Infra maintains a wide range of tools for PMCs, project committers, and the Apache Board to use. Parts of our toolkit are only available to people who have specific duties or roles. Others, like the monitoring tools that show the status of various parts of the Apache infrastructure, are available to everyone.
www.apache.orgis the main ASF website.
One of Infra's goals is to empower ASF members, PMCs, and committers to do much of what they need to do without having to request help from Infra. The Self-Service Platform, for example, provides a number of handy tools that people who have an Apache email address (basically, project committers, PMC members, and ASF Members) can use to:
ASF account managment provides guidance if you want to update your account details, or have lost accces to your account.
Infra supports many ASF LDAP-enabled services. You can log in to them with your LDAP credentials.
Infra supports incubating projects, or podlings.
Infra supports an array of tools and services to help projects develop and support both their applications and their community, including:
Apache provides, and Infra maintains, code repositories that Apache projects can use to keep their project code safe, accessible to team members, and under version control.
Information about using Git
Information about using Subversion
The ASF supports these options for tracking issues and feature requests:
For historical reasons, some projects use Bugzilla. We continue to support Bugzilla, but will not set it up for projects that do not already use it.
Apache Allura is another issue-tracking option. If you feel it may meet your project's needs, consult directly with the Allura project through their
firstname.lastname@example.org email list.
See issues.apache.org for a list of what each project uses.
Here is how to request a bug and issue tracker for your project.
Here are some guidelines for writing a good bug report.
Infra can activate a Subversion and Git integration with Jira tickets for your project.
Apache supports and models continuous integration and continuous deployment, or CI/CD. The Apache Build services site provides more information, and links to these build tools:
Other tools to consider:
More information about our build and continuous integration tools is on this page.
SonarCloud is a code quality and security tool that is free to open-source projects. It permits continuous inspection of code quality so your project can perform automatic reviews with static analysis of code to detect bugs, code smells, and security vulnerabilities in 20+ programming languages.
Guidance for using SonarCloud with an ASF project is here.
Use the ASF Nexus Repository Manager to browse for and review code distributions by ASF projects.
Infra can provide Ubuntu virtual machines for projects. See:
nightlies, as implied by its name, is designed as a 'short term' storage solution. See the nightlies use policy.
Projects can use the Apache STeVe voting system instance (offline when not in use). The tool name refers to the single transferable vote system that is one of its voting options. Open a Jira ticket for Infra to provide assistance in preparing STeVe for your project's use.
Infra manages the ASF DNS, which is registered with Namecheap.
Paste is a service that lets ASF members post code snippets or similar file extracts they want to share to illustrate a code issue or make available for reuse, usually with other project members. You can post content as plain text, or formatted for a number of coding and scripting languages.
Apache Whimsy describes itself as "providing organizational information about the ASF and our projects in easy to consume ways, and to help automate corporate processes at the ASF to make the paperwork behind the scenes easier for our many volunteers."
There are many Whimsy tools useful for PMCs and individual committers, such as Committer search.