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October 2010 Board reports (see ReportingSchedule).

These reports are due here by Wednesday, 13 October 2010 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:

  • The "incubating since" info.
  • The project's top 2 or 3 things to resolve prior to graduation.
  • A short description of what your project's software does.
  • The Signed off by mentor: is for Mentor(s) to show that the Report has been reviewed.


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ALOIS stands for "Advanced Logging and Intrusion Detection System" and is meant to be a fully implemented open source SIEM security information and event management) system.

ALOIS is incubating since 22nd October 2010.

Things that are already done:

  • Enabled Mailinglists for ALOIS
  • Enabled JIRA for ALOIS

First steps todo will be:

  • Create user accounts - CLAs are on file
  • Prepare sourcecode for public (review code, add licensing and more comments)
  • Ensure required libraries/dependencies are available for public
  • Publish sourcecode to Apache infrastructure
  • Publishing internal bugreports to https://issues.apache.org/jira/

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Gora is an ORM framework for column stores such as Apache HBase and Apache Cassandra with a specific focus on Hadoop.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation

  1. Port Gora code and license headers into ASF license headers
  2. Develop a strong community with organizational diversity and with infection into existing ASF projects like Nutch and Hadoop
  3. At least one Gora incubating release

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

There was a lot of positive interest from the Incubator community during the Gora proposal and voting process. Most of the existing Github community is in the process of moving over to the ASF. Mailing lists were *just* set up, so we expect the community to continue to blossom as we can now begin to effectively communicate out in the open.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Gora was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on September 26, 2010.

We've got mailing lists setup (INFRA-3017), SVN space (INFRA-3018), JIRA (INFRA-3019), and Confluence (INFRA-3020) thanks to Henry Saputra. Enis Soztutar just completed the code drop (see r1006024 and INFRA-3038) and created GORA-1 to track the issue. Enis also created GORA-2 to track standing up the Gora website. Enis and Andrzej Bialecki went through the Software Grant process, which was received and ACK'ed by Craig Russell in r25057, r25058, r25060, r25061, r25070, r25071, r25072, and r25073 of the foundation repository. Full steam ahead.

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Lucy will be a loose port of the Lucene search engine library, written in C and targeted at dynamic language users.

Lucy was voted into the Incubator on July 22, 2010.

Issues for Incubator PMC or ASF Board:

  • License issues have been resolved with legal-internal. We are currently doing a code grant for Kinosearch so that we can move forward with a code drop. Marvin has already uploaded the code drop to LUCY-122.

Progress since the last report:

  • Software grant prepared. Marvin led the charge and put together a form email to send out to all the individuals that were part of the grant. Since there are so many parties involved, there have been many commits in the foundation repository (e.g., r25096, r25097, r25098, r25099, r25100, r25101, etc.).
  • We now have confirmed SGAs from all but two of the major copyright holders and Marvin will contact both of them directly again on Monday October 11, 2010.
  • Some development discussion regarding FieldType default properties helped to flush out some Lucy design. Marvin Humphrey, Peter Karman and Simon Willnauer participated in the discussion.

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NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache Maven. NPanday allows .NET projects to be converted into Maven projects thus allowing them to fully utilize the other technologies driven by Maven. NPanday has been incubating since August 2010. The development of NPanday has alread started in Apache last September 8, 2010 when the source code was successfully imported to http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/npanday/.

The issues from the previous issue tracker in codeplex was also successfully imported and the new issue tracker for NPanday can be found here: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NPANDAY. There were quite a number of newly filed issues and a few people have submitted patches as well.

There were 2 branches created in https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/npanday/branches/ for the 2 major issues that would be included in the next major release of NPanday:

NPanday website was also deployed to http://incubator.apache.org/npanday/ and PPMC established.

There are a couple of things we need to do:

  • create initial status file
  • work through IP clearance and other items from status file

NPanday's development is gearing up for the 2.0.

A stable NPanday 2.0 should be released before graduation.

There are no issues for the Incubator PMC or board at this time.

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Apache Nuvem will define an open application programming interface for common cloud application services, allowing applications to be easily ported across the most popular cloud platforms.

Nuvem was accepted for Incubation on June, 2010.

The Nuvem Project is slowly getting started. The community is discussing project Roadmap. We presented at JavaOne 2010 and had a completely full room. We showed couple demos using Apache Nuvem and we are already seeing couple people from the session showing up on the mailing lists.

Top things to resolve prior to graduation: Increase the number of active committers.

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Shiro is a powerful and flexible open-source application security framework that cleanly handles authentication, authorization, enterprise session management and cryptography.

Shiro has been incubating since June 2008.

The team is pleased to report the the Apache Software Foundation Board of Directors has accepted Shiro's Top Level Project graduation proposal during their Wednesday, September 22nd 2010 board meeting. Apache Shiro has officially graduated from the Incubator to become an Apache Top Level project!

This will be the last Incubator board report made by the Apache Shiro team to the Apache Incubator PMC. The process to remove Shiro from the reporting schedule will be complete by the time the Incubator reviews this report.

The status is being maintained at http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/shiro/STATUS

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Thrift is a software framework for scalable cross-language services development. It combines a software stack with a code generation engine to build services that work efficiently and seamlessly between a variety of programming languages. Thrift entered the Apache Incubator in May 2008.

  • Thrift 0.3 released
  • Thrift 0.4 released
  • Thrift 0.5 RC currently under voting
  • Graduation process underway, resolution drafted, Bryan Duxbury to chair the project
  • Anthony Molinaro and Roger Meier granted committership
  • Various build improvements, continued feature development and bugfixing

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The VXQuery Project implements a standard compliant XML Query processor. It has been in incubation since 2009-07-06.

Recent activities:

  • progress has been slow due to the small team/community size and external commitments of the current developers

Top issues before graduation:

  • Increase development speed
  • Build community (developer and users)
  • Create a release

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