Report from the Apache Jackrabbit committee [Michael Dürig] (submitted Dec. 13th 2017)

## Description: 
The Apache Jackrabbit™ content repository is a fully conforming
implementation of the Content Repository for Java™ Technology API
(JCR, specified in JSR 170 and 283). The Jackrabbit content 
repository is stable, largely feature complete and actively being
maintained. 
Jackrabbit Oak is an effort to implement a scalable and performant 
hierarchical content repository as a modern successor to the Apache
Jackrabbit content repository. It is targeted for use as the 
foundation of modern world-class web sites and other demanding  
content applications. In contrast to its predecessor, Oak does not 
implement all optional features from the JSR specifications and it 
is not a reference implementation. 
   
## Issues: 
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time. 
      
## Activity: 
Apache Jackrabbit Oak receives most attention nowadays. All 
maintenance branches and the unstable development branch are 
continuously seeing moderate to high activity.

We are running up to our 4th major release of Oak (1.8). Branching
is expected to happen early January. 

Apache Jackrabbit itself is mostly in maintenance mode with most of 
the work going into bug fixing and tooling. New features are mainly
driven by dependencies from Oak. 

## Health report: 
The project is healthy with a continuous stream of traffic on all 
mailing lists reflecting the activity of the respective component. 

There is a wide range of topics being discussed on the dev and user
lists as well as on the various JIRA issues. 

Commit activity is moderate to high mirroring the activity on the 
JIRA issues and the desire of the individual contributors to bring
the features in for Oak 1.8.
   
## PMC changes: 
 - Currently 51 PMC members. 
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months 
 - Last PMC addition was Robert Munteanu on Mon May 22 2017 
 - The candidate who was offered PMC membership on 
   Sept. 15th subsequently declined
   
## Committer base changes: 
 - Currently 52 committers. 
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months 
 - Last committer addition was Robert Munteanu on Mon May 22 2017 
 - The candidate who was offered committership on 
   Sept. 15th subsequently declined
   
## Releases: 
 - jackrabbit-2.10.7 was released on Wed Dec 06 2017 
 - jackrabbit-2.12.8 was released on Wed Oct 04 2017 
 - jackrabbit-2.14.4 was released on Sun Oct 29 2017 
 - jackrabbit-2.15.7 was released on Sun Oct 22 2017 
 - jackrabbit-2.15.8 was released on Sun Nov 12 2017 
 - jackrabbit-2.16 was released on Mon Nov 20 2017 
 - jackrabbit-2.16.0 was released on Tue Nov 21 2017 
 - jackrabbit-2.8.6 was released on Sun Sep 24 2017 
 - vault-3.1.42 was released on Mon Nov 13 2017 
 - vault-package-maven-plugin-1.0.0 was released on Fri Oct 27 2017 
 - oak-1.6.6 was released on Mon Oct 30 2017 
 - oak-1.6.7 was released on Tue Nov 28 2017 
 - oak-1.7.10 was released on Mon Oct 23 2017 
 - oak-1.7.11 was released on Tue Nov 07 2017 
 - oak-1.7.12 was released on Mon Dec 04 2017 
 - oak-1.7.8 was released on Mon Sep 25 2017 
 - oak-1.7.9 was released on Mon Oct 09 2017 
   
## JIRA activity: 
 - 500 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months 
 - 521 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months 

Board Report December 2017 (last edited 2017-12-13 08:05:07 by MichaelDürig)