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log4cxx2

15 Mar 2017

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21 Dec 2016

Logging for C++. N.B. This is a reboot of the Log4cxx podling which
previously graduated.

log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.

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

 1. Create a release
 2. Activate some community
 3.

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

 There was a discussion in the first quarter of the year to move the
 project to attic unless it is able to release in the next few
 months. No release happened since then.

 Currently it seems that there's only one official project member with
 commit access left and even though some contributor worked on fixing
 the release process, that project member was unable to invest the
 necessary time to create a release yet.

 For that reason, the left member decided to not even care anymore
 about a release and published this decision on the dev mailing list of
 the project.  While the member is still willing to provide some
 support and would regret a move of the project to attic, creating a
 release has no priority nor is seen as strictly necessary and will
 therefore most likely always prioritize lower than other tasks.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 3 support questions, no new project members. There was a lengthy
 discussion about switching to C++ standard smart pointers with
 possibly breaking the API, the influence of such an approach on a
 release etc. Some bugs have been created to coordinate that work.

 Robert Middleton started to move the project to smart pointers using
 boost or std::shared_ptr in a private GitHub repo. He's actually
 changing more code than the one left official project member.

 https://github.com/rm5248/log4cxx-testing/tree/smart_pointers

Date of last release:

 2008-04-03 was the last official, pre-incubation 0.10.0

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

 [X](log4cxx2) Ralph Goers

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Ralph Goers:

   The Log4j PMC will need to have a discussion about the state of this
   project. Since Log4cxx2 was always intended to be a subproject of
   the Logging project moving it to the attic may or may not be the
   right move.  Instead, it might just become a "dormant" subproject.

21 Sep 2016

Logging for C++. N.B. This is a reboot of the Log4cxx podling which
previously graduated.

log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.

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

 1. Create a release
 2. Activate some community
 3.

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

 There was a discussion in the first quarter of the year to move the
 project to attic unless it is able to release in the next few months. No
 release happened since then.

 There was a discussion about some kind of "maintenance mode" where releases
 and community growth doesn't matter much. As that mode doesn't exist, it
 has been suggested to release, graduate from incubator and just live along
 other logging projects and in a comparable state like log4cxx.

 Currently it seems that there's only one official project member with
 commit access left answering mails. Even though that member and some
 contributors worked on being able to create a release in the past, contrary
 to expectations that project member didn't find the time to deal with a
 release as necessary.

 It seems most likely that if a release doesn't happen until the next report
 is due, it won't at all anymore. At least not by that one left member.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 One new contributor took quite some time to look and fix the release
 process.  Two support mails from users, no new project members.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Robert Middleton took quite some time to look at the build and release
 process on Windows and Linux in the last two months and came to the
 conclusion that the current Maven based process for both seems broken.
 He provided a shell based alternative for the release and CMAKE build
 starting points, which hasn't been merged into or tested by the project
 yet.

Date of last release:

 2008-04-03 was the last official, pre-incubation 0.10.0

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

 [X](log4cxx2) Ralph Goers

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Drew Farris:

   One mentor active within in the past month. There is a single active
   committer and minor progress towards a release. The current build system
   is proving problematic for the contributor involved.  There is some
   discussion about moving to the attic and this seems appropriate

15 Jun 2016

Logging for C++

log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.

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

 1. Create a release
 2. Activate some community
 3.

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

 There was a discussion in the first quarter of the year to move the
 project to attic unless it is able to release in the next few months. No
 release happened since then.

 The project would like to have some kind of maintenance mode within
 Apache, where things like community growth and releases are not that
 important, as long there's a bit of support provided and "anyone" is still
 alive. The problem with attic is the read-only state of the repo, which
 makes it impossible to do anything (even if it's rare).

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Not grown and only a few mails on the dev list in the last two months.
 No support requests the last two months.

 Bill Rowe stepped in as a mentor.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 The build process using autotools on Linux has been fixed and there was a
 discussion about supported build tools, because currently the project
 heavily relies on the unsupported cpptasks framework. While there was no
 actual result, the common focus was on dropping cpptasks and ANT for the
 build of the software and use autoconf and/or cmake instead.

 Additionally, one project member was willing to make himself more familiar
 with the release process, but there was no progress reported in the last
 month.

Date of last release:

 2008-04-03 was the last official, pre-incubation 0.10.0

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

 [X](log4cxx2) Ralph Goers

Shepherd/Mentor notes:
 I have explained that there is no "maintenance mode" for a standalone project.
 However, if the project can demonstrate that it can produce a release and has
 enough people to maintain the project then it can rejoin the logging project
 where it can essentially exist in maintenance mode much like log4php is.

 The project moved to the incubator because there were people who said they
 wanted to get involved with the project and were willing to get involved.
 To date, one person has been actively involved but not enough to produce a
 release. One other person was involve in a discussion on the release process.

16 Mar 2016

Logging for C++

log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.

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

 1. Create a release
 2. Activate some community
 3.

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

 There's an ongoing discussion to move the project to attic unless it is
 able to release in the next few months.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Not grown. However, the project aims to become a sub project of Apache
 Logging again. Community growth is not much a matter for this podling, as
 long as there are a few active contributors.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 After the discussion about the activity of the project and the success of
 the incubation process, there's currently a member willing to step through
 the release process. The initial plan on incubation anyway was to primary
 apply available patches and release those bug fixes.

 Additionally, there's once more a discussion about the supported build
 platforms, because currently the project heavily focusses on cpptasks,
 which is not maintained and simply doesn't support current versions of all
 formerly supported IDEs anymore.  The current focus is on dropping
 cpptasks and ANT for the build of the software and use autoconf and/or
 cmake instead.

Date of last release:

 2008-04-03 was the last official, pre-incubation 0.10.0

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

 [X](log4cxx2) Ralph Goers

17 Feb 2016

Logging for C++

log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.

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

 1. Create a release
 2. Activate some community
 3.

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

 There's an ongoing discussion to move the project to attic unless it is
 able to release in the next few months.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Not grown. However, the project aims to become a sub project of Apache
 Logging again. Community growth is not much a matter for this podling, as
 long as there are a few active contributors.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 After the discussion about the activity of the project and the success of
 the incubation process, there's currently a member willing to step through
 the release process. The initial plan on incubation anyway was to primary
 apply available patches and release those bug fixes.

 Additionally, there's once more a discussion about the supported build
 platforms, because currently the project heavily focusses on cpptasks,
 which is not maintained and simply doesn't support current versions of all
 formerly supported IDEs anymore.  The current focus is on dropping
 cpptasks and ANT for the build of the software and use autoconf and/or
 cmake instead.

Date of last release:

 2008-04-03 was the last official, pre-incubation 0.10.0

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

 [ ](log4cxx2) Scott Deboy

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Marvin Humphrey (marvin):

   Ralph Goers has volunteered to serve as Mentor.

20 Jan 2016

Logging for C++

log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.

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

 1. Activate some community
 2. Create a release
 3.

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

 Not sure if the project still has an official mentor assigned, after
 Christian Grobmeier is not the chair of the Apache Logging Services
 project anymore.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Not grown. However, the project aims to become a sub project of Apache
 Logging again. Community growth is not much a matter for this podling, as
 long as there are a few active contributors.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Not at all: There's no public development and it seems there's currently
 only one originally incubating community member left. Though some support
 is given and bugs are tracked.

Date of last release:

 2008-04-03 was the last official, pre-incubation 0.10.0

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

 [ ](log4cxx2) Christian Grobmeier
 [ ](log4cxx2) Scott Deboy

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 John D. Ament (johndament):

   Project appears to be in bad shape.  Even though there is activity on
   the ML there is no mentor engagement.

 Marvin Humphrey (marvin):

   Christian Grobmeier has resigned as Mentor, and attempts to reach Scott
   Deboy have not been successful.  A thread was started on the general
   list and there remains some interest in the podling.  Bill Rowe has
   volunteered to serve as Mentor provided that the contributors can rally.

16 Sep 2015

Logging for C++

log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.

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

 1. Activate some community
 2. Create a release
 3.

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

 No.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Not grown. However, the project aims to become a sub project of Apache
 Logging again. Community growth is not much a matter for this podling, as
 long as there are a few active contributors.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Not at all: There's no public development and it seems there's currently
 only one originally incubating community member left. Though some support
 is given and bugs are tracked.

Date of last release:

 2008-04-03 was the last official, pre-incubation 0.10.0

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

 [X](log4cxx2) Christian Grobmeier
 [ ](log4cxx2) Scott Deboy

17 Jun 2015

Logging for C++

log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.

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

 1. Create a release

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

 No.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Not grown. However, the project aims to become a sub project of Apache
 Logging again.  Community growth is not much a matter for this podling, as
 long as there are a few active contributors.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Not much: There currently doesn't seem to be any public development, though
 support is given and bugs are tracked.

Date of last release:

 2008-04-03 was the last official, pre-incubation 0.10.0

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

 [X](log4cxx2) Christian Grobmeier
 [ ](log4cxx2) Scott Deboy

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 P. Taylor Goetz (ptgoetz):

   It appears the attempt to reboot the lo4cxx2 project by re-incubating is
   failing, and the podling is not making any progress in terms of releases
   and community development.

   The primary stated goal of the last few reports has been to produce a
   release, but the dev@ mailing list is largely devoid of any release
   discussions (the last mention of a release was 12 Dec 2014 [1]). The
   current report is a word-for-word copy of the last report, and there has
   been only one email from a mentor in the last 5 months (to discuss the
   incubator report).

   I noticed that the podling does not appear to have (that I could find) a
   private mailing list (possibly an oversight from when it returned to the
   incubator?), which I think it would need for discussing new committers/PPMC
   members, retiring, etc. I'm assuming they are relying on private@logging
   for private discussions, which may not be appropriate for a podling.

   [1] http://s.apache.org/SfR

18 Mar 2015

Logging for C++

log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.

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

 1. Create a release

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

 No.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Not grown. However the project aims to become a sub project of Apache
 Logging again.  Community growth is not much a matter for this podling, as
 long as there are a few active contributors.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Not much: Some approach has been made to push towards a release, but there
 wehere no updates regarding this approach for the last weeks. There
 currently doesn't seem to be any public development, though support is
 given, bugs are tracked and some patches have been applied.

Date of last release:

 2008-04-03 was the last official, pre-incubation 0.10.0

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

 [X](log4cxx2) Christian Grobmeier
 [ ](log4cxx2) Scott Deboy

17 Dec 2014

Logging for C++

log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.

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

 1. Create a release
 2.
 3.

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

None yet.


How has the community developed since the last report?

Not grown. However the project aims to become a sub project of Apache Logging again.
Community growth is not much a matter for this podling, as long as there are
a few active contributors.


How has the project developed since the last report?

Not much: some mails were sent, but in general it was not much development.


Date of last release:

 None.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

 [X](log4cxx2) Christian Grobmeier
 [ ](log4cxx2) Scott Deboy

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Podling reported late.  It doesn't look like the marvin alerts went out.
 Could be a moderation issue.  Mailing list activity is very light.

17 Sep 2014

Logging for C++

log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.

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

 1. We need to release 0.11.0 as maintenance release.
 2. We probably need to decide what's an acceptable platform/compiler
    list, sort out any remaining hiccups, and then move towards a release.
 3. We need to make a broader use of the ASF infrastructure
    (notably the CI, as well as improved management of the Jira
    site - notably with triaging), and establish a roadmap for
    the next releases.

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

 N/A

How has the community developed since the last report?

 No changes in team.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Mails suggest that there's work going on in the background by some
 committers especially regarding the build process, but there hasn't been
 any notable commit in the last weeks. The current trunk now fixes most of
 the important outstanding bugs and we are actively supporting the
 project. Some minor changes have been applied for the website.

Date of last release:

 2008-04-03 was the official, pre-incubation 0.10.0

 Many post-0.10.0 commits exist on trunk which we intend to get out as
 0.11.x.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 N/A

Signed-off-by:

 [X](log4cxx2) Christian Grobmeier
 [ ](log4cxx2) Scott Deboy

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

log4cxx is still getting started.  While activity is happening, they need
to get their first release out the door to be successful and start to get
interest.

18 Jun 2014

Logging for C++

log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.

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

 1. We probably need to decide what's an acceptable platform/compiler list,
    sort out any remaining hiccups, and then move towards a release.
 2. We need to release 0.11.0 as maintenance release done via ASF
 3. We need to make a broader use of the ASF infrastructure
    (notably the CI, as well as improved management of the Jira
    site - notably with triaging), and establish a roadmap for
    the next releases.

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

 N/A

How has the community developed since the last report?

 No changes in team.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We are actively supporting the project. Mails suggest that there's work
 going on in the background by some committers especially regarding the
 build process, but there hasn't been any notable commit in the last weeks.
 The current trunk now fixes most of the important outstanding bugs.

Date of last release:

 2008-04-03 was the official, pre-incubation 0.10.0

 Many post-0.10.0 commits exist on trunk which we intend to get out as
 0.11.x.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 N/A

Signed-off-by:

 [X](log4cxx2) Christian Grobmeier
 [ ](log4cxx2) Scott Deboy

19 Mar 2014

Logging for C++

log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.

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

 1. We probably need to decide what's an acceptable platform/compiler list,
    sort out any remaining hiccups, and then move towards a release.
 2. We need to release 0.11.0 as maintenance release.
 3. We need to make a broader use of the ASF infrastructure (notably the
    CI, as well as improved management of the Jira site - notably with
    triaging), and establish a roadmap for the next releases.

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

 N/A

How has the community developed since the last report?

 The committers are still getting acquainted with each other and the
 foundation. There's only little need for support currently, but
 from time to time it looks like "old users" notify about themselves.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We have applied a lot of bug fixes which were collected in the last
 years in JIRA and fit to a maintenance release, tested on different
 platforms and started to discuss about changes in the used build
 system because of different problems.

Date of last release:

 2008-04-03 was the official, pre-incubation 0.10.0

 Many post-0.10.0 commits exist on trunk which we intend to get out as
 0.11.x.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 N/A

Signed-off-by:

 [X](log4cxx2) Christian Grobmeier
 [ ](log4cxx2) Scott Deboy

19 Feb 2014

Logging for C++

log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.

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

 1. We probably need to decide what's an acceptable platform/compiler
    list, sort out any remaining hiccups, and then move towards a
    release.
 2. We need to publish the project site with updated content to
    reflect the new status and fix documentation bugs.
 3. We need to make a broader use of the ASF infrastructure
    (notably the CI, as well as improved management of the Jira
    site - notably with triaging), and establish a roadmap for
    the next releases.

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

 We are stuck on INFRA-7209 and how to properly publish the project
 site.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 The committers are still getting acquainted with each other and the
 foundation. There have been some discussions about how to develop
 within the team of committers already, like using a CI, how
 to deal with issues regarding a changelog, which fixes should be
 covered by our first incubation release etc.
 Moderation of the list seems to work, there were some support
 requests which were answered and problems introduced by commits on
 trunk discussed.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Some known bugs were fixed already and available patches applied,
 which is work in progress for the new release. It has been suggested
 to schedule most of the remaining available patches for an upcoming
 release of 0.11.0 to include as much content which has been provided
 over the years as possible.

Date of last release:

 2008-04-03 was the official, pre-incubation 0.10.0

 Many post-0.10.0 commits exist on trunk which we intend to get out
 as 0.11.x.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 N/A

Signed-off-by:

 [X](log4cxx2) Christian Grobmeier
 [ ](log4cxx2) Scott Deboy

15 Jan 2014

Logging for C++

log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.  It is a reboot of an
earlier, stalled logging project with a new collection of committers.

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

 1. Triage on old, pre-incubation issues in JIRA and reported mailing
    lists with an eye towards initial re-release blockers
 2. Solving those blockers on a minimal set of platforms to permit
    initial re-release.
 3. Reengaging former user community, many of whom left as previous
    incarnation became dormant.

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

 No.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 The committers are getting acquainted with each other and the foundation.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 This is our first report.

Date of last release:

 2008-04-03 was the official, pre-incubation 0.10.0

 Many post-0.10.0 commits exist on trunk which we intend to get out as
 0.11.x.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 N/A

Signed-off-by:

 [X](log4cxx2) Christian Grobmeier
 [ ](log4cxx2) Scott Deboy

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Christian Grobmeier (grobmeier):

   the podling is just getting started