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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Trivial Update of "July2012" by LewisJohnMcgibbney
Date Wed, 04 Jul 2012 20:00:58 GMT
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  The Any23 PPMC was delighted to extend an invitation to Peter Ansell during June. The invitation
was subsequently accepted and we are happy to say that Peter is now on board.
  
- During June/July the community has focused on constructing the 0.7.0-incubating release
candidate. We have experienced several problems along the way which have delayed this significantly,
however as of writing the community is now VOTE'ing on the 0.7.0-incubating release thanks
to Simone Tripodi (amongst others) who has stepped up as RM. Since last reporting we have
integrated a number of commits to the project from a range of people. The total number of
commits sitting at 1174 since Any23 entered the Apache Incubator.
+ During June/July the community has focused on constructing the 0.7.0-incubating release
candidate. We have experienced several problems along the way which have delayed this significantly,
however as of writing the community is now VOTE'ing on the 0.7.0-incubating release (release
candidate #2) thanks to Simone Tripodi and we inticipate a release very shortly. Since last
reporting we have integrated a number of commits to the project from a range of people. The
total number of commits sitting at 1174 since Any23 entered the Apache Incubator.
  
  The website at http://incubator.apache.org/any23/ is also up and functioning, and appears
to be 
  in line with the Apache branding requirements.
  
  Lewis John McGibbney worked with ASF infrastructure to get a zone VM up and running to host
the Any23 web service.
  
- The community has again been in touch with members from Stanbol, Jena and Clerezza and although
we are not presenting Any23 at ApacheCon Europe we have already discussed a committer meetup
and liason with the aforementioned sister projects.
+ The community has again been in touch with members from Stanbol, Jena and Clerezza and we
have already discussed a committer meetup and liason with the aforementioned sister projects
at the forthcoming ApacheCon Europe.
  
  
  
@@ -209, +209 @@

  So far, little mailing list discussion, but the project is getting bootstrapped. The next
  step will be to start developing on list and getting the project going. 
  
- Jörn Kottmann who originally volunteered to Champion the project, was elected to the IPMC
- and can now officially be our Champion. Congrats Jörn!
- 
- The light discussion on the mailing list is because there will be another release on 
- the old sourceforge site before the migration to the apache svn and name space updates.
- 
- Development
- 
- So far, nothing much other than getting mailing lists set up, and other infrastructure tasks
- that can be tracked at: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-4910
- 
- Signed off by mentor: mattmann
- Shepherd: 
- 
- --------------------
- DeviceMap
- 
- (project add text here)
- 
- Signed off by mentor:
- Shepherd: Matt Hogstrom
- 
- --------------------
- DirectMemory
- 
- (project add text here)
- 
- Signed off by mentor:
- Shepherd: Benson Margulies
- 
- --------------------
- EasyAnt
- 
- EasyAnt is a build system based on Apache Ant and Apache Ivy. Incubating since 2011-01-31.
- 
- Towards graduation, we need to:
- - Create a release
- - Build a community
- 
- Since the last report:
- 
- There was very low activity on the project. There was actually no commit on the project.
Some work has been done thought, a bug was found on a dependency, Apache Ant, and a bug was
reported, and committed since one of the EasyAnt committer happens to have rights there.
- After acknownledging this, a mail was sent on the dev mailing to remotivate people to focus
on doing a release. A positive response and some commits were following.
- 
- Signed off by mentor:
- Shepherd: Dave Fisher
- 
- --------------------
- JSPWiki
- 
- (project add text here)
- 
- Signed off by mentor:
- Shepherd: Jukka Zitting
- 
- --------------------
- Kafka
- 
- (introduced to Apache incubator on Jul 4, 2011)
- 
- Kafka provides an extremely high throughput distributed publish/subscribe messaging system.
Additionally, it supports relatively long term persistence of messages to support a wide variety
of consumers, partitioning of the message stream across servers and consumers, and functionality
for loading data into Apache Hadoop for offline, batch processing.
- 
- * A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation.
- 
- None. Previously, there was some concern about the diversity of the project that we believe
has been addressed:
- - The project now has active committers from four companies
- - and continues to receive patches from other contributors from various institutions.
- We are considering whether to pursue graduation immediately or focus exclusively on the
development of 0.8.
- 
- * Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware of
- 
- None.
- 
- * How has the community developed since the last report
- 
- - The mailing list continues to be very active with bug reports, patch submissions, feature
requests and use cases. [(Apr,May,Jun): kafka-users (151, 261, 251); kafka-dev (142, 195,
380)].
- - Added two new committers.
- - Conducted the first Kafka user group meeting with over 50 attendees (archived video link
available here: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/Kafka+papers+and+presentations).
This was a very successful event that gave users and contributors an opportunity to meet and
discuss Kafka usage at various companies, ongoing development efforts, feature requests, etc.
- - Received and reviewed several major patches (including contributions from non-committers).
- 
- * How has the project developed since the last report.
- 
- - Intra-cluster replication (KAFKA-50)
-   - Considerable progress has been made on the design and implementation of this much-anticipated
feature.
-   - Regular status updates are being sent out on the kafka-dev mailing list.
- - Another significant project that is under discussion and development is the consumer redesign
(KAFKA-364) and consumer coordinator implementation (KAFKA-264).
- - Released Kafka 0.7.1 in June. This is the second Kafka release since its introduction
to Apache incubator
- 
- Signed off by mentor:
- Shepherd: Matt Franklin
- 
- --------------------
- Kitty
- 
- (project add text here)
- 
- Signed off by mentor:
- Shepherd: Mohammad Nour
- 
- --------------------
- Mesos
- 
- (project add text here)
- 
- Signed off by mentor:
- Shepherd: Benson Margulies
- 
- --------------------
- ODF Toolkit
- 
- The ODF Toolkit is a set of Java modules that allow programmatic creation,
- scanning and manipulation of OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF)
- documents. Unlike other approaches which rely on runtime manipulation of
- heavy-weight editors via an automation interface, the ODF Toolkit is
- lightweight and ideal for server use.
- 
- ODF Toolkit entered incubation on Aug 1st, 2011.
- 
- Most important issues to address.
- 
-   - Growing the community, especially attracting new developers
- 
- Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware of
- 
-   - None at this time.
- 
- How has the community developed since the last report
- 
-   - We are mentoring two GSoC students on ODF- Toolkit related projects
-   - One of our leading developers has had a job change and is no longer involved with the
project
-   - Considering content-related track at ApacheCon, perhaps with other related projects
like OpenOffice and POI
- 
- How has the project developed since the last report.
- 
-   - Working on next release, to feature the new document encryption support
- 
- Signed off by mentor: 
- Shepherd: Ross Gardler
- 
- --------------------
- Oozie
- 
- (project add text here)
- 
- Signed off by mentor:
- Shepherd: Matt Hogstrom
- 
- --------------------
- Tashi
- 
- (project add text here)
- 
- Signed off by mentor:
- Shepherd: Jukka Zitting
- 
- --------------------
- VXQuery
- 
- 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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