
the codebase and new releases for 3rd-party extensions (e.g. buildr-iidea
plugin).

In March, we elected a new committer: Antoine Toulme. Antoine has been very
active since elected and volunteered to handle the release process for 1.4.0.

Our development activity has been, and still is, focused on getting Buildr 1.4.0
released. We had to invest significant energy to get all tests working on both
JRuby 1.5 and the Windows platform and now it appears we've got all issues
resolved. After a few release candidates, we expect Buildr 1.4.0 to be released
in June.

We have no issues that require board attention at the moment.

19 May 2010 [Alex Boisvert / Roy]

Roy to pursue a report for Buildr

17 Feb 2010 [Alex Boisvert / Shane]

We've seen continued activity on both user@ and dev@ mailing list since
November, as well as a few small contributions (mostly in the form of bug
fixes) from the community.

We are gearing for a 1.4.0 release most likely during the first quarter
that should contain enhancements that did not get finished or merged into
1.3.5 for lack of time/resources.

We have no issues that require board attention at the moment.

18 Nov 2009 [Alex Boisvert / Shane]

Since August, there's been continued activity on both user@ and dev@
mailing list, as well as a steady stream of small contributions
(mostly in the form of bug fixes) from the community. Most notable was
our release of version 1.3.5 with a few new features and bug fixes
at the beginning of October. (http://buildr.apache.org/CHANGELOG)

We are planning a 1.4.0 release hopefully before the end of the year
that should contain enhancements that did not get finished or merged
into 1.3.5 for lack of time/resources.

We have no issues that require board attention at the moment.

19 Aug 2009 [Alex Boisvert / Roy]

The project continues to gather momentum. During the last 3 months, the dev
mailing list has been more active than before, while the user list has kept
steady. A few additional plugins were developed by the community and are now
listed our our plugins page
(http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/BUILDR/Buildr+Plugins).
The committers have an increasing number of active/pending Git branches
containing improvements that require additional work, testing and/or
documentation before committing to our code trunk.

We are planning a 1.4.0 release later in August that should contain
enhancements and bug fixes.

We have no issues which require board attention at the moment.

Roy will follow up with the project on their use of git.

20 May 2009 [Alex Boisvert / Henning]

Since our March board report, we had two significant events:

1) We released Buildr 1.3.4, our first release out of the
incubator and our first release not conducted by Assaf Arkin,
demonstrating some independence and repeatability in our release
process. The release itself is a balance of bug fixes and incremental
improvements.

2) We elected a new committer (Daniel Spiewak) which brings our total
number of committers to six and adds to the diversity to the project.

15 Apr 2009

A report was expected, but not received

18 Mar 2009 [Alex Boisvert / Bill]

Since our February report, we had 12 new issues reported and 6 enhancements
suggested; 12 issues were fixed, 4 based on patches from non-committers.

We've been planning a 1.3.4 release since January but it has not
happened yet.  We have a volunteer for the release so the last hurdle
is just making it happen.

There were some discussions related to clarifying our usage of git and
improving contribution/patch workflow with git. The discussion
culminated by the contribution of a tiny tool called "gitflow" that
facilitates the use of git while maintaining our Subversion repository
as the system of reference. Still, post-commit git synchronization
issues remain and manual merging is often necessary.

18 Feb 2009 [Alex Boisvert / Geir]

Migration to TLP project is now completed (INFRA-1829) and our web site has
been updated accordingly.

Since January 1st, we had 11 issues reported and 5 enhancements suggested,
about half of which came with suggested patches. All of them are still
open, pending committer review.

We had planned to release 1.3.4 in January after the migration but the
release has not happened yet. We are now gearing for a February release
instead.

21 Jan 2009 [Alex Boisvert / Geir]

Mailing list activity was slow during December, probably due to the holiday
season. A few people submitted patches for enhancements to Buildr, although
some still lack test cases that would allow us to accept them.

Our plugin ecosystem was born. An independent project called
"buildr4eclipse" was announced to develop a Buildr plugin for building
Eclipse plugins. The authors provided some helpful feedback on our plugin
support.

We're planning a 1.3.4 release in January and expect to work on migrating
our infrastructure to a TLP project (INFRA-1829).

17 Dec 2008 [Alex Boisvert / Jim]

No report provided. Jim sent an email reminder.

19 Nov 2008

Establish the Apache Buildr project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
 interests of the Foundation and consistent with the Foundation's
 purpose to establish a Project Management Committee charged with
 the creation and maintenance of open-source software related to
 a Ruby-based build system that is quick and easy for small jobs,
 extensible and customizable for do-it-yourself handywork, and yet
 suitable for larger multi-lingual, multi-project constructions,
 for distribution at no charge to the public.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
 Committee (PMC), to be known as the "The Apache Buildr Project",
 be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
 Foundation; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that The Apache Buildr Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of a software
 project related to a Ruby-based build system that is quick and
 easy for small jobs, extensible and customizable for
 do-it-yourself handywork, and yet suitable for larger
 multi-lingual, multi-project constructions

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Buildr" be
 and hereby is created, the person holding such office to serve
 at the direction of the Board of Directors as the chair of The
 Apache Buildr Project, and to have primary responsibility for
 management of the projects within the scope of responsibility of
 The Apache Buildr Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
 hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of The
 Apache Buildr Project:

     * Assaf Arkin       (assaf@apache.org)
     * Alex Boisvert     (boisvert@apache.org)
     * Victor Hugo Borja (vborja@apache.org)
     * Antoine Contal    (lacton@apache.org)
     * Matthieu Riou     (mriou@apache.org)

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Alex Boisvert be
 and hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President,
 Apache Buildr, to serve in accordance with and subject to
 the direction of the Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the
 Foundation until death, resignation, retirement, removal or
 disqualification, or until a successor is appointed; and be it
 further

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Buildr Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
 encourage open development and increased participation in the
 Buildr Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Buildr Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
 Incubator Buildr podling; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibility pertaining to the Apache
 Incubator Buildr podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
 PMC are hereafter discharged.

 Special Order 7B, Establish the Apache Buildr project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

19 Nov 2008

Development

We released Buildr 1.3.3 on October 16th, our 4th release in the incubator.
Along with bug fixes and minor improvements, this release featured improved
code organization for multi-language support.  We also reorganized the
documentation to have language-specific sections.

Community

In August Antoine Contal has been accepted as a new commmitter and was
subsequently voted in the Buildr PPMC.

Traffic on the mailing lists has been steady.  A
[http://www.nabble.com/Fast-Feather-Talk%3A-Apache-Buildr-td20022541.html
Fast Feather talk] about Buildr was given during ApacheCon.

Graduation

We started discussing graduation in September and requested community
feedback on the proposed resolution in October.  In November, we initiated
the [http://markmail.org/message/4bo627obdp3zdmhe vote from the Incubator
PMC] and the vote passed.

20 Aug 2008

Development

We recently released Buildr 1.3.2, focusing strictly on bug fixes.
1.3.3 release scheduled for August will also focus on bug fixes and
better error reporting.  The bulk consists of issues reported,
tested(!) and patched by community members.  There's parallel work to
add C/C++ support to Buildr, currently discussed on the mailing list,
and we're seeing the first set of test cases for Eclipse tasks.  Our
little master plan to not accept patches without test cases may work
out after all.

Community

In spite of our best efforts to send everyone on summer vacation,
traffic is steadily picking up on the mailing list.

Issues before graduation

1.3.2 cleared up some missing/mixed copyright issues that slipped past
QA in earlier releases, and as of now we have no outstanding licensing
issues.

16 Apr 2008

Description - Buildr is a build system for Java applications written in
Ruby.
Date of Entry - Nov. 2007

Development

Buildr 1.3 is now in feature freeze and we're working to fix outstanding
bugs, complete the documentation and add more test cases.  As indicated in
the previous report, we worked on multi-language support, adding Scala and
Groovy to the mix, and also using RSpec (Ruby) to test Java code.  JRuby 1.1
is now an official deployment platform for Buildr, alongside MRI 1.8.

Community

Traffic on the mailing list is definitely picking up, as are feature
requests and bug reports.  Victor Hugo Borja joined as committer.

Issues before graduation

Legal has addressed our licensing issues specific to Ruby project, and we're
ready to make a 1.3 release.  From then it's business as usual: continuing
to build a healthy community around Buildr.

19 Dec 2007

Description - Buildr is a build system for Java applications written in
Ruby.

Date of Entry - Nov. 2007

Community
---------
The buildr community is transitioning from its older infrastructure to the
Apache one. The code has been imported and committers work on the Apache SVN
now. The migration of users from buildr-talk at google groups to buildr-user
is also happening progressively.

Development
-----------
Mostly bug fixes and small improvements. There's also work on JRuby support
for which patches are submitted regularly from (for now) external
contributors.

Issues before graduation
------------------------
First we need to fix the IP issues surrounding the Ruby license and our Ruby
licensed dependencies before any release can be made. A thread has been
started on general@i.a.o and another one is still running on
legal-discuss@a.o but we've had few answers so far. We'll probably send a
proposition and see if that's acceptable.