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From "Hiram Chirino" <hi...@hiramchirino.com>
Subject Re: December 2006 Incubator Report
Date Tue, 19 Dec 2006 15:17:02 GMT
I just added the ActiveMQ one.  Apologies for the delay.

On 12/18/06, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:
> Projects in the Incubator have been very busy.  Tuscany, Qpid, Felix, CXF,
> Synapse, Yoko, OpenJPA and Abdera have all been going through Incubator
> releases in the past month.
>
> Cayenne and OFBiz are proposed to Board to move to TLP status.  At least a
> couple of other projects should be getting ready to do so.
>
> No major conflicts in the past month.  Just a lot of work.
>
> Reports are missing from ActiveMQ, log4php, mod_ftp, and OpenJPA.
>
> ==================
>
> === ODE ===
>
> Apache ODE is an implementation of the BPEL4WS and WS-BPEL specifications
> for web services orchestration.
> ODE entered incubation in March 2006.
>
> Activity related to incubation:
>  * Thanks to Cliff Schmidt, we've finally cleared the BPEL4WS and WS-BPEL
> specifications intellectual property and patents issues. See
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/200612.mbox/%3c90
> 6BAFB9-4176-42D8-B9D3-1ED05414FF6C@apache.org%3e for details.
>  * We're almost finished replacing Hibernate with OpenJPA, Hibernate is our
> last license-related issue.
>
> Activity related to project development:
>  * We've created a much better site at http://incubator.apache.org/ode. We
> still need to add more documentation but the principal is already there.
>  * We've added a connector for JBI (ServiceMix) and another one with SCA
> (Tuscany) is in progress.
>  * Development is still very active, we've added more features and also
> improved stability.
>
> To complete before graduation:
>  * Now that most IP issues have been resolved we need to release. This will
> hopefully help us for the next point.
>  * We need to attract more committers and encourage diversity.
>
> So the plan for the next period is to finish the transition to OpenJPA and
> build a release most probably in January.
>
>
> === OFBiz ===
>
> Apache OFBiz ("The Apache Open For Business Project") is an open source
> enterprise automation software project.[[BR]]
> OFBiz entered incubation in January 2006.
>
> Top items to resolve before graduation:
>  * the OFBiz community has completed all the incubation's tasks, the
> Incubator has positively voted for the graduation of OFBiz podling and the
> text of the the board resolution has been sent to the ASF Board.
>
> What has been done for incubation since the last report:
>  * the Incubator vote has approved the Apache OFBiz 4.0.0 TS5 test snapshot
> release
>  * the Incubator has positively voted for the graduation of OFBiz podling
>
> Plans and expectations for the next period
>  * we are all hoping to get a positive vote for graduating OFBiz to a TLP
> during the next ASF Board meeting (happening on 20, December)
>  * if OFBiz will graduate, we will work, together with the Infrastructure
> guys to the migration of mailing lists, issue tracker, svn server, web site
>
> See the Incubator status page
> (http://incubator.apache.org/projects/ofbiz.html) for more details.
>
>
> === log4net ===
>
> log4net is an implementation of the Apache log4j for the .NET Framework.
>
> Incubating since: 2004-01-15
>
> Items to complete before graduation:
>
>  * Continue to expand the community
>
> Community:
>
>  * User mailing list maintaining good activity
>  * We have an open ended discussion on the use and storage of strong name
> assembly signing keys. This may need further discussion at wider level, and
> probably requires some sort of consensus amongst all the Apache .NET
> projects.
>
> Code:
>
>  * No important development news to report.
>  * The next planned release will be a point release fixing issues reported
> since the last release.
>  * Several user contributed patches are waiting to be reviewed and
> integrated.
>
>
> === NMaven ===
>
> NMaven develops plugins and integration for Maven to make building and using
> .NET languages a first-class citizen in Maven.
>
> Incubating since: 2006-11-17
>
> This is the first report for this podling.
>
> Completed setup:
>   * Mailing lists and ppmc established
>   * SVN area set up
>   * Software grant and CLA received, account created
>   * Moved existing Maven sandbox code to the podling
>   * Reach out to dev@maven.apache.org to look for additional contributors
>   * Tidied up and imported NMaven code
>   * Some discussion has started to take place about the best way forward
>
> Next steps:
>   * start working on a roadmap and looking for further interest
>
>
> === Wicket ===
>
> Web development framework focusing on pure OO coding, making the creation of
> new components very easy. Wicket entered the incubator in October 2006.
>
> Top three items to resolve
>
>  * Get a Wicket site on http://incubator.apache.org/wicket
>  * Make the code base license policy compliant
>  * Settle into ASF context more
>
> Community aspects:
>
>  * Development list gets more activity
>  * Job listings are rising
>  * Sister project http://wicket-stuff.sf.net becomes community driven
>
> Code aspects:
>
>  * Work on 1.3 has started
>  * Work continues steadily on 2.0
>
> Licensing:
>
>  * Removed LGPL date picker component from extensions (1.3 branch, 2.0 still
> todo)
>  * Started to replace License headers in source files
>  * Discussion on css/javascript/html file license headers. Wicket contains
> and distributes many (small) css, javascript and html files that are also
> downloaded to the browser. Point of dispute is the fact that the license is
> larger than several of the files, and that it increases the download sizes
> of resources for all users of Wicket applications.
>
> Infrastructure:
>
>  * Work has started to generate the website using confluence
>
>
> === UIMA ===
>
> UIMA is a component framework for the analysis of unstructured content such
> as text, audio and video.
>
> Things are proceeding well, there is a lot of activity on the dev list, a
> lot of coding activity.  We're pretty much settled in with the Apache
> infrastructure, have figured out how we want to use Jira in conjunction with
> SVN etc.
>
> Some recent activity:
>
>  * Infrastructure setup complete, barring some minor JIRA admin issues
>  * Website in good shape now, using Anakia
>  * Settled on Confluence for Wiki
>  * M2 build done
>  * Documentation has been converted to Doc``Book, although there are still
> some formatting issues to address
>  * Sample code has been updated
>  * Moving known issues from previous issue tracking systems to Jira
>  * Created sandbox as a place to contribute UIMA analysis components,
> tooling
>  * We've posted messages at the previous UIMA download locations notifying
> our user base that development has moved to the ASF incubator
>
> Our priorities for the coming weeks:
>
>  * We are hoping to be able to do our first Apache incubator release early
> next year.  There is a __lot__ of work to be done to make that happen, and
> we're still in the process of figuring out what that work is exactly ;-)
>  * Get the sandbox off to a running start
>  * Discuss ways to attract new committers
>
>
> === Woden ===
>
> Woden is a Java class library for reading, validating, manipulating,
> creating and writing WSDL documents, initially to support WSDL 2.0 and with
> the longer term aim of supporting past, present and future versions of WSDL.
>
> Woden entered the Incubator in April 2005. The Woden team have made six
> releases since then and have been included in the release of the Apache
> Axis2 project. Our current set of active committers consists of four from
> IBM, one from WSO2 and one from University of Moratuwa. If there are any
> concerns on whether we would graduate if a vote was put to the Incubator
> PMC, then it is diversity of the committer base. We would appreciate
> feedback on this point.
>
> Recent activity since our last report in August:
>
>  * Woden M6 was released in October which introduced a StAX parser based
> implementation of the Woden API and improved the compliance with the WSDL
> 2.0 specification.
>  * In November, three of the Woden committers attended the W3C Web Services
> Description Working Group "Second Interoperability Event on WSDL 2.0" in
> Dinard, France. Two others participated remotely. Some highlights of the
> event:
>    * Fixed numerous Woden bugs,
>    * Added a number of good test cases,
>    * Conducted a message exchange testing,
>    * Identified a number of ambiguities and potential issudes in
>    * Generally ate too much :-)
>  * In Novermber, we added one more committer, Graham Turrell, subsequent to
> his contribution of significant patches in the area of a URI resolution
> framework.
>  * Woden M6 jar has been included in the Axis2 1.1 release.
>  * We have a healthy dev list with a large increase in activity recently.
>  * Woden has  made progress lately wrt conformance to the WSDL 2.0 spec,
> which can be seen in the WSDL working group's dashboard [1]
>
> Our immediate priorities are:
>
>  * deliver M7 to rollup the significant progress made during the interop
> event.
>  * continue development of Woden extension mechanism so that specifications
> that extend the core WSDL spec can extend Woden to parse and validate their
> extensions.
>
> [1]
> http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2002/ws/desc/test-suite/Dashboard.html
>
>
> === OpenEJB ===
>
> OpenEJB is an open source, modular, configurable, and extendable EJB
> Container System and EJB Server.
>
> Incubating since: 2006-07-10
>
> Additions to the PPMC: David Blevins, David Jencks
> Additions to the committer roster: Rick McGuire, Mohammed Nour (not yet
> processed)
>
> All remaining infra has been migrated to ASF hardware:
>  * JIRA
>  * Confluence
>  * Website
>
> As hoped the JIRA migration tool we created has helped other Incubator
> projects migrate as well, most recently Ivy.
>
> All IP was cleared.
>
> Recent new contributors: Manu George and Filippo Diotalevi contributed their
> first patches.
>
> Recent activity has centered around producing a 2.2-incubating release. The
> spread of workload and commitment to getting all of the process right
> (including updates to the source headers) was very encouraging. A vote was
> held, and recently passed, including the 3 binding votes from the incubator
> PMC (by the mentors of the podling).
>
>
> === Cayenne ===
>
> Apache Cayenne is component-oriented persistence framework, providing
> object-relational mapping (ORM), remoting services, and a JPA-compatible
> persistence provider (JSR-220). Cayenne entered incubation in March 2006.
>
> Top items to resolve before graduation:
>
>  * The Cayenne community has completed all incubator tasks, the Incubator
> has voted for the graduation of the Apache Cayenne podling, and the text of
> the board resolution has been sent to the ASF Board.
>
> What has been done for incubation since the last report:
>
>  * We rewrote remaining code (originally by Gary Jarrel) to finish out IP
> issues.
>  * We released Apache Cayenne 2.0.1.
>  * We added Tore Halset as a Cayenne PPMC member.
>  * We added Malcolm Edgar as as Cayenne committer.
>  * We worked through the graduation process and the Incubator PMC has voted
> to recommend Cayenne for graduation to the ASF Board.
>
> Plans and expectations for the next period
>
>  * We expect to graduate Cayenne to a TLP during the December 20th ASF Board
> meeting.
>
> === ADF Faces / Trinidad ===
>
> Apache Trinidad is a library of JavaServer Faces components, runnable with
> every JSF-compliant implementation.
>
> The Trinidad (ADF Faces) project solved lot's of todos. We also worked on
> lot's of jira issue, like:
>
>  * Improving the client side validation
>  * Moving some internal classes to API
>  * cleanup of notices and licenses for compliance with the ASF
>  * improved PDA support (got patches from users here)
>  * JSF 1.2 compliant
>
> One of the biggest technical working points these days is the
> JSF 1.2 branch to be compliant against a JSF 1.2 impl. One of the artifacts
> (the maven plugins) is currently used by the MyFaces team to work on their
> JSF 1.2 impl.
> We added a new committer to the project.
>
>
>
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Hiram

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