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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: September Status Report
Date Fri, 27 Aug 2010 15:18:49 GMT
Looks good to me. Sign me up.

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 10:55 AM, Tom Hobbs <tvhobbs@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Here's the status report for September.  I'll work out what to do with it
> once it gets signed off by a mentor.
>
> Comments?
>
> River
>
> Apache River is a distributed computing architecture, based on the JSK
> Starter Kit Source code donated by Sun Microsystems, for the Jini
> Specification. While generally referred to as a Service Architecture, it
> might be more easily explained to those familiar with Dependency Injection
> as a Protocol Independent, Distributed Dependency Injection Architecture,
> suited to both hardware and software. Instead of depending on Protocols
> directly for communication, everything is abstracted behind a Java
> interface, allowing protocols and implementations to be swapped freely,
> programming languages other than Java can also participate.
>
> River has been appointed an additional mentor and has seen much increased
> activity on the mailing list in recent weeks and months.
>
> The next release 2.2.0 is scheduled for December, although some discussion
> on whether this is a major release or not continues.
>
> The Incubator PMC and Apache River PPMC have approved one new committer for
> the project, the votes passed in August.
>
> Current development efforts are still focused on a java.security.Policy
> Provider with the following features:
>
> Dynamic Grants at Runtime, based on CodeSource, Code Signer Certificate
> chains , ProtectionDomain or ClassLoader.
> Dynamic Revoke of Grant's at Runtime
>
> Reviewing newly donated code updates and patches, including:
>
> New CodebaseAccessClassLoader and associated changes
> New StreamServiceRegistrar Interface and other additions
> New ConcurrentDyamicPolicyProvider
>
> Additionally:
>
> Work is being performed on TaskManager by our newest committer
> Increasing the test coverage, build process and Ant vs Maven work is ongoing
> Entry-level documentation is starting to appear
>
> We are experiencing increasing interest on our developer mailing list.
>
> 3 most important issues:
> Code review and acceptance of newly submitted patches.
> Streamline the build and test process.
> Get our new committer svn accounts set up and grow our developer pool.
>
> Signed off by mentor:
>

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