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From Tim Williams <william...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] May 2015 Board Report
Date Thu, 14 May 2015 02:26:43 GMT
fwiw, it'd be good that shepherds get in the habit of putting their or
initials in front of their comments, because the section is titled
"mentors/shepherd comments".

Thanks,
--tim

On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 10:08 PM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org> wrote:
> Ted,
>
> I've updated the list below for those in by end of month.  Do you want to
> forward to the board?  Anything else to be added?
>
> John
>
> On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 9:48 PM Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Here are the recent IPMC additions sorted by time of addition:
>>
>> Amareshwari Sriramadasu    <amareshwari@apache.org>         [2015-04-11]
>> David Lester               <dlester@apache.org>             [2015-04-11]
>> Kim Whitehall              <whitehall@apache.org>           [2015-04-11]
>> P. Taylor Goetz            <ptgoetz@apache.org>             [2015-04-11]
>> Michael Joyce              <joyce@apache.org>               [2015-04-13]
>> Jitendra Pandey            <jitendra@apache.org>            [2015-04-30]
>> Chris Nauroth              <cnauroth@apache.org>            [2015-05-10]
>> Julian Hyde                <jhyde@apache.org>               [2015-05-10]
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 1:56 AM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > All,
>> >
>> > Below please find the current draft of this month's board report.  I'm
>> > struggling a bit with the new IPMC members section, Ted if you can update
>> > it?
>> >
>> > = Incubator PMC report for May 2015 =
>> > === Timeline ===
>> > ||Wed May 06 ||Podling reports due by end of day ||
>> > ||Sun May 10 ||Shepherd reviews due by end of day ||
>> > ||Sun May 10 ||Summary due by end of day ||
>> > ||Tue May 12 ||Mentor signoff due by end of day ||
>> > ||Wed May 13 ||Report submitted to Board ||
>> > ||Wed May 20 ||Board meeting ||
>> >
>> >
>> > === Shepherd Assignments ===
>> > ||Andrei Savu ||AsterixDB ||
>> > ||Andrei Savu ||Groovy ||
>> > ||Drew Farris ||BatchEE ||
>> > ||Justin Mclean ||Myriad ||
>> > ||Konstantin Boudnik ||Blur ||
>> > ||Konstantin Boudnik ||Kylin ||
>> > ||Matthew Franklin ||Droids ||
>> > ||Matthew Franklin ||Twill ||
>> > ||P. Taylor Goetz ||NiFi ||
>> > ||P. Taylor Goetz ||REEF ||
>> > ||Raphael Bircher ||Tamaya ||
>> > ||Raphael Bircher ||TinkerPop ||
>> > ||Suresh Marru ||CommonsRDF ||
>> > ||Suresh Marru ||Slider ||
>> > ||Timothy Chen ||Singa ||
>> > ||Timothy Chen ||Sirona ||
>> >
>> >
>> > === Report content ===
>> > {{{
>> > Incubator PMC report for May 2015
>> >
>> > The Apache Incubator is the entry path into the ASF for projects and
>> > codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts.
>> >
>> > < narrative >
>> >
>> > * Community
>> >
>> >   New IPMC members:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >   People who left the IPMC:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > * New Podlings
>> >
>> >   Geode
>> >
>> > * Graduations
>> >
>> >   The board has motions for the following:
>> >
>> >   Parquet
>> >
>> > * Releases
>> >
>> >   The following releases were made since the last Incubator report:
>> >
>> >   2015-04-02 apache-ignite-1.0.0
>> >   2015-04-02 apahce-johnzon-0.7
>> >   2015-04-15 apache-parquet-mr-1.6.0
>> >   2015-04-16 apache-calcite-1.2.0
>> >   2015-04-25 apache-streams-project-0.2
>> >   2015-04-27 apache-tinkerpop-3.0.0.M8-incubating
>> >
>> >
>> > * IP Clearance
>> >
>> >   Apache Storm Azure Eventhub Integration
>> >   Donation of Apache Flex documentation by Adobe
>> >   Donation of Apache Usergrid source code by Apigee.
>> >
>> > * Legal / Trademarks
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > * Infrastructure
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > * Miscellaneous
>> >
>> >   * The "Marvin" report reminders fired in a timely manner for the first
>> >     time in several months and were sent to the proper podlings.  A
>> >     replacement script had been contemplated but now that there is less
>> >     urgency it seems likely that we will continue to use the existing
>> >     facilities.
>> >
>> > -------------------- Summary of podling reports --------------------
>> >
>> > * Still getting started at the Incubator
>> >
>> >     AsterixDB
>> >     Myriad
>> >
>> > * Not yet ready to graduate
>> >
>> >   No release:
>> >
>> >     CommonsRDF
>> >     Groovy
>> >     Kylin
>> >     Singa
>> >     Tamaya
>> >     Zeppelin
>> >
>> >   Community growth:
>> >
>> >     NiFi
>> >     Slider
>> >     TinkerPop
>> >     Twill
>> >
>> > * Ready to graduate
>> >
>> >     Blur
>> >
>> > * Low Activity
>> >
>> >     Droids
>> >     ODF Toolkit
>> >
>> > * Did not report, expected next month
>> >
>> >     BatchEE
>> >     REEF
>> >     Sirona
>> >
>> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> >                        Table of Contents
>> > AsterixDB
>> > Blur
>> > CommonsRDF
>> > Droids
>> > Groovy
>> > Kylin
>> > Myriad
>> > NiFi
>> > ODF Toolkit
>> > Singa
>> > Slider
>> > Tamaya
>> > TinkerPop
>> > Twill
>> > Zeppelin
>> >
>> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> >
>> > --------------------
>> > AsterixDB
>> >
>> > Apache AsterixDB is a scalable big data management system (BDMS) that
>> > provides storage, management, and query capabilities for large
>> collections
>> > of semi- structured data.
>> >
>> > AsterixDB has been incubating since 2015-02-28.
>> >
>> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>> >
>> >   1. Get the site up.
>> >   2. Do an Apache release.
>> >   3. Grow community
>> >
>> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>> > aware of?
>> >
>> >   No, still getting started.
>> >
>> > How has the community developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   The SGA has been signed and the code has been imported.
>> >   More discussions happen on the Apache lists now.
>> >
>> > How has the project developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   SGA and code drop done, need to get the site (and maybe the Wiki) up as
>> >   well.
>> >
>> > Date of last release:
>> >
>> >   No Releases yet.
>> >
>> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>> >
>> >   No elected PMC and/or committers
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by:
>> >
>> >   [x](asterixdb) Ate Douma
>> >   [x](asterixdb) Chris Mattmann
>> >   [x](asterixdb) Henry Saputra
>> >   [x](asterixdb) Jochen Wiedmann
>> >   [x](asterixdb) Ted Dunning
>> >
>> > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --------------------
>> > Blur
>> >
>> > Blur is a search platform capable of searching massive amounts of data
>> > in a cloud computing environment.
>> >
>> > Blur has been incubating since 2012-07-24.
>> >
>> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>> >
>> >   1.  We anticipate pursuing graduation after our upcoming release.
>> >   2.
>> >   3.
>> >
>> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>> > aware of?
>> >
>> > None.
>> >
>> > How has the community developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   - Subscriptions: user@ - 57[-3]; dev@ - 67[+1]
>> >
>> > How has the project developed since the last report?
>> >
>> > Many bug fixes related to stability and bulk incremental ingestion.
>> >
>> > Date of last release:
>> >
>> >   2014-07-29
>> >
>> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>> >
>> >   2014-07-28
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by:
>> >
>> >   [ ](blur) Doug Cutting
>> >   [X](blur) Patrick Hunt
>> >   [X](blur) Tim Williams
>> >
>> > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --------------------
>> > CommonsRDF
>> >
>> > Commons RDF is a set of interfaces and classes for RDF 1.1 concepts and
>> > behaviours.  The commons-rdf-api module defines interfaces and testing
>> > harness.  The commons-rdf-simple module provides a basic reference
>> > implementation to exercise the test harness and clarify API contracts.
>> >
>> > CommonsRDF has been incubating since 2015-03-06.
>> >
>> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>> >
>> >   1. Grow the CommonsRDF Community such that we can progress
>> >      towards graduation
>> >   2. Further engage the podling with the nuances of the Apache
>> >      Incubation process
>> >   3. Drive towards the first incubating release
>> >
>> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>> > aware of?
>> >
>> >   Peter Ansell resigned from the PPMC, but remains affiliated with the
>> >   project.
>> >
>> > How has the community developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   Development and coding practices agreed.
>> >   Newcomers are joining discussions, adding feature requests.
>> >
>> >   Mailing list subscribers numbers were not included in last report.
>> > Numbers
>> >   for April 2015:
>> >
>> >   dev@      ======> 16 subscribers, 333 messages
>> >   commits@  ======> 9 subscribers, 248 messages
>> >
>> > How has the project developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   There has been a bunch of development activity going on at CommonsRDF
>> > with
>> >   over 200 dev@ messages in March and 300 in April.  Website and
>> >   documentation established at http://commonsrdf.incubator.apache.org.
>> > All
>> >   project communication and development has been migrated to Apache
>> >   Infrastructure.  The project has been introduced to the W3C Data on the
>> >   Web Best Practices Working Group to increase the community.  There is
>> > also
>> >   an ongoing thread relating to the first project incubating release
>> with a
>> >   release candidate currently being voted on.
>> >
>> > Date of last release:
>> >
>> >   XXXX-XX-XX
>> >
>> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>> >
>> >   N/A
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by:
>> >
>> >   [X](commonsrdf) Rob Vesse
>> >   [X](commonsrdf) John D Ament
>> >   [ ](commonsrdf) Gary Gregory
>> >   [X](commonsrdf) Lewis J. McGibbney (Champion)
>> >   [X](ipmc)       Chris Mattmann
>> >
>> > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>> >
>> >   Chris Mattmann:
>> >   Peter Ansell's resignation from the IPMC isn't related to this project,
>> >   right?
>> >   Rob Vesse:
>> >   Peter Ansell's resignation was due to frustrations at the speed of
>> > progress particularly
>> >   around some technical discussions that he had felt had previously been
>> > resolved prior to this
>> >   project entering the Incubator and so he has chosen to focus his
>> efforts
>> > on other projects.
>> >   The project does seem to now have resolved those issues and has been
>> able
>> > to move forward
>> >   with a first release candidate.
>> >   John Ament:
>> >   Peter Ansell resigned from the PPMC/Podling, not the IPMC.
>> >
>> >
>> > --------------------
>> > Droids
>> >
>> > Droids aims to be an intelligent standalone robot framework that allows
>> to
>> > create and extend existing droids (robots).
>> >
>> > Droids has been incubating since 2008-10-09.
>> >
>> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>> >
>> >   1. Activity
>> >   2. Name Search
>> >
>> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>> > aware of?
>> >
>> >   None.
>> >
>> >   Name search needs to be concluded. Availability looks better this
>> quarter
>> >   for completing that task.
>> >
>> > How has the community developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   No change
>> >
>> > How has the project developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   No Change
>> >
>> > Date of last release:
>> >
>> >   2012-10-15
>> >
>> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>> >
>> >   2012-05-07
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by:
>> >
>> >   [x](droids) Thorsten Scherler
>> >   [x](droids) Richard Frovarp
>> >
>> > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>> >
>> > Chris Mattmann:
>> > Droids has been incubating for quite a while - is it time to graduate
>> > or retire?
>> >
>> > --------------------
>> > Groovy
>> >
>> > Apache Groovy is a multi-faceted programming language for the Java
>> > platform.
>> > Groovy is a powerful, optionally typed and dynamic language, with static-
>> > typing and static compilation capabilities, aimed at multiplying
>> > developers’
>> > productivity thanks to a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax. It
>> > integrates smoothly with any Java program, and immediately delivers to
>> your
>> > application powerful features, including scripting capabilities, Domain-
>> > Specific Language authoring, runtime and compile-time meta-programming
>> and
>> > functional programming.
>> >
>> > Groovy has been incubating since 2015-03-24
>> >
>> > The most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>> >
>> >   1. We still have to get our new release process ready for making our
>> > first
>> >      release under the incubator banner
>> >   2. We need to continue encouraging our users to use our new resources
>> at
>> >      Apache instead of using the old ones at Codehaus (in particular
>> >      mailing-lists which are still running at Codehaus)
>> >
>> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>> > aware of?
>> >
>> >   We noticed some issues with JIRA rights that we brought to the
>> attention
>> >   to our mentors.
>> >
>> > How has the community developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   With the JIRA creation and the mirroring on Github, the project
>> received
>> >   new tickets and also code contributions through pull requests.
>> >   So the the community has followed the project at Apache, and has
>> managed
>> >   to move to using our new resources there, and new users contributing.
>> >
>> > How has the project developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   Since the last report, the JIRA issue tracker has been created and
>> >   Codehaus JIRA issues have been moved in.  We also got a "notifications"
>> >   mailing-list created for JIRA notification emails.  The Git repository
>> > has
>> >   also been created and the code was imported in Apache's Git, and
>> mirrored
>> >   on Github.
>> >
>> > Date of last release:
>> >
>> >   Not yet released under the Apache incubation umbrella.
>> >
>> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>> >
>> >   No new election.
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by:
>> >
>> >   [ ](groovy) Andrew Bayer
>> >   [X](groovy) Konstantin Boudnik
>> >   [X](groovy) Bertrand Delacretaz
>> >   [ ](groovy) Jim Jagielski
>> >   [X](groovy) Emmanuel Lecharny
>> >   [X](groovy) Roman Shaposhnik
>> >
>> > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>> >
>> > Integration into the Incubator is going well.
>> >
>> >
>> > --------------------
>> > Kylin
>> >
>> > Kylin is a distributed and scalable OLAP engine built on Hadoop to
>> support
>> > extremely large datasets.
>> >
>> > Kylin has been incubating since 2014-11-25.
>> >
>> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>> >
>> >   1. Make the first release from apache, it's in progress now, status
>> >      tracking under: KYLIN-669
>> >   2. Grow user and contributor base, increase the number of active
>> >      committers
>> >   3. Add more documentation to support new users and contributors.
>> >
>> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>> > aware of?
>> >
>> >   * Nothing
>> >
>> > How has the community developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   1. Kylin joined Spark Meetup Bay Area on March 23 to discussed "Adding
>> >      Spark Support to Apache Kylin"
>> >   2. Kylin has been presented at Hadoop Summit Europe by Ted Dunning on
>> >      April 16
>> >   3. Kylin has been presented at Database Technology Conference 2015
>> > Beijing
>> >      by Yang Li on April 19
>> >   4. Luke Han presented Kylin's open source topic at QCon 2015 Beijing on
>> >      April 23
>> >   5. Kylin has been presented at Strata+Hadoop World London 2015 by Luke
>> > Han
>> >      and Yang Li on May 6
>> >   6. Kylin will be present at HBaseCon 2015 by Seshu Adunuthula on May 7
>> >   8. Offical twitter account created: @ApacheKylin
>> >      * Followers 235
>> >   9. Issue backlog status since last report:
>> >      * Created:   124
>> >      * Resolved:  61
>> >   10. Mailing list activity since last report:
>> >      * @dev      475 messages in April and 421 messages in March
>> >
>> > How has the project developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   1. Binary package for user to install without build from source which
>> >      reduced a lot deployment issues.
>> >   2. Streaming OLAP function prototype.
>> >   3. New Cubing Algorithm
>> >
>> > Date of last release:
>> >
>> >   None yet, the community is activity working on the first release:
>> >   KYLIN-669
>> >
>> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>> >
>> >   1. 3 news committers has been elected on April 8: Shaofeng Shi, Qianhao
>> >      Zhou, Jason Zhong
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by:
>> >
>> >   [ ](kylin) Owen O'Malley
>> >   [x](kylin) Ted Dunning
>> >   [x](kylin) Henry Saputra
>> >
>> > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --------------------
>> > Myriad
>> >
>> > Myriad enables co-existence of Apache Hadoop YARN and Apache Mesos
>> together
>> > on the same cluster and allows dynamic resource allocations across both
>> > Hadoop and other applications running on the same physical data center
>> > infrastructure.
>> >
>> > Myriad has been incubating since 2015-03-01.
>> >
>> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>> >
>> >   1. Fill out the ip-clearance form and donate the Myriad code to ASF.
>> >   2. Migrate the code and issues from github, change all
>> links/references.
>> >   3. Figure out how and when to release a new "version" of Myriad.
>> >
>> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>> > aware of?
>> >
>> >   None.
>> >
>> > How has the community developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   More than 100 emails on dev@. Began open community-wide
>> > meetings/hangouts.
>> >   One new community member from China, and more from MapR.
>> >
>> >   Gave presentations at ApacheCon, Data Science MD, and East Bay Big Data
>> >   Group. Upcoming presentations at China Mesos User Group and at MesosCon
>> > in
>> >   August.
>> >
>> > How has the project developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   Significant recent commits/PRs include:
>> >   1. Committed: Remote binary distribution (PR#83)
>> >   2. Committed: Configuration via REST API (PR#84)
>> >   3. In review: Multi-project build (PR#77)
>> >   4. In progress: Web UI Dashboard (PR#82)
>> >   5. In progress: Fine-grained scaling (PR#91)
>> >   6. In progress: High availability for the Scheduler/RM (PR#94)
>> >   7. In progress: Dockerizing the Scheduler/ResourceManager (PR#95)
>> >
>> > Date of last release:
>> >
>> >   No releases yet. Still at 0.0.1 in the source. Will plan a release
>> after
>> >   we migrate to Apache git.
>> >
>> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>> >
>> >   Need to grant Apache git karma to initial committers and migrate the
>> code
>> >   base. Then we will vote in new committers from the existing developer
>> >   community.
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by:
>> >
>> >   [ ](myriad) Benjamin Hindman
>> >   [ ](myriad) Danese Cooper
>> >   [x](myriad) Ted Dunning
>> >   [ ](myriad) Luciano Resende
>> >
>> > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>> >
>> > Justin Mclean (jmclean):
>> >
>> >     Mentors active, no issues, project just starting out.
>> >
>> > --------------------
>> > NiFi
>> >
>> > NiFi is a dataflow system based on the concepts of flow-based
>> programming.
>> >
>> > NiFi has been incubating since 2014-11-24.
>> >
>> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>> >
>> >   1. Continue to grow the community and support the new user base
>> >   2. Establish rhythm for releases and improve documentation and
>> procedures
>> >   3. Provide a clear and expedient process for code contribution and
>> review
>> >
>> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>> > aware of?
>> >
>> >   None.
>> >
>> > How has the community developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   - We have a new PPMC member - Aldrin Piri.
>> >   - We completed our second release on March 17 2015.
>> >   - Two talks were given at ApacheCon NA 2015 featuring Apache NiFi
>> >     (incubating)
>> >   - The first Apache NiFi meetup was held in the Baltimore/Washington
>> area.
>> >   - The project has code contributions from more than 25 people.
>> >   - The mailing lists are quite active with developer questions and an
>> >     increasing amount of user focused questions.  The dev list has 118
>> >     registered addresses.  Commits has 30 and our brand new 'users' list
>> >     established in mid April has 20.
>> >
>> > How has the project developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   - We have produced our second release within the Apache Incubator.
>> >   - We are in the closing stages of our third release and includes bug
>> >     fixes, new features, and improved documentation with significant
>> >     representation of contribution outside of the PPMC.
>> >
>> > Date of last release:
>> >
>> >   2015-03-16
>> >
>> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>> >
>> >   2015-03-17
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by:
>> >
>> >   [X](nifi) Billie Rinaldi
>> >   [ ](nifi) Arvind Prabhakar
>> >   [X](nifi) Sergio Fernandez
>> >   [ ](nifi) Benson Margulies
>> >   [ ](nifi) Brock Noland
>> >   [X](nifi) Drew Farris
>> >   [X](nifi) Andrew Purtell
>> >
>> > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>> >
>> >   P. Taylor Goetz (ptgoetz):
>> >     Mentors engaged. Podling seems to be doing well with no issues
>> > requiring mentor assistance.
>> >
>> > --------------------
>> > ODF Toolkit
>> >
>> > This report is a catch up from last month which we missed.
>> >
>> > Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation
>> of
>> > OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents
>> >
>> > ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.
>> >
>> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>> >
>> >   1. Grow the community in terms of committers
>> >   2. Have regular releases
>> >   3. Decide if we would like to be a top level project or join an
>> existing
>> >      project, or move to the attic.
>> >
>> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>> > aware of?
>> >
>> >   Nothing new, very quiet. But we are not dead yet :-)
>> >
>> > How has the community developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   No new committers, some minor activity re tickets in Jira
>> >
>> > How has the project developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   The latest release has been added as a Maven artifact in response to a
>> >   user request.
>> >
>> > Date of last release:
>> >
>> >   2014-06-02
>> >
>> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>> >
>> >   2012-10-29
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by:
>> >
>> >   [X](ipmc) Chris Mattmann
>> >
>> > Shepherd Notes:
>> >  - perhaps think about joining Apache POI and/or Tika?
>> >
>> > --------------------
>> > Singa
>> >
>> > Singa is a distributed deep learning platform.
>> >
>> > Singa has been incubating since 2015-03-17.
>> >
>> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>> >
>> >   1. Grow the community of developers and users.
>> >   2. Build the homepage and add more documentations.
>> >   2. Prepare for the first release.
>> >
>> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>> > aware of?
>> >
>> >   N/A.
>> >
>> > How has the community developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   Three software engineers from NetEase have joined the dev@ list. They
>> > have
>> >   been working on deep learning using GPUs for speech processing.
>> >
>> > How has the project developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   1. We have updated the Incubation Status file.
>> >   2. We have finished migrating the code to Apache git repository.
>> >   3. We have discussed on the features and development schedule for first
>> >      release.
>> >   4. A new communication framework has been implemented to unify the
>> >      training architectures used by existing systems.
>> >   5. We have added GNU autotools for installing Singa.
>> >
>> > Date of last release:
>> >
>> >   N/A.
>> >
>> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>> >
>> >   N/A.
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by:
>> >
>> >   [ ](singa) Daniel Dai
>> >   [ ](singa) Alan Gates
>> >   [x](singa) Ted Dunning
>> >   [ ](singa) Thejas Nair
>> >
>> > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --------------------
>> > Slider
>> >
>> > Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
>> > manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.
>> >
>> > Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.
>> >
>> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>> >
>> >   1. Building a diverse developer and user community
>> >   2. Achieving broader adoption of the existing code and
>> slider-deployable
>> >      applications (examples: HBase, Accumulo)
>> >   3. Making slider better at deploying other applications, so improving
>> >      takeup.
>> >
>> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>> > aware of?
>> >
>> >   None
>> >
>> > How has the community developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   We are getting some questions from users on the list and an occasional
>> >   patch submitted.  A number of features added to the recent releases
>> >   were driven by user needs.
>> >
>> > How has the project developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   We completed release 0.61.0-incubating in February with more complex
>> >   release artifacts than we had released previously.  We also released
>> >   0.70.1-incubating in March.  Planning is under way for releasing 0.80
>> in
>> >   May 2015.
>> >
>> > Date of last release:
>> >
>> >   2015-03-31: Slider 0.70.1-incubating
>> >   2015-02-19: Slider 0.61.0-incubating
>> >
>> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>> >
>> >   2014-09-27: Gour Saha, committer and PPMC member
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by:
>> >
>> >   [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
>> >   [ ](slider) Devaraj Das
>> >   [ ](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
>> >   [ ](slider) Mahadev Konar
>> >
>> > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --------------------
>> > Tamaya
>> >
>> > Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on an modular,
>> > extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide a
>> > minimal but extendible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and EE
>> > environments.
>> >
>> > Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.
>> >
>> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>> >
>> >   1. Publish a first release until mid year.
>> >   2. Keep focus for a reasonable functionality and way forward.
>> >   3. Keep up/increase community engagement, increase publicity by further
>> >      evangelizing it.
>> >
>> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>> > aware of?
>> >
>> >   No.
>> >
>> > How has the community developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   Two people have shown very interested 1) on the mailing list, or 2)
>> even
>> >   helped with some work at ZH Hackergarten. Crcial will be going out
>> with a
>> >   first release asap.
>> >
>> > How has the project developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   We successfully backported API/core to Java 7. Overall project quality
>> >   increased. Some API aspects were reevaluated and several bugfixes and
>> new
>> >   features were added. Also a lot of documentation and examples were
>> added,
>> >   so we definitively approach a first release.
>> >
>> > Date of last release:
>> >
>> >   N/A (not released anything).
>> >
>> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>> >
>> >   25th January 2015 (Reinhard Sandtner)
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by:
>> >
>> >   [X](tamaya) John D. Ament
>> >   [ ](tamaya) Mark Struberg
>> >   [ ](tamaya) Gerhard Petracek
>> >   [ ](tamaya) David Blevins
>> >
>> > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>> >
>> >   John Ament:
>> >   Podling is beginning the process towards the first release.
>> >
>> > --------------------
>> > TinkerPop
>> >
>> > TinkerPop is a graph computing framework written in Java
>> >
>> > TinkerPop has been incubating since 2015-01-16.
>> >
>> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>> >
>> >   1. Get more committers on the project.
>> >   2. Get TinkerPop 3.0.0.GA out.
>> >   3. Get vendors migrated from TP2 to TP3
>> >
>> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>> > aware of?
>> >
>> >   None.
>> >
>> > How has the community developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   Vendors are starting to use dev@ to communicate requirements for their
>> >   respective products.
>> >
>> > How has the project developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   We released 3.0.0.M8-incubating -- our first Apache release.
>> >
>> > Date of last release:
>> >
>> >   April 6, 2015
>> >
>> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>> >
>> >   None.
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by:
>> >
>> >   [ ](tinkerpop) Rich Bowen
>> >   [ ](tinkerpop) Daniel Gruno
>> >   [ ](tinkerpop) Hadrian Zbarcea
>> >   [ ](tinkerpop) Matt Franklin
>> >   [ ](tinkerpop) David Nalley
>> >
>> > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --------------------
>> > Twill
>> >
>> > Twill is an abstraction over Apache Hadoop® YARN to reduce the complexity
>> > of developing distributed applications.
>> >
>> > Twill has been incubating since 2013-11-14.
>> >
>> > Top three items to resolve before graduation:
>> >
>> >   - More committers from different organizations.
>> >   - Regular releases.
>> >   - Increase adoption.
>> >
>> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>> > aware of?
>> >
>> >   - None at this time.
>> >
>> > How has the community developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   - 14 new JIRA issues filed since last report (2015-02-01)
>> >   - 12 JIRA issues resolved since last report (2015-02-01)
>> >   - 4 new contributors submitted patches
>> >
>> > How has the project developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   - Version 0.6.0-incubating is being worked upon
>> >   - New project using Twill: Fluo - transaction layer that enables
>> >     incremental processing on big data
>> >   - Twill ported to work on Mapr distribution
>> >
>> > Date of last release:
>> >
>> >   - 2015-02-27: 0.5.0-incubating
>> >
>> > What are the plans for the next period?
>> >
>> >   - Encourage contributions from active users
>> >   - Identify potential committers
>> >   - Improve documentation and website
>> >
>> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>> >
>> >   - No new committers since incubation.
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by:
>> >
>> >   [ ](twill) Vinod K
>> >   [ ](twill) Arun C Murthy
>> >   [ ](twill) Tom White
>> >   [X](twill) Patrick Hunt
>> >
>> > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>> >
>> >
>> > --------------------
>> > Zeppelin
>> >
>> > A collaborative data analytics and visualisation tool for distributed,
>> > general-purpose data processing systems such as Apache Spark, Apache
>> Flink,
>> > etc.
>> >
>> > Zeppelin has been incubating since 2014-12-23.
>> >
>> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>> >
>> >   1. Do an Apache release
>> >   2. Community growth: more committers from different organisations
>> >   3. Increase adoption
>> >
>> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>> > aware of?
>> >
>> >   None.
>> >
>> > How has the community developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   More people submitting patches and feature requests then in previous
>> >   month: 30 patches has been merged and 40 patches has been submitted
>> from
>> >   21 different contributors.
>> >
>> >   Traffic in users@ grew a lot in last month with new users asking and
>> new
>> >   contributors answering questions: +27 subscribers in dev@, +58
>> > subscribers
>> >   in users@ since last month.
>> >
>> >   Introduction to Zeppelin was well received on ApacheCon 2015, it
>> > generated
>> >   some interest from other projects in collaboration\integration which
>> >   resulted in discussions dev@ and new JIRA issues.
>> >
>> > How has the project developed since the last report?
>> >
>> >   Complete PODLINGNAMESEARCH-64
>> >
>> >   Generic JDBC as well as TajoJDBC and HiveJDBC interpreters were
>> >   contributed by individual contributors as well as a bunch bugs were
>> > fixed.
>> >
>> >   Pluggable notebook persistence layer was abstracted.
>> >
>> >   Rich GUI inside Notebook was added (custom AngularJS code)
>> >
>> > Date of last release:
>> >
>> >   None
>> >
>> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>> >
>> >   2015-03-27
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by:
>> >
>> >   [X](zeppelin) Konstantin Boudnik
>> >   [x](zeppelin) Henry Saputra
>> >   [X](zeppelin) Roman Shaposhnik
>> >   [x](zeppelin) Ted Dunning
>> >   [ ](zeppelin) Hyunsik Choi
>> >
>> >
>> > }}}
>> >
>>

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