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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "July2012" by TillWestmann
Date Tue, 03 Jul 2012 18:52:15 GMT
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The "July2012" page has been changed by TillWestmann:

add Report for VXQuery

- (project add text here)
+ The VXQuery Project implements a standard compliant XML Query 
+ processor for parallel evaluation.
+ It has been in incubation since 2009-07-06.
+ VXQuery changed its focus from being a pure library implementation
+ of XQuery in Java to being an engine for parallel XQuery evaluation.
+ For the runtime VXQuery now leverages the Hyracks system which is
+ an Apache-licensed parallel execution engine developed at UCI.
+ So far the top issues were
+ 1) low activity
+ 2) small community
+ 3) create a release.
+ The activities on these issues are:
+ ad 1)
+ Since this change of focus - and the start of a GSoC project with
+ this new focus - development activity has picked up significantly.
+ This due to both activity of the GSoC student (Preston Carman) and
+ of the existing committers.
+ ad 2)
+ Preston Carman a) has provided good patches for VXQuery and 
+ b) interacts very well with the existing community.
+ Consequently he is a candidate to be the next committer for VXQuery.
+ After the initial vote on vxquery-private failed (all committers 
+ voted +1, but there was no mentor/IPMC member vote), Jukka Zitting
+ voted +1. The next step is to finalize the administrative part to
+ make Preston a committer.
+ Further, there is a plan to publish a  paper to show the projects 
+ utility and to increase the visibility of the incubation effort.
+ ad 3)
+ After the change of focus some things work, but not enough to 
+ build a release that is easily consumable. VXQuery should be 
+ released before a paper is published to enable readers or the 
+ paper to run the software.
  Signed off by mentor:
  Shepherd: Matt Franklin

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