[izpack-devel] Fwd: Investigating a move of IzPack to CodeHaus

Julien Ponge julien.ponge at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 08:27:49 CET 2008

We are in :-)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ben Walding <bwalding at codehaus.org>
Date: Feb 4, 2008 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: Investigating a move of IzPack to CodeHaus
To: Julien Ponge <julien.ponge at gmail.com>
Cc: bob at codehaus.org, Guillaume Laforge <glaforge at gmail.com>


Sounds like a good fit. Throw it into Xircles and I'll create it for you.



On Feb 2, 2008 11:21 PM, Julien Ponge <julien.ponge at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Ben, Bob,
> I am the original creator and project leader of the IzPack project
> (http://izpack.org/), a cross-platform Java installer released under
> the Apache License 2.0.
> The project is quite mature and was started in 2001. It is still
> growing with an active community. The tool is used by a good number
> of companies around the world. "Famous" examples of IzPack-based
> installers include the ones of JBoss (they use a custom version but
> send patches upstream). There is also some interest in the GlassFish
> community (see http://blogs.sun.com/theaquarium/entry/
> preview_of_new_izpack_installer). We also plan to build an installer
> for Groovy very soon.
> We have been happily hosting our developer services for some years at
> BerliOS. As our community grows, we would need more elaborated tools
> (e.g., JIRA). I have been looking at a few options and the CodeHaus
> community fits perfectly to both what we need and the philosophy
> behind our project. Last but not least, my friend Guillaume has
> strongly tipped me to look at CodeHaus as he is apparently very happy
> to have Groovy there ;-)
> The precise list of service that we would need is the following.
> * JIRA + Confluence as a wiki
> * We would like to keep the public website at izpack.org (we plan to
> change the CMS to Wordpress very soon and streamline it as much as
> possible)
> * Mailing-lists (BTW can we copy&paste the existing users on our
> lists? and is it possible to import existing Mailman archives?)
> * Subversion (can we recover our history through svnsync or svnadmin?)
> I wanted to contact you first before asking a project through Xircles.
> Would you accept us in your community?
> Please let me know if you want more details about our project.
> Best regards
> --
> Julien Ponge, on behalf of the IzPack project

Ben Walding :: ben at openxource.com
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