July 2007 Board reports (see ReportingSchedule).

CLOSED -- these reports were due to the Incubator PMC by 11 July 2007

Project graduation continues, with Ode, ServiceMix, STDCXX and QPID looking to receive TLP status now or shortly. We also have new proposals, such as the Java Resource Simulator.

By the same token, we're actively putting projects into a dormant status when they are, in fact, dormant. JuICE is likely the next such project, with the vote is currently pending. On the flip side, we've been asked to bring log4php out of its dormant status, as there is a new community wanting to work on it.

CXF and Tuscany have been doing releases. CXF should probably be starting to push for graduation, too, except for diversity being a concern (Tuscany seems to have the same issue).

Work continues steadily on improving Incubator Documentation. Craig Russell and Robert Burrell Donkin deserve much credit for shepherding the issues.


iPMC Reviewers: jukka, jim

Project name - Apache CXF

Description - SOA enabling framework, web services toolkit

Date of entry - August, 2006

Top three items to resolve

  1. Diversity - Active commiters are mostly IONA people(and IONA aquiring LogicBlaze didn't help). However, we do have more than three indepentent organizations represented.

  2. Growth of community - related to diversity. The traffic on both the users and dev lists is growing with new people jumping in. The 2.0 release has started to generate much more traffic. With a full "none RC" release, we've started getting traffic from people migrating from other products. The CXF community is excited to see this and hope we can rise to the challenge of supporting these new users.
  3. Mentor status - recent discussion on general@i.a.o suggested we really need three active mentors. We currently only have 2 active mentors (Jim and James). That said, we successfully released 2.0 and voted in new committers with votes from those two and others on the IPMC. Thanks to the other IPMC folks for taking the time.

Community aspects:

Code aspects:

iPMC questions / comments:


iPMC Reviewers: jukka, jim

Project name - Apache FtpServer

Description - Java based FtpServer

Date of entry - March, 2003

Progress since last report

Top three items to resolve

  1. Growth of community - we need more active commiters.
  2. Mentor status - FtpServer mentors are no longer active in the project, we should be looking for new.

  3. Getting a build server in place so that we can generate snapshots, they have been requested by several people.

iPMC questions / comments:


The Graffito project was retired.



iPMC Reviewers: jim

Project name - Ivy

Description - Ivy is a dependencies management tool mostly used in combination with Apache Ant

Date of entry - October 23rd, 2006

Remaining item to resolve:

  1. Trademark checking - it's still difficult to know if Apache Ivy is a good name according to trademark rules

The top three items to resolve in last report have seen very good progress:

  1. Growth of commiters - We are now 3 commiters from 3 different companies and background
  2. Release - We have made our first release approved by the incubator PMC, and are currently preparing a second one
  3. Growth of community - The Ivy community is growing, we see more and more contributions in many forms: feedback on the mailing lists, documentation and code patches, articles, ...

Community aspects:

Code aspects:

iPMC questions / comments:


iPMC Reviewers: jukka, jim

RCF is a rich component set (ajax-style) for JSF. A JIRA instance has been requested (created INFRA-1291). Also sent mail to root@ to create the accounts of the three RCF committers, that don't have an Apache account yet. Created patch to include RCF on the Incubator page (INCUBATOR-68) and added the first raw version of the status file, of this project (also inside of INCUBATOR-68). We are waiting for an import of a current code drop into the repository.

Incubating since: May 2007



iPMC Reviewers: jim

Project name - Lucene.Net

Description - Lucene.Net is a source code, class-per-class, API-per-API and algorithmatic port of the Java Lucene search engine to the C# and .NET platform utilizing Microsoft .NET Framework.

Date of entry - April, 2006

Top item(s) to resolve - Increase the development community and participation. Since the incubation of Lucene.Net, there has been only one active committer, George Aroush, who has done 99% of the port work. This has slowed the port effort such that we are now over 3 months behind with out 2.1 release. Currently, I have tried to re-energies this effort and emphasized that without developers, Lucene.Net will suffer and never graduate. I have gotten several mails offering to help, I will work on those and try to build the development community.

Community aspects - There is a good followers, with good user base. A lot of questions get asked and answered on the user list.

Code aspects - Released version 2.0 "final" on April 2007. Released version 2.1 "alpha" on May 2007


iPMC Reviewers: jim

The Apache Qpid Project provides an open and interoperable, multiple language implementations of the Advanced Messaged Queuing Protocol (AMQP) specification

Date of entry to the Incubator : 2006-09

Top three items to resolve before graduation

None at present, however the project is going to complete the release of M2 before seeking / evaluating graduation readiness


1. Understanding the details between JCP and announce compliance...

2. Our STATUS file needs to be updated wrt this report and the addition of our new committers.

3. Making sure we are comfortable with the working relationship between Qpid and the AMQP Working Group.

* Any legal, cross-project or personal issues that still need to be addressed?

The whole project has not gone through release review and the license files and notices need to be checked for all languages and components.



* Latest developments.

* Plans and expectations for the next period?

During the next period we plan on improving the stability of all language variants. Clustering, DTX, 0-10 AMQP for C++, and 0-8 & 0-10 AMQP client support for Java will most likely be the focus of the next period.

iPMC questions / comments


iPMC Reviewers: jim

Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various document formats using existing parser libraries. Tika entered incubation on March 22nd, 2007.



Issues before graduation:


iPMC Reviewers: jim

UIMA is a component framework for the analysis of unstructured content such as text, audio and video. UIMA entered incubation on October 3, 2006.

Some recent activity:

Items to complete before graduation:


A workshop on UIMA took place at the GLDV 2007 spring conference in Tübingen/Germany, April 11-13, 2007. It was the first workshop of its kind and drew a large and diverse audience from across Europe. Information about this workshop with links to some of the papers was posted on the Apache UIMA website ( http://incubator.apache.org/uima/gldv07.html ).

An announcement of funding for work on UIMA related projects and activities for University Faculty was announced on the Apache Community mailing list. This announcement drew both some criticism (of the form: is this an appropriate use of that mailing list), as well as support (yes, it is an appropriate use of that mailing list).

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