May 2007 Board reports (see ReportingSchedule)

These reports are due to the Incubator PMC by 9 May 2007

Please remember to detail Issues To Resolve before Graduation, actiivty, status of community and status of code/releases.


Abdera

iPMC Reviewers: jukka, jim

Abdera is an implementation of the Atom Publishing Protocol and Atom Syndication Format.

Incubating since: 2006-06-05

Abdera has continued work on version 0.3.0, and is waiting for the Atom Publication Protocol to be completed by the Atom WG so that we can finalize support for it.

Additionally, there was some discussion of the best way to handle vendor specific extensions in Abdera. The consensus seems to be that there was no objection to having them as long as the extension was clearly defined in a public spec that was available under reasonable licensing terms.

We continue to see questions from new community members, which indicates that the code is being used, and when possible we've been trying to encourage them to contribute back to the project. Hopefully that will result in some new committers in the reasonably near future.


Lokahi

iPMC Reviewers: jukka, jim

Lokahi is a configuration and management console for Apache httpd, tomcat and other web server infrastructure.

Incubating since: 2006-01-07

Several members of the Lokahi community attended Apachecon EU in an effort to grow the community. A FastFeather track on what Lokahi does and what it currently supports (slides are available here:http://people.apache.org/~toback/presentations/Lokahi-fast-feather-05-04-2007.pdf ). Specific outreach was made to the Geronimo community to help us get a sense of what it would take to have Lokahi control the Geronimo stack. A significant number of committers from other projects have subscribed to lokahi-dev over ApacheCon after discovering how this project could solve their own infrastructure headaches or how it could be enhanced to support their project's configuration and management. An initial roadmap of features has been planned, and development will be moving in the direction of the new roadmap. An initial draft of Lokahi's data model for the proposed switch to a Jackrabbit back-end was worked out with input from Jackrabbit community.

The conversion to JCR takes first priority because it will mitigate existing difficulties that hinder community-growing, namely:

(a) Oracle as db requirement, which reduces the potential user "market"; (b) inability to run Lokahi on a standalone machine, due to (a); (c) complicated build process, partially due to (a);

JCR will provide the following benefits: (a) database independence (run Lokahi with a file system backend to try it out, or use a more robust storage platform for production) + embedded Derby db (b) lower barrier to contribution, see (a) (c) versioned objects -- the basis for storing versioned configuration files & foundation for a future "undo" feature requested by users. Great for real-world use in regulated environments which require detailed audit trails of who-changed-what-and-when.

Obstacles to graduation:


NMaven

iPMC Reviewers: jukka, jim

NMaven develops plugins and integration for Maven to make building and using .NET languages a first-class citizen in Maven.

Incubating since: 2006-11-17

Items to resolve before graduation

Status:

Plans:


RCF

iPMC Reviewers: jukka, jim

RCF is a rich component set for JSF. Incubation has started a couple of weeks ago. The SVN, mailing lists and JIRA need to be set up. We are now waiting for an import of a current code drop into the repository.

Incubating since: May 2007


ServiceMix

iPMC Reviewers: jukka, jim

ServiceMix is an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) built on Java Business Integration (JBI, aka JSR 208). The project has been in incubation since 18.11.2005.

Since the last board report, three new committers have been voted in (Alex Boisvert, Thomas Termin and Gert Vanthienen), which brings the total number of committers to 30.

The team started the process to release a bug fix version of ServiceMix (3.1.1). In the meanwhile, development efforts continue towards a new major release, with new features, version updates of core libraries (ActiveMQ, XBean, Geronimo, ...) and improved ease of development for the end users (Maven Archetypes). Also, additional quality assurance tools are being integrated into the project build cycle to improve the existing codebase.

Since there appear to be no more outstanding issues for graduation, the discussion about this has recently started on the mailing lists. The majority of the community agrees that a top-level project would be more suitable, considering the size of the project and the community supporting it.

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stdcxx

iPMC Reviewers: jukka, jim

Stdcxx status report for the calendar quarter ending in May 2007.

Project Summary:

In incubation: since 5/19/2005.

Issues to resolve before graduation:

Community:

Mailing List Activity:

Bug Tracking:

Current Projects:

Code:

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Tika

iPMC Reviewers: jim

Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.

Incubating since: March 22nd, 2007.

Community

We had a good project bootstrap meeting as a part of the text analysis BOF at the ApacheCon EU in Amsterdam. The resulting ideas were summarized on the project mailing list, and the first design threads have started.

Development

We've started discussing the design of the Tika toolkit. It seems like we will select one of the existing codebases listed in the project proposal as the basis of an early 0.1 release, and start refactoring the code into a more generic toolkit. The Tika svn tree is still empty, but I expect us to see the first code commits before the next report.

Infrastructure

All the initial infrastructure is now in place. There is still some activity on the temporary Tika wiki on the Google Project hosting service, so we may end up requesting a Tika wiki to be set up on the ASF infrastructure.

Issues before graduation

The Tika project is still at an early stage of incubation. The most important tasks before graduation are to develop and release the Tika codebase and to grow a diverse and sustainable project community.


TSIK

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TSIK is ...

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Tuscany

iPMC Reviewers: jukka, jim

Tuscany provides infrastructure for developing service-oriented applications based on Service Component Architecture (SCA) specification and Service Data Objects (SDO) specifications. These specifications were submitted to OASIS in March 2007 by OSOA (www.osoa.org)

Incubating since: 2006-11-30

Top issue? Need to get back on track with agreed project goals, provide a stable codebase/SPIs, and follow up with regular releases. This should create an environment that will attract a growing and diverse community of users and developers. We are working towards this.

Community aspects:

Code:

Note: OSOA is a collaboration group where the first version of SCA and SDO spec were developed, see: http://www.osoa.org


Woden

iPMC Reviewers: jukka

Woden is a Java class library for reading, validating, manipulating, creating and writing WSDL documents, initially to support WSDL 2.0 and with the longer term aim of supporting past, present and future versions of WSDL.

Incubating since: 2005

In April, we released Milestone 7a to support the Axis2 1.2 release. This was a minor update to M7 released in February.

The M8 release is now under development. This will add full support for WSDL2 assertions (the non-schema validation rules) and will improve Woden's WSDL extensions API. M8 will likely be ready around late June / early July, around the time the spec could be moving to a full W3C Recommendation. With M8, the project should achieve it's first primary goal which was to support the W3C WSDL2 working group's efforts by providing a compliant implementation of the spec.

Post-M8 goals are to exit incubation and to review and stabilize the API so that we can ship a 1.0 release. Other functional requirements include WSDL serialization and support for WSDL 1.1.

The team has been addressing the following issues regarding exiting incubation:


WSRP4J

iPMC Reviewers: jukka

The WSRP4J Project is an implementation of WSRP 1.0 Producer. WSRP is an OASIS specification that describes a protocol which allows portlets to be accessed remotely using Web Services.

Incubating since: 2003

The project is very silent, there are nearly no user questions and nearly zero developer activity. Although there seems to be a medium to high interest in wsrp over the past years, no community could be built around wsrp4j. There is still an open patent issue. The portals PMC is aware of these problems and will address them asap.

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XAP

iPMC Reviewers: jukka, jim

XAP is an XML-based Ajax application framework that supports application development via declaritive XML pages backed by Javascript event handlers.

Incubating since: Summer 2006

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Recent Actvity:

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Yoko

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Yoko is ...

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