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From Karl Wright <>
Subject Re: Incubator PMC/Board report for Dec 2011 ([ppmc])
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2011 13:41:35 GMT
Proposed text for this report:



ManifoldCF is an incremental crawler framework and set of connectors
designed to pull documents from various kinds of repositories into
search engine indexes or other targets. The current bevy of repository
connectors includes Documentum (EMC), FileNet (IBM), LiveLink
(OpenText), Meridio (Autonomy), SharePoint (Microsoft), JDBC, CIFS
file systems, CMIS repositories, RSS feeds, and web content. Output
support includes Solr, MetaCarta GTS, and OpenSearchServer.
ManifoldCF also provides components for individual document security
within a target search engine, so that repository security access
conventions can be enforced in the search results.

ManifoldCF has been in incubation since January, 2010. It was
originally a planned subproject of Lucene but is now a likely
top-level project.

--A list of the three most important issues to address in the move
towards graduation--

1. We need at least one additional active committer, as well as
additional users and repeat contributors
2. We need the current committer base to each broaden their commits
to new areas of the project
3. We'd like to see long-term contributions for project testing,
especially infrastructure access

--Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to
be aware of?--

All issues have been addressed to our satisfaction at this time.

--How has the community developed since the last report?--

Talks on ManifoldCF were given both at Apache Eurocon 2011 in
Barcelona and at ApacheCon NA in Vancouver.  Both were well-received.
We have not signed up any new committers, however, this quarter,
although we've received interest from people towards contributing
especially in Vancouver.

Based on the feelings of our mentors, we have postponed further talk
of graduation, due to the still-not-well-distributed number of commits
among our committer base.  This is viewed as a blocker by one mentor
but not the other.

--How has the project developed since the last report?--

An 0.1 release was made on January 31, 2011, and a 0.2 release
occurred on May 17, 2011.  Another release occured on September
20, 2011.  A fourth release is planned for December 15, 2011, and will contain
significant new features, including full support for HSQLDB and a new
Alfresco connector.

Signed off by mentor:

Any comments, additions, improvements?


On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 7:55 AM, Marvin <> wrote:
> Dear podling,
> This email was sent by an automated system on behalf of the Apache Incubator PMC.
> It is an initial reminder to give you plenty of time to prepare your quarterly
> board report.
> The board meeting is scheduled for Wed, 21 December 2011, 10:00:00 PST. The report
> for your podling will form a part of the Incubator PMC report. The Incubator PMC
> requires your report to be submitted 2 weeks before the board meeting, to allow
> sufficient time for review and submission (Wed, Dec 7th).
> Please submit your report with sufficient time to allow the incubator PMC, and
> subsequently board members to review and digest. Again, the very latest you
> should submit your report is 2 weeks prior to the board meeting.
> Thanks,
> The Apache Incubator PMC
> Submitting your Report
> ----------------------
> Your report should contain the following:
>  * Your project name
>  * A brief description of your project, which assumes no knowledge of the project
>   or necessarily of its field
>  * A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
>   graduation.
>  * Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware of
>  * How has the community developed since the last report
>  * How has the project developed since the last report.
> This should be appended to the Incubator Wiki page at:
> Note: This manually populated. You may need to wait a little before this page is
>      created from a template.
> Mentors
> -------
> Mentors should review reports for their project(s) and sign them off on the
> Incubator wiki page. Signing off reports shows that you are following the
> project - projects that are not signed may raise alarms for the Incubator PMC.
> Incubator PMC

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