Board reports

Reports submitted to the Apache Board

December 2013

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.
 
Community
=========
Indicators during the last 3 months:
- Download: 27,430 downloads (Karaf distributions without the subprojects like Cellar, all branches) between September, 1 and October, 31 (waiting update for November statistics).
- User mailing list: 408 messages between September, 1 and November, 21.
- Dev mailing list: 243 messages between September, 1 and November, 21.
- Commits: 340 commits between September, 1 and November, 22.
 
Two new committers have been elected in October, 2013: Jon Anstey, David Bosschaert
Last committers addition: October 21, 2013
Last PMC addition: September 05, 2012
 
Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
- Apache Karaf Cellar 2.3.2 (October 14, 2013)
- Apache Karaf 2.3.3 (September 20, 2013)
 
A new major release (Apache Karaf 3.0.0) is planned to be released end of November, beginning of December.
 
We asked to migrate to git:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-6708
 
It's in progress but takes time.
 
Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far

September 2013

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.
 
Community
=========
Indicators during the last 3 months:
- Download: 44,166 downloads (Karaf distributions without the subprojects like Cellar, all branches) between June, 1 and August, 31.
- User mailing list: 367 messages between June, 1 and August, 31.
- Dev mailing list: 229 messages between June, 1 and August, 31.
- Commits: 284 commits between June, 1 and August, 31.
 
Last committers addition: February 11, 2013
Last PMC addition: September 05, 2012
 
Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
- Apache Karaf 2.3.2 (July 10, 2013)
- Apache Karaf Cellar 2.3.1 (July 1, 2013)
 
Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far. 

June 2013

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.
 
Community
=========
Indicators during the last 3 months:
- Download: 38,730 downloads (Karaf distributions without the subprojects like Cellar, all branches) between March, 1 and May, 31.
- User mailing list: 516 messages between March, 1 and May, 31.
- Dev mailing list: 383 messages between March, 1 and May, 31.
- Commits: 414 commits between March, 1 and May, 31.
 
Last committers addition: February 11, 2013
Last PMC addition: September 05, 2012
 
Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
- Apache Karaf 3.0.0.RC1 (March 15, 2013)
- Apache Karaf 2.2.11 (April 30, 2013)
- Apache Karaf Cellar 2.2.6 (May 23, 2013)
- Apache Karaf Cellar 2.3.0 (May 23, 2013)
 
Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far. 

March 2013

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.
 
Community
=========
Indicators during the last 3 months:
- Download: 31,490 downloads (all distributions, all branches) between December, 1 and February, 28.
- User mailing list: 557 messages between December, 1 and February, 28.
- Dev mailing list: 382 messages between December, 1 and February, 28.
- Commits: 621 commits between December, 1 and February, 28.
 
We are pleased to count two new committers elected in February:
- Filippo Balicchia
- Christoph Grtischenberger
 
Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
* Apache Karaf 2.3.1
* Apache Karaf EIK 0.9.0
 
We are inline to release Karaf 3.0.0.RC1, and a first Cellar release on the 2.3.x branch.
 
A new branch has been created (karaf-2.x) in order to prepare next Karaf 2.4.0.
 
Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far. 

December 2012

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.
 
Community
=========
Indicators during the last 3 months:
- Download: 36,624 downloads (all distributions, all branches) between September, 1 and November, 30.
- User mailing list: 574 messages between September, 1 and November, 30.
- Dev mailing list: 459 messages between September, 1 and November, 30.
- Commits: 607 commits between September, 1 and November, 30.
 
A couple of talks have been provided during ApacheCon EU and W-JAX Germany. These talks introduced Karaf and Cellar.
 
Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
* Apache Karaf 2.3.0 (major update to a new Karaf branch)
* Apache Karaf Cellar 2.2.5
 
Due to a major issue in Apache Aries Blueprint 1.0.1, we decided to postpone Karaf 3.0-RC1 to include the Aries fix.
 
We've resumed the work on EIK (Eclipse Integration for Karaf) in order to provide a first EIK release soon.
 
Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far. 

September 2012

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.
 
Community
=========
Indicators during the last 3 months:
- Download: around 15,000 distribution downloads
- User mailing list: 666 messages
- Dev mailing list: 542 messages
- Commits: 1110 commits
 
We organized a Karaf 2nd birthday concall to discussed about the Karaf and Karaf subprojects activity and define the roadmap.
 
Brian Topping (btopping) has been voted as a new Karaf committer.
Lukasz Dywicki (ldywicki) has been voted as a new Karaf PMC member.
 
Development
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The following new releases have been voted:
* Apache Karaf 2.2.8
* Apache Karaf 2.2.9
 
Karaf 2.3.0 is on the way, a first release is planned for September.
 
We also plan to release Karaf 3.0-RC1 during October.
 
Karaf WebConsole development resumed, the plan is to include WebConsole in Karaf 3.0.
 
We're also progressing on the other Karaf sub-projects (Cellar and EIK).
 
The Karaf community continues to help other Apache projects to support Karaf.
 
Branding
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As commented in the latest board report, this section will be removed from the next reports.
 * project website basics: ok
 * website nav links: ok
 * trademarks: ok
 * logo: ok
 * metadata: ok
 
Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far. 

June 2012

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.
 
Community
=========
Indicators during the last 3 months:
- Download: around 12,000 distribution downloads
- User mailing list: 424 messages
- Dev mailing list: 495 messages
- Commits: 758 commits
 
Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
* Apache Karaf 2.2.6
* Apache Karaf 2.2.7
* Apache Karaf Cellar 2.2.4
 
We made progresses on the stabilization of the Karaf 3.0 next release.
 
A stabilization branch is going to be create including a 3.0-beta pre-release.
 
Web Site
=======
A new website has been deployed including minor updates and bug fixes.
 
Branding
========
 * project website basics: ok
 * website nav links: ok
 * trademarks: ok
 * logo: ok
 * metadata: ok
 
Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far. 

March 2012

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.
 
Community
=========
The Karaf community continues to provide help to others Apache
projects (Whirr, Archiva, etc) in order to increase the Karaf
adoption.
 
We welcome a new committer: Stephen Evanchik. Stephen already signed
the ICLA. His account should be setup soon.
Stephan made the donation to EIK (see below).
 
We are discussing about mentoring a GSoC project.
 
Some indicators during the last 3 months:
- Download: around 14,000 distribution downloads
- User mailing list: 718 messages
- Dev mailing list: 706 messages
- Commits: 742
 
Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
* Apache Karaf 2.2.5
* Apache Karaf Cellar 2.2.3
 
We made progresses on the stabilization of the Karaf 3.0 next release.
A karaf-3.0.x branch will be cut off soon in order to prepare a first RC.
 
A new Karaf sub-project has been created: EIK (Eclipse Integration for
Karaf), which allows to run Karaf directly into the Eclipse IDE.
 
Web Site
=======
A new version of the website has been deployed to give more visibility to
the Karaf sub-projects.
 
Branding
========
 * project website basics: ok
 * website nav links: ok
 * trademarks: ok
 * logo: ok
 * metadata: ok
 
Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far. 

December 2011

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.
 
Community
=========
Guillaume Nodet and Jean-Baptiste Onofré were presents at
the ApacheCon.
Two talks were related to Karaf.
 
Several projects are interested to use Karaf.
 
The Karaf community starts to help others projects to be OSGi
compliant (work started on Apache Archiva and Apache Whirr).
 
Development
============
A new release has been voted:
* Apache Karaf 2.2.4
 
We are now focusing on Karaf 3.0 release (lot of fixes, cleanups
and enhancements in progress).
 
We also included a new testing framework based on Pax Exam (part
of the Karaf tooling).
 
The resources for the sub-projects will be created soon (website, etc).
 
Web Site
========
We published a new web site to fix some typo mistakes and update the
online documentation.
The site will be updated soon to announce and give visibility
to the new sub-projects.
 
Branding
========
 * project website basics: ok
 * website nav links: ok
 * trademarks: ok
 * logo: we added the TM mention on the logo, and provide new "powered by Karaf" logo
 * metadata: ok
 
Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far. 

September 2011

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.
 
Community
=========
The community has changed a bit:
   * Christian Schneider has been voted in as a committer
 
We can note an increase of projects powered by Karaf.
Apache ServiceMix and Apache Geronimo already use Karaf.
We're discussing with Apache Directory about the usage of Karaf.
 
Development
===========
Four releases have been voted:
* Apache Karaf 2.1.6
* Apache Karaf 2.2.1
* Apache Karaf 2.2.2
* Apache Karaf 2.2.3
 
NB: we turned Apache Karaf 2.1.x branch in End Of Life mode. Apache Karaf 2.1.6 is the latest version on this branch.
 
We created the first Apache Karaf sub-project: Apache Karaf Cellar.
Apache Karaf Cellar is a cluster and cloud solution for Apache Karaf, powered by Hazelcast and jclouds.
We already released:
 * Apache Karaf Cellar 2.2.1
 * Apache Karaf Cellar 2.2.2
We started OBR broadcast and DOSGi implementation. It should be included in Apache Karaf Cellar 2.2.3.
 
We can note that two Karaf sub-projects have been started in sandbox and promoted as Karaf sub-projects:
* Karaf WebConsole based on Pax-Wicket. This new console is very extend-able and highly pluggable. The purpose is to provide a complete enterprise administration and monitoring console, including a new look'n feel, and give a way for others projects (like ServiceMix, CXF or Camel for instance), to provide their own branding and modules.
  http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/karaf/webconsole/
* Karaf Cave is an OBR server implementation, including storage, OBR metadata generation, Maven proxy support, REST API, etc. It will also aim to be a KFR (Karaf Feature Repository) and KAR (KAR Repository).
  http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/karaf/cave/
 
We are also discussing with the author of EIK (Eclipse Integration for Karaf) to become a new Karaf sub-project (http://code.google.com/a/eclipselabs.org/p/eik/).
 
Web Site
=========
Web site has been updated to provide visibility to sub-projects such as Apache Karaf Cellar.
We also gave more visibility to the documentation, allowing to download the PDF format of our guides.
 
Branding
========
 * project website basics: ok
 * website nav links: ok
 * trademarks: ok
 * logo: we added the TM mention on the logo, and provide new "powered by Karaf" logo
 * metadata: ok
 
Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far. 

June 2011

Apache Karaf provides high level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
We've votes a new committer:
   * Christian Schneider

Development
===========
Apache Karaf Cellar, a clustering solution based on Hazelcast for Karaf,
has been accepted as a Karaf subproject.
The following new releases haven been voted:
   * Apache Karaf 2.2.0
   * Apache Karaf 2.2.1
   * Apache Karaf 2.1.5
The main web site and Karaf manuals (user guide and developer guide) are generated in the build
using Scalate.   Confluence has been kept has a pure wiki when it makes sense.
A new logo for Karaf has been voted and is used.
We are working on a bunch of enhancements in Karaf 3.0.0.

Branding
========
 * project naming and desc.: ok
 * website navigation: ok
 * trademark attributions: ok 
 * logo: our logo does not include the TM sign
 * metadata: ok

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.  The community is growing and healthy.

h2. December 2010

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
We've voted in 3 new committers:
* Adrian Trenaman
* Achim Nierbeck
* ?ukasz Dywicki
One committer has been invited to the PMC:
* Ioannis Cannellos

Development
===========
Two releases have been voted on:
* Apache Karaf 2.1.1 on November 14th, 2010
* Apache Karaf 2.1.2 on November 25th, 2010

We're working towards the 2.2.0 release, currently
targetted for January. It has been delayed because
we're waiting for Aries to release a new version.

We've voted a new logo and are discussing a possible
web site design change. We're also planning to move
out of confluence for the website, possibly using
Scalate.

Branding
========
* project website basics: home page is ok
* website nav links: we're missing nearly all the links
but the one to the main ASF web site
* trademarks: not really compliant here
* logo: not really compliant yet
* metadata: we have a registered doap file

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far. The community is growing and healthy.
We have currently two active contributors that aren't yet
committers.


h2. September 2010

Community
=========
We added the following committers:
* Hiram Chirino
* James Strachan
* Ioannis Canellos
James and Hiram were committers before we moved to TLP and asked
to get their committership back, so they've been voted in back.
Ioannis is a new Apache committer.
We also have other active contributors, so we expect some new
committers in the coming months.

Development
===========
No releases this month so far, but development continues towards
our next point release of Karaf, with attention coming from users
testing new features and suggesting improvements. We expect to
release this new version before the end of the month.

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far. The community is growing and healthy.


h2. August 2010

Since the last July report, Apache Karaf 2.0.0 has been released.

Several patches have been supplied by contributors, but due to the
holiday season, development has slowed down a bit during the past
weeks.


h2. July 2010

It has been only a few weeks since the Karaf TLP has been established,
but the activity level is very high. All resources have been set up
by infra (thx) and we have moved the opened JIRA issues and svn tree
from Felix to Karaf.

We've already received some patches from non developers, so I expect
the community to grow very soon.

We haven't released anything yet, and we're waiting for trunk to
stabilize before releasing a 2.0 (new major version due to package
renaming).