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Pony Mail

19 Sep 2018

Pony Mail is a mail-archiving, archive viewing, and interaction service,
that
can be integrated with many email platforms.

Pony Mail has been incubating since 2016-05-27.

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

 1. Growing community and interest around the project
 2. Step up pace of branch development
 3. Fine-tune release process

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

 Pony Mail is in a bit of a slumber at the moment, with the principal
 people being busy elsewhere. This is not to say that oversight isn't
 happening, but that the development pace has slowed significantly.
 We hope this picks up in the foreseeable future.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Sharan Foga has joined as a new mentor. We are assessing whether there
 is need for more people to help out.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Not much to report here, a few bug fixes and issues filed.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [x] Initial setup
 [x] Working towards first release
 [x] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 2018-02-19

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Sebastian Bazley was elected committer in Oct, 2016.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](ponymail) Andrew Bayer
    Comments:
 [X](ponymail) John D. Ament
    Comments:
 [x](ponymail) Sharan Foga
    Comments:Good to see community building being highlighted as something
to work on.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:
wave (Dave Fisher): I would ask what this project that has become core to
ASF infra with lists.apache.org needs to do before graduating?

18 Apr 2018

Pony Mail is a mail-archiving, archive viewing, and interaction service, that
can be integrated with many email platforms.

Pony Mail has been incubating since 2016-05-27.

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

 1. Grow participation in community
 2. Get releases out properly
 3. Evangelize

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

None that I can think of.

How has the community developed since the last report?

There has been external interest in the project, however this has not yet
formed into a formal relationship.

How has the project developed since the last report?

A release, 0.10, was voted on and approved. Due to time constraints, the
release has not been fully completed yet.


How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [x] Initial setup
 [x] Working towards first release
 [x] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 2018-04-04-ish (WIP!)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

Sebastian Bazley, April 2017

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](ponymail) Andrew Bayer Comments:
 [X](ponymail) John D. Ament Comments: Report not discussed on list,
  extremely low volume and continues to look like a one person project.

17 Jan 2018

Pony Mail is a mail-archiving, archive viewing, and interaction service, that
can be integrated with many email platforms.

Pony Mail has been incubating since 2016-05-27.

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

 1. Grow the community 2. Get the 0.10 release out 3. Address issues

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

 There's been a bit of a lull as of late in the project. I'm hopeful that it
 will pick up some speed soon.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 No noticeable change since last report.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 N/A. Working on it!

How would you assess the podling's maturity? Please feel free to add your own
commentary.

 [x] Initial setup
 [x] Working towards first release
 [ ] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

 [ ](ponymail) Andrew Bayer Comments:
 [X](ponymail) John D. Ament Comments: Would be good to get this podling
  moving.  Needs more committers to be truly viable.

20 Sep 2017

Pony Mail is a mail-archiving, archive viewing, and interaction service, that
can be integrated with many email platforms.

Pony Mail has been incubating since 2016-05-27.

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

 1. Work on the next release (0.10)
 2. Work on expanding the community, be more open to newcomers
 3. Resolve design strategies

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

None that I am aware of.

How has the community developed since the last report?

No major development. A few more bug reports from outside contributors
have been filed.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Work continues towards the next release, 0.10, which should be
ready for a vote soon.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?

The podling is somewhat mature, but it is my assessment that
more people are needed for it to be a fully viable community.

Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [X] Initial setup
 [X] Working towards first release
 [?] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 2016-08-02

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

sebb as PMC, 2017-04-17.
No new committers as of late.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](ponymail) Andrew Bayer
    Comments:
 [X](ponymail) John D. Ament
    Comments:

21 Jun 2017

Pony Mail is a mail-archiving, archive viewing, and interaction service, that
can be integrated with many email platforms.

Pony Mail has been incubating since 2016-05-27.

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

 1. Finding and recognizing new contributors to the project
 2. Explore options to better increase visibility and welcomeness of the
   project
 3. Get the next release out

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



How has the community developed since the last report?

The committer list has not changed. We have received some contributions
from new people, however, and will evaluate and explore further means of
growing the community.

How has the project developed since the last report?

A new release has been discussed, and should be under way shortly.


How would you assess the podling's maturity? Please feel free to add your own
commentary.

 [x] Initial setup
 [x] Working towards first release
 [x] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 2016-08-20

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

Sebastian Bazley was elected PPMC on 2016-09-10. No new committers since last
report.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](ponymail) Andrew Bayer
    Comments:
 [X](ponymail) John D. Ament
    Comments:

19 Apr 2017

Pony Mail is a mail-archiving, archive viewing, and interaction service, that
can be integrated with many email platforms.

Pony Mail has been incubating since 2016-05-27.

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

 1. Growing the community, especially contributors
 2. Grow awareness within Apache, we are eating our own dog food
 3. Start getting more releases out.

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



How has the community developed since the last report?

 Not much to report here. Community remains the same size.  We are
 discussing releasing a new version soon(ish).

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Many bug fixes, but no new release yet. TBD.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [ ] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [x] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 2016-08-02

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Sebb, 2016-09-10.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](ponymail) Andrew Bayer
    Comments:
 [X](ponymail) John D. Ament
    Comments:

21 Dec 2016

Pony Mail is a mail-archiving, archive viewing, and interaction service,
that can be integrated with many email platforms.

Pony Mail has been incubating since 2016-05-27.

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

 1. Grow the community
 2. Grow awareness of the project
 3. Master releases and project management

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

 None that we know of.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 One new committer (Sebastian Bazley) was invited to the project.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Email traffic has been roughly the same, 75-ish mails per month to the
 lists.  Quite a few bugs have been worked on.

Date of last release:

 2016-08-02

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 - Sebastian Bazley was elected committer on October 9th, 2016.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](ponymail) Andrew Bayer
 [X](ponymail) John D. Ament

21 Sep 2016

Pony Mail is a mail-archiving, archive viewing, and interaction service, that
can be integrated with many email platforms.

Pony Mail has been incubating since 2016-05-27.

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

 1. Grow the community
 2. Make contributions easier (lower the bar for hacking on code/docs/UI)
 3. Increase awareness of the project

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?

 Slight uptick in active members of the community, we now count roughly 10
 active people participating either on the mailing list or IRC.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Work has begun on a redesign of the UI, allowing for contributions more
 easily.  This is codenamed 'coffee and cake', and is expected to reach a
 usable phase in a month or two.

Date of last release:

 2016-08-02

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 None since inception. See graduation info point 1.  The codebase needs to
 be more accessible before contributions can occur.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](ponymail) Andrew Bayer
 [X](ponymail) John D. Ament

17 Aug 2016

Pony Mail is a mail-archiving, archive viewing, and interaction service, that
can be integrated with many email platforms.

Pony Mail has been incubating since 2016-05-27.

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

 1. Grow the community base
 2. Ensure that releases and processes adhere to ASF standards
 3. Spread the word, get more developers onboard.

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



How has the community developed since the last report?

 The community is growing, albeit at a very slow pace, possibly due to
 summer vacations (and some newborns). We intend to ramp up our recruitment
 drive in the coming months.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We have managed to vote on and release Pony Mail 0.9.

 Trademark issues have been discussed, mostly done but perhaps with a few
 lose ends to tie up.

Date of last release:

 2016-08-02

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2016-05-27

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](ponymail) Andrew Bayer
 [X](ponymail) John D. Ament

20 Jul 2016

Pony Mail is a mail-archiving, archive viewing, and interaction service,
that can be integrated with many email platforms.

Pony Mail has been incubating since 2016-05-27.

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


 1. Grow the community and diversity
 2. Work towards the first ASF release
 3. Get people interested in providing patches (work on the code)


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?

 Many people have stepped up with issues/bug reports and other suggestions,
 which suggests an interest in the project. We are trying to get people
 interested in also providing patches for said issues, so as to grow the
 developer community.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 A few bug fixes, repositories have been set up, mailing lists created, web
 site deployed. We are also seeing moderate activity on the IRC channel.

Date of last release:

 XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 No new committers have been elected since incubation started.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](ponymail) Andrew Bayer
 [X](ponymail) John D. Ament

15 Jun 2016

Pony Mail is a mail-archiving, archive viewing, and interaction service,
that can be integrated with many email platforms.

Pony Mail has been incubating since 2016-05-27.

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

 1. Grow the community
 2. Teach newcomers the Apache Way
 3. Build towards the first release

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

 None at present.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Just getting started with bootstrapping the podling.  Mailing lists have
 been set up, temporary web site and code repositories ditto. We are
 working on onboarding the new non-Apache committers in the community and
 having people familiarize themselves with the project.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 N/A

Date of last release:

 XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 No new committers have been elected just yet, as we just got started.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](ponymail) Andrew Bayer
 [X](ponymail) John D Ament