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From Dan Creswell <dan.cresw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT][REPORT] Apache River
Date Wed, 02 May 2012 08:01:57 GMT
Looks fine to me.

On 1 May 2012 10:10, Tom Hobbs <tvhobbs@googlemail.com> wrote:

> Comments always welcome, due date is 9th May.
>
> Below is the May board report for River
>
> Apache River is a distributed computing architecture, based on the JSK
> Starter Kit Source code donated by Sun Microsystems, for the Jini
> Specification.
>
> Releases:
> No new releases since last report, several submissions have been made
> for inclusion into our next release and are currently being reviewed
> prior to merging them onto the trunk.
>
> Branding:
> The River website had one branding issue (missing DOAP file) for which
> a Jira was raised (thanks Shane) and has been resolved.
>
> Progress:
> There are a trickle of SVN commits being made.  We are a small
> community and so this is expected.  There was a discussion on building
> a reference implementation to showcase River since there is little
> public knowledge of River/Jini installations, similar to the Java Pet
> Store.  We hope this will help to get people involved in contributing
> to that application, but also make it easier for end users to
> understand the offering of this tech.
>
> Community:
> One PMC member has resigned citing the difficulty of working with the
> code and understanding how best to measure the changes she was trying
> to make.  This is a valid point given the lack of hard data and
> particular performance issues encountered by end users.
>
> The PMC recently discussed the the health of our community.  Whilst we
> all agreed that things were pretty quiet, many of the contributors
> reaffirmed their commitment to the project.  Since we are such a small
> community we can hardly expect the same levels of noise and activity
> as those projects with many more members or who have greater numbers
> of end users.  As such, we have no particular concerns that the
> project is slipping into dormancy.
>
> Issues:
> No board issues at this time
>

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