svn commit: r46161 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status

Benjamin Kaduk bjk at
Thu Jan 8 00:57:22 UTC 2015

Author: bjk
Date: Thu Jan  8 00:57:20 2015
New Revision: 46161

  Add core team report
  Approved by:	hrs (mentor, blanket)


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-10-2014-12.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-10-2014-12.xml	Thu Jan  8 00:50:21 2015	(r46160)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-10-2014-12.xml	Thu Jan  8 00:57:20 2015	(r46161)
@@ -550,4 +550,72 @@
+  <project cat='team'>
+    <title>The &os; Core Team</title>
+    <contact>
+      <person>
+	<name>&os; Core Team</name>
+	<email>core at</email>
+      </person>
+    </contact>
+    <body>
+      <p>The &os; Core Team constitutes the project's "Board of
+	Directors", responsible for deciding the project's overall goals
+	and direction as well as managing specific areas of the &os;
+	project landscape.</p>
+      <p>During the fourth quarter of 2014, the &os; Core team saw the
+	culmination of a long-running project to rebuild the &os;
+	Forums.  The chosen solution was to license XenForo; core would
+	like to thank the FreeBSD Foundation for paying the licensing
+	costs of this software.</p>
+      <p>Much discussion ensued concerning the "New Support Model"
+	following Core's meeting at EuroBSDCon in September.  It was
+	recognised that trying to change the model immediately before
+	10.1-RELEASE was far too late, and the change will be targeted
+	at 11.0-RELEASE.</p>
+      <p>In order to ensure that 10.1-RELEASE shipped with support for
+	up-to-date X Windows and KDE4, core approved the switch to 'new
+	Xorg' as the default in time for building the packages for that
+	release.</p>
+      <p>Git was officially promoted from beta to an officially
+	supported version control system.  Git is available as a
+	read-only resource for downstream consumers and contains an
+	exported copy from SVN, the primary and only read-write
+	repository.  The &os; git repositories (exported from the
+	master SVN version control) will shortly be available at
+, and core has been active
+	in ensuring that there is a sufficient body of Git
+	administrators available with access to appropriate
+	documentation in order to maintain a good git service.</p>
+      <p>Core mediated in disputes between a number of committers over
+	some updates to system sources, and fielded complaints about
+	code quality of some other work in critical areas.
+	While such disagreements will occasionally occur, core is
+	promoting the routine use of the phabricator service in order to
+	review work before committal.  Catching problems early is in the
+	project's best interests, and discussion of changes in an open
+	review context should minimize confrontational demands for
+	immediate back-out of changes.</p>
+      <p>Core is working on a charter for a proposed new QA team, to
+	encompass members of the Release Engineering and Security teams,
+	as well as committers with interests in standards compliance.
+	It is envisioned that the QA team will take responsibility for
+	merging code from HEAD into the STABLE branches, run integration
+	testing against those updates and handle merging patches and
+	bug-fixes submitted to the &os; project from third parties.</p>
+      <p>During this quarter, core issued two new commit bits, and also
+	took two commit bits into safe-keeping.</p>
+    </body>
+  </project>

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