September 2009 Board reports (see ReportingSchedule).

This report is closed.

These reports are due here by Wednesday, 9 September 2009 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:


BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

Things are getting better in the last month. First, some critical legal issues which bothers us long time like FFmpeg are solved. Also, we deleted 1394dv support for legal problem, but we believe that would not affect the functionalities. Currently, the only legal issue is ARTS/OSS, and we've already replaced ARTS with SDL, however, it needs sometime to make the whole system run successfully. And we would use ALSA compiled in LGPL way to replace OSS. There are some other good news too. More developers are joining the mailing list and a core team, i believe, is gradually establishing in XJTU. We now aims to the first release and next step we will try to attract more developers on bulletin board system at XJTU to contribute to the future version of RealClass. Plus, MERSMP team, which is incharge of the developing of MERSMP system, now join the dev-mailing list. Together with MERSMP team, we believe that we could make much more achievement in the future. And we still need the committer account so that we commit recent changes of website态code etc. Hope the accounts could be proved soon. the inactive committer account:

and the new committers would be:

top 2 or 3 to resolve prior to first release:

Signed off by:


Cassandra is a distributed storage system providing reliability at a massive scale. Started incubation: 01/2009. Opened to community in 03/2009.

Past action items:

Other notable milestones:

Next steps:

Signed off by:


Click is a stateless page and component oriented Java web framework.

Click has been incubating since July 2008.

Tasks completed since June:

Top priorities:

Signed off by:


Enterprise Social Messaging Experiment (ESME) is a secure and highly scalable microsharing and micromessaging platform that allows people to discover and meet one another and get controlled access to other sources of information, all in a business process context.

ESME entered the incubator in 2008-12-02.

The following items have been performed since the last reporting period

The following items are planned for the next reporting period:

Top 2 or 3 things to resolve prior to graduation

Signed off by: bdelacretaz, gianugo


Signed off by: niclas, dashorst

Etch was accepted into Incubator on 2 September 2008. We had our first birthday!

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.


Most all of the Cisco-based Etch team found themselves unemployed by Cisco this quarter. So this quarter has been marked with little technical progress as the team members find new homes for themselves. Despite the disruption, Youngjin has begun to pickup on the C-binding work started by James DeCocq.

Release 1.1 is ready but needs some administrative polish before it is *done*.

Release 1.2 is next in the pipeline.

Our problem with finding a home for our continuous build continues. Various plans have been proposed and failed due to lack of a Windows-friendly c# build environment. We need to find a place do public builds.

Outstanding items:


Hama has been incubating since 19 May, 2008. It is a parallel matrix computational package based on Hadoop Map/Reduce.

Recent developments:

Required before graduation:

Signed off by: brett


Kato was accepted into the Incubator on 6 November 2008.

Kato is a project to develop the Specification, Reference Implementation, and TCK for JSR 326: the JVM Post-mortem Diagnostics API

Recent Activity:

The following is planned for next reporting period:

Before this project can be graduated we need to produce a usable implementation of the API and more useful tools to encourage adoption and participation of a much needed community.

Signed off by: rdonkin


Log4PHP is a logging framework similar to Log4J, but in PHP. The project entered incubation in 2004, retired and restarted again on 2007-07-04. Since the last report there has been much activity. Slightly more activity from community could be reckognized. Several patches from contributors came in.



Next steps:

Issues before graduation:

Signed off by: niclas


OpenWebBeans is an ASL-licensed implementation of the JSR-299: Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE platform which is defined as JSR-299.

OpenWebBeans entered the incubator in October 26, 2008. The following items have been made after the last report

Belows are the next steps;

Signed off by: Kevan Miller


RAT has been reasonably quiet though the summer of code project has been very active over at Google. Initial enthusiasm for developing crawling capabilities was stalled by the lack of quick progress towards a release by Driods.

Progress on graduation is still stalled by the lack of a suitable TLP to home the project. RAT illustrates well the inability of the incubator system to work for existing small but open projects without a nominating TLP. If Apache wants to accept more projects of this nature, some process rethinking is needed.

Signed off by:


River is aimed at the development and advancement of the Jini technology core infrastructure. Jini technology is a service oriented architecture that defines a programming model which both exploits and extends Java technology to enable the construction of secure, distributed systems which are adaptive to change. River has been incubating since December 2006.

Recent efforts included replacing make build scripts with ant and integrating the qa test suite with the main build. The jtreg test suite has some remaining issues to solve, namely setup and configure a Kerberos KDC test server, a zone has been set up for this purpose at , in a addition a proxy server is also required to replace the functionality of the sun jiniproxy server. Most jtreg tests are passing, it would be desirable to have all pass prior to releasing AR2.

Minor modifications need to be made to the ant build scripts to build the ClassDep.jar manifest correctly to include required libraries following recent ClassDep reimplementation changes to eliminate dependency upon internal implementation of Sun's JDK. Once resolved we are clear to release AR2.

There has been some some recent interest in implementing compression and caching of bytecode. Other interests include class versioning and codebase services.

After AR2, focus will be on support for Java 5 features, such as annotations and reducing the barriers to entry for new contributor developers.

Required before graduation:

Signed off by:


Shindig is a reference implementation of the OpenSocial and gadgets stack. The active community has built two parallel implementations of the OpenSocial and gadgets spec; one in Java and one in PHP.

Incubating since: 2007-12-06

High-level status summary during last quarter:

Requirements for graduation:

Signed off by: Upayavira,


Signed off by:

Traffic Server

This last month, the team has worked hard on code cleanup, preparing the code for submission into the Incubator SVN server. We still have some cleanup to do, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Traffic Server is having a Meetup at ApacheCon, Tuesday night, where we will present our progress, as well as give an overview of the code architecture, and typical use case scenarios for TS. Our goal is of course to be done with the code cleanup, and SVN migration, well before ApacheCon.

Signed off by: cutting


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

August activities:

Completed setup steps:

Immediate goals:

Top 3 issues before graduation:

Signed off by: Paul Fremantle


Signed off by: Davanum Srinivas, Kevan Miller

Apache Wink is a project that enables development and consumption of REST style web services. The core server runtime is based on the JAX-RS (JSR 311) standard. The project also introduces a client runtime which can leverage certain components of the server-side runtime. Apache Wink will deliver component technology that can be easily integrated into a variety of environments.

Apache Wink has been incubating since 2009-05-27.

Notable Activity:

Planned Activity:

Top issues before graduation:


Apache Wookie(Incubating) is a project to create open source software for adding widgets to your applications. It has been in incubation since July 2009.

Items to be resolved before graduation:

Signed off by: lresende

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