Board report July - September 2010


The Apache Harmony community remains healthy, and has recently
created new milestone builds.  The lack of a JCK continues to be an
issue for Harmony, with still no end in sight.

Development and Releases

The Harmony community continues to publish regular milestones from the
5.0 SE and 6.0 SE branches.  We have just finished a vote on the
Apache Harmony 5.0 Milestone 15 and Apache Harmony 6.0 Milestone 3
source and are in the process of pushing them out to the mirrors.
These new milestones are primarily bug fix releases with about 70 JIRAs
having been fixed between them.

In addition to code defect fixing, there is work on a new JSSE
implementation based upon OpenSSL.  There is also continued work on
"Harmony Select", which is a headless runtime profile derived from the
existing code, with regular builds now taking place on the Apache
Hudson servers.

We have had new developers in the project, producing a jdb debug client,
and improving our imageio functionality.

Traffic on the developer mailing list is steady, representing the
increased maturity of the code.  People remain responsive to questions
and comments.


There were no changes to the Harmony PMC or committers during the last
reporting period, and there are now 50 committers of which ~7 were
active this period.

The Harmony community includes Google Summer of Code participants who
are making a good contribution to the code and community, and a number
of new contributors from face-to-face community events.


As the Board is aware, a recent lawsuit concerning Oracle vs. Google
has resulted in various commentators speculating about Google's use
of Apache Harmony code.  The Apache Harmony PMC have not been
notified of any involvement.

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