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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "September2010" by KarlWright
Date Wed, 01 Sep 2010 14:45:43 GMT
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  = Lucene Connector Framework =
- (project add text here)
+ === Description ===
+ Apache Connectors Framework is an incremental crawler framework and set of connectors designed
to pull documents from various kinds of repositories into search engine indexes or other targets.
The current bevy of connectors includes Documentum (EMC), FileNet (IBM), LiveLink (OpenText),
Patriarch (Memex), Meridio (Autonomy), SharePoint (Microsoft), RSS feeds, and web content.
Apache Connectors Framework also provides components for individual document security within
a target search engine, so that repository security access conventions can be enforced in
the search results.
+ Apache Connectors Framework has been in incubation since January, 2010. It has recently
been moved from a planned subproject of Lucene to a planned top-level project.
+ === A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation
+ 1. A final top-level-appropriate name choice for the project needs to be confirmed
+ 1. Nightly builds and javadoc need to be set up, and a release process needs to be defined
+ 1. The first official release needs to be executed
+ === Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware of? ===
+ 1. We'd like to know whether there is any official Apache position on inclusion of NTLM
implementations in ASF projects, since we've gotten mixed signals on this from other developers.
This represents a crucial piece of functionality needed to support LiveLink, Meridio, SharePoint,
RSS, and Web connectors properly.
+ === How has the community developed since the last report? ===
+ We have had quite a lot of use of the software from most areas of the world, and offers
of contribution of connectors as well.  ACF now has several regular contributors, in addition
to its dedicated user base.  The name changes we are undergoing will likely inconvenience
many of these users, which is why this is a critical issue to resolve promptly.  A book is
also planned and will be written over the next nine months.
+ === How has the project developed since the last report? ===
+ Plans for a first release have been executed almost completely.  Better tests have been
added, although not for proprietary connectors.  An API has been added to aid integration
support.  Tree reorganization has taken place to assist with Maven integration.  Online end-user
documentation is complete.  A quick-start example, based on Jetty and Derby, has been written
and should assist novice users in getting set up quickly.
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