August 2007 Board reports (see ReportingSchedule)
These reports are due to the Incubator PMC by 8 August 2007
AltRMI was retired in January.
Date of entry: May 2006
Abdera is an implementation of the Atom feed format and publishing protocol.
Code wise there has been a bunch of work done to update the publishing protocol implementation to match the latest versions of the internet draft (which will become the RFC). The code is currently being prepared for a new release.
On the community side we added a new committer (Brian Moseley) who has been using Abdera's server side code in the Cosmo project and has contributed back various improvements. We continue to see a steady stream of questions about the project, which implies that it is being used.
The only remaining goal to be reached before graduation is diversity related, while we do have more than the minimum number of committers from separate companies there remains some concern about the fact that many of them are not overly active.
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
- More active committer involvement. This involves getting a group of developers familiar with the NMaven internals (both .NET and Java), as well as growing a larger community of developers who are creating Maven plugins in .NET.
- Closer interaction with the Maven team.
- Added new committer: Evan Worley
- Attempted to reach out to Lucene.NET (and other .NET projects external to ASF) but no response from any projects.
- There is some concern that NMaven may be drifting from Maven in terms of common architecture/code. Made (and making) active attempts to raise visibility of NMaven issues among general Maven developers by posting to maven dev list and submitting proposals for review.
- Major IDE features
- Preparing for a release
ServiceMix 3.1.1 has been released on 04/Jul/07, and we are planning a 3.1.2 after graduation has completed. A 3.2 release is also planned for end of september / early october.
Discussion on the next major version 4.0 have begin on the mailing list.
Thomas Termin and Gert Vanthienen has joined the PPMC.
Stdcxx status report for the calendar quarter ending in August 2007.
- Stdcxx is a portable implementation of the C++ Standard Library conforming to the ISO/IEC 14882 international standard for C++.
In incubation: since 5/19/2005.
Issues to resolve before graduation:
- The project has 11 committers (excluding mentors). Not counting mentors, the stdcxx PPMC consists of 9 committers.
Mailing List Activity:
[http://people.apache.org/~coar/mlists.html#stdcxx-commits_at_incubator.apache.org stdcxx-commits stdcxx-commits]: 14 (-1) subscribers, 2.16 (+0.22) posts/day
[http://people.apache.org/~coar/mlists.html#stdcxx-commits_at_incubator.apache.org stdcxx-dev stdcxx-dev]: 51 (+3) subscribers, 5.88 (+1.01) posts/day
[http://people.apache.org/~coar/mlists.html#stdcxx-commits_at_incubator.apache.org stdcxx-user stdcxx-user]: 37 (+6) subscribers, 0.31 (-0.04) posts/day
Total issues: [http://tinyurl.com/2mt8vx 536] (+129)
Outstanding: [http://tinyurl.com/3cq373 264] (+66)
Resolved: [http://tinyurl.com/2kjh4o 60] (-15)
Closed: [http://tinyurl.com/3e3shl 212] (+97)
- Since the last report three months ago the team has been busy working toward the next release, version 4.2, planned to be releaded at the end of the summaer or early fall at the latest. The stdcxx community is about to close a vote to accept two new committers, Eric (Brad) Lemmings, and Mark Brown. Pending the approval of the Incubator PMC, the committers are expected to join the team shortly. The stdcxx community also recently voted to propose graduation as a Top Level Project to the Incubator PMC. We plan to submit the proposal once the new committers have been approved.
- The most recent release of stdcxx, version 4.1.3, was published in January 2006. The next version 4.2, is scheduled to be released in late summer/early fall 2007. All code is licensed under the Apache license version 2.
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), and OASIS have now issued a "Call for Participation" for the technical committees to advance the specifications.
Incubating since: 2006-11-30
- Start openly discussing what needs to be done to graduate
- Tuscany PPMC formally announced
- Voted Andy Grove and Fuhwei Lwo as a new committer
- Integration with Apache Projects started or ongoing
- Working with Apache ODE to provide BPEL integration
- Working with Apache Geronimo to provide Tuscany hosting. A simple scenario is now working.
- Working with Apache Directory to provide DAS LDAP (patch with initial implementation ready)
Working with Apache ServiceMix and Apache Synapse on design of integrating SCA
- Apache Lab project called Fluid extends Java Persistence Architecture (JPA) for SDO and prototyped integration with DAS.
- Good community involvement. Users are providing patches and helping to answer questions.
- Continuing to enhance Tuscany website to improve information sharing. Provided quick get started document and extended user documentation.
- Provided nightly builds and downloads through Continuum.
Releases since last report:
- Released Java SCA 0.90 and Java SCA 0.91, with another SCA release this month under discussion on the ML
- Improved usability, created stable extension SPIs and changed architecture to be modularized for easy integration,
- Java SDO 1.0 release is currently going through vote process, following the 1.0-incubating-beta1 release in May
- This release compeletes SDO 2.1 spec implementation, improved samples and includes contributions from SDO users. Thanks!
- Java DAS beta1 releases is currently going through vote process
Description - XAP is a client side declarative Ajax framework for building and deploying rich internet applications
Date of entry - June, 2006
The top three items to resolve in last report have seen very good progress:
- Dojo 0.9 migration - XAP is currently using Dojo 0.4 as the default Ajax toolkit. Dojo 0.9 is a complete rewriet of Dojo. Though it is not compatible with Dojo 0.4, Dojo 0.9 seems to have fixed many problems of Dojo and is likely to become a solid foundation for future Ajax development. XAP developers are investigating whether/when/how to migrate to Dojo 0.9.
- Release - XAP has made one release within the community so far (XAP 0.3 release on March 2007);
- Growth of community - XAP community is growing, we see more and more contributions in many forms from people other than the initial committers: feedback on the mailing lists, documentation and code patches... The commuity has voted to add a new committer.
- Contributions from various non-committers continued in areas such as bug reports, code patches, and discussions;
- Vote of a new committer passed
Coach Wei gave a talk on Apache XAP and Declarative Ajax at AjaxWorld Conference in march 2007 at NYC;
- We have reviewed the web site tracking and added mechanism to collect XAP download statistics.
jQuery integration is done. XAP customers can leverage jQuery as well - plugin available both from jQuery website and XAP website(http://jquery.com/plugins/project/xModify).
- Web site has been updated
The Yoko project is a robust and high performance CORBA server which is usable from inside any JVM.
Since our last report there have been some changes in mentorship and we have continued to improve the Binding runtime and type support for idltowsdl and wsdltoidl as listed below.
1) Items to resolve for graduation
* We are also planning to improve the documentation for Yoko, with the goal of providing more in depth information to users of the Yoko project and to assist any future committers in understanding the existing code and functionality.
* Work on stabilizing the code and get it ready for a 1.0 release which should improve overall quality.
2) Community aspects * We have a new mentor on board: Welcome Matt Hoggstrom! and thank Ken Coar for his contributions.
* Discussion started about the project status and how it may work better and/or graduate into other projects like Geronimo, Harmony, and CXF.
* Increased activity on user/dev list around the binding components, possibly due to the release of CXF driving some interest in the corba binding components.
3) Code aspects
* Adding more new type support to the binding runtime.
* Continual improvement of performance for the runtime binding in terms of marshaling and unmarshaling data.
* Adding new type support to the IDLToWSDL and WSDLToIDL tools and adding quite a number of new tests.
* Fixing some issues in the ORB core code.
* Currently working on preparing Yoko for a 1.0 release.
* Cleaning up the jira issues for the 1.0 release.