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From "Eddie O'Neil" <ekon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: December 2006 Incubator Report
Date Tue, 19 Dec 2006 16:10:21 GMT
  I've got one of these coming for OpenJPA (apologies that it's late...).

  This is pending a couple hours of community review -- once it's
done, I'll just commit it straight into the agenda.

Eddie



On 12/19/06, Hiram Chirino <hiram@hiramchirino.com> wrote:
> 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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>
> --
> Regards,
> Hiram
>
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