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EasyAnt

16 Jan 2013

Easyant is a build system based on Apache Ant and Apache Ivy.

EasyAnt has been incubating since 2011-01-31.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. doing a release: it will show that the EasyAnt committers are
    dedicated to maintain it and keep it going
 2. shortly after that, ask the Ant PMC again to accept EasyAnt as a
    subproject
 3. if accepted, EasyAnt could then leave the Incubator.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 No progress. There was only one thread on the mailing list. That
 thread from few days ago was about releasing.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Since the last report, there was some activities on svn. A release
 is scheduled just after the Apache Ivy one (EasyAnt has a dependency
 on it), Ivy release which is under way.

Signed-off-by:
Anthony Elder: [X](easyant)
Antoine Lévy-Lambert: [X](easyant)
Stefan Bodewig: [X](easyant)


Shepherd notes: good report.  Need other mentors to sign off.

17 Oct 2012

EasyAnt is a build system based on Apache Ant and Apache Ivy.
Incubating since 2011-01-31.

Since the last report, there were discussion about the graduation process of
EasyAnt. There was confusion about what would be its final place - either a TLP
or a subproject of the Ant TLP - and the implication about the 'graduation'
process.

Things have been cleared with a vote: the EasyAnt project members are willing
to join the Ant TLP. So there is no actual need for a full classical graduation
process.

Then a vote happened in the Ant project about accepting EasyAnt as a subproject.
It failed, there were some concerns about the activity of the project. There
were actually no veto, but an insufficient number of binding +1.

So it has been decided to try again in a few month after showing some nice
activity on the EasyAnt project.

A little bit later, some Ant PMC members wrote that they were 'unplugged' when
the vote happened and were sorry to have missed it. A good sign for a retry of
the vote.

About the activity of the project since the last report: one committer did
some great job making the code base ready to be released. One other committer
was active on the dev mailing list. We have also seen some non committers
asking questions about the use of the project.

The next step for the project:

 - doing a release: it will show that the EasyAnt committers are dedicated to
   maintain it and keep it going
 - shortly after that, ask the Ant PMC again to accept EasyAnt as a subproject
 - if accepted, EasyAnt could then leave the Incubator.

Signed-off-by: ant, bodewig, jukka

25 Jul 2012

EasyAnt is a build system based on Apache Ant and Apache Ivy.
Incubating since 2011-01-31.

Towards graduation, we need to:

 - Create a release
 - Build a community

Since the last report:

 There was very low activity on the project. There was actually no commit on
 the project. Some work has been done though a bug was found on a dependency,
 Apache Ant, and a bug was reported, and a patch committed since one of the
 EasyAnt committer happens to have commit rights there.

 After acknowledging this, a mail was sent on the dev mailing to re-motivate
 people to focus on doing a release. A positive response and some commits
 were following.

Signed off by mentor: bodewig
Shepherd: Dave Fisher

18 Apr 2012

EasyAnt is a build system based on Apache Ant and Apache Ivy. Incubating
since 2011-01-31.

Towards graduation, we need to:

 - Create a release
 - Build a community

Since the last report:

 In the last report we described that the activity of the podling was quite
 low. Some discussion with developers and mentors raised about this concern.
 Developers acknowledged that the current code refactoring make it's build
 break too much to keep people interested in contributing. Developers are
 still motivated even if most lack of time. The conclusion is that the focus
 should be on doing a release ASAP to keep things going on and bring back
 stability.

 Some discussion started about the last points to tackle before preparing
 a release.

Signed off by mentor: bodewig

24 Jan 2012

Easyant is a build system based on Apache Ant and Apache Ivy. Incubating
since 2011-01-31.

Towards graduation, we need to:
* Create a release
* Build a community

Since the last report:
* no particular progress on the diversity of the community
* very little activity on the developer mailing list

26 Oct 2011

Easyant is a build system based on Apache Ant and Apache Ivy. Incubating
since 2011-01-31.

Towards graduation, we need to:
* Creating a release
* Building a community

Since the last report:
* an initial committer of Easyant didn't provided its iCLA. Hence an
iterative cleanup of the code has been done together with developers and
mentors. This cleanup is finished, the IP clearance is considered done,
acknowledge by mentors.
* no particular progress on the diversity of the community
* discussion has started to how setup the build which will fit the ASF
release guidelines

17 Aug 2011

Work has started to clean up the work done by one of the initial committer
of Easyant as he doesn't have provided its ICLA:
- some work has been identified as containing no IP and will be kept.
- some other work will be just removed, as it doesn't impact the
functionality of Easyant
- and some piece seems to have some IP issue and EasyAnt will probably not
work without it. The developers have started a discussion about how to deal
with a such delete, how could it be rewrote for instance.
This work is reviewed by the mentors.

The www.easyant.org site is now redirecting to incubator.apache.org/easyant

The developer community is not super active, but it is there and responsive
to discussion like the management of the continuous integration, discussion
about some design of some plugins, or discussion about debugging tools for
Ant (discussion which has migrated on ant-dev).

20 Jul 2011

EasyAnt is a tool built on top of Ant and Ivy providing a standard approach
to building java projects without locking the users in.

Incubating since January 31st 2011

There is still one ICLA of one of the original contributors missing and the
team has started to look into replacing or removing  the code contributed,
we expect to have a plan and report on it in August.

20 Apr 2011

EasyAnt is a tool built on top of Ant and Ivy providing a standard approach
to building java projects without locking the users in.

Incubating since January 31st 2011

issues/agenda:
- 1 ICLA missing. The person does not answer since Feb 4th 2011, when he
indicated he was working on getting the ICLA. The svn logs have been
gathered and shared between the PPMC members in preparation for a possible
cleanup of the svn tree of that person's contribution.

activity since last report:
- the web site http://incubator.apache.org/easyant/ is published via
svnpubsub
- while reviewing the licenses of the software included in the svn tree of
Easyant, some dependency on external LGPL library was found. There are
somehow optional to EasyAnt core, but not for the "plugin" dedicated to the
integration of that third library. A consensus was found by the developer
community to not release such software under the ASF.

16 Mar 2011

EasyAnt is a tool built on top of Ant and Ivy providing a standard approach
to building java projects without locking the users in.

Incubating since January 31st 2011

issues/agenda
- 1 ICLA missing. The person does not answer since Feb 4th 2011, when he
indicated he was working on getting the ICLA.

- the code base has been migrated in SVN

- the issues are in JIRA with component EASYANT

16 Feb 2011

EasyAnt is a tool built on top of Ant and Ivy providing a standard
approach to building java projects without locking the users in.

Incubating since January 31st 2011

issues/agenda

- have the committers of EasyAnt submit the appropriate license
agreements to become Apache contributors

- migrate the code base and the issue tracker

- start working in the Apache environment