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Apache Gump is a cross-project continuous integration server. It is different from "usual" CI servers in that it expects the individual project builds to succeed; its purpose is to check the integration of a project with the latest code rather than a fixed version of the project's dependencies. If you want a more traditional nightly build server, Gump is not for you. Use Gump if you want to know when a change in your dependencies breaks your project or when your changes break other projects.

Gump's intention isn't so much to be a CI server but rather a vehicle that makes people look beyond their project's boundaries and helps the projects to collaborate.

Gump is written in Python and supports several build tools and version control systems. The Apache installation of Gump builds many ASF projects and their dependencies. It started in the Java part of the foundation but also builds projects like APR, HTTPd and log4net.


No development activity at all, no issues.


There are no Board level issues.


The Gump project really consists of two parts, the code base for the project and the ASF installations[1] running this code base to build many ASF projects as well as some related projects.

The code base mostly does what its current users need so there isn't much development going on at all. No new committers have been added.

All ASF committers have write access to the metadata that configure the ASF installations. There are a few people contributing across all projects and a few additional people maintaining the metadata of the projects they are interested in the most.

No changes to the PMC.

The past quarter several projects built by Gump have been moved to the Attic and now are no longer built by Gump, the only notable addition is the Tomcat 7 branch.




The ASF installations of Gump work on the latest code base almost all of the time. The project is in a state of a perpetual beta. There have been no releases.


No new is good news.

Project Branding Requirements

We believe to meet all requirements by now.


As of Sat, 17 Sep 2011 the ASF installations check out a bit more than 170 source trees (114 from the ASF repository) and try to build a bit less than 800 "projects". A complete Gump run takes about eight hours on vmgump. Timings for the FreeBSD jail and the MacOS X server are currently not available as either build is having issues.

Some builds have been removed since the projects moved to the Attic (Cactus, for example).

[1] the main instance at , a FreeBSD jail at and a Mac OS X Server at

Drafts/BoardReports/20110921 (last edited 2011-09-18 04:58:21 by StefanBodewig)