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Progress Report
July 2003

By Bram Moolenaar, August 4 2003

OSCON presentation and BoF

The O'Reilly conference was visted by about 1400 people. That is quite a lot, considering that other conferences are not doing well this year. Besides the huge number of presentations there were a lot of opportunities to meet with all kinds of open source software developers.

The Aap presentation went well, although there were not as many attendees as I expected, about 25. There were eleven presentations in parallel and a build tool isn't "sexy" enough to attract a lot of attention.

The BOF sessions, together with SCons, were visited by about ten people, including Guido van Rossum. Not many people, but they were very interested.

Zimbu Award

To stimulate developers to help making Aap and Agide grow and improve the Zimbu award will be handed out. Everybody helping the A-A-P project has a chance to get one of the three prizes.

The award has been announced at the O'Reilly conference and various places on the internet. A few people have already made their first "Zimbu points" by submitting patches for Aap. More promotion is still desired, spread the word!

More info at


Because of the O'Reilly conference and a week of holidays only a couple of weeks remained for working on Aap. Most of this time was spent on communication, fixing bugs, improving the documentation and small additions. Thus lots of small things.

Compared to the plan for version 1.0 the work lags behind about three weeks. Most of the planned work has been done, there are a few remaining work packages planned. But now that version 1.0 has been released it is about time to adjust the plan.

Coming months

Only two more months are remaining for the work funded by the Stichting NLnet Labs. Let's try to use this time as well as possible. The following is a short overview of what currently is planned to be done. Reactions from (potential) Aap users have guided the choice for what to do and what to drop.

Work packages that will not be done:

In total the work is just over eight weeks. That doesn't leave room for holidays! Hopefully a few people will be stimulated by the Zimbu award and do part of the work.


Send in your ideas.
Deadline April 1st, 2020.


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