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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "June2012" by AlexHarui
Date Tue, 12 Jun 2012 04:48:07 GMT
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+ Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
+ applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.
+ Summary: A large community is losing momentum as it waits for Adobe to
+ complete the source code transition and infrastructure.
+ Date of entry to the Incubator:  December 31, 2011
+ Top three items to resolve before graduation:
+   - Resolve trademark donation or licensing
+   - Complete code and bug database donation
+   - Make at least one release
+ Is there anything that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board specifically needs
+ to address?
+   The ASF legal team will have to agree to a custom Trademark licensing.
+   Adobe submitted an initial proposal for the agreement at the end of May.
+ Are there any legal, infrastructure, cross-project or personal issues that
+ need to be addressed? (Are there any stumbling blocks that impede the podling?)
+   Besides the trademark issue mentioned previously, the import of existing
+   JIRA bugs is blocked by an issue with Apache JIRA's import utility. It has
+   failed to import the data file supplied by Adobe. Infra has opened a support
+   ticket with Atlassian, but the problem remains unresolved four months later.
+ Check that the project's Incubation Status file up to date.
+ What has been done (releases, milestones, etc.) since the last report?
+   - Carol Frampton is the release manager for our first release and has
+     prepared some initial release candidates.  We are continuing to refine
+     the release candidates to respond to various licensing and policy issues.
+   - Christophe Herreman was added as a committer and PPMC member due to his 
+     offering patches for issues with the release candidates.
+   - OmPrakash Muppirala has been leading the development of a tool that
+     allows IDEs like Adobe Flash Builder to work better with Apache Flex
+     releases.  Justin McLean, Stephen Downs, Roland Zwaga, and Tomasz Maciag
+     have also contributed to the tool.
+ What are the plans and expectations for the next period?
+   Adobe expects to complete the transfer of the mustella test suite.
+   We hope to get an initial release approved by IPMC.
+ Are there any recommendations for how incubation could run more smoothly
+ for you?
+   Our mentors continue to be very helpful.
+   We really need to get JIRA up and running.  I am hopeful that the
+   recent JIRA upgrade will make it possible to import the old Flex issues.
+   It has been suggested that we abandon the old issues and simply start
+   over, but I think there are a lot of deferred and open bugs that we
+   don't want to lose track of.  Knowing a larger set of related issues can
+   help guide folks in addressing issues.
+   I still would like Apache to consider a plan to have de-centralization of
+   server resources.  I understand that having more servers to maintain is
+   an extra cost to Infrastructure, but at the rate I see new projects being
+   proposed for incubation, it seems like a distributed model would scale
+   better.  Maybe new large projects like Flex need to come with a dowry of
+   a server and a donation to Apache.
+   I keep seeing issues arising from being so centralized.  The JIRA import is
+   just one issue.  I noted a discussion in general-incubator where a 
+   re-start of JIRA is on the order of several minutes.  Having more than one 
+   JIRA instance would allow Infra to pilot JIRA upgrades with only a subset
+   of Apache taking a risk.
+   Besides JIRA, it would allow SVN imports without having to take down all of
+   Apache.  We have seen the CI server run out of disk space.  That would be
+   less likely or impact less of Apache if there was more than one server.
  Signed off by mentor:
  Shepherd: Matt Franklin

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