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Subject [Harmony Wiki] Update of "Board200809" by TimEllison
Date Thu, 11 Sep 2008 10:03:02 GMT
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= Board report June - September 2008 =



Development & Releases
Development continues to be focused primarily on the Java 5 SE code stream and associated
development tooling, with work on the Java 6 SE stream being limited to core areas of the
class library.

Milestone build 5.0M7 was declared on August 21, 2008.  This milestone includes a number of
fixes and enhancements, as evidenced by over 125 JIRA issues resolved and over 600 commits
since our last milestone published at the start of May.

Noteworthy enhancements include:
  * improved performance, especially in object serialization and pack200 decoding.
  * a new 'javap' tool for class file disassembly, and good progress on 'policytool' the security
policy management tool.
  * lots of fixes in the Swing widget toolkit.

Six Google Summer of Code projects were assigned for mentoring by members of the Harmony community,
but only two of those completed.  We would particularly like to thank AndrĂ¡s Belicza (policytool)
and Tharindu Mathew (Swing enhancements)for their contributions to the project!

In July, the ASF security group advised the PMC of a vulnerability in Harmony code.  The issue
is fixed in our milestone 7 release.  The details of the vulnerability have not been publicly
discussed yet.

The community continues to operate in a healthy manner, with a noticeable quiet period over

We are pleased to see some Harmony code is being used in Sun's performance release of Java
SE 6 (an improved TreeMap), and work done in the JikesRVM project that enables the VM to run
Harmony class library code.

There were no changes to committers or PMC membership during this period.  There are currently
38 committers, ~18 of whom were active this period. 


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