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From Gary Gregory <>
Subject Re: [REPORT][DRAFT] Apache Commons Board Report for December 2016
Date Sat, 24 Dec 2016 17:06:46 GMT
On Dec 24, 2016 8:21 AM, "Gilles" <> wrote:

Hi Gary.

On Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:08:09 -0800, Gary Gregory wrote:

> I've rejiggered the heart of the report to move some of the information
> about Commons Math into the health section which I feel is more
> appropriate. I'll send this in very soon.

Did you send a final version? [I didn't see a copy on the ML.]

Yes. My last email in this thread contained the changes.



## Issues:
>  - There are no issues that requires the boards attention this quarter.
> ## Activity:
>  - The project is active with 6 releases this reporting period.
>  - We released one new component: Apache Commons RNG 1.0. Commons RNG
>  provides implementations of pseudo-random numbers generators that are
>  either faster or of higher quality (and sometimes both) than
>  java.util.Random.
>  - Commons RDF is making its way out of the incubator into Commons
>  toward a 1.0 release.
> ## Health report:
>  - Most components in Commons are mature, but are still actively
>  maintained (6 releases). The dev list is active. JIRA is active. Speed of
>  responses to users is reasonable in most cases. We have 1 new PMC member,
>  and Commons is still open to any Apache Committer.
>  - Commons Math still feels stuck and now depends on Commons RNG
>  in our repository. We are discussing how to evolve this component, which
>  has caused some friction within our community, all of which can be seen on
>  the developer's mailing list. There are several proposals for fostering
> new
>  communities in place of the dwindling Commons Math one, but that those are
>  in limbo because no consensus has been reached yet.
> Gary
> [...]

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