[Mondrian] Fwd: Publishing an olap4j release to maven central

Tom Barber tom at analytical-labs.com
Sun Mar 20 18:19:52 EDT 2016

I think both Olap4J and Mondrian could do with a better governance model,
Olap4j 2.x is sat doing nothing, Olap4j 1 does enough but there is plenty
of scope for improvement.

Mondrian as well, no one has a clue whats going on, Mondrian 3, Mondrian 4,
60 open pull requests etc, that's not a dig at the guys in the towers, but
we run our own Mondrian 4 fork mostly because stuff gets pushed up to PR
and never ingested, although i'm guilty of not pushing a few tweaks back
which I'll attempt to get done this week. Also there's no feedback either
WRT roadmap, targets etc, the problem with Mondrian is its a complex beast
and lacking developer power, and then to compound it all there are now 2
major versions of that complex beast! :)

Of course I doubt we can do much with Mondrian without say so from the
towers, but clearly we can do something about Olap4j if there is the



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On 20 March 2016 at 21:50, Julian Hyde <julianhyde at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Mondrian folks,
> Is there enough interest in olap4j to form a meritocratic community?
> (Committers, code reviews, and regular releases to maven central.) I have a
> feeling that there is.
> If you’re involved in olap4j (e.g. if you are working on features in a
> fork) see my message below.
> Julian
> Begin forwarded message:
> *From: *Julian Hyde <jhyde at apache.org>
> *Subject: **Publishing an olap4j release to maven central*
> *Date: *March 19, 2016 at 6:47:00 PM PDT
> *To: *olap4j-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
> Hello all! It's been a while.
> I noticed a couple of things about olap4j.
> First, browsing github[1], I noticed there are a few forks of olap4j
> doing interesting stuff, such as DAX support, and XMLA fixes.
> Second, that olap4j (still!) isn't published to Maven Central[2]. That
> makes it pretty difficult to use, given that everyone uses maven these
> days and expects everything useful to be in Maven Central.
> So, how about pulling together to make a release? If there is
> interest, I can get permissions from Maven Central to publish
> releases. And, I would like to create an Apache-style meritocracy.
> People who are doing the work get the right to commit, and review each
> other's commits. What we all get out of it is regular, high-quality
> releases, incorporating everyone's bug fixes and added features.
> What do you all think?
> (Please feel free to forward this message to folks developing & using
> olap4j who are not on this list.)
> Julian
> [1] https://github.com/olap4j/olap4j/network
> [2] http://search.maven.org/
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