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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "June2018" by CarlosSantana
Date Sat, 09 Jun 2018 19:34:45 GMT
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- distributed Serverless computing platform
+ OpenWhisk is an open source, distributed Serverless computing platform able to execute application
logic (Actions) in response to events (Triggers) from external sources (Feeds) or HTTP requests
governed by conditional logic (Rules). It provides a programming environment supported by
a REST API-based Command Line Interface (CLI) along with tooling to support packaging and
catalog services.  Additionally, it now provides options to host the platform components as
Docker containers on various Container Frameworks such as Mesos, Kubernetes, and Compose.
  OpenWhisk has been incubating since 2016-11-23.
- Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
+    Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:    
+ Produce our first source code release under Incubator (automation work is now complete here  We believe that the process to release
will be initiated in the next 2 weeks.
+ Increase additional company and individual Contributors to maintain all project repos. and
address Issue / PR backlog.
+ Close legal transferred of Trademark handoff for "OpenWhisk" name and logo to ASF
-   1.
-   2.
-   3.
- Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
+    Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware of?    
- aware of?
+ Issue backlog building on incubator-openwhisk is still a major issue (partly due to #3 above).
As of this report, the "open" issue backlog is 365 and open PR is 55. Need to prioritize and
work to reduce while advancing performance/security/deployment issues.
+ Trying to add more active Committers to augment those who have dropped off in their activity;
however, we have reached an impasse where potential new Contributor pull requests are not
getting timely reviews/merges to provide a resume' for adding to the Committer roles.
+ It seems that Apache Infra. will not provide us servers to host a staging environment that
would help us perform needed staging testing on Pull Requests.  This means that independent
testing needs to be done by members (companies). We have explored a corporate donation as
suggested (ala Spark and SystemML), but this does not seem possible at this time.  
+ No change in status since last quarterly report
+ Formal hand-off of OpenWhisk trademark/logo from IBM needs to be executed; need to identify
process for this.
+ Discussion started w/ Apache legal via "legal-discuss" mailing list with subject "Trademark
handoff for "OpenWhisk" name and logo".
+ IBM intends to hand-off ownership of trademarks at time of graduation.
- How has the community developed since the last report?
+ How has the community developed since the last report?    
+ dev mailing list activity has been down with the exception of work around the new Go language
runtime (mostly April).  It appears that 2Q conferences may be partly to blame with corporate
Committers being preoccupied.
+ incubator-openwhisk Github stars: 3218 (+341 since last report)
+ incubator-openwhisk GitHub forks: 616 (+72 since last report)
+ Slack community We're ~800 members and it is really active, from both end users or the project
and contributors
+ The  bi-weekly Zoom "Technical Interchange" continues to be well received and attended.

+ Complete videos posted to OW YouTube channel and detailed notes to our CWIKI.
+ YouTube Channel: Apache Meetings Playlist
+ CWiki Meeting Notes: OpenWhisk Technical Interchange Meeting Notes
+ 2018-05-23 OW Tech Interchange - Meeting Notes
+ 2018-05-09 OW Tech Interchange - Meeting Notes
+ 2018-04-25 OW Tech Interchange - Meeting Notes
+ 2018-04-11 OW Tech Interchange - Meeting Notes
+ 2018-03-28 OW Tech Interchange - Meeting Notes
+ 2018-03-14 OW Tech Interchange - Meeting Notes
+ New Contributors
+ Moritz Raho: (Adobe) intern, focus on user/dev experience
+ Nareej: (Adobe) started using OpenWhisk for internal notifications, looking to become a
+ Andy Steed (Adobe): starting to work on OW project, getting on-boarded
+ Dan Kelso, comes from Apache Sling looking at OW and Java tooling…
+ Eric in RTP (IBM) plans to help with runtime work; newer to open source openwhisk
+ Justin Halsall (IBM) dev. looking at creating a Ruby runtime
+ Dominic Kim: (Naver) working for Naver in Korea on their platform using OW, interested in
improving scheduling algorithms.
+ Sam Baxter - no intentions described yet
+ Tzu Chiao - no intentions described yet
  How has the project developed since the last report?
+ Emphasis on these areas have been featured since last report:
+ Release process
+ See incubator-openwhisk-release (code, tools, documentation), see demo (as of 2/28): YouTube
+ Automated and Manual release process complete and documented: 
+ Instructions for Release Managers.
+ 100% of release candidate source code has Apache 2 license headers or a documented exception
as allowed by ASF policy (e.g., simple data or config files):
+ See
+ Currently, working to assure JDK is configurable for builds. 
+ See PR: Update the document regarding Open JDK and Oracle JDK
+ Codecov added: 
+ Add codecov coverage badge
- How would you assess the podling's maturity?
- Please feel free to add your own commentary.
+ Security enhancements
+ Limit cipher suites used for controller https
+ Assure nginx verifies upstream ssl certs
+ Add option to encrypt redis password
+ CLI "Go client": Changing default namespace from guest to _
+ Docker runtime/SDK: add openssh client for dockerskeleton
+ Scalability / Performance
+ Make REST communication with action containers more robust - Lowered the time between retries
from 100 ms to 10 ms because this shorter time should be sufficient to have routing available
/ the target socket listening.
+ Add build matrix to execute performance tests
+ Add gatling as performance test suite
+ Add gatling-throughput test for cold invocations - added a "ColdBlockingInvokeSimulation"
+ Split test jobs in Travis - improve Travis build performance (parallelize tests)
+ Make limit overcommit relative to the actual cluster size
+ Augment RuntimeManifest with stem cell configuration per kind
+ Other Notable discussions/changes/issues/features:
+ MemoryArtifactStore for unit testing and ArtifactStore SPI Validation
+ bump reference for NodeJS images, updating NodeJS6 & NodeJS8
+ Bump nginx version to latest and disable server-side information
+ Emit activation metadata to Kafka
+ Update akka to 2.5.12 and akka-http to 10.1.1
+ Various Vagrant (user, ez-up) fixes, including:
+ increase vagrant disksize using plugin vagrant-disksize
+ Fix vagrant not use runc
+ Document updates:
+ Remove Consul from "The Internal flow of processing" section diagram in
+ Create troubleshooting guide for dependency download failures
+ Fix outdated docs in and
+ Runtime updates
+ NodeJS: update nodejs6 -> 6.14.2, nodejs8 -> 8.11.2
+ Java: Make AdoptOpenJDK Eclipse OpenJ9 the Java runtime for Java actions
+ Swift: Update swift41 to 03-26a - update swift41 snapshot build to `2018-03-26-a`
+    How would you assess the podling's maturity?  Please feel free to add your own commentary.
-   [ ] Initial setup
+    [X] Initial setup
-   [ ] Working towards first release
+    [X] Working towards first release  
-   [ ] Community building
+    [X] Community building
-   [ ] Nearing graduation
+    [ ] Nearing graduation  
-   [ ] Other:
+    [ ] Other:  
+ Comments:
+ Need greater variety of contributors and contributing companies
- Date of last release:
+  Date of last release:    
+ N/A    
- When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
+ When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?    
+ New Committers+PPMC: None
+ New Committers: Vadim Raskin (2018-04-20), Jason Peterson (2018-04-18)

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