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These pages provide a directory of technical details pertinent to all Apache projects, for developers, committers, release managers and PMC members contributing to any Apache project.

If you can't find information here, ask on your project's mailing list, or contact the Community Development project's mailing list for more general questions. There are many experienced ASF people who can help. We also have a sitemap summarizing all the pointers available.

Find information about tools and processes the ASF and its projects use to manage source code, mailing lists, and websites. You can also find how-to guides for committers and Project Management Committees (PMCs).

Apache Infrastructure

Committers and Contributors

Project Management Committees (PMC)

The project PMC must be involved in any requests for Infrastructure assistance. Remember that PMCs can handle many Infrastructure items for themselves.

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Licenses, Trademarks, and Legal issues

Version Control

Apache Project Websites

Software Product Releases

Issue and Bug Tracking

Each project uses their own issue tracker to track bugs, requests, and other action items - typically JIRA or BugZilla. Every Apache project decides how to track issues, so see each project website to find how they track issues.

Mailing Lists

Pasting data to others

Apache provides a paste bin service for committers to use at

Anyone can view the pastes (except those marked 'committers only'), but only committers are allowed to paste new data on the site.

Apache URL Shortener Service

Infrastructure hosts the URL shortening service for our committers. When including URLs in PMC reports, please use this service and not other URL shorteners.

Latest Activity

This is an overview of activity going on with various Apache projects. SVN commits, bug reports, tweets, you name it.

@infrabot: [status] Resolved: Mail - Queue Red Alert has resumed normal operation. To view history or postmortem please visit… @ 13 May, 13:06
@infrabot: [status] Investigating: Mail - Queue Red Alert is experiencing issues. @ 13 May, 12:39
@infrabot: [status] Resolved: ReviewBoard ( has resumed normal operation. To view history or postmorte… @ 13 May, 06:17
@infrabot: [status] Investigating: ReviewBoard ( is experiencing issues. @ 13 May, 06:15
[INFRA-21842] Pelican Build Test
Need to test both data and page generation to kill the build and prevent deploying a bad or empty website....
[INFRA-21892] Pelican Builds with .asf.yaml - Block builds that are missing too many pages
In .asf.yaml add a "count" key whose value is the minimum number of html pages that must be generated by...
[INFRA-21891] Cannot build Snap packages due to some package repository changes
Well I get the following message from the Snap builds recently:

Sorry, an error occurred in Snapcraft:
Failed to...
[INFRA-21876] Featured Projects Bugs
(1) Provide a default to a project and podling default logo.
(2) Truncate descriptions
(3) Remove "Apache and (Incubating)" from...

The Infra Blog

Even more Github features added to .asf.yaml

Available as of yesterday, more self serve features were added to the .asf.yaml toolset, based around Github Branch Protection.

You can now add the following features :-

  • Github Branch Protection...

Promoting Podlings

The Infrastructure team is constantly looking for ways to do its work more quickly while maintaining the ASF standards of reliability, security, and almost-continuous availability. The more the team can...

New notification scheme features for git repositories

Today, ASF Infra launched new features for projects wishing to update their notification schemes for git/github activity on their own.

Via the .asf.yaml file, projects can now define notification schemes...

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