Incubator PMC report for May 2015

Timeline

Wed May 06

Podling reports due by end of day

Sun May 10

Shepherd reviews due by end of day

Sun May 10

Summary due by end of day

Tue May 12

Mentor signoff due by end of day

Wed May 13

Report submitted to Board

Wed May 20

Board meeting

Shepherd Assignments

Andrei Savu

AsterixDB

Andrei Savu

Groovy

Drew Farris

BatchEE

Justin Mclean

Myriad

Konstantin Boudnik

Blur

Konstantin Boudnik

Kylin

Matthew Franklin

Droids

Matthew Franklin

Twill

P. Taylor Goetz

NiFi

P. Taylor Goetz

REEF

Raphael Bircher

Tamaya

Raphael Bircher

TinkerPop

Suresh Marru

CommonsRDF

Suresh Marru

Slider

Timothy Chen

Singa

Timothy Chen

Sirona

Report content

Incubator PMC report for May 2015

The Apache Incubator is the entry path into the ASF for projects and
codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts.

< narrative >

* Community

  New IPMC members:



  People who left the IPMC:



* New Podlings



* Graduations

  The board has motions for the following:



* Releases

  The following releases were made since the last Incubator report:



* IP Clearance



* Legal / Trademarks



* Infrastructure



* Miscellaneous

  * The "Marvin" report reminders fired in a timely manner for the first time
    in several months and were sent to the proper podlings.  A replacement
    script had been contemplated but now that there is less urgency it seems
    likely that we will continue to use the existing facilities.

-------------------- Summary of podling reports --------------------

* Still getting started at the Incubator



* Not yet ready to graduate

  No release:



  Community growth:



* Ready to graduate

  The Board has motions for the following:



* Did not report, expected next month



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                       Table of Contents
AsterixDB
BatchEE
Blur
CommonsRDF
Droids
Groovy
Kylin
Myriad
NiFi
REEF
Singa
Sirona
Slider
Tamaya
TinkerPop
Twill
Zeppelin

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AsterixDB

Apache AsterixDB is a scalable big data management system (BDMS) that provides
storage, management, and query capabilities for large collections of semi-
structured data.

AsterixDB has been incubating since 2015-02-28.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Get the site up.
  2. Do an Apache release.
  3. Grow community

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

  No, still getting started.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  The SGA has been signed and the code has been imported.
  More discussions happen on the Apache lists now.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  SGA and code drop done, need to get the site (and maybe the Wiki) up as well.

Date of last release:

  No Releases yet.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  No elected PMC and/or committers

Signed-off-by:

  [x](asterixdb) Ate Douma
  [ ](asterixdb) Chris Mattmann
  [ ](asterixdb) Henry Saputra
  [x](asterixdb) Jochen Wiedmann
  [ ](asterixdb) Ted Dunning

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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BatchEE

BatchEE projects aims to provide a JBatch implementation (aka JSR352) and a
set of useful extensions for this specification.

BatchEE has been incubating since 2013-10-03.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1.
  2.
  3.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?



How has the community developed since the last report?



How has the project developed since the last report?



Date of last release:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](batchee) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
  [ ](batchee) Olivier Lamy
  [ ](batchee) Mark Struberg

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Blur

Blur is a search platform capable of searching massive amounts of data
in a cloud computing environment.

Blur has been incubating since 2012-07-24.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1.  We anticipate pursuing graduation after our upcoming release.
  2.
  3.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

None.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  - Subscriptions: user@ - 57[-3]; dev@ - 67[+1]

How has the project developed since the last report?

Many bug fixes related to stability and bulk incremental ingestion. 

Date of last release:

  2014-07-29

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2014-07-28

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](blur) Doug Cutting
  [ ](blur) Patrick Hunt
  [ ](blur) Tim Williams

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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CommonsRDF

Commons RDF is a set of interfaces and classes for RDF 1.1 concepts and
behaviours.  The commons-rdf-api module defines interfaces and testing
harness.  The commons-rdf-simple module provides a basic reference
implementation to exercise the test harness and clarify API contracts.

CommonsRDF has been incubating since 2015-03-06.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Grow the CommonsRDF Community such that we can progress
     towards graduation
  2. Further engage the podling with the nuances of the Apache
     Incubation process
  3. Drive towards the first incubating release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

N/A

How has the community developed since the last report?

Mailing list numbers were not included in last report.

dev@      ======> 16
commits@  ======> 9

How has the project developed since the last report?

There has been a bunch of development activity going on at
CommonsRDF with over 200 dev@ messages in March and 300 in April.
Website and documentation established at http://commonsrdf.incubator.apache.org.
All project communication and development has been migrated to Apache
Infrastructure.
The project has been introduced to the W3C Data on the Web
Best Practices Working Group to increase the community.
There is also an ongoing thread relating to the first project incubating release.


Date of last release:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

N/A

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](commonsrdf) Rob Vesse
  [ ](commonsrdf) John D Ament
  [ ](commonsrdf) Gary Gregory
  [X](commonsrdf) Lewis J. McGibbney (Champion)

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Droids

Droids aims to be an intelligent standalone robot framework that allows to
create and extend existing droids (robots).

Droids has been incubating since 2008-10-09.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1.
  2.
  3.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?



How has the community developed since the last report?



How has the project developed since the last report?



Date of last release:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](droids) Thorsten Scherler
  [ ](droids) Richard Frovarp

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Groovy

Apache Groovy is a multi-faceted programming language for the Java platform.
Groovy is a powerful, optionally typed and dynamic language, with static-
typing and static compilation capabilities, aimed at multiplying developers’
productivity thanks to a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax. It
integrates smoothly with any Java program, and immediately delivers to your
application powerful features, including scripting capabilities, Domain-
Specific Language authoring, runtime and compile-time meta-programming and
functional programming.

Groovy has been incubating since 2015-03-24

The most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. We still have to get our new release process ready for making our first release under the incubator banner
  2. We need to continue encouraging our users to use our new resources at Apache instead of using the old ones at Codehaus (in particular mailing-lists which are still running at Codehaus)

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

  We noticed some issues with JIRA rights that we brought to the attention to our mentors.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  With the JIRA creation and the mirroring on Github, the project received new tickets and also code contributions through pull requests.
  So the the community has followed the project at Apache, and has managed to move to using our new resources there, and new users contributing.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  Since the last report, the JIRA issue tracker has been created and Codehaus JIRA issues have been moved in.
  We also got a "notifications" mailing-list created for JIRA notification emails.
  The Git repository has also been created and the code was imported in Apache's Git, and mirrored on Github.

Date of last release:

  Not yet released under the Apache incubation umbrella.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  No new election.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](groovy) Andrew Bayer
  [ ](groovy) Konstantin Boudnik
  [ ](groovy) Bertrand Delacretaz
  [ ](groovy) Jim Jagielski
  [X](groovy) Emmanuel Lecharny
  [ ](groovy) Roman Shaposhnik

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

Integration into the Incubator is going well.


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Kylin

Kylin is a distributed and scalable OLAP engine built on Hadoop to support
extremely large datasets.

Kylin has been incubating since 2014-11-25.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1.Make the first release from apache, it's in progress now, status tracking under: KYLIN-669
  2.Grow user and contributor base, increase the number of active committers
  3.Add more documentation to support new users and contributors.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

  * Nothing

How has the community developed since the last report?
  1. Kylin joined Spark Meetup Bay Area on March 23 to discussed "Adding Spark Support to Apache Kylin"
  2. Kylin has been presented at Hadoop Summit Europe by Ted Dunning on April 16 
  3. Kylin has been presented at Database Technology Conference 2015 Beijing by Yang Li on April 19
  4. Luke Han presented Kylin's open source topic at QCon 2015 Beijing on April 23
  5. Kylin has been presented at Strata+Hadoop World London 2015 by Luke Han and Yang Li on May 6
  6. Kylin will be present at HBaseCon 2015 by Seshu Adunuthula on May 7
  8. Offical twitter account created: @ApacheKylin
     * Followers 235
  9. Issue backlog status since last report:
     * Created:   124
     * Resolved:  61
  10. Mailing list activity since last report:
     * @dev      475 messages in April and 421 messages in March

How has the project developed since the last report?
  1. Binary package for user to install without build from source which reduced a lot deployment issues.
  2. Streaming OLAP function prototype.
  3. New Cubing Algorithm

Date of last release:

  None yet, the community is activity working on the first release: KYLIN-669

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
  1. 3 news committers has been elected on April 8: Shaofeng Shi, Qianhao Zhou, Jason Zhong

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](kylin) Owen O'Malley
  [ ](kylin) Ted Dunning
  [ ](kylin) Henry Saputra

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Myriad

Myriad enables co-existence of Apache Hadoop YARN and Apache Mesos together on
the same cluster and allows dynamic resource allocations across both Hadoop
and other applications running on the same physical data center
infrastructure.

Myriad has been incubating since 2015-03-01.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1.
  2.
  3.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?



How has the community developed since the last report?



How has the project developed since the last report?



Date of last release:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](myriad) Benjamin Hindman
  [ ](myriad) Danese Cooper
  [ ](myriad) Ted Dunning
  [ ](myriad) Luciano Resende

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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NiFi

NiFi is a dataflow system based on the concepts of flow-based programming.

NiFi has been incubating since 2014-11-24.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Continue to grow the community and support the new user base
  2. Establish rhythm for releases and improve documentation and procedures
  3. Provide a clear and expedient process for code contribution and review

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

  None.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  - We have a new PPMC member - Aldrin Piri.
  - We completed our second release on March 17 2015.
  - Two talks were given at ApacheCon NA 2015 featuring Apache NiFi (incubating)
  - The first Apache NiFi meetup was held in the Baltimore/Washington area.
  - The project has code contributions from more than 25 people.
  - The mailing lists are quite active with developer questions and an increasing amount of user focused questions.  The dev list has 118 registered addresses.  Commits has 30 and our brand new 'users' list established in mid April has 20.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  - We have produced our second release within the Apache Incubator.
  - We are in the closing stages of our third release and includes bug fixes, new features, and improved documentation with significant representation of contribution outside of the PPMC.

Date of last release:

  2015-03-16

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2015-03-17

Signed-off-by:

  [X](nifi) Billie Rinaldi
  [ ](nifi) Arvind Prabhakar
  [X](nifi) Sergio Fernandez
  [ ](nifi) Benson Margulies
  [ ](nifi) Brock Noland
  [ ](nifi) Drew Farris
  [ ](nifi) Andrew Purtell

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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REEF

REEF (Retainable Evaluator Execution Framework) is a scale-out computing
fabric that eases the development of Big Data applications on top of resource
managers such as Apache YARN and Mesos.

REEF has been incubating since 2014-08-12.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1.
  2.
  3.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?



How has the community developed since the last report?



How has the project developed since the last report?



Date of last release:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](reef) Chris Douglas
  [ ](reef) Chris Mattmann
  [ ](reef) Ross Gardler
  [ ](reef) Owen O'Malley

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Singa

Singa is a distributed deep learning platform.

Singa has been incubating since 2015-03-17.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1.
  2.
  3.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?



How has the community developed since the last report?



How has the project developed since the last report?



Date of last release:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](singa) Daniel Dai
  [ ](singa) Alan Gates
  [ ](singa) Ted Dunning
  [ ](singa) Thejas Nair

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Sirona

Monitoring Solution.

Sirona has been incubating since 2013-10-15.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1.
  2.
  3.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?



How has the community developed since the last report?



How has the project developed since the last report?



Date of last release:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](sirona) Olivier Lamy
  [ ](sirona) Henri Gomez
  [ ](sirona) Jean-Baptiste Onofre
  [ ](sirona) Tammo van Lessen
  [ ](sirona) Mark Struberg

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Slider

Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.

Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1.
  2.
  3.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?



How has the community developed since the last report?



How has the project developed since the last report?



Date of last release:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
  [ ](slider) Devaraj Das
  [ ](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
  [ ](slider) Mahadev Konar

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Tamaya

Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on an modular,
extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide a
minimal but extendible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and EE
environments.

Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Publish a first release until mid year.
  2. Keep focus for a reasonable functionality and way forward.
  3. Keep up/increase community engagement, increase publicity by further evangelizing it.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

  No.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  Two people have shown very interested 1) on the mailing list, or 2) even
  helped with some work at ZH Hackergarten. Crcial will be going out with a
  first release asap.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  We successfully backported API/core to Java 7. Overall project quality increased. Some API aspects were reevaluated and
  several bugfixes and new features were added. Also a lot of documentation and examples were added, so we definitively
  approach a first release.

Date of last release:

  N/A (not released anything).

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  25th January 2015 (Reinhard Sandtner)

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](tamaya) John D. Ament
  [ ](tamaya) Mark Struberg
  [ ](tamaya) Gerhard Petracek
  [ ](tamaya) David Blevins

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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TinkerPop

TinkerPop is a graph computing framework written in Java

TinkerPop has been incubating since 2015-01-16.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Get more committers on the project.
  2. Get TinkerPop 3.0.0.GA out.
  3. Get vendors migrated from TP2 to TP3

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

None.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Vendors are starting to use dev@ to communicate requirements for their respective products.


How has the project developed since the last report?

We released 3.0.0.M8-incubating -- our first Apache release.

Date of last release:

  April 6, 2015

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

None.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](tinkerpop) Rich Bowen
  [ ](tinkerpop) Daniel Gruno
  [ ](tinkerpop) Hadrian Zbarcea
  [ ](tinkerpop) Matt Franklin
  [ ](tinkerpop) David Nalley

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Twill

Twill is an abstraction over Apache Hadoop YARN that reduces the complexity of
developing distributed applications, allowing developers to focus more on
their business logic

Twill has been incubating since 2013-11-14.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1.
  2.
  3.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?



How has the community developed since the last report?



How has the project developed since the last report?



Date of last release:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](twill) Arun C Murthy
  [ ](twill) Tom White
  [ ](twill) Patrick Hunt
  [ ](twill) Andrei Savu

Shepherd/Mentor notes:


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Zeppelin

A collaborative data analytics and visualisation tool for distributed,
general-purpose data processing systems such as Apache Spark, Apache Flink,
etc.

Zeppelin has been incubating since 2014-12-23.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. 
  2. 
  3. 

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

  None.

How has the community developed since the last report?


How has the project developed since the last report?

  
Date of last release:

  None

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2015-03-27

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](zeppelin) Konstantin Boudnik
  [ ](zeppelin) Henry Saputra
  [ ](zeppelin) Roman Shaposhnik
  [ ](zeppelin) Ted Dunning
  [ ](zeppelin) Hyunsik Choi