November 2010 Board reports (see ReportingSchedule).

These reports were due here by Wednesday, 10 November 2010 so that the Incubator PMC can relay them to the board.

This report is closed.

Your project might need to report even if it is not listed below, please check your own reporting schedule or exceptions.

Please remember to include:


ALOIS

ALOIS stands for "Advanced Log Data Insight System" and is meant to be a fully implemented open source SIEM security information and event management system.

ALOIS is incubating since 22nd October 2010.

Things done since October: * Committers user accounts created * Added more comments to sourcecode * Added apache license and copyright to sourcecode * Uploaded sourcecode to https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/alois/trunk * Released unpublished library "libisi" to rubygems (https://rubygems.org/gems/libisi) and rubyforge http://rubyforge.org/projects/libisi/

Next steps todo: * Create developer howto (to explain how to get started and howto test the sourcecode) * Review code * Create a public demo server * Create Roadmap (including reschedule preexisting bugs) * Ensure required libraries/dependencies meet license requirements * Publishing internal bugreports to https://issues.apache.org/jira/

Signed off by mentor: Scott Deboy

Amber

Amber is a project to develop a Java library which provides an API specification for, and an unconditionally compliant implementation of the OAuth v1.0, v1.0a and v2.0 specifications. OAuth is a mechanism that allows users to authenticate and authorise access by another party to resources they control while avoiding the need to share their username and password credentials.

The most important issues that must be addressed before graduation are:

The Incubator PMC / ASF Board should be aware that:

How has the community developed since the last report

How has the project developed since the last report

Signed off by mentor: David Jencks

Bluesky

(BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

Current status of developing the next version of RealClass: * Learning QT network API, and tried to encapsulate it into new class * Testing Video/Audio/Screen encode/decode API of FFempeg, including sending and receiving, this job had almost been done; * Making UI of new system, ongoing next step:

* Finish message parse and socket plus encode/decode class before Dec 1st * Finish UI design and commit UI code in 2 weeks

Signed off by mentor:

Chukwa

I don't think we need to report for Nov, but...

We're mostly marking time. We have a dependency on HBase, but their latest version broke some things we rely on. Waiting for them to fix, (which they are scheduled to do) pending a Chukwa release. People are still supplying bug fix patches. We're also still adding documentation.

Signed off by mentor:

Clerezza

Clerezza (incubating since November 27th, 2009) is an OSGi-based modular application and set of components (bundles) for building RESTFul Semantic Web applications and services.

There are currently no issues requiring board attention.

Recent activity:

Next steps:

Top 2/3 Issues before graduation:

Signed off by mentor: bdelacretaz (champion), rgardler

Deltacloud

Deltacloud defines a web service API for interacting with cloud service providers and resources in those clouds in a unified manner. In addition, it consists of a number of implementations of this API for the most popular clouds.

Infrastructure:

Latest activity:

Current issues:

Signed off by mentor: cctrieloff

Droids

Droids is an Incubator project arrived from Apache Labs. Droids entered incubation on October, 2008.

It's an intelligent standalone robot framework that allows one to create and extend existing web robots.

The last three months have not been very productive for the project.

Issues before graduation :

Signed off by mentor:

Gora

Gora is an ORM framework for column stores such as Apache HBase and Apache Cassandra with a specific focus on Hadoop.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation

  1. Port Gora code and license headers into ASF license headers
  2. Develop a strong community with organizational diversity and with infection into existing ASF projects like Nutch and Hadoop
  3. At least one Gora incubating release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware of?

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

The community is slowly migrating over from Github. Mailing lists activity is mainly from Gora committers and mentors, though we have fielded a user question or two since the last report. Enis sent a link regarding the spring-data framework, a NoSQL solution from the Spring community.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Gora was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on September 26, 2010.

Work has effectively begun at the ASF. An Apache Forrest-based website has been stood up (GORA-2) at http://incubator.apache.org led by Enis Soztutar and Henry Saputra. Andrew Hart contributed a logo for GORA in GORA-3. Andrzej Bialecki has been leading the development of several Gora backends, including Ehcache (GORA-13), JDBM2 (GORA-14) and Solr (GORA-9). Other bugfixes and development discussions (e.g., GORA-12) have been churning along (with contributions from Dogacan Guney and others. The project's development is moving forward.

A software grant was recorded on October 5, 2010 and Chris Mattmann set up the initial Gora Incubator tracking status page at http://incubator.apache.org/projects/gora.html in GORA-10.

Signed off by mentor: mattmann

HISE

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Isis

Isis is an ASL 2.0 licensed implementation of the Naked Objects pattern. It is based on contributions of the original Naked Objects Framework along with a number of sister projects that were developed for the book "Domain Driven Design using Naked Objects".

Isis was accepted into the Incubator in 2010, September 7th.

Project Development (month 2 of incubation):

Community Development (month 2 of incubation):

Top 3 Issues to address in move towards graduation:

None of these issues requires Board attention.

New Releases

Signed off by mentor: Benson Margulies

Kitty

Podling setup has begun (mailing list creation, svn, jira, web site, etc.), but is not yet complete. Hope to see the Kitty community going real soon.

Signed off by mentor: kevan

Libcloud

Libcloud is a unified interface into various cloud service providers, written in Python. Libcloud joined the Incubator on November 3rd, 2009.

Our last major release was 0.4.0 on 12 October 2010.

Over the past few months we have accomplished:

Documentation is still currently lacking, and a refresh of the website is in order. Both will facilitate new driver contributions and project adoption.

With the introduction of a Java counterpart of Libcloud, many questions arise on the direction of the project as a whole. Initially, library and API development were one in the same in Python, but with interest in other languages (Java, Ruby, etc), we need to determine how to best establish standards so to provide some sort of consistency between languages.

The direction and formation of a polyglot Libcloud will likely be the final hurdle before graduation.

Signed off by mentor: ant

NPanday

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache Maven. NPanday allows .NET projects to be converted into Maven projects thus allowing them to fully utilize the other technologies driven by Maven. NPanday has been incubating since August 2010.

The top priorities towards graduation are:

There are no issues for the Incubator PMC or board at this time.

There were a couple of issues filed by some new users and they've also submitted patches.

The two major issues that are highlighted for the 2.0 release were merged into trunk.

Signed off by mentor: Dennis Lundberg

Nuvem

Apache Nuvem will define an open application programming interface for common cloud application services, allowing applications to be easily ported across the most popular cloud platforms.

Nuvem was accepted for Incubation on June, 2010.

The Nuvem Project is slowly getting started. The community is discussing project Roadmap. We presented at ApacheCon 2010 in the community track with a good number of attendees.

Top things to resolve prior to graduation: Increase the number of active committers.

Signed off by mentor: ant

PhotArk

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access control layer, and upload capabilities.

Signed off by mentor: lresende

SIS

Apache SIS is a toolkit that spatial information system builders or users can use to build applications containing location context. This project will look to store reference implementations of spatial algorithms, utilities, services, etc. as well as serve as a sandbox to explore new ideas. Further, the goal is to have Apache SIS grow into a thriving Apache top-level community, where a host of SIS/GIS related software (OGC datastores, REST-ful interfaces, data standards, etc.) can grow from and thrive under the Apache umbrella.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware of?

Not at this time

Community progress since the last report

The SIS community elected Nga Chung as an SIS committer on September 1, 2010 in recognition of her contributions in SIS-3. SIS'ers need to follow up after the meeting with ESRI to determine if they are interested with participating in the community. Much of the other activity continues to be from the mentors and committers.

Project progress since last report

SIS was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on February 21, 2010.

There has been a wealth of development activity over the past month in preparation for the 0.1-incubating release. Chris Mattmann proposed to be the RM for the release, and has pushed out 3 release candidates so far, addressing comments from the IPMC community. As it stands today, the SIS 0.1-incubating rc #3 VOTE is set to pass around 7pm PST tonight. The initial version of SIS 0.1-incubating includes the ability to load data from GeoRSS (SIS-19 and SIS-22), a REST-ful location service (SIS-16), and a demo JSP file in the WAR webapp that shows the SIS point-radius and bounding box queries using a Google Maps search interface (SIS-15, SIS-18 and SIS-23).

Signed off by mentor: mattmann, kevan

Stonehenge

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VCL

VCL has been incubating since December 2008. VCL is a cloud computing platform for the management of physical and virtual machines.

Community Involvement

Plans for next Release

Top Issues Before Graduation

(This report was late and was posted on 11/16/10)

Signed off by mentor:

Whirr

Whirr provides code for running a variety of software services on cloud infrastructure.

Whirr was accepted into the incubator on 11 May 2010. Status information is available at http://incubator.apache.org/projects/whirr.html.

Progress since the last report: We have made an initial 0.1.0 release and the second 0.2.0 release is being voted on this week. We continue to get contributions from outside the initial committer base, and have added one committer (Adrian Cole). Whirr is being covered at industry meetups (e.g. at Devoxx later this month). The website and infrastructure are all up and running smoothly.

Plans for the next period:

Top three items to resolve before graduation:

Signed off by mentor: tomwhite

Wink

Apache Wink is a project that enables development and consumption of REST style web services. The core server runtime is based on the JAX-RS (JSR 311) standard. The project also introduces a client runtime which can leverage certain components of the server-side runtime. Apache Wink will deliver component technology that can be easily integrated into a variety of environments.

Apache Wink has been incubating since 2009-05-27.

Notable Activity:

* In the process this week of releasing Apache Wink 1.1.2. * Asynchronous HTTP client provided by Sonatype contributors (Jeanfrancois and Jason), JCDI support, logging debug improvements, and general bug fixes were added. * Interesting presentation by Luciano Resende related to Apache Wink at ApacheCon ( http://lresende.blogspot.com/2010/11/apachecon-session-building-restful.html ) * Voted in Mike Rheineheimer as a PPMC member. Looking to add more committers.

Planned Activity:

* More Java EE 6 integration * Interest from Jeanfrancois to provide support for Atmosphere in Wink for asynchronous processing so may add some support here.

Top issues before graduation:

* Build community

Signed off by mentor: kevan

Wookie

Wookie is a Java server application that allows you to upload and deploy widgets for your applications. Wookie is based on the W3C Widgets specification, but widgets can also be included that use extended APIs such as Google Wave Gadgets and OpenSocial.

Wookie has been incubating since 17th July 2009

Community:

Recent activity:

Next steps:

Issues before graduation:

Signed off by mentor: rgardler, ate

Zeta Components

Zeta Components is a high-quality library of loosely-coupled PHP components. It has entered incubation on 2010-05-21. The infrastructure is mainly in place and the project is working in direction of a first release.

Since August 2010:

The 3 most important issues to be tackled are:

Signed off by mentor: grobmeier

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