November 2008 Board reports (see ReportingSchedule).

These reports are due here by 12 November 2008 so that the Incubator PMC can relay them to the board.

Your project might need to report even if it is not listed below, please check your own reporting schedule or exceptions.

Please remember to include:





Click is a page and component oriented Java web framework.

Click has been incubating since July 2008.

We have released 1.5 final and are in the process of migrating SVN and JIRA.

Tasks completed since October:

Top priorities:


CouchDB is a distributed document-oriented database system written in Erlang. The project entered incubation on February 12th, 2008.

Since the last report in August, we released CouchDB version 0.8.1. We are currently collecting feedback for a 0.9.0 release since trunk has gotten some significant additions:

An initial version of CouchDB's security model is also in the works for the 0.9 release.

The project added J Chris Anderson (jchris) to the list of (now five) committers with the approval of the IPMC. A few patches that lead to new features were contributed by non-committers. General feedback, interest and support in and of CouchDB continues to grow.

The project is currently asking the IPMC to recommend CouchDB's graduation to the Board.



Empire-db is a relational data access layer offering special benefits over other solutions through string-free dynamic query generation, metadata access and improved compile-time safety.

Empire-db has been accepted to the incubator in July 2008.

Recent activity:

In October only a few minor bug fixes and improvements for both the core database component and the Struts2 extensions library have been provided.

Still on our list is the maven support for the upcoming 2.0.5 release. Another idea is to provide an example for how to integrate Web-Services in a Web-Application using Empire-db’s metadata capabilities.

There are also plans for providing integration with Apache Wicket, which could be a new subproject just like the Empire-db Struts2 extensions. This however is a task that would take a few months to develop.

Community aspects:

In order to increase our community and make people more aware of the capabilities and benefits of Empire-db we have submitted a proposal for a presentation at the Apache Con Europe 2009 in Amsterdam. We are waiting to hear from the conference committee any time soon.


Etch was accepted into Incubator on the 2 September 2008.

Etch is a cross-platform, language- and transport-independent framework for building and consuming network services. The Etch toolset includes a network service description language, a compiler, and binding libraries for a variety of programming languages.

Progress has been slow this last month, mainly due to lag in getting the source code into Subversion. We have at least now gotten the stuff into /repos/test and everything looks good and are now waiting for Joe to put it into /repos/asf/incubator/etch.

The following tasks are in progress:

Our goal is to get back to coding once we have the infrastructure established.



JSecurity project has moved to the quarterly report categuory, the next report is due for january.

We just have to report that the code base has been imported into the ASF repository, and as it was a long waited move, it's good to have it announced in this monthly report !



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



Open Web Beans will be an ASL-licensed implementation of the Web Beans Specification which is defined as JSR-299.

OpenWebBeans is entered incubator in October 26, 2008. Since then the following items has been done;

After the SVN is setup , we will be working for an import of a current codebase into the Apache repository.


Apache PDFBox is an open source Java library for working with PDF documents. PDFBox entered incubation on February 7th, 2008.

The website has been set up. The license review is underway and has already progressed quite far. The export control notification has been set up. These tasks and most other tasks were all performed by PDFBox mentors (mostly by Jukka Zitting). Sadly, there has been almost no participation by the initial committers, yet, except for handling the license grants and CLAs.

On the user side, some questions don't seem to get answered. Not many patches have reached us, either.

Issues before graduation:



Sling is a framework to develop content centric web applications based on the idea of modularizing the rendering of HTTP resources.

Sling entered incubation on September 5th, 2007.



Issues before graduation

Licensing and other issues