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ACE

18 Jan 2017 [Marcel Offermans / Chris]

## Description:

 - Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
   centrally manage and distribute modular software components, configuration
   data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target systems.

## Issues:

 - Last time, the board asked us to clarify a couple of things:
   - We mentioned there were off-list discussions about future work.  These
     were informal discussions between some committers, but nothing came out
     that was worth sharing. In hindsight we could have omitted this from the
     report.  We are obviously aware that any decisions need to be made on the
     list.
   - It was mentioned that activity was low, asking us if there are still 3
     PMC around.  We acknowledge that activity was (and still is) low, but
     there are still at least 3 PMC members around to answer questions and fix
     bugs.

## Activity:

 - Activity is still fairly low.

## Health report:

 - It is fair to say that the project is in "maintenance mode" at the moment.
   There are still enough PMC members around, but activity is low.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Bram de Kruijff on Mon Jul 08 2013

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 12 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Bram Pouwelse at Thu Feb 25 2016

## Releases:

 - February 9th, 2016: ACE 2.1.0 release.

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@ace.apache.org:
 - 74 subscribers (down -2 in the last 3 months):
 - 2 emails sent to list (11 in previous quarter)

 - dev@ace.apache.org:
 - 70 subscribers (down -2 in the last 3 months):
 - 3 emails sent to list (4 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 1 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 0 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

19 Oct 2016 [Marcel Offermans / Bertrand]

## Description:
 - Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to centrally
   manage and distribute modular software components, configuration data and
   other artifacts to OSGi based and related target systems.

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

## Activity:
 - Following our last release we are answering some questions and fixing bugs.
   Progress was slow over the summer holidays. There are a couple of off-list
   discussions about future work for ACE. Through a back-channel we've received
   word that ACE is also running on a private cloud, we're reaching out to the
   people behind it to see if they are interested to spread the word on how
   they did this.

## Health report:
 - The current release seems pretty stable. There are still some ongoing
   discussions about extending ACE.

## PMC changes:
 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 2 months
 - Last PMC addition was Bram de Kruijff on Mon Jul 08 2013

## Committer base changes:
 - Currently 12 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 2 months
 - Last committer addition was Bram Pouwelse at Thu Feb 25 2016

## Releases:
 - February 9th, 2016: ACE 2.1.0 release.
## Mailing list activity:
 - users@ace.apache.org:
   - 75 subscribers (up 0 in the last 2 months):
   - 0 emails sent to list (32 in previous quarter)
 - dev@ace.apache.org:
   - 73 subscribers (up 3 in the last 2 months):
   - 0 emails sent to list (6 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:
 - 1 JIRA tickets created in the last 2 months
 - 0 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 2 months

17 Aug 2016 [Marcel Offermans / Marvin]

## Description:
 - Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
   centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
   configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
   systems.

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

## Activity:
 - Following our last release we are answering some questions and
   fixing bugs. Progress was slow over the summer holidays.

## Health report:
 - The current release seems pretty stable. There are some ongoing
   discussions about extending ACE.

## PMC changes:
 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Bram de Kruijff on Mon Jul 08 2013

## Committer base changes:
 - Currently 12 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Bram Pouwelse at Thu Feb 25 2016

## Releases:
 - February 9th, 2016: ACE 2.1.0 release.

## Mailing list activity:
 - users@ace.apache.org:
    - 75 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 32 emails sent to list (3 in previous quarter)
 - dev@ace.apache.org:
    - 73 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 6 emails sent to list (12 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:
 - 9 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 7 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Jul 2016 [Marcel Offermans / Brett]

No report was submitted.

18 May 2016 [Marcel Offermans / Shane]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Releases:
 * February 9th, 2016: ACE 2.1.0 release.

Statistics:
 * Last committers added: February 26th, 2016
 * Last PMC members added: June 18th, 2013
 * Mailing list activity (dev+users) for last 3 (jan-apr) months: 69 msgs
   (previous 3 months: 40 msgs)
 * Commits for last 4 (jan-apr) months: 130
   (previous 3 months: 0)

Activity:
 * Did a new release, addressing lots of smaller issues in 2.0.1.
 * We added a new committer, Bram Pouwelse.
 * Engaged with the community to find out what their issues are
   with ACE and tried to address those going forward.
 * jawi and marrs did a presentation about ACE at the ApacheCon
   NA in Vancouver just now.

Notes:
We missed the report deadline last month, which is why we are now
reporting about a 4 month period.

20 Apr 2016 [Marcel Offermans / Chris]

No report was submitted.

20 Jan 2016 [Marcel Offermans / Shane]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Releases:
 * April 22nd, 2014: ACE 2.0.1 release.

Statistics:
 * Last committers added: March 27th, 2012
 * Last PMC members added: June 18th, 2013
 * Mailing list activity (dev+users) for last 3 (oct-dec) months: 40 msgs
   (previous 3 months: 19 msgs)
 * Commits for last 3 (oct-dec) months: 0
   (previous 3 months: 10)

Activity:
 * Upgraded the build to the latest Bndtools version.
 * Some discussions about performance, how to upload artifacts to ACE,
   how to commit changes automatically and how associations work.

Notes:
1. Traffic on the mailing lists is still relatively slow. As a community
   we should push for a new release and try to get some new committers
   involved by actively engaging them;
2. The release cannot be created just yet because of some dependencies on
   other projects (Apache Felix) that are not released yet.

21 Oct 2015 [Marcel Offermans / Shane]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Releases:
 * April 22nd, 2014: ACE 2.0.1 release.

Statistics:
 * Last committers added: March 27th, 2012
 * Last PMC members added: June 18th, 2013
 * Mailing list activity (dev+users) for last 3 (jul-sep) months: 19 msgs
   (previous 3 months: 37 msgs)
 * Commits for last 3 (jul-sep) months: 10
   (previous 3 months: 42)

Activity:
 * Upgraded the build to the latest Bndtools version.
 * Apache ACE (and Apache Celix) featured in presentations at the
   Smart Systems Conference:
   http://www.bc-smartsystems.nl/en/programme/software-quality-1
 * Apache ACE featured at ApacheCon Core Europe:
   http://sched.co/3x1V
 * Provisioning the IoT at DevNation featured Apache ACE:
   http://www.devnation.org/#0e729c10598c8ab5dba83212f17023ca
 * Upcoming presentations at JavaOne:
   CON2106 - Provisioning the IoT
   CON7034 - Microservices for the IoT
 * Some discussions about relay servers and Apache Celix integration.

Notes:
Traffic on the mailing lists is still relatively slow. As a community
we should push for a new release and try to get some new committers
involved by actively engaging them.

19 Aug 2015 [Marcel Offermans / Rich]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Releases:
 * April 22nd, 2014: ACE 2.0.1 release.

Statistics:
 * Last committers added: March 27th, 2012
 * Last PMC members added: June 18th, 2013
 * Mailing list activity (dev+users) for last 4 months: 14 msgs
   (previous 3 months: 30 msgs)
 * Commits for last 4 months: 48
   (previous 3 months: 8)

Activity:
 * Some improvements to the website after user feedback.
 * Enhancements to the way the agent reports certain errors.
 * Accepted a few patches by a user (we are watching to see if he keeps
   contributing).
 * Made the handling of user tags a bit more strict, to prevent names
   that could not be properly stored in XML.
 * Upgraded to DM4 (which is a core internal component).

Notes:
This report was late last month, so it it sent in a month later than
the normal reporting schedule.
Last time the board asked some questions about community activity and
specifically adding "new blood". We are actively trying to engage
users that are contributing suggestions and patches. Hopefully that
will lead to new committers. Traffic is still relatively slow.

15 Jul 2015 [Marcel Offermans / Chris]

No report was submitted.

22 Apr 2015 [Marcel Offermans / Shane]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Releases:
 * April 22nd, 2014: ACE 2.0.1 release.

Statistics:
 * Last committers added: March 27th, 2012
 * Last PMC members added: June 18th, 2013
 * Mailing list activity (dev+users) for last 3 months: 30 msgs
   (previous 3 months: 34 msgs)
 * Commits for last 3 months: 8
   (previous 3 months: 145)

Activity:
 * Discussions about moving to Java 8 and Dependency Manager 4.
 * Improvements in the Workspace API (for scripting).
 * User questions about templates, Jenkins and Apache Karaf integration.

@Shane: Is this level of activity normal?

18 Feb 2015 [Marcel Offermans / Sam]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Releases:
 * April 22nd, 2014: ACE 2.0.1 release.

Statistics:
 * Last committers added: March 27th, 2012
 * Last PMC members added: June 18th, 2013
 * Mailing list activity (dev+users) for last 3 months: 34 msgs
   (previous 3 months: 38 msgs)
 * Commits for last 3 months: 145
   (previous 3 months: 45)

Activity:
 * User reports with questions and issues about scripting.
 * Questions from committers at Apache Celix about interoperability.
 * Metatype and UI (making resource processors manageable)
   improvements.
 * Presentation about "Provisioning the Internet of Things" by Paul
   Bakker and Sander Mak at JFokus. [1]
 * Another contribution by NiclasH (shell command for logging).
 * Sizeable update to the ACE website, restructuring and updating the
   documentation part.

[1] http://www.slideshare.net/SanderMak/provisioning-the-iot

21 Jan 2015 [Marcel Offermans / Brett]

No report was submitted.

15 Oct 2014 [Marcel Offermans / Brett]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Releases:
 * April 22nd, 2014: ACE 2.0.1 release.

Statistics:
 * Last committers added: March 27th, 2012
 * Last PMC members added: June 18th, 2013
 * Mailing list activity (dev+users) for last 3 months: 38 msgs
   (previous 3 months: 85 msgs)
 * Commits for last 3 months: 45
   (previous 3 months: 353)

Activity:
 * Fixes to the baselining support in the build.
 * Fixes to command line arguments of launcher.
 * Improvements of the shell (new commands) and OBR (more robust).
 * Community provided "getting started" article added to ACE website.
 * Old-mentor (NiclasH) provided a patch for shutdown hooks and a script
   to run our launcher as a daemon.
 * Tutorial (by PaulB) at JavaOne featuring ACE: "What's up with
   modularity?" [1]
 * Tutorial (by PaulB) at JDD Krakow featuring ACE: "Practical introduction to OSGi" [2]
 * Some patches received from the community. Monitoring contributors to
   see if they continue to contribute.
 * Upcoming session at ApacheCon EU: "Continuous automated deployment
   with Apache ACE" (by JanWillemJ and MarcelO) [3]

[1] http://s.apache.org/CwP
[2] http://s.apache.org/7Yc
[3] http://s.apache.org/BGd

16 Jul 2014 [Marcel Offermans / Greg]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Releases:
 * April 22nd, 2014: ACE 2.0.1 release.

Statistics:
 * Last committers added: March 27th, 2012
 * Last PMC members added: June 18th, 2013
 * Mailing list activity (dev+users) for last 3 months: 85 msgs
   (previous 3 months: 94 msgs)
 * Commits for last 3 months: 353
   (previous 3 months: 56)

Activity:
 * Released 2.0.1 after the vote on 2.0.0 got cancelled because of a
   showstopper issue.
 * Mostly small bugfixes, 2.0.1 seems rather stable.

@Greg: Any info about the community?

16 Apr 2014 [Marcel Offermans / Greg]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Releases:
 * June 17th, 2013: ACE 1.0.0 release.

Statistics:
 * Last committers added: March 27th, 2012
 * Last PMC members added: June 18th, 2013
 * Mailing list activity (dev+users) for last 3 months: 94 msgs
   (previous 3 months: 98 msgs)
 * Commits for last 3 months: 56
   (previous 3 months: 120)

Activity:
 * We are in progress of creating a new release for ACE.
 * Work on enabling baselining support in preparation of the release.
 * Large performance improvements after extensive profiling.
 * Reviewed and closed a lot of issues.

Presentations:
 * Continuous Automated Deployment with Apache ACE
   at ApacheCon NA 2014, April 8th

15 Jan 2014 [Marcel Offermans / Bertrand]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Releases:
 * June 17th, 2013: ACE 1.0.0 release.

Activity:
 * Community focus on working towards new release.
 * Bugfixes and refactorings in new agent.
 * Lots of work on UI improvements.

16 Oct 2013 [Marcel Offermans / Chris]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Releases:
 * June 17th, 2013: ACE 1.0.0 release.

Activity:
 * Developed a new management agent.
 * Added a shell client API.
 * Increase in community involvement.

17 Jul 2013 [Marcel Offermans / Brett]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Releases:
 * June 17th, 2013: ACE 1.0.0 release.

Activity:
 * Added Bram de Kruijff, Jan Willem Janssen and Paul Bakker to the PMC.
 * Setup CI build on Jenkins.
 * Lots of small things in preparation of the release.

17 Apr 2013 [Marcel Offermans / Doug]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Releases:
* December 11th, 2011: ACE 0.8.1-incubator

Activity:
 * Cleaned up the backlog of open issues.
 * Migrated to Bndtools 2.
 * Some bugfixes for problems when running on Windows and other issues.
 * We expect our next release in May.

16 Jan 2013 [Marcel Offermans / Jim]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Releases:
* December 11th, 2011: ACE 0.8.1-incubator

Activity:
 * Implemented a user manager UI.
 * A few bugfixes to code and documentation.
 * We are still working towards the first TLP release.

Changes in committers/PMC members:
 * None.

Committer/PMC diversity:
 * No issues.

Branding/naming issues:
 * No issues.

Legal issues:
 * No issues.

AI: Jim: please add section on community health

21 Nov 2012 [Marcel Offermans / Bertrand]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Releases:
* December 11th, 2011: ACE 0.8.1-incubator

Activity:
* Lots of small fixes and optimisations, business as usual.
* We are still working towards the first TLP release.

Changes in committers/PMC members:
* None.

Committer/PMC diversity:
* No concerns, we have 11 committers that work for 7 different
 unique organizations.

Branding/naming issues:
* No issues.

Legal issues:
* No issues.

17 Oct 2012 [Marcel Offermans / Doug]

No report was submitted.

AI: Greg to pursue a report for ACE

25 Jul 2012 [Marcel Offermans / Jim]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Releases:
* December 11th, 2011: ACE 0.8.1-incubator

Activity:
 * Accepted patches that improve our cloud support.
 * Reworking the build structure to support Bndtools.
 * Lots of work done to improve stability and increase performance.
 * We are working towards the first TLP release.

Changes in committers/PMC members:
 * We welcomed a new committer: Paul Bakker.

Committer/PMC diversity:
 * No concerns, we have 11 committers that work for 7 different
   unique organizations.

Branding/naming issues:
 * No issues.

Legal issues:
 * No issues. Trademark policy issues reported last time should have
   been resolved.

(ACE)

18 Apr 2012 [Marcel Offermans / Brett]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

This board report is the fourth one since ACE graduated as a TLP, and
from now on we're switching to a report every three months.

Releases:
* December 11th, 2011: ACE 0.8.1-incubator

Activity:
 * Lots of activity in the form of patches, new features, etc.
 * We are now working towards the first TLP release.

Changes in committers/PMC members:
 * We welcomed two new committers: Jan Willem Janssen and
   Bram de Kruijff.

Committer/PMC diversity:
 * No concerns, we have 10 committers that work for 7 different
   unique organizations.

Branding/naming issues:
 * No issues.

Legal issues:
 * We should still make sure we conform to the trademark policy
   with our new site CMS based site.

21 Mar 2012 [Marcel Offermans / Doug]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

This board report is the third one since ACE graduated as a TLP.

Releases:
* December 11th, 2011: ACE 0.8.1-incubator

Activity:
 * We migrated the website and documentation to the Apache CMS.
   Actions are still in progress around this topic.
 * A press release announcing the graduation as TLP has been sent
   on Monday, February 27th.
 * A launch party was organized in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands on
   March, 1st. All people involved in ACE were invited.
 * Jan Willem Janssen donated a multi-process launcher, which we
   are reviewing.
 * We are now working towards the first TLP release.

Changes in committers/PMC members:
 * None so far.

Committer/PMC diversity:
 * No concerns, our PMC of 8 has 6 different unique organizations.

Branding/naming issues:
 * No issues.

Legal issues:
 * None.

15 Feb 2012 [Marcel Offermans / Larry]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

Second report as a TLP.

Releases:
* December 11th, 2011: ACE 0.8.1-incubator

Activity:
* A lot of migration work has been done over the last month to move
 everything to its new location. That is basically done now.
* We decided to migrate our website to the Apache CMS as part of
 the migration. Work in progress (still moving content).
* We are now focusing on the first TLP release.
* We intend to publish a press release about graduation. Will
 coordinate that with press@.

Changes in committers/PMC members:
* None so far after establishing the project as a TLP.

Committer/PMC diversity:
* No concerns, our PMC of 8 has 6 different unique organizations.

Branding/naming issues:
* No issues.

Legal issues:
* None.

Infrastructure issues/needs:
* None.

24 Jan 2012 [Marcel Offermans / Greg]

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to
centrally manage and distribute modular software components,
configuration data and other artifacts to OSGi based and related target
systems.

This board report is the first one since ACE graduated as a TLP.

Releases:
* December 11th, 2011: ACE 0.8.1-incubator

Activity:
* Several ACE committers were present at ApacheCon NA 2011 and we had
 multiple talks/training sessions.
* We are structuring the community after the graduation (PMCs, PMC
 Chair definition).
* Some informal discussions started during the ApacheCon in order to
 identify relationship between ACE and others projects (Karaf (already
 started), Archiva, Whirr, etc).
* We are now focusing on the first TLP release.
* Work on the resources (website, documentation, etc) will start soon
 to promote ACE as a TLP and give more information to the users.

Changes in committers/PMC members:
* None so far after establishing the project as a TLP.

Committer/PMC diversity:
* No concerns, our PMC of 8 has 6 different unique organizations.

Branding/naming issues:
* No issues.
* As part of the website migration, we will double check
 logos/trademarks.
* Discussing the design of a "Powered by Apache ACE" logo.

Legal issues:
* None.

Infrastructure issues/needs:
* Working with infra to migrate everything, going well:
 https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-4265

21 Dec 2011

Establish the Apache ACE Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
 interests of the Foundation and consistent with the
 Foundation's purpose to establish a Project Management
 Committee charged with the creation and maintenance of
 open-source software related to the centralized life cycle
 management and deployment of OSGi based and related modular
 software artifacts for distribution at no charge to the public.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
 Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache ACE Project",
 be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
 Foundation; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache ACE Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to the centralized life cycle management and deployment
 of OSGi based and related modular software artifacts for
 distribution at no charge to the public.

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache ACE" be
 and hereby is created, the person holding such office to
 serve at the direction of the Board of Directors as the chair
 of the Apache ACE Project, and to have primary responsibility
 for management of the projects within the scope of
 responsibility of the Apache ACE Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
 hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the
 Apache ACE Project:

   * Angelo van der Sijpt     <angelos@apache.org>
   * Brian Topping            <btopping@apache.org>
   * Clement Escoffier        <clement@apache.org>
   * Carsten Ziegeler         <cziegeler@apache.org>
   * Jean-Baptiste Onofre     <jbonofre@apache.org>
   * Karl Pauls               <pauls@apache.org>
   * Marcel Offermans         <marrs@apache.org>
   * Toni Menzel              <tonit@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Marcel Offermans
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache ACE, 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; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache ACE PMC be and hereby is
 tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
 encourage open development and increased participation in the
 Apache ACE Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache ACE Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
 Incubator ACE podling; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
 Incubator ACE podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
 Project are hereafter discharged.

 Special Order 7D, Establish the Apache ACE Project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

26 Oct 2011

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to centrally
manage and distribute software components, configuration data and other
artifacts to target systems. ACE started incubation on April 24th 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring board or Incubator PMC attention.

Community:
* We've got a lot of great feedback and patches from the community.
* There have been talks with the jclouds (we use them) as well as the
Amdatu (they use us) open source projects.

Software:
* We now have a REST client API.
* The management agent has been extended.
* Karaf features were added.
* We have a server side resolver based on Apache Felix.

Licensing and other issues:
* None at the moment.

Things to resolve prior to graduation:
* We hope this is our very last board report as we think we're ready for
graduation now!

20 Jul 2011

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to centrally
manage and distribute software components, configuration data and other
artifacts to target systems. ACE started incubation on April 24th 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring board or Incubator PMC attention.

Community:

* Jean-Baptiste, Bram and Marcel got accepted at ApacheCon NA 2011.
* Started discussions about a possible donation of ACE IDE to the project
(see https://www.assembla.com/spaces/eclipse-ace/wiki)

Software:

* Wrapped up the Maven integration, readied the codebase for doing releases.
* We did our first release: 0.8.0-incubator!
* Bugfixes after initial feedback on the release.

Licensing and other issues:

* None at the moment.

Things to resolve prior to graduation:

* Not sure, we grew the community, did a release, so this might actually be
a good time to start discussing graduation.

19 Jan 2011

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to centrally
manage and distribute software components, configuration data and other
artifacts to target systems. ACE started incubation on April 24th 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring board or Incubator PMC attention.

Community

 * Angelo will do a talk about massive device deployment and Karl and Marcel
will be doing a tutorial about ACE in the Cloud at the upcoming EclipseCon /
OSGi DevCon.
 * Some of the feedback and follow up discussions after ApacheCon have been
discussed further on the mailing list.

Software

 * Quite a lot of work has gone into the new Vaadin based Web UI.
 * A new, simpler launcher is being worked on by Angelo.

Licensing and other issues

 * None at the moment.

Things to resolve prior to graduation

 * Make sure all our dependencies are based on released artifacts.
 * Make a release.
 * Grow the community some more.

20 Oct 2010

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to centrally
manage and distribute software components, configuration data and other
artifacts to target systems. ACE started incubation on April 24th 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring board or Incubator PMC attention.

Community

There have been active conversations about how to best document building and
running ACE as we're finalizing the transition to Maven. Several committers
of ACE will be present and talking at ApacheCon NA 2010.

Software

Toni has done initial testing with Maven 3, making some changes to the build
system to support it. Premek Brada, a researcher and software engineering
lecturer at University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic, has been researching
component compatibility methods and their applications to industrial
technologies, in particular OSGi. He is considering donating software to
analyze changes in code and what their impact should be on versioning
changes.

Licensing and other issues

None at the moment.

Things to resolve prior to graduation

Make a release. Grow the community some more.

21 Jul 2010

 Community:

 * Angelo van der Sijpt was present at the Second London Java Community
Unconference, organized with the ASF, talking about ACE.
 * Karl Pauls and Marcel Offermans repeated their tutorial on, amongst other
things, ACE at SkillsMatter in London.
 * ACE will also be present at the ApacheCon NA in Atlanta in November.

Software:

 * More work on the Maven build has been done.
 * Upgraded the UI to the latest GWT libraries.
 * Finished migration of all existing unit tests.

Licensing and other issues:

 * None at the moment.

Things to resolve prior to graduation:

 * Make a release.
 * Grow the community some more.

21 Apr 2010

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to centrally
manage and distribute software components, configuration data and other
artifacts to target systems. ACE started incubation on April 24th 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring board or Incubator PMC attention.

Community

* Karl Pauls and Marcel Offermans did a tutorial on, amongst other things,
ACE at the EclipseCon/OSGi DevCon in March.
* Marcel Offermans presented ACE at the OSGi UK Users Forum end of January.

Software

* Completed the migration of both the target and server nodes from Ant to
Maven, we now have a fully functional Maven build.
* Switched to the newly agreed terminology in the user interface (in the
code, this still needs to be done).
* Started a discussion about migrating to a common scheduler API, possibly
sharing it with Sling and ServiceMix.
* Toni Menzel did some work on setting up a CI build on Hudson, setting it
up and successfully deploying to a Nexus instance using his own setup, still
a work in progress on getting it up and running on Apache infrastructure.
* Implemented the option to statically or dynamically link bundles to
features in the UI.

Licensing and other issues

* None at the moment.

Things to resolve prior to graduation

* Make a release.
* Grow the community some more.

20 Jan 2010

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to centrally
manage and distribute software components, configuration data and other
artifacts to target systems. ACE started incubation on April 24th 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring board or Incubator PMC attention.

Community

* Toni Menzel accepted our invitation to become a committer, after
considerable contributions since the start of ACE which include support for
launching using Pax Runner, various patches and the migration to Maven.

* Brian Topping accepted our invitation to become a committer, after
learning about ACE at ApacheCon US 2009. Brian is helping out with the
migration to Maven.

* Jean-Baptiste Onofre accepted our invitation to become a committer, after
approaching us to work together on integrating ACE with AutoDeploy/Kalumet.
He has since also helped out with the migration to Maven.

* Marcel Offermans presented ACE at the ApacheCon US 2009 as part of the
OSGi track

Software

* Migrating from an Ant based build to Maven. Current trunk holds both
builds.
* Currently its about aligning the Maven output with their Ant originals.
After that, the ant project will be moved out/removed. (Overview: ACE-62)
* CI build is going to be moved to the Hudson grid. (see ACE-71). Awaiting
account creation in INFRA-2419.
* Agreed on new terminology for some of the core concepts in ACE after
Carsten started a broad discussion about them.

Licensing and other issues

* None at the moment.

Things to resolve prior to graduation

* Make a release
* Grow the community some more

18 Nov 2009

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to centrally
manage and distribute software components, configuration data and other
artifacts to target systems. ACE started incubation on April 24th 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring board or Incubator PMC attention.

Community:

* Angelo van der Sijpt accepted our invitation to become a committer, after
contributing various patches related to a new Web UI.
* Toni Menzel contributed patches to migrate to a customized, Pax Runner
based launcher and integrate the Web UI in Apache Felix Web Console.

Software:

* The GWT based Web UI is now fully functional. A lot of work has gone into
this.
* An Apache Felix Web Console plugin was created so the ACE UI can also be
displayed inside that console.
* Target artifacts are now built by Pax Runner, allowing us to easily use
any OSGi framework implementation to run the software on.
* The configurator we use can now update configuration data on the fly.
* Fixed a lot of integration tests run in our continuous build. A few bugs
still remain.

Licensing and other issues:

* None at the moment.

Things to resolve prior to graduation:

* Make a release.
* Grow the community some more.

15 Jul 2009

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to centrally
manage and distribute software components, configuration data and other
artifacts to target systems. ACE started incubation on April 24th 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring board or Incubator PMC attention.

Community

 * The Software Grant is on record now, so the initial codebase was imported
and work has started (packages renamed, license headers in place).
 * Documentation has been migrated, entered into the official wiki, now all
setup tasks are resolved.
 * Accepted patches and implemented feedback from both Toni Menzel and
Angelo van der Sijpt.
 * Niclas Hedhman has stepped down as a mentor, and has notified the
incubator PMC. Bertrand Delacretaz replied, suggesting we move on with the
two remaining mentors, Bertrand and Carsten Ziegeler. See [1] and [2].
 * Work has started on implementing a web based client UI for the project.

[1]
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/200907.mbox/%3cca
f30e2a0907022107s6ef28a82g85acf6e9326d90db@mail.gmail.com%3e

[2]
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/200907.mbox/%3cf7
67f0600907060146t3d951bedxd155bd1d76b3b00e@mail.gmail.com%3e

Software

 * Software grant was faxed and is on record now.
 * Atlassian gave us access to their open source build server Bamboo, so we
now have a continuous build system in place.

Licensing and other issues: None at the moment.

17 Jun 2009

Apache ACE is a software distribution framework that allows you to centrally
manage and distribute software components, configuration data and other
artifacts to target systems. ACE started incubation on April 24th 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring board or Incubator PMC attention.

Community:

* The infrastructure is all in place, community is ready and waiting for
the IP clearance process to be completed.
* Several people already looked at the donated codebase, and Toni Menzel
even has a couple of patches ready.
* A logo was designed for the project, which is used in the wiki currently.

Software:

* Initial codebase and documentation have been donated.
* Software grant was mailed twice without success, now faxed it, just got
notified that it is on record now.

Licensing and other issues:

* None at the moment, no code has been committed yet.

20 May 2009

Apache Ace is a software distribution framework that allows you to centrally
manage and distribute software components, configuration data and other
artifacts to target systems.

Ace just started incubation, on April 24th 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring board or Incubator PMC attention.

Community:
 * In the process of setting up infrastructure, as tracked in Jira here:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACE-1

Software:
 * Still working on the donation of the initial codebase and documentation.

Licensing and other issues:
 * None at the moment, no code has been committed yet.