Aslak - you might ping the JUnit 5 gang to see what worked well for them.
exists for all of my clients.
Post by Aslak HellesÃ¸y
Post by MP Korstanje
looking at the state of cucumber-jvm I'm somewhat worried. There has been
no meaningful activity since September last year. From
<https://github.com/cucumber/cucumber-jvm/pull/1035> I gather that Aslak
HellesÃžy is the only one who can accept PRs and build releases but he has
not done so for a while. He appears to be active on Twitter and somewhat on
Github but not in cucumber-jvm.
Thanks for noticing!
Post by MP Korstanje
Does anybody know what the hold up is?
I used to work on Cucumber in my spare time. I don't have spare time
anymore, so that's one hold-up.
The other hold-up is lack of funding to be able to work on it during work
3-4 years ago I co-founded Cucumber Ltd to do just that - fund open source
Our company is becoming financially stronger every year, but we haven't
yet reached a point where we can justify spending significant time working
on open source. Open source development doesn't generate revenue. Well, it
kind of does, indirectly by generating more demand for commercial services,
but that loop is too long.
BjÃ¶rn Rasmusson and others have been contributing great pull requests
which I am grateful for, and I feel bad for being a bottleneck. I'm sure
BjÃ¶rn would have done a tremendous job if I handed over the stewardship of
Cucumber-JVM to him, but he's also got a day job. And because Cucumber is
our company's most important asset, I kind of have to stay in control over
What the Cucumber open source project needs is proper funding. There is an
estimated 1M or so corporate users of it around the world, I'm sure half of
fortune 500 companies use it.
It should be possible to raise enough money from our community that we can
pay a few developers to work full time on Cucumber, and by that I mean
Cucumber-Ruby, Cucumber.js, Cucumber-JVM, Gherkin, Cucumber-Expressions,
Tag Expressions, Cucumber Event Protocol, Cucumber GUI, Cucumber Parallel,
It would be ideal to have a mix of paid developers from Cucumber Ltd and
other companies and/or independents. The ideal situation would be me funded
to work 2 days a week and one or two others to work full time. Cucumber Ltd
can foot some of the bill, but we're a small company and we'd need
considerable help to make this happen.
In the next few weeks I'll make it a priority to put together a crowd
funding campaign. I'm more interested in recurring funding rather than a
one-off chunk of money. Cucumber, like any project needs continuous
attention. We'd be 100% transparent about how the money is spent.
This will be the first time I'm running a crowdfunding campaign, so I'll
take all the advice I can get, about what to put in the campaign, where to
run it etc.
I'm excited about this!
Post by MP Korstanje
I'm working on improving the integration between maven-surefire,
cucumber-jvm, and cucumber-jvm-parallel plugin a bit. To this end I'd like
to see /cucumber/cucumber-jvm#1121
<https://github.com/cucumber/cucumber-jvm/pull/1121> merged and
released. Personally I'd rather see it released sooner then later so I can
be done with it in a timely fashion.
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