good job of explaining what is happening with APR. I know that the httpd
developers understand this, because they have been involved in the process
from the start. I want to make sure that the subversion developers also
understand what is happening as we move forward. Please bear with me and
forgive this extra traffic on this list.
Hopefully you all know that APR is being split out of the httpd CVS
repository and it is becoming it's own Apache Software Foundation
project. As a part of this, we are opening up commit access to any active
httpd or subversion developer who wants it. One of the things that I am
most concerned about is having a developer community behind APR that is
too weighted towards httpd or subversion. I had hoped to start the
community with a mix of people from both groups. To make sure we had a
mix I am asking people to specifically _ask_ for commit access to begin
with. This way, the commit list doesn't begin with thirty people from
httpd and 30 from subversion.
As I said, APR is becoming an ASF project, which carries with it some
baggage. This baggage is basically in startup time. One of the things
that we need to do is create a Project Management Committee. This is
basically the group of people that is responsible for making the general
decisions about the project. We also need to elect somebody as a person
to report to the ASF board. This person has no power other than to take
what was said on the list and report it to the board whenever there is a
board meeting. Finally this group also has to come up with a mission
statement and a set of by-laws.
that we are going to open commit access to anybody who wants it as soon as
we get things setup, so not asking for commit access now doesn't stop you
from getting it.
For anybody who is interested in getting immediate commit access and in
helping to setup the project itself, please send me e-mail privately
telling me so. I will get you commit access as soon as we split the
As a final note, I wanted to update you as to where we were right now. At
this point, we are just waiting for the mailing lists and the virtual host
to be setup. Once that happens, we will make the split and start setting
everything up. I will continue to update everybody as this all happens.
Please, if you have any questions, feel free to ask me. I am not
subscribed to the development mailing list, so remember to copy me on any
Thank you for you time.
Ryan Bloom email@example.com
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San Francisco, CA 94131
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:14 2006