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This page contains monthly reports to the ASF Board of Directors from incubator projects that have to report this month. You can also see the overall quarter report for 1st Quarter 2006.


The ActiveMQ project is progressing toward graduation and things are moving along well. Below are the highlights of activity on the project:

ADF Faces

ADF Faces incubation has started in the last weeks. The code repository has been setup, the committer access has been granted, we are now waiting for an import of a current code drop into the repository.

This will take some time as all package names are changed over to an Apache like structure, and the ASL license is adopted as mentioned in the proposal.

Mailing lists have been setup, and mailing list traffic is slowly picking up steam.




The Cayenne project is setting up its infrastructure. Existing mailing lists were successfully migrated to Apache this month and are remain active. All but one ICLA have been recorded and account requests submitted. We are also working on getting our JIRA migration done and are hoping to be part of the Confluence-as-a-document-editor trial.

We are preparing our last non-Apache release (1.2, currently in beta). Our first step after this release will be to repackage everything to the org.apache.cayenne namespace and release a new "apache" version to indicate backwards compatibility will no longer be maintained.

We also have at least one LGPL issue, which is with a non-essential optional platform binary build (Launch4J). This is a relatively-new feature (the ability to run the Cayenne Modeler as a native binary) and, worse case, we can remove the feature to get rid of the dependency. However, a number of potential replacements with compatible licenses have been identified and will be evaluated as a first attempt to solve the issue.


Quoting Upayavira: "Now, that shows signs of a healthy community. Adding seven committers in one quarter :)"

I happen to agree this project is coming along very nicely.


* We are still working on our JCR support. This support is mainly done with an object/Content mapping. We hope to finalize the first release of this subproject for the ASF Europe Conf. This tools could be use in other open source project.

* Sword Technologies is working on the workflow service and the first Graffito module (personalized news management with syndication). The code will be donate in May to the ASF.

* Still working with the Jetspeed team to see how to build a common release for the ASF Europe Conf.

* We want to promote and make some "marketing" to increase the community size.


Harmony is going well, so well that it is not easy to sum up all the things happening. There is, however, currently nothing requiring board or incubator PMC attention. Highlights for the last quarter:


Good activity in the previous quarter. Werner Dittman was voted in as a committer and has been refactoring the initial code into a more long term format. A test build has also been created on a Win32 platform.

The team involved in this are all committers on the xml-security project. Over the next quarter we will be looking to promote this from the Incubator into the xml project as a part of xml-security.


Now that the initial committer list has their Apache accounts, the project will be beginning real soon now. No other news to report at this time.


The log4net team is putting together release 1.2.10. The release has been approved by the Logging PMC and is now waiting for approval by the Incubator PMC. This release includes a number of fixes for the current 1.2.9 release. One of these is a fix for a security issues that was raised through We would like to thank Mark Cox from the security team for his help managing this issue.


The Lokahi project is still setting up its infrastructure: Subversion has been set up with proper commit privileges, and the initial code import just took place a couple of days ago. The Lokahi name has been cleared as far as trademark usage goes.


There has been no activity since the last report. At some point soon we will likely want to officially mark this project as dormant.


Lucene.Net has recently gotten into the swing of things. George Aroush has officially moved the project from Sourceforge to the ASF repository. A very active contributor from the Sourceforge project has been proposed and is pending the receipt of his CLA.


Ode is currently adding a new round of commiters to its developer base. The Software grants for both donations from Intalio and Sybase have arrived and both have been checked in.

The community is actively discussing development plans for the two code bases.


The OFBiz team continues to gather individual contributor license agreements (iCLAs) from people who have contributed to the project in the past: this effort is nearly complete, and we expect to import OFBiz code into the ASF Subversion repository soon. You can see the progress of getting iCLAs at

In addition, the OFBiz PPMC has been setup and all initial committers and mentors subscribed to it. OFBiz management discussions have been taking place on that list for a few weeks now.

In summary, things are progressing well. No major issues at this time.


Roller development has been proceeding at a steady pace. The mailing lists seem to be getting more active with new users cropping up all the time. IBM DeveloperWorks now uses Roller for their blogs, LinPro AS is working on a large number of installations and North Carolina State Unversity is support to go live with campus-wide student blogs powered by Roller before the end of this month.

A Roller 2.2 release candidate was created on the 2nd to last Thursday of March (per our release cycle), we've gone through 5 release candidates now and a vote was called today (April 18th) for release.

For Roller 2.3, Allen Gilliland has been doing some major refactoring work in the Roller backend. Dave Johnson has been working on smaller issues including support for both weblog entry summary and content. A 2.3 release candidate may be appearing on Thursday, since it's the 2nd to last.

Looking forward, a new development roadmap has been prepared that covers Roller 2.3, 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 releases. Dave's Roller talk was accepted at ApacheCon EU in June 2006.

Other issues: LGPL issues are still unresolved and holding up graduation.


The ServiceMix project is progressing along. Below are the recent project highlights:


The Solr team has been focusing on preparing its first release candidate out of the incubator, and is getting fairly close: maybe another couple of weeks before we vote. All committers and mentors are on the solr-dev mailing list, where discussion has been taking place. All ASF resources (Subversion, mailing list, etc.) seem to have been created and are functioning well. We have also been taking this time to re-think our distro contents, e.g. where to put examples, whether to package Tomcat for an out-of-the-box working webapp, etc: those discussions have been taking place on the solr-dev list, which is public, and everyone is welcome to join.


The Synapse team continues to work towards an M2 release and graduation.

WebWork 2

The last quarter has seen the creation of the WebWork 2 podling and rapid progress. Our focus has been on migrating code, resources, developers, IP, and community over to the ASF.

We are definitely planning on exiting the Incubator this next quarter, possibly within weeks. We see a bright future for the Struts Action project, and hope to facilitate a new spirit of cooperation within the competitive landscape of Java web application frameworks.


The WADI podling has decided to retire and not complete incubation. This decision was made by the participants, supported by the sponsoring Geronimo PMC, and announced to the Incubator PMC. The project will continue at [WWW]


Yoko is currently adding a new round of commiters to its developer base. The Software grant for the donation from IONA arrived and the code base has been checked in. The codebase from the original Trifork donation has been moved from Geronimo to Yoko.

The community is actively discussing development plans for the two code bases. Look to see intense discussions at JavaOne and ApacheCon EU.

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