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From Patricia Shanahan <p...@acm.org>
Subject [VOTE] August board report
Date Mon, 10 Aug 2015 02:05:14 GMT
This is what I propose to file in the next couple of days. The only 
change from draft 2 is updating the status of the releases, especially 
the lack of a release manager for the River 3.0 release.

PMC Members - please vote on this report. Your affirmative vote will 
both indicate that we have an active PMC, and that this report is in 
line with its collective view of the status of River.


Report from the Apache River committee [Patricia Shanahan]

## Description:
  - Apache River is a Java-based Service Oriented Architecture,
implementing the Jini Specification and Jini Technology Starter Kit.

## Activity:

  - The main objectives are release 3.0 and an improved new user
experience. We now have release candidates for both objectives.

The release 3.0 candidate provides a deep refactoring that addresses
performance, concurrency and scaling issues. It replaces sun.com.jini
and com.artima package names with new org.apache.river package names. 
Progress is delayed by the lack of a release manager. See "Health report".

The improved new user experience objective is supported by a release
candidate for new set of easy-to-run River examples. It is the subject 
of an on-going release vote.

## Health report:
  - The project continues to make only slow progress, mainly due to lack
of time on the part of the committers.
  - At this point no PMC member has both the time and the knowledge to 
act as release manager for 3.0, preventing progress on releasing it. 
Because of a long gap between releases, most currently active PMC 
members where not deeply involved in the last release. Patricia Shanahan 
has an action item to solve this.

## Issues:
  - there are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## LDAP committee group/Committership changes:

  - Currently 13 committers and 13 LDAP committee group members.
  - No new changes to the LDAP committee group or committership since
last report. The last change in the PMC was in June 2014, when Patricia
Shanahan returned from emeritus to active status as a committer and PMC

## Releases:

  - Apache River 2.2.2 was released on November 18, 2013
  - Apache River 2.2.1 was released on May 2, 2013.

## Mailing list activity:

  - dev@river.apache.org:
     - 96 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
     - 80 emails sent to list (175 in previous quarter)

  - user@river.apache.org:
     - 100 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
     - 3 emails sent to list (15 in previous quarter)

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