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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject Board report for July 2007
Date Mon, 16 Jul 2007 15:59:08 GMT
I have something that came up that I need to attend to.  In order to  
ensure that we have our report in on time I'm going to send the  
following to the Board @ rather than later this evening.  If someone  
has something that they really want in there I'll be happy to amend  
the report.

Apache Geronimo Board Report for July 2007

The Apache Geronimo Project has completed a certified Java EE 5.0  
compliant stack in release 2.0-M6-rc1. This is not the official 2.0  
release but demonstrates that we have an implementation that passes  
the grueling demands of the Java EE 5.0 platform TCK. Sun has placed  
Apache Geronimo on their certification page: 

Collaboration with several other projects at Apache is going on which  
include ActiveMQ, Axis 2, CXF, MyFaces, OpenEJB, OpenJPA, Tomcat and  

     * Geronimo
       2.0-M5 and 2.0-M6 were released in April and June respectively.

     * Geronimo Javamail
       geronimo-javamail_1.4_spec-1.0, geronimo- 
javamail_1.4_mail-1.0, and geronimo-javamail_1.4_proverider-1.0 were  
released in June.

     * Geronimo Specs
       geronimo-javaee-deployment_1.1MR3_spec-1.0, geronimo- 
activation_1.1_spec-1.0, geronimo-ws-metadata_2.0_spec-1.1.1,  


     * Work continues on the JBoss to Geronimo (J2G) conversion tool  
currently in sandbox


3.0 and 3.0.1 (a minor build configuration bugfix) were released in  
April and June respectively
JUGs and Conferences

     * Following sessions were presented at ApacheCon Europe 2007,  
May 1-4, Amsterdam:
           o Apache Geronimo 2.0 - Java EE 5.0 Status and Positioning
           o J2EE Application Development on Apache Geronimo  
Simplified using Eclipse

Policy Changes

     * TCK Access
       Access to the Geronimo TCK was given to the following non- 
Geronimo committers: Bruno Aranda, Dan Diephouse, Dan Kulp, Darren  


     * DayTrader
       Using the benchmark to flush out oddities and bugs. 2.0 will  
be updated and released soon after Geronimo 2.0 is made available.

     * DevTools
     * XBean
       We've fixed a number of bugs found during geronimo tck work  
and extended the xbean-spring functionality slightly.
     * Samples
       Contains a gallery of small samples that show how Geronimo's  
plan can be written and used. They can be created from a template to  
give a consistent look and feel.


New Committers:

     * Jay McHugh
     * Lin Sun
     * Tim McConnell

PMC Additions:
Other Issues

     * TCK Issues
       We have encountered significant delays in obtaining TCKs and  
related materials such as exclusion lists. Delays have been taking  
between 2 and 3 weeks from request to obtaining product. Direct  
emails and instant messages are ignored or not responded to from the  
Apache representative. These issues are on the Apache side and not  
Sun as Sun has been very responsive in our requests. We need to  
improve our access to the TCKs and exclusion lists. There are several  
people on Apache Geronimo that are interested in helping out in this  
area if needed.

In addition, we need a better way to coordinate TCK activities by  
multiple projects it might be prudent to have a place for various  
projects to coordinate their TCK test activities. During the Geronimo  
testing it was discovered that CXF (that helped with the testing) was  
unaware of some challenges that had already been raised by Geronimo  
testers. We're not sure if there is sufficient overlap to justify  
more central coordination but wanted to note the issue.

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