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From Peter <j...@zeus.net.au>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] December Report
Date Mon, 06 Dec 2010 11:49:30 GMT
Looks good thanks Tom, can we push back the release to January, need more time to allow for
voting.

Cheers,

Peter.
----- Original message -----
> Updated three most important things
>
> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 9:31 AM, Tom Hobbs <tvhobbs@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Here's the status report for December.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > The activity on the River project continues to grow and is seeing
> > renewed interest from people who had previously fallen silent.  The
> > current development team feels that we are ready to start the
> > Graduation process to a TLP.
> >
> > The next release 2.2.0 is scheduled for December, this is likely to be
> > a bug-fix release and will hopefully be our last release before
> > graduation.
> >
> > New functionality and enhancements has currently been suspended in
> > favour of bug-fixes and the work towards graduation.  The following
> > rough road map has been provisionally agreed;
> >
> >  * Graduation as top level project river.apache.org
> >  * Rename com.sun namespace to org.apache.river
> >  * Modular build & JDK policy
> >
> > After this has been completed then the previous work on new
> > functionality and enhancements will be picked up again.  These will
> > include;
> >  * Dynamic Grants at Runtime, based on CodeSource, Code Signer
> > Certificate chains , ProtectionDomain or ClassLoader.
> >  * Dynamic Revoke of Grant's at Runtime
> >  * Securing proxy downloads and unmarshalling
> >
> > Additionally work is continuing on the build and test environments.
> > Bug fixes are helping meaning more of the QA tests are passing, which
> > allows us to enable more of the test categories thus increasing test
> > coverage.  More of the JTREG tests are also passing after fixes to the
> > environment and the tests themselves.
> >
> > The website has been moved to the new Apache CMS environment and has
> > seen further increases in the level of documentation available,
> > particular articles which are useful to people starting to use and
> > develop River.
> >
> > 3 most important issues:
> > Graduation
> > JVM version support post graduation
> > QA test performance and organization
> >
> > Signed off by mentor:
> >


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