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NPanday

21 Jan 2015

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache
Maven.

NPanday has been incubating since 2010-08-13.

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 P. Taylor Goetz (ptgoetz):

   NPanday has missed the last two reports (last report August 2014). One
   of two mentors are engaged and encouraging the podling to make a final
   release before retiring (last release was on 2011-05-17). However, there
   is little PPMC/Committer involvement with only 2 PPMC members showing
   involvement on the dev@ list in the past year. Also confirmed that a
   report reminder email was received by the dev@ list for each of the last
   missed reporting periods as well at the current period.

   It's clear that mentors past and present have attempted to help the
   NPanday project grow to a viable size -- at least enough to approve a
   release, new Committer/PPMC Member, or even decide to retire -- without
   success.

   The main warning signs appear to be:

   * Inability to reach community consensus (barely 2 acive Committer/PPMC
     Members, making 3 +1s for any vote very difficult)
   * Inability to perform releases
   * Inability to grow the community to a viable size

   The issues listed above do not indicate a lack of mentor involvement,
   but rather a community in decline.

20 Aug 2014

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache
Maven.

NPanday has been incubating since 2010-08-13.

Since the last report in July:
 - the build issues on the Windows Jenkins slaves were resolved
 - further JIRA issues have been cleaned up to prepare for the release
 - Konstantin Boudnik was formally added as a mentor for the project

While some progress was made towards getting the release out, there is
still more work to do as time allows.

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

  1. Ship the changes on trunk as a release and make it easier for new
  users to get up to speed when interested in the project
  2. Get a critical mass of committers/PPMC members that can respond to
  contributors, apply patches, nominate committers, and vote on releases
  3. Provide guidance on how to get involved in contributing

The incubator is already aware of the low level of activity, that many of
the PPMC are now disengaged. There continues to be interest in a new
release from users, and new interest from some in making contributions that
continue to be followed up.

Date of last release:

  2011-05-16

The last committer was added on 2011-04-19. There have not been any PPMC
additions since inception.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](npanday) Raphael Bircher
  [X](npanday) Konstantin Boudnik

16 Jul 2014

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache
Maven.

NPanday has been incubating since 2010-08-13.

Since the last report in April, a few obstacles have been removed:
 - the status page was updated with the current podling state and correct
 mentors
 - svnpubsub was enabled so the website can be updated again
 - a number of JIRA issues have been cleaned up to prepare for the release

Not blocking, but outstanding things to do:
 - resolve issues with Jenkins builds with infrastructure
 - finish closing out JIRA issues that have been partially finished
 for release
 - apply suitable patches that have been overlooked in the past and try
 to reconnect with contributors

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

  1. Ship the changes on trunk as a release and make it easier for new
  users to get up to speed when interested in the project
  2. Get a critical mass of committers/PPMC members that can respond to
  contributors, apply patches, nominate committers, and vote on releases
  3. Provide guidance on how to get involved in contributing

The incubator is already aware of the low level of activity, that many of
the PPMC are now disengaged and lack of mentors for the project. Konstantin
Boudnik has put his hand up to help out and that discussion is in progress.

There continues to be interest in a new release from users, and new
interest from some in making contributions that continue to be followed up.

Date of last release:

  2011-05-16

The last committer was added on 2011-04-19. There have not been any PPMC
additions since inception.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](npanday) Raphael Bircher

16 Apr 2014

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache
Maven.

NPanday has been incubating since 2010-08-13.

In previous reports, we indicated that there was a regression that blocked
releasing the next version. This has now been resolved, and the only thing
that stands in the way is sufficient cycles to push it out. There have been
a small number of users (not yet committers) who've stepped forward to help
test when that happens, which might help build some much needed momentum.
However, as before, it's still a concern whether sufficient release votes
could be found as many of the existing PPMC are inactive. The last release
was made on 16 May 2011.

The steps that have been identified are:

- apply patches that have been contributed recently
- convert the website to svnpubsub so updated documentation can be published
- perform the release steps

The NPanday automated builds have been impacted by changes to the Windows
build infrastructure again, but this is probably something that needs to be
worked around on our end.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](npanday) Raphael Bircher

18 Dec 2013

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache
Maven.

NPanday has been incubating since 2010-08-13.

The podling continues to have a low amount of activity. However, there are
still committers involved that wish to see it succeed. A recent prod from
the Incubator PMC has reignited some interest, including from new
contributors and existing users of the project.

Unfortunately, we have gradually lost mentors, and the last one resigned in
November. Thankfully, Raphael Bircher has volunteered to step in. There are
ASF members on the project, however we could still use other independent
mentors willing to keep an eye on the project and keep prodding.

In the current state, we might find it difficult to get enough votes
together for a release.

We have requested that JIRA notifications be sent to the dev@ list instead
of commits@, so we can keep as much discussion in one place as possible.

With the recent activity, we have started to identify a list of things that
need to be done to get activity moving again, and the next release out. This
needs to be fleshed out, including details of who is willing to contribute
to them.

The last release was made on 16 May 2011.

Signed-off-by:

 [x](npanday) Raphael Bircher

Shepherd notes:

 Justin Mclean (jmclean):

   Last report was July 2013. At noted in the current report there are some
   issues to overcome for the project to move forward.

   In the last month there been some increased activity on the mailing
   lists (thanks to the last shepherd) but as yet no fixes or patches have
   been submitted. The project currently has only one mentor (just
   appointed) and the PPMC seems to have gone missing.

21 Aug 2013

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache
Maven.

NPanday has been incubating since 2010-08-13.

Shepherd notes:

 acabrera: Not a lot of activity.  Most of the mail is comes from the Jenkins
 server.  :)  Still, the lone developer seems to be reasonably active.  I
 think it's telling that there is no report filed.

15 May 2013

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache Maven.

NPanday has been incubating since 2010-08-13.

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

 1. work out a concrete plan towards graduation ASAP
 2. encourage newer contributors to do so on a continuing basis
 3. reach out to other projects using .NET that might be interested
    in working with NPanday

Some new attention has sparked recently around getting support for
Mono back up to par, which might help resolve some of the regressions
that are in the way of a release. Hopefully some of the newer
contributors will be able to continue helping out in that regard.

Users have drawn attention to the fact that the home page doesn't list
any recent activity. Some effort needs to go into making it clearer of
the current status and how to contribute.

The existing committers continue to be busy with other projects, but
are still interested in seeing the project succeed and looking for new
volunteers.

We are still short on mentors, and would appreciate any volunteers.

Please check this [ ] when you have filled in the report for NPanday.

Signed-off-by:
Dennis Lundberg: [ ](npanday)


Shepherd notes:

20 Feb 2013

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache Maven.

NPanday has been incubating since 2010-08-13.

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

 1. work out a concrete plan towards graduation ASAP
 2. encourage newer contributors to do so on a continuing basis
 3. reach out to other projects using .NET that might be interested in
    working with NPanday

We are still short on mentors, and would appreciate any volunteers.

We have had some recent patch submissions again and will encourage those
actively using the project to contribute on a regular basis. We haven't
added a new committer since 20 April 2011, so expect to have a low barrier
to any new committers.

The last release was on 16 May 2011. It is clear that this is impacting the
ability of the project to attract and retain new blood. Unfortunately,
there remain some blockers to releasing the current trunk. We need to push
forward with this ASAP.

Signed-off-by:
Dennis Lundberg: [X](npanday)


Shepherd notes:

21 Nov 2012

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache Maven.
NPanday has been incubating since August 2010.

NPanday's lull in activity has continued with the committers busy elsewhere.
There is still interest in pulling together a release, which hopefully will
spur further activity, but little progress has been made since the last report.

The project was mildly impacted by instability in the Windows instance of
Jenkins on two recent occasions, but that appears to be sorted out.

As we reported 2 months ago, we continue to see occasional questions from users,
and occasional patch submissions, but haven't added a new committer since
20 April 2011.

The last release was on 16 May 2011.

We are still short on mentors, and would appreciate any volunteers!

The top priorities towards graduation are:

 - work out a concrete plan towards graduation in the next quarter
 - encourage newer contributors to do so on a continuing basis.
 - reach out to other projects using .NET that might be interested in
   working with NPanday

Signed-off-by: dennisl, jukka
IPMC comments:
 jukka: Second quarter with low activity. May need to consider
        alternatives to graduation if activity doesn't pick up.

19 Sep 2012

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache Maven.
NPanday has been incubating since August 2010.

NPanday has had a lull of activity for several months as all the committers
have had other things occupying their time.

There are still clear goals for what to do next, when someone has cycles to
pursue  them: produce a release of the most recent changes, and to better
promote the project among the .NET and Maven communities.

We continue to see occasional questions from users, and occasional patch
submissions, but haven't added a new committer since 20 April 2011.

The last release was on 16 May 2011.

Since the last report, Matthias Wessendorf resigned as a mentor.
Nobody has stepped in to replace him.

The top priorities towards graduation are:

 - work out a concrete plan towards graduation in the next quarter
 - encourage newer contributors to do so on a continuing basis.

Signed-off-by: dennisl, mfranklin
IPMC comments:
 Matt Franklin (mfranklin)
   I am concerned about the level of engagement of the community.  The vast
   majority of mail traffic has been from automated build failures and even
   a question from a potential user saw no response from the committers/PPMC.
   IMHO, there needs to be a significant increase in engagement over time
   before the project would be ready to graduate.

15 Aug 2012

Failed to report in time, report expected next month.

16 May 2012

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache Maven.
NPanday has been incubating since August 2010.

NPanday had a lull of activity over the last few months as all the committers
had other things occupying their time. This has picked up again over the last
couple of weeks, with the renewed push for another release. There is still a
need to focus on a graduation plan, and to better promote the project among
the .NET and Maven communities as a result.

As reported last time, we continue to see small growth in users, and
occasional patch submissions, but haven't added a new committer in a while.

The top priorities towards graduation are:

 - work out a concrete plan towards graduation in the next quarter
 - encourage newer contributors to do so on a continuing basis.

There are no issues for the Incubator PMC or board at this time.

Signed off by mentor: dennisl

15 Feb 2012

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with
Apache Maven. NPanday has been incubating since August 2010.

Discussion has been low over the holiday period, but steady work has been
put into knocking issues marked for the next releases. There are very few
left, and a good number of fixes complete, so a release should come quite
shortly. This would be a good opportunity to focus on a graduation plan,
and to better promote the project among the .NET and Maven communities
and increase the number of users and contributors.

We continue to see small growth in users, and occasional patch submissions,
but haven't added a new committer in a while.

The top priorities towards graduation are:

 - work out a concrete plan towards graduation in the next quarter
 - encourage newer contributors to do so on a continuing basis.

There are no issues for the Incubator PMC or board at this time.

Signed off by mentor: Dennis Lundberg

21 Dec 2011

DID NOT REPORT

16 Nov 2011

DID NOT REPORT

17 Aug 2011

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache
Maven. NPanday allows .NET projects to be converted into Maven projects thus
allowing them to fully utilize the other technologies driven by Maven.
NPanday has been incubating since August 2010.

We have successfully released NPanday-1.4.0-incubating. Now we are currently
polishing off the NPanday-1.4.1-incubating.

We are also happy to report that our community has gained a lot of new
people in terms of patch contributors and reporters on issues.

The top priorities towards graduation are:

* regular release
* guide regular patch contributors towards becoming committers
* improve engagement of existing committers

There are no issues for the Incubator PMC or board at this time.

19 May 2011

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache
Maven. NPanday allows .NET projects to be converted into Maven projects thus
allowing them to fully utilize the other technologies driven by Maven.
NPanday has been incubating since August 2010.

In our previous report (February 2011), we stated that we've staged the
NPanday-1.3-incubating release. However, there were a couple of issues that
we needed to address so we decided to not push through with it.

After addressing those issues, we've staged the NPanday-1.4.0-incubating
release for vote which includes the following issues:

   * Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4.0 Framework support
   * Removal of UAC and PAB directories
   * Updated groupIds of all NPanday components including plugins to
     "org.apache.npanday"

This release is still waiting for other committers and mentors to test and
get the required binding votes.

Updated documentation was successfully deployed in
http://incubator.apache.org/npanday/docs/1.4.0-incubating/index.html

Code licenses and license headers have all been reviewed and pass RAT.

IP clearance was completed.

We have voted a new committer in the person of John Fallows and we also have
a new mentor, Matthias Wessendorf.

The top priorities towards graduation are:
 * complete 1.4.0-incubating release
 * guide regular patch contributors towards becoming committers
 * improve engagement of existing committers

There are no issues for the Incubator PMC or board at this time.

16 Feb 2011

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with
Apache Maven. NPanday allows .NET projects to be converted into Maven
projects thus allowing them to fully utilize the other technologies
driven by Maven. NPanday has been incubating since August 2010.

We've staged the NPanday-1.3-incubating release for vote which
includes 2 major issues:

* removal of the UAC
* support for VS 2010 and .Net 4.0 Framework

This release is still waiting for other committers and mentors to test
and get the required binding votes.

Updated documentation was successfully deployed in
http://incubator.apache.org/npanday/docs/1.3-incubating/index.html

Code licenses and license headers have all been reviewed and pass RAT.

IP clearance was completed.

We continue to see new people who have filed issues and submitted
patches as well, however none have yet done it regularly enough to be
considered as new committers.


The top priorities towards graduation are:

* complete 1.3-incubating release

* guide regular patch contributors towards becoming committers

* improve engagement of existing committers


There are no issues for the Incubator PMC or board at this time.

17 Nov 2010

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache
Maven. NPanday allows .NET projects to be converted into Maven projects thus
allowing them to fully utilize the other technologies driven by Maven.
NPanday has been incubating since August 2010.

The top priorities towards graduation are:

 * create initial status file and update incubator web site
 * work through IP clearance and other items from status file
 * work on creating an initial release

There are no issues for the Incubator PMC or board at this time.

There were a couple of issues filed by some new users and they've also
submitted patches.

The two major issues that are highlighted for the 2.0 release were merged
into trunk.

20 Oct 2010

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache
Maven. NPanday allows .NET projects to be converted into Maven projects thus
allowing them to fully utilize the other technologies driven by Maven.
NPanday has been incubating since August 2010.

The development of NPanday started at Apache on September 8, 2010 when the
source code was successfully imported to
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/npanday/.

The issues from the previous issue tracker in Codeplex was also successfully
imported and the new issue tracker for NPanday can be found here:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NPANDAY. There has been quite a number
of newly filed issues and a few people have submitted patches as well.

NPanday's development is gearing up for version 2.0. Two branches were
created in https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/npanday/branches/ for
the major issues that would be included in the next major release of
NPanday:

 * removal of the uac
(https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/npanday/branches/npanday-uac-rem
oved/)

 * support for VS 2010 and .Net Framework
(https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/npanday/branches/npanday-vs2010-
support/)

The NPanday website was deployed to http://incubator.apache.org/npanday/ and
the PPMC has been established.

The top priorities towards graduation are:

 * create initial status file and update incubator web site

 * work through IP clearance and other items from status file

 * work on creating an initial release

There are no issues for the Incubator PMC or board at this time.

22 Sep 2010

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache
Maven. NPanday allows .NET projects to be converted into Maven projects thus
allowing them to fully utilize the other technologies driven by Maven.
NPanday has been incubating since August, 2010.

The development of NPanday has not yet started in Apache since we are still
waiting for the Infrastructure to be fully setup.

We still need to finish our importing of the source code from codeplex as
well as the information from the issue tracker.

There has been a continuous discussion for the plans of NPanday 2.0, some of
the major tasks consist of support for .NET 4.0 and VS2010.

NPanday Infrastructure Established:
* Established mailing lists
NPanday questions; npanday-users@incubator.apache.org (subscribe by posting
to npanday-users-subscribe@incubator.apache.org)
NPanday development; npanday-dev@incubator.apache.org (subscribe by posting
to npanday-dev-subscribe@incubator.apache.org)
NPanday commits; npanday-commits@incubator.apache.org (subscribe by posting
to npanday-commits-subscribe@incubator.apache.org)
* Established the committer accounts for the committers from codeplex

There are no issues for the Incubator PMC or board at this time.

18 Aug 2010

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache
Maven. NPanday allows .NET projects to be converted into Maven projects thus
allowing them to fully utilize the other technologies driven by Maven.
NPanday has been incubating since August, 2010.

NPanday was accepted just days before the Incubator report was due, so is
only just getting started on setting up. Expect a more complete report on
infrastructure and status in September which will be the first official
report.

The first steps for the podling will be:
* establishing mailing lists and a PPMC
* deciding how to approach the code history when importing from Codeplex
* starting discussion on NPanday 2.0 development

There are no issues for the Incubator PMC or board at this time.