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August 2008 Board Report
Velocity remains a mature product, with development occurring in fits and starts. At the moment we have one committer driving the majority of the development activity, though there are three others who participate on JIRA and the lists regularly and contribute occasional code. Traffic on the user list remains constant with 2-3 messages a day. Questions continue to get answered quickly by both project committers and other community members.
On an encouraging note, in the last month we've had a community member contribute a substantial set of patches to improve performance of page rendering. (Particularly with pages involving Macros). His tests showed that our current trunk had a significant performance decrease over the current version; with his series of patches boost performance to exceed the last version. There's been a flurry of activity as he and our committers have discussed these and other improvements. We'll likely roll up all these changes into a new release in the next quarter
The Velocity Tools project had a release of Velocity Tools 2.0 Beta 2 on July 11. We anticipate a final release in the next quarter.
The Velocity project currently has no board-level issues at this time.
There have been no changes to the Velocity Committers or PMC