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From "Asankha C. Perera" <asan...@apache.org>
Subject Fwd: Board Report for Apache HttpComponents
Date Mon, 02 Aug 2010 17:05:05 GMT
Hi all

Looking at [1] and [2] I realized that although we edited the last board 
report on the wiki, there isn't a public archive of it as I had not 
copied dev@, but only the private@. To correct this issue, I am 
forwarding herewith the last report for HttpComponents submitted to, and 
approved by, the board in July. Next I will then link to this email from 
[1] and start the next report at [3] as we need to report again for August.

Sorry for any confusion caused..!


[1] http://wiki.apache.org/HttpComponents/BoardReports
[2] http://wiki.apache.org/HttpComponents/BoardResolutions
[3] http://wiki.apache.org/HttpComponents/BoardReportDraft

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Board Report for Apache HttpComponents
Date: 	Sat, 17 Jul 2010 22:00:05 +0530
From: 	Asankha C. Perera <asankha@apache.org>
To: 	board@apache.org
CC: 	private@hc.apache.org

Status report for the Apache HttpComponents project - July 2010

This status report for the Apache HttpComponents project was originally
due in May 2010. However due to reasons described below, this version -
updated until July 2010 - is submitted for the board meeting in July 2010.


Overall the project remains very active. However, the actual project
composition can be seen as suboptimal. The number of active committers
is quite low.

The PMC has reached consensus to change the PMC chair, and is submitting
a resolution to the board to this effect.


We have had two release since the last report:

     *      3 April 2010 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.1-beta1
     *      19 May 2010 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.1-alpha2


Project Management Committee

The project unfortunately missed submission of a status report for the
scheduled board meeting in May; and thereafter for the meeting in June -
although the PMC had created a draft report by that time in the absence
of the PMC chair. After failing to effectively contact the PMC chair,
the PMC has reached consensus on a proposed successor for the role. A
resolution requesting the board to change the PMC chair is submitted

Project Committers and Users

Both HttpCore and HttpClient have an active and diverse user community.
Just recently there has been a number of significant code contributions
by community members. For example, an entire HTTP caching module has
been recently contributed to the project by a group of external
contributors. At the same time only a few committers actively
participate in a day to day management of the project and code development.

A question has been raised
[http://www.mail-archive.com/dev@hc.apache.org/msg04365.html] during a
previous release cycle whether Maven artifacts (which includes source)
should be voted on by the PMC. However, it has been shown that as these
Maven artifacts can be recreated with the main source distribution (zip
and tarball) - which is voted by the PMC, that the Maven artifacts does
not require to be voted by the PMC.


HttpCore 4.1 is progressing well toward its target. The final 4.1
release can be expected within next 6 months. HttpClient is also being
actively developed. There is a good number of external contributors
providing valuable feedback and significant code contributions on a
regular basis. Several frequently asked for features have been added to
HttpClient. The 4.1 API is still considered experimental and will
require more work to finalise. HttpClient 4.1 is expected to enter BETA
development phase sometime this year or early next year.

Board Resolution

Change the Apache HttpComponents Project Chair

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Erik Abele to the
office of Vice President, Apache HttpComponents, and

WHEREAS, in the continued absence of Erik Abele, the Project Management
Committee of the Apache HttpComponents project has chosen to recommend
Asankha Perera as the successor to the post;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Erik Abele is relieved and
discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office of Vice
President, Apache HttpComponents, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Asankha Perera be and hereby is appointed
to the office of Vice President, Apache HttpComponents, to serve in
accordance with and subject to the direction of the Board of Directors
and the Bylaws of the Foundation until death, resignation, retirement,
removal or disqualification, or until a successor is appointed.

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