June 2009 Board Report

Status

Note: The board determined that the Jakarta report provided in May was lacking in detail. This report seeks to address this criticism.

From outgoing Chair, Martin van den Bemt

It has been a while since I reported the last time. In june 2008 I announced that I wanted to be replaced because of time constraints, with no one volunteering. After that however I got caught up with what was happening in my personal life and also was shutdown for over 3 months, which ended up in a long period of silence. Now all major personal events (positive I might add, so please don't worry) have passed, I however still find myself fighting to find time (and energy) to spend at Apache.

In the light of this, I hand in my resignation as VP Apache Jakarta. To my relief a discussion about the (in reality already effective) vacancy started and some people stood up to volunteer to take over the position.

I myself regret the long absence and silence and I hope it didn't cause to much worry and problems. -- EOM --

New chair?

We are in the process of electing a new chair (voting is in progress).

Apart from the need to elect a new chair the Jakarta has no board level issues at this time.

Releases

Subproject news

BCEL

No activity - maintenance mode.

BSF

Did a 3.0 beta3 release to fix a bug for a user. Otherwise very quiet.

-- sebb, antelder

Cactus

Cactus version 1.8.1 was released in January. This version fixes a number of bugs, provides a maven2 plugin to cactify WAR and EAR files and a sample application showing how to test EJB3 projects.

-- ptahchiev

ECS

No activity - maintenance mode.

JCS

There were a bunch of new features added at the end of last year. I'm in the process of fixing a few bugs and plan to cut a tag for a new release in the next month or so.

-- asmuts

JMeter

Lots of fixes and incremental improvements have been made to the JMeter code.

JMeter user list is quite busy. There are a good few experienced JMeter users who help out with user questions.

JMeter 2.3.3 was released on May 24.

-- sebb

ORO

No activity - maintenance mode.

Regexp

No activity - maintenance mode.

Taglibs

Standard Taglib (implementation of JSTL) migrated to Maven2. All non-deprecated Taglibs have migrated to Maven2.

Discussing possibility of Taglibs moving to Tomcat with the Tomcat PMC.

Random, Datetime and I18N taglibs deprecated (aka retired).

An RDC 1.1 release is planned next month.

-- bayard, rahul

Retired Projects

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