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From Stephen Connolly <stephen.alan.conno...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] BatchEE to implement JBatch @apache
Date Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:10:09 GMT
This is interesting to me, not sure if I have the time to help much, but I
should be able to find some excuses to let my employers help fund (by
letting me use work time) work on this!


On 17 September 2013 11:21, Romain Manni-Bucau <rmannibucau@gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear ASF members,
>
> I would like to propose the BatchEE project to the Incubator.
>
> The BatchEE proposal is available at:
> https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/BatchEEProposal
>
> I welcome your feedbacks and suggestions.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Here is a copy of the proposal:
>
> = BatchEE, JBatch Implementation =
>
> === Abstract ===
>
> BatchEE will be an ASL-licensed implementation of the JBatch
> Specification which is defined as JSR-352 (for version 1.0).
>
> === Proposal ===
>
> BatchEE specification is an effort for defining a standard API and way
> to write batches in Java. It is integrated with JavaEE (JTA, CDI....)
> but works out of the box in a standalone environment.
>
>
> BatchEE Project is responsible for implementing the runtime container
> contract for the JBatch specification. Besides the implementation,
> BatchEE Project will implement the core built-in components that
> further simplifies the developer complex interactions with other Java
> EE specific enterprise operations. For example, it will define default
> reader/processor/writer for jdbc, jpa, xml/json/flat files...
>
> === Background ===
>
> Until today writing batches in java meant using a proprietary
> framework and link to JavaEE was quite limited (or missing). JBatch
> defines an API fixing this issue and now developpers need a fix.
>
> === Rationale ===
>
> Current JBatch specificatin is released, and only the reference
> implementation is available but not really intended to be maintained.
> Moreover multiple Apache projects (geronimo, TomEE, ...) will need an
> Apache compatible Jbatch implementation to go ahread and implement
> JavaEE 7.
>
>
> === Initial Goals ===
>
> The initial goals of the BatchEE Project are
>
>  * Fully implement the JSR-352 specification.
>  * Attracts a community around the current code base.
>  * Active relationship with the other dependent projects to further
> develop some useful batch components.
>
> == Current Status ==
>
> === Meritocracy ===
>
> Initial developer of the project is familiar with the meritocracy
> principles of Apache. He knows that the open source gets power from
> its great developers and freedom. He also developed some other open
> source projects. We will follow the normal meritocracy rules also with
> other potential contributors.
>
> === Community ===
>
> There is a great community within the OpenEJB, OpenWebBeans, Geronimo
> and TomEE Apache projects. BatchEE project is very related with these
> projects and in the some cases, it enhances these projects. We are
> thinking that BatchEE project gets strong community because it
> complete the needed frameworks of a java developper and unifies the
> using of these projects. It simplifies the developer effort for
> building complex enterprise applications batches.
>
> === Core Developers ===
>
> BatchEE project has been developing by the IBM then forked by Romain
> Manni-Bucau as a sole contributor.
>
> === Alignment ===
>
> BacthEE project will be a candidate for use in Geronimo AS and TomEE
> as a default JBatch implementation. Other projects could benefit from
> the BatchEE project as a general purpose component and context
> management.
>
> BatchEE project is closely aligned with the OpenEJB and OpenWebBeans
> projects perfectly. It depends on these projects to satisfy its
> requirements (mainly tests).
>
> == Known Risks ==
>
> === Orphaned products ===
>
> Even if the initial committer of the project has no plan to leave the
> active development, it must necessary to get other committers for the
> project. So that it less dependent on the single developer. The source
> code of the project is well documented and new committers could easily
> grasp the details. Initial committer continues to support actively
> this project.
>
> === Inexperience with Open Source ===
>
> Initial developer have worked on open source project before, including
> OpenEJB/TomEE, OpenWebBeans, XBean...
>
> === Homogeneous Developers ===
>
> Altough the initial committer of the project is single, developer team
> may be increased within the active project lifecycle from the
> different locations.
>
> === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
>
> Project currently has no salaried developers. All the commitment is
> done by the volunteer developer.
>
> === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
>
> BatchEE will likely be used in the Geronimo and Apache TomEE.
> OpenWebBeans could bring added value for tests and integration with
> CDI. OpenEJB will be great to pass EE tests (JTA is mandatory and CDi
> a must have).
>
> === An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
>
> BatchEE project initial committer is the strong supporter of the open
> source projects. Initial committer of the project thinks that ASF has
> great place that provides wider colloboration and support of the open
> source project and it respects meritrocracy. Also, BatchEE project
> will surely be embraced by the Geronimo, TomEE, Camel and other Apache
> projects. BatchEE project is closely related with the some of the
> other Apache projects.
>
> == Documentation ==
>
> Currently the main documentation of the project is contained in the
> README.md in the source repository (see next part).
>
> == Initial Source ==
>
> The source for BatchEE project that is to be imported is currently
> within the project at https://github.com/rmannibucau/batchee.git and
> is all ASL2.0 licensed. It is based on a fork of the JBatch RI
> (developped by IBM) which said it was ok to fork the RI:
>
> http://apache-incubator-general.996316.n3.nabble.com/Re-DISCUSS-jbatch-impl-Apache-td36529.html
>
> == External Dependencies ==
>
> All dependencies have Apache compatible licenses.
>
> == Required Resources ==
>
> Mailing lists
>
>  * batchee-dev@incubator.apache.org
>  * batchee-commits@incubator.apache.org
>  * batchee-private@incubator.apache.org
>  * batchee-user@incubator.apache.org
>
> Git repository
>
>  * https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/batchee.git
>
> Issue Tracking
>
>  * https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BATCHEE
>
> Other Resources
>
>  * Wiki
>
> == Initial Committers ==
>
> || '''Name'''           || '''Email'''                              ||
> '''CLA'''        ||
> || Romain Manni-Bucau   || rmannibucau at gmail dot com             ||
> yes              ||
>
> == Sponsors ==
>
> We kindly request the Apache Incubator PMC to be the sponsor for this
> project.
>
> Champion
>
>  * TBD (tbf at apache dot org)
>
> Nominated Mentors
>
>  * TBD (tbf at apacge dot org)
>
>
>
> Romain Manni-Bucau
> Twitter: @rmannibucau
> Blog: http://rmannibucau.wordpress.com/
> LinkedIn: http://fr.linkedin.com/in/rmannibucau
> Github: https://github.com/rmannibucau
>
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