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From Bernd Fondermann <bernd.fonderm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Deft for incubation
Date Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:57:07 GMT
+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
>
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