I agree with many of your comments.

For a community building, what you can do right now is just to listen to
external requests while constantly improving functionality.

In order to improve the accessibility of the S2Graph project, I think it
would be better to create a development environment, a contribution guide,
etc., in addition to documenting how to use it.

We hope that the S2Graph will continue to be developed and successfully
graduated from the incubation.

2018년 10월 31일 (수) 오후 3:56, DO YUNG YOON <sho...@gmail.com>님이 작성:

> It's been almost 3 years since s2graph has entered apache incubating. Our
> community has not been successful to reach more people so far and I think
> failing on growing community is the blocker issue for s2graph to graduate.
> I want to open up the discussion about what we have to do for growing
> community, and eventually for graduation.
> In my opinion, there are many parts have been changed after incubation.
> Followings are notable improvements we have been working on.
> 1. Query Interface
> - Tinkerpop OLTP support
> - GraphQL support
> 2. Storage
> - Embedded RocksDB
> - JDBC Storage
> 3. Full-text search
> - ElasticSearch for search on vertex/edge property
> 4. OLAP
> - S2GraphSource: dump HFile then creates Spark dataframe.
> - S2GraphSink: sink Spark dataframe to S2Graph.
> Even though the project has been improved, our community has not been
> grown.
> There could be many reasons that our community is not growing(please list
> them so we can discuss if we can resolve them), but in my humble opinion,
> we have not even released above improvements since the last release.
> As far as I remember, the last time we discuss the release was a long time
> ago(2017-09-08) at here
> https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/d0d8e264b7625128a6c2832723cf2ad555d169f9f277086ce69c3a7b@%3Cdev.s2graph.apache.org%3E
> .
> Back then I was under pressure that we need to show that our community
> growing after release, and since I was not sure, I avoid talking about the
> release, and rather keep working on issues.
> Now I think it is much better to start by releasing it rather than only
> just wondering how to grow the community.
> To grow the community, the very basic way I know is to keep improving the
> project, releasing it, and advertise it, and get user feedback, and I think
> we stuck to step 1 for too long time.
> After a few more releases, then if there is no one found s2graph useful,
> then I think we can happily retire from apache incubating, but I just don't
> feel like we did our best yet.
> I am willing to pursue building community, and I think it is worth to try
> out a few more release until decide what's the next step.
> I want to ask what others think. are there any others who are willing to
> get more involved?

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