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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] Apache Flex December 2015 Board Report
Date Thu, 03 Dec 2015 20:31:52 GMT
Ah yes, good catch.

On 12/3/15, 12:12 PM, "Josh Tynjala" <joshtynjala@gmail.com> wrote:

>It looks like you accidentally referenced FlexJS 0.0.2 instead of 0.5.0.
>- Josh
>On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 11:29 AM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
>> Here's a draft of the board report.  Can someone provide new analytics?
>> Anything else to add?
>> Thanks,
>> -Alex
>> -------- Draft -----------
>> Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
>> applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.
>> -Apache FlexJS 0.0.2 was released on 11/14/15.
>> -Apache Flex FalconJX 0.0.2 was released on 11/14/15.
>> -Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7.2 was released on 11/16/15.
>> -Apache Flex SDK 4.14.1 was released on 3/30/15.
>> -Apache Flex Tour De Flex Component Explorer 1.2 was released on
>> -Apache Flex Tool API 1.0.0 was released on 11/20/14
>> -Apache Flex Squiggly 1.1 was released on 10/26/14
>> -Apache Flex Installer 3.2.0 was released on 6/23/15.
>> The past three months saw continued activity related to FlexJS, a
>> of Flex that is independent from the Adobe Flash Platform. After the
>> release in mid-November, mailing list activity related to FlexJS feels
>> like it has reached new heights with new names posting.  Another
>> issue was discovered in the BlazeDS 4.7.1 release resulting in the Blaze
>> 4.7.2 release.  Meanwhile, a release manager has volunteered to release
>> Apache Flex SDK 4.15.0 and there is activity around bug fixes to that
>> code.  Work on Maven integration continues.  Mailing list traffic is
>> but not an issue yet.
>> At some point in time, a change to the CMS was made and when we updated
>> our website with news of the FlexJS release, those changes affected the
>> output from the mirrors.cgi and broke our installer.  I was able to
>>find a
>> workaround and we'll have to eventually ship a new Installer release
>> uses JSON output from the cgi.
>> 3 PMC members presented a Flex track at ApacheCon EU and discussion are
>> underway for ApacheCon NA.
>> Based on threads on general@incubator and legal-discuss, we are now
>> discussing the notion of adopting non-ASF code bases that are already
>> licensed under ALv2.  One code base is Swiz which was approved for
>> donation by vote over two year ago and reported in prior board reports
>> was never completed probably because the donor was having trouble
>> everyone down who needed to sign the Software Grant.  The other is
>> AS3Commons, which is currently under discussion leading to a vote.
>> The understanding we have is that a Software Grant is not needed to
>> these code bases since they are under ALv2.  We will contact the major
>> contributors from each code base to make sure there aren't conflicts or
>> other objections to have Apache Flex adopt this code.  There is no
>> community around these code bases right now as the major contributors
>> moved on to other projects so we will accept responses from the major
>> contributors as speaking for the community.
>> -Josh Tynjala was added as a PMC member.
>> -A discussion is underway about a new committer.
>> -Latest analytics include a little less than 2000 hits per day on the
>> website during the work week (less on weekends).
>> -There were more than 12,500 installs of Apache Flex 4.14.1 since its
>> release about two months ago.
>> -Almost 75,000 people have run the Tour De Flex application.  Tour De
>> is a set of examples folks use to learn how to develop Flex
>> -The apacheflex.com site we reported in the prior two reports seems to
>> gone.  We never received any response to our request other than the site
>> finally going away.
>> -A PMC member reported that a company is promoting a software product
>> called Flex that appears to be related to themes/styles for website
>> visuals.  I used their contact page to deliver the standard trademark
>> violation template just before writing up this report so they haven't
>> a chance to respond.

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