December Reports (see ReportingSchedule)


Apache ActiveMQ is a messaging broker and client.

The ActiveMQ team has put out several release since it last reported:

We are now focusing on the next 4.1.1 bug fix release but also making major enhancements to trunk for better scalability and that will either be released as ActiveMQ 4.2 or 5.0.

The project has discussed graduating and feels that ActiveMQ is ready and would prefer to become a TLP.

ADF Faces / Trinidad

Apache Trinidad is a library of JavaServer Faces components, runnable with every JSF-compliant implementation.

The Trinidad (ADF Faces) project solved lot's of todos. We also worked on lot's of jira issue, like:

One of the biggest technical working points these days is the JSF 1.2 branch to be compliant against a JSF 1.2 impl. One of the artifacts (the maven plugins) is currently used by the MyFaces team to work on their JSF 1.2 impl. We added a new committer to the project.


Apache Cayenne is component-oriented persistence framework, providing object-relational mapping (ORM), remoting services, and a JPA-compatible persistence provider (JSR-220). Cayenne entered incubation in March 2006.

Top items to resolve before graduation:

What has been done for incubation since the last report:

Plans and expectations for the next period


Apache ODE is an implementation of the BPEL4WS and WS-BPEL specifications for web services orchestration. ODE entered incubation in March 2006.

Activity related to incubation:

Activity related to project development:

To complete before graduation:

So the plan for the next period is to finish the transition to OpenJPA and build a release most probably in January.


Apache OFBiz ("The Apache Open For Business Project") is an open source enterprise automation software project.
OFBiz entered incubation in January 2006.

Top items to resolve before graduation:

What has been done for incubation since the last report:

Plans and expectations for the next period

See the Incubator status page ( for more details.


log4net is an implementation of the Apache log4j for the .NET Framework.

Incubating since: 2004-01-15

Items to complete before graduation:




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

This is the first report for this podling.

Completed setup:

Next steps:


OpenEJB is an open source, modular, configurable, and extendable EJB Container System and EJB Server.

Incubating since: 2006-07-10

Additions to the PPMC: David Blevins, David Jencks Additions to the committer roster: Rick McGuire, Mohammed Nour (not yet processed)

All remaining infra has been migrated to ASF hardware:

As hoped the JIRA migration tool we created has helped other Incubator projects migrate as well, most recently Ivy.

All IP was cleared.

Recent new contributors: Manu George and Filippo Diotalevi contributed their first patches.

Recent activity has centered around producing a 2.2-incubating release. The spread of workload and commitment to getting all of the process right (including updates to the source headers) was very encouraging. A vote was held, and recently passed, including the 3 binding votes from the incubator PMC (by the mentors of the podling).


Web development framework focusing on pure OO coding, making the creation of new components very easy. Wicket entered the incubator in October 2006.

Top three items to resolve

Community aspects:

Code aspects:




UIMA is a component framework for the analysis of unstructured content such as text, audio and video.

Things are proceeding well, there is a lot of activity on the dev list, a lot of coding activity. We're pretty much settled in with the Apache infrastructure, have figured out how we want to use Jira in conjunction with SVN etc.

Some recent activity:

Our priorities for the coming weeks:


Woden is a Java class library for reading, validating, manipulating, creating and writing WSDL documents, initially to support WSDL 2.0 and with the longer term aim of supporting past, present and future versions of WSDL.

Woden entered the Incubator in April 2005. The Woden team have made six releases since then and have been included in the release of the Apache Axis2 project. Our current set of active committers consists of four from IBM, one from WSO2 and one from University of Moratuwa. If there are any concerns on whether we would graduate if a vote was put to the Incubator PMC, then it is diversity of the committer base. We would appreciate feedback on this point.

Recent activity since our last report in August:

Our immediate priorities are:



mod_ftp is an FTP protocol module for Apache 2.0 and 2.2.

Incubating since: 2005-08-06

Mentor: Jim Jagielski

Additions to the PPMC: None

Additions to the committer roster: None

Recent activity has been around tying up the loose ends for graduation. Also significant work has been done in porting to the latest rev of APR, to allow for building against 2.2. More work is required on this front, but this should not affect graduation.

Documentation has undergone serious improvement, both in the form or normal httpd server docs as well as traditional README-type docs.

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