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From Mohammad Nour El-Din <nour.moham...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Deft for incubation
Date Tue, 28 Jun 2011 16:17:33 GMT
+1 For the proposal

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 4:37 PM, Roger Schildmeijer
<schildmeijer@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Ioannis, Emmanuel, Ashish and Bernd.
>
> // Roger Schildmeijer
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Bernd Fondermann <
> bernd.fondermann@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>> +1, sounds interesting. Good luck!
>>
>>  Bernd
>>
>> On 28 Jun 2011 08:42, "Ashish" <paliwalashish@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > +1
>> >
>> > On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 3:37 AM, Niklas Gustavsson <niklas@protocol7.com
>> >wrote:
>> >
>> > > Hi,
>> > >
>> > > I would like to propose Deft to be an Apache Incubator project. Deft
>> > > is a non-blocking, asynchronous, event driven high performance web
>> > > framework running on the JVM.
>> > >
>> > > Here's a link to the proposal in the Incubator wiki:
>> > > http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/DeftProposal
>> > >
>> > > As you will note, the list of mentors is in need of some volunteers,
>> > > so if you find this interesting, feel free to sign up. Needless to
>> > > say, the same of course goes for committers.
>> > >
>> > > You'll find the initial proposal pasted below.
>> > >
>> > > /niklas
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > = Deft Proposal =
>> > > == Abstract ==
>> > > Deft is a non-blocking, asynchronous, event driven high performance
>> > > web framework running on the JVM.
>> > >
>> > > == Proposal ==
>> > > Deft is a web framework that makes using it feel a bit like ordinary
>> > > Java servlets, but with additional tools and optimizations to take
>> > > advantage of the underlying non-blocking infrastructure. The framework
>> > > is distinct from most mainstream Java web server frameworks because it
>> > > is non-blocking and reasonably fast. It's ideal for real-time web
>> > > services because it can support thousands of simultaneous idle
>> > > connections.
>> > >
>> > > Key features:
>> > >
>> > >  * Optimized for thousands of simultaneous connections
>> > >  * Using pure Java NIO (java.nio & java.nio.channels)
>> > >  * Asynchronous (nonblocking I/O)
>> > >  * Event driven
>> > >
>> > > == Background ==
>> > > Deft was initially inspired by Facebook's (actually !FriendFeed's )
>> > > Tornado open source project. Tornado is written in python and was open
>> > > sourced by Facebook September 2009.  Deft was started in October 2010
>> > > by Roger Schildmeijer and Jim Petersson,  since then, a number of
>> > > other developers (from different parts of the world) have submitted
>> > > patches to the project. External contributors have also been involved
>> > > in the pre-commit review process that Deft has adopted from Apache
>> > > Cassandra. Currently the project is hosted on github and has 133
>> > > watchers and 19 forks.
>> > >
>> > > == Rationale ==
>> > > The goals of the project are very much aligned with the goals of the
>> > > Apache Software Foundation. i.e there is interest in (continuing to)
>> > > foster a collaborative, consensus based development process, using an
>> > > open and pragmatic software license, and a desire to create high
>> > > quality software that leads the way in its field.
>> > >
>> > > == Initial Goals ==
>> > > Even though the basic functionality is in place we would like to see
>> > > the following features included in future releases:
>> > >
>> > >  * More third party libraries that works within Deft's IOLoop
>> > >  * Https support for the async http client
>> > >  * Optimized buffer usage in the async socket abstraction
>> > >  * Template engine
>> > >  * Chunked transfer-encoding
>> > >  * Websockets
>> > >  * Https support
>> > >  * Improved Http 1.1 compliance
>> > >
>> > > = Current Status =
>> > > == Meritocracy ==
>> > > Deft has been an open source project since day one. The project has
>> > > transformed from being primarily a two person led (and funded) project
>> > > to one with a number of diverse participants. Any potentially
>> > > controversial architecture change is discussed on the public mailing
>> > > list. Development has been coordinated primarily through a mailing
>> > > list, pull requests and with some IRC.
>> > >
>> > > == Community ==
>> > > Building an active open source community will be one of Deft's top
>> > > priority. The amount of interest in the project from social  networks
>> > > (like twitter and github) and individual developers and users suggests
>> > > a strong community will  develop once the framework to support one is
>> > > in place. Currently the Deft community exists out of the core
>> > > developers, and the users integration Deft in an end-user products
>> > > (the actual number is unknown).
>> > >
>> > > == Core Developers ==
>> > >  * Roger Schildmeijer
>> > >  * Jim Petersson
>> > >  * Johnathan Meehan
>> > >  * Nicholas Whitehead
>> > >  * Séven Le Mesle
>> > >
>> > > Other contributors to the project include: William Edwards, Jacob
>> > > Kristhammar, Rickard Böttcher, ilmich, 1730wang (Nemo), Khaled
>> > > Essghaier, Mikael Piotrowski
>> > >
>> > > == Alignment ==
>> > > Deft is a web framework with a strong focus on speed and asynchronous
>> > > principles. Some parts of Deft are a complex (especiallt the
>> > > asynchronous parts) and it makes sense to  have a
>> > > supporting/developing community. Apache provides a solid base  with
>> > > established processes and rules to create such community.
>> > >
>> > > == Known Risks ==
>> > > === Inexperience with Open Source ===
>> > > The current code that has been developed for Deft is open sourced
>> > > under the Apache 2.0 license. The majority of the initial developers
>> > > of Deft are familiar with the Apache model for open-source
>> > > development.
>> > >
>> > > === Orphaned Products ===
>> > > All participants are active users and contributors to  open source.
>> > > One of them (Roger Schildmeijer) has experience as a contributor  on
>> > > the Apache Cassandra open source project.
>> > >
>> > > === Homogeneous Developers ===
>> > > Deft's initial set of committers include people that have a strong JVM
>> > > background, and  are spread over a number of countries and different
>> > > employers.
>> > >
>> > > === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
>> > > None of the developers working on Deft are salaried specifically to
>> > > work on the project. The initial set of committers will continue to
>> > > use their spare time to develop Deft.
>> > >
>> > > === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
>> > > Deft has dependencies upon other Apache Projects: !HttpClient and
>> > > Maven. Also, Deft comes with a "built-in" asynchronous http client. It
>> > > could be worth time to investigate if parts of
>> > > [[http://mina.apache.org/asyncweb/client-ideas.html|Apache Mina's
>> > > async http client]] could be reused.
>> > >
>> > > === An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
>> > > The initial set of developers respect the Apache brand and feel that
>> > > Apache is the right place to establish a healthy open source
>> > > community. Deft itself will hopefully have benefits from Apache, in
>> > > terms of  attracting a community and establishing a solid group of
>> > > developers. However, even if this proposal is not accepted, the
>> > > development will continue.  As such, there is no need to, or reason
>> > > to, "abuse" the brand.
>> > >
>> > > == Documentation ==
>> > > Infoq article about Deft: http://www.infoq.com/articles/deft-loft
>> > >
>> > > Deft documentation: http://deftserver.org/
>> > >
>> > > Deft issue tracker and source: https://github.com/rschildmeijer/deft/
>> > >
>> > > Deft Continuous Integration: http://savagesprout.com:8180/jenkins/
>> > >
>> > > == External Dependencies ==
>> > > The external dependencies that Deft uses are all Apache license or
>> > > compatible licenses.
>> > >
>> > >  * Google Guava (http://code.google.com/p/guava-libraries/, Apache
>> License
>> > > 2.0)
>> > >  * Logback (http://logback.qos.ch, Dual license, LGPL 2.1 and EPL
>> v1.0)
>> > >  * Apache HttpClient (for unit/system tests)
>> > > (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/, Apache License 2.0)
>> > >  * Ning's Async Http Client (for unit/system tests)
>> > > (https://github.com/sonatype/async-http-client, Apache License 2.0)
>> > >  * JUnit (http://www.junit.org/, Common Public License - v 1.0)
>> > >  * javax.activation
>> > > (http://mvnrepository.com/artifact/javax.activation/activation/1.1.1,
>> > > Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) Version 1.0)
>> > >
>> > > == Required Resources ==
>> > > === Mailing lists ===
>> > >  * deft-private
>> > >  * deft-dev
>> > >  * deft-commits
>> > >  * deft-user
>> > >
>> > > === Subversion Directory ===
>> > > https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/deft
>> > >
>> > > === Issue Tracking ===
>> > > JIRA DEFT (Deft)
>> > >
>> > > === Other Resources ===
>> > >  * Jenkins for continuos integration.
>> > >  * deftserver.org domain to be transferred to ASF upon incubation.
>> > >
>> > > == Initial Committers ==
>> > >  * Roger Schildmeijer (schildmeijer [at] gmail com)
>> > >  * Jim Petersson (jim.petersson [at] gmail com)
>> > >  * Johnathan Meehan (jmeehan [at] phasevariance com)
>> > >  * Nicholas Whitehead (nwhitehead [at] heliosdev org)
>> > >  * Séven Le Mesle (slemesle [at] xebia fr)
>> > >
>> > > == Sponsors ==
>> > > === Champion ===
>> > >  * Niklas Gustavsson ngn@apache.org
>> > >
>> > > === Nominated Mentors ===
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > === Sponsoring Entity ===
>> > >  * Apache Incubator PMC
>> > >
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>> > >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > thanks
>> > ashish
>> >
>> > Blog: http://www.ashishpaliwal.com/blog
>> > My Photo Galleries: http://www.pbase.com/ashishpaliwal
>>
>



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