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Aries

19 Jul 2017 [Jeremy Hughes / Phil]

## Description:

- Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
 enterprise OSGi application programming model.

## Issues:

- None to report this quarter.

## Activity:

- As a community we made 9 releases this quarter.
- We have added a new project: Aries Containers for manage container
 deployments from a Java API.

## Health report:

- The dev@ list traffic is back to the level from 2 quarters after a spike
 last quarter.
- The dev@ mailing list seems to be the channel most people communicate
 over.

## PMC changes:

- Currently 38 PMC members.
- Dominik Przybysz was added to the PMC on Tue May 30 2017

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 55 committers.
- New commmitters:
 - Raymond Augé was added as a committer on Mon Apr 24 2017
 - Tom De Wolf was added as a committer on Wed May 03 2017

## Releases:

- aries-rsa 1.11.0 was released on Fri Jul 07 2017
- blueprint-core 1.8.1 was released on Fri May 12 2017
- blueprint-core 1.8.2 was released on Thu Jul 06 2017
- blueprint-maven-plugin 1.7.0 was released on Fri May 19 2017
- blueprint-maven-plugin-spring-handlers 1.0.0 was released on Fri May 19 2017
- blueprint-spring 0.4.0 was released on Thu Jul 06 2017
- proxy-impl 1.1.1 was released on Fri May 12 2017
- transaction-manager 1.3.3 was released on Fri May 12 2017
- tx-control 0.0.3 was released on Mon Jun 26 2017

## Mailing list activity:

- dev@aries.apache.org:
 - 137 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
 - 324 emails sent to list (586 in previous quarter)

- user@aries.apache.org:
 - 241 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
 - 34 emails sent to list (38 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

- 15 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 22 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

17 May 2017 [Jeremy Hughes / Bertrand]

- Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

- The PMC apologises for missing the April 2017 board report deadline and
offers this report to cover the period between the April board meeting
and now in addition to the months of the previous reporting period (mid
Jan to mid Apr).

## Issues:

- One issue for the Board to consider is how to add new committers when
the PMC lead is not available, see below in committer base changes.

## Activity:

- As a community we made 12 releases this quarter.
- Raymond Augé and Tom de Wolf have been voted in as new committers.

## Health report:

- The PMC were requested by the board to consider if there are any
potential PMC candidates among the current committers. The PMC have
invited Dominik Przybysz and will continue to consider new PMC members.
- A new contribution of CDI integration has been donated by Raymond Augé.
- The dev@ list traffic is increasing, user@ traffic has been quite low.
- The dev@ mailing list seems to be the channel most people communicate
over.

## PMC changes:

- Currently 37 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was Christian Schneider on Fri Apr 10 2015
- Dominik Przybysz has accepted an invitation and is in the process of
being added

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 55 committers.
- New commmitters:
- Grzegorz Grzybek was added as a committer on Tue Feb 28 2017
- Raymond Augé was added as a committer on Mon Apr 24 2017
- Tom De Wolf was added as a committer on Wed May 03 2017
- We voted Raymond Augé and Tom de Wolf in as committers, but it took
*some time* for Raymond (already a committer) to be added to the
committer group and for Tom's ID to be created while the PMC chair was
unavailable for 4 weeks.

 In retrospect, https://www.apache.org/dev/pmc.html#newcommitter
indicates Tom could have had his ID created in the absence of the Chair:

 "...ASF member can use the same form in his/her stead. .... If the ICLA
included the PMC name, normally the account will already have been set up
in the correct LDAP group that will grant access to the project source
repository."

 But Raymond, who already has an Apache ID, couldn't be added to the
aries unix group without an action by the Chair:

 "To grant or deny access to directories in SVN, the PMC chair needs to
update the appropriate [group] entry."

 This seems like an anomaly and we'll start a discussion to see what we
can do to resolve.

## Releases:

- Aries JPA (jpa) 2.6.1 - 3-Apr-2017
- Aries Proxy API (proxy-api) 1.1.0 - 24-Mar-2017
- Aries Proxy (proxy) 1.1.0 - 24-Mar-2017
- Aries Blueprint Core (blueprint-core) 1.8.0 - 24-Mar-2017
- Aries Blueprint CM (blueprint-cm) 1.1.0 - 24-Mar-2017
- Aries ESA Maven Plugin (esa-maven-plugin) 1.0.2 - 15-Mar-2017
- Aries JPA (jpa) 2.6.0 - 27-Feb-2017
- Aries Blueprint Maven Plugin Annotations
(blueprint-maven-plugin-annotation) 1.1.0 - 27-Feb-2017
- Aries Blueprint Maven Plugin (blueprint-maven-plugin) 1.6.0 -
27-Feb-2017
- Aries Remote Service Admin 1.10.0 (aries-rsa) 27-Feb-2017
- Aries Blueprint Spring (blueprint-spring) 0.3.0 - 7-Feb-2017
- Aries Aries Blueprint Spring Extender Support
(blueprint-spring-extender) 0.3.0 - 1-Feb-2017

## Mailing list activity:

- dev@aries.apache.org:
 - 137 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
 - 539 emails sent to list (398 in previous quarter)

- user@aries.apache.org:
 - 237 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
 - 30 emails sent to list (99 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

- 40 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 47 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

19 Apr 2017 [Jeremy Hughes / Ted]

No report was submitted.

@Ted: pursue a report for Aries for next month

18 Jan 2017 [Jeremy Hughes / Bertrand]

   Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
   enterprise OSGi application programming model.

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

## Activity:
 - As a community we made 3 releases this quarter and 3 further releases
   currently under vote, and added Johannes Utzig as a new committer.

## Health report:
 - The PMC were requested by the board to consider if there are any
   potential PMC candidates among the current committers. There was some
   discussion, but no people were decided upon. This will be discussed
   again in the coming days.
 - A new contribution of the JAX-RS Services OSGi specification Reference
   Implementation has been contributed from Carlos Sierra Andrés. This
   specification is currently in draft.
 - The number of subscribers to the dev@ user@ private@ and commits@ lists
   are roughly consistent (down by 0-3 in the last 3 months).
 - The dev@ list traffic is consistent, while the user@ traffic has been
   down over last three months. However, there has been a wide variety of
   discussion across the different modules within Aries.
 - Despite 32 issues being closed off, the number opened was slightly
   higher in the past 3 months.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 37 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Christian Schneider on Fri Apr 10 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 52 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Johannes Utzig at Wed Sep 14 2016

## Releases:

 - Aries Blueprint Core 1.7.1 (blueprint-core) 2016-10-19
 - Aries JMX Core 1.1.7 (jmx-core) 2016-10-19
 - Aries Util 1.1.3 (util) 2016-10-20
 - Aries Transaction Control service (tx-control) 2016-10-21
 - Aries JPA 2.5.0 (jpa) 2016-10-31
 - Aries Apache Aries Blueprint Plugin SPI 1.0.0
         (blueprint-maven-plugin-spi) 2016-12-05
 - Aries Blueprint Plugin Annotations 1.0.0
         (blueprint-maven-plugin-annotation) 2016-12-05
 - Aries Blueprint Maven Plugin 1.5.0 (blueprint-maven-plugin)
         2016-12-05
 - Aries Transaction Manager 1.3.2 (transaction-manager) 2017-01-03
 - Aries Proxy Service 1.0.6 (proxy-impl) 2017-01-03

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@aries.apache.org:
    - 135 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 481 emails sent to list (546 in previous quarter)

 - user@aries.apache.org:
    - 239 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 269 emails sent to list (91 in previous quarter)

19 Oct 2016 [Jeremy Hughes / Shane]

   Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
   enterprise OSGi application programming model.

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

## Activity:
 - As a community we made 3 releases this quarter and 3 further releases
currently under vote, and added Johannes Utzig as a new committer.

## Health report:
 - The number of subscribes has remained consistent over the last three
months.
 - The user@ traffic has been significantly greater than the previous
three months with a wide range of discussion across the Aries sub-modules.
 - Despite 32 issues being closed off, the number opened was slightly
higher in the past 3 months.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 37 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Christian Schneider on Fri Apr 10 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 52 committers.
 - Johannes Utzig was added as a committer on Wed Sep 14 2016

## Releases:

 - Aries Blueprint Core 1.7.0 (blueprint-core) 2016-09-19
 - Aries Blueprint CM 1.0.9 (blueprint-cm) 2016-09-19
 - Aries Transaction Manager (transaction-manager) 1.3.1 2016-10-07
 - Aries Blueprint Core 1.7.1 (blueprint-core) voting in progres
 - Aries JMX Core 1.1.7 (jmx-core) voting in progress
 - Aries Util 1.1.3 (util) voting in progress

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@aries.apache.org:
    - 135 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 481 emails sent to list (546 in previous quarter)

 - user@aries.apache.org:
    - 239 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 269 emails sent to list (91 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 42 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 32 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Jul 2016 [Jeremy Hughes / Chris]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

## Activity:

 - As a community we made 8 releases this quarter: one was the initial
   release of Aries Transaction Control, the were 4 function releases and
   3 fix releases.
 - We welcome two new committers: Dominik Przybysz and Carlos Sierra Andrés.

## Health report:

 - Mailing list discussion and project contributions continue to be healthy.


## PMC changes:

 - Currently 37 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Christian Schneider on Fri Apr 10 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 51 committers.
 - New commmitters:
    - Dominik Przybysz was added as a committer on Mon May 30 2016
    - Carlos Sierra Andrés was added as a committer on Fri Jun 17 2016

## Releases:

 - Aries Remote Service Admin (aries-rsa) 1.8.0 2016-04-04
 - Aries Blueprint Core (blueprint-core) 1.6.1 2016-04-17
 - Aries Blueprint Core (blueprint-core) 1.6.2 2016-05-03
 - Aries Blueprint Maven Plugin 1.4.0 2016-05-07
 - Aries Transaction Enlisting JDBC Datasource 2.1.2 2016-06-02
 - Aries JPA 2.4.0 2016-06-14
 - Aries Transaction Control Service 0.0.1 2016-06-21
 - Aries Remote Service Admin (aries-rsa) 1.9.0 2016-07-12

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@aries.apache.org:
    - 134 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 552 emails sent to list (399 in previous quarter)

 - user@aries.apache.org:
    - 241 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 193 emails sent to list (36 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 56 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 46 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Apr 2016 [Jeremy Hughes / Greg]

# Description:

   Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
   enterprise OSGi application programming model.

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

## Activity:
 - New module: Aries Remote Service Admin seeded from Apache CXF DOSGi for
   providing an implementation of the OSGi Remote Service Admin
   specification with pluggable transports.
   http://aries.apache.org/modules/rsa.html
 - New module: Aries Transaction Control Service. An implementation of the
   in development RFC221 at the OSGi Alliance.
 - 8 releases since the last report in January

## Health report:
 - Mailing list discussion and project contributions continue to be
   healthy.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 37 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
  Last PMC addition was Christian Schneider on Fri Apr 10 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 49 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Sam Bratton at Mon Dec 21 2015

## Releases:

 - Aries JPA container (jpa-container) 1.0.4 2016-03-08
 - Apache Aries Proxy Service (proxy-impl) 1.0.5 2016-03-25
 - Apache Aries JMX Core (jmx-core) 1.1.6 2016-03-25
 - Aries Blueprint Core (blueprint-core) 1.6.0 2016-03-25
 - Aries Blueprint Spring Support (blueprint-spring) 0.2.0 2016-03-25
 - Aries Blueprint Spring Extender Support (blueprint-spring-extender)
   0.2.0 2016-03-25
 - Aries Blueprint no-OSGI (blueprint-noosgi) 1.1.2 2016-03-25
 - Aries Blueprint CM (blueprint-cm) 1.0.8 2016-03-25

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@aries.apache.org:
    - 131 subscribers (down -4 in the last 3 months):
    - 488 emails sent to list (527 in previous quarter)

 - user@aries.apache.org:
    - 236 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 37 emails sent to list (37 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 44 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 50 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Jan 2016 [Jeremy Hughes / Brett]

## Description

   Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
   enterprise OSGi application programming model.

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

## Activity:
  - 12 releases since the last report in November.
  - Aries added to the Sonar analysis on analysis.apache.org
  - A good flow of contributions via GitHub.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 38 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Jean-Baptiste Onofre on Fri Apr 10 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 49 committers.
 - Sam Bratton was added as a committer on Mon Dec 21 2015

## Releases:

 - Aries Subsystems Bundle (subsystem-bundle) 2.0.8 2015-11-30
 - Aries Subsystem API (subsystem-api) 2.0.8 2015-11-30
 - Aries Subsystem Core (subsystem-core) 2.0.8 2015-11-30
 - Aries SPI-Fly (spi-fly) 1.0.8 2015-12-12
 - Aries JPA (jpa) 2.3.0 2015-12-16
 - Aries Transaction Blueprint (transaction-blueprint) 2.1.0 2015-12-16
 - Aries Blueprint Maven Plugin (blueprint-maven-plugin) 1.2.0 2015-12-16
 - Aries Blueprint Parser (blueprint-parser) 1.4.0 2015-12-18
 - Aries Blueprint Core (blueprint-core) 1.5.0 2015-12-18
 - Aries Blueprint Spring Support (blueprint-spring) 0.1.0 2015-12-18
 - Aries Blueprint Spring  Extender Support (blueprint-spring-extender)
     0.1.0 2015-12-18
 - Aries JPA Container 1.0.3 2015-12-21

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@aries.apache.org:
    - 136 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 824 emails sent to list (533 in previous quarter)

 - user@aries.apache.org:
    - 233 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 98 emails sent to list (29 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 72 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 74 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

18 Nov 2015 [Jeremy Hughes / Jim]

   Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
   enterprise OSGi application programming model.

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

## Activity:
  - Firstly: apologies for missing the reporting deadline last
month.
  - 23 releases since the last report in July.
  - Increasingly, contributions come in via GitHub pull requests.
  - Good discussions on both user@ and dev@ lists.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 38 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Jean-Baptiste Onofre on Fri Apr 10 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 48 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Giuseppe Gerla at Wed May 27 2015

## Releases:

 - Aries Versioning 0.3.1 2015-07-16
 - Aries Blueprint Core (blueprint-core) 1.4.4 2015-07-16
 - Aries Blueprint CM (blueprint-cm) 1.0.7 2015-07-16
 - Aries Transaction Manager (transaction-manager) 1.3.0 2015-08-10
 - Aries Util (util) 1.1.1 2015-08-10
 - Aries Asynchronous OSGi Services 1.0.1 2015-08-10
 - Aries JPA (jpa) 2.1.0 2015-08-10
 - Aries Transaction Blueprint (transaction-blueprint) 1.1.1 2015-08-11
 - Aries JMX (jmx) 1.1.5 2015-08-30
 - Aries Blueprint Maven Plugin (blueprint-maven-plugin) 1.2.0 2015-09-25
 - Aries Transaction Blueprint (transaction-blueprint) 2.0.0 2015-09-25
 - Aries JPA (jpa) 2.2.0 2015-09-26
 - Aries Subsystem Gogo Command (subsystem-gogo-command) 1.0.0 2015-10-05
 - Aries Subsystems Bundle (subsystem-bundle) 2.0.4 2015-10-07
 - Aries Subsystem API (subsystem-api) 2.0.4 2015-10-07
 - Aries Subsystem Core (subsystem-core) 2.0.4 2015-10-07
 - Aries Subsystem OBR (subsystem-obr) 1.0.4 2015-10-07
 - Aries Blueprint Core (blueprint-core) 1.4.5 2015-10-26
 - Aries Blueprint Parser (blueprint-parser) 1.3.2 2015-10-26
 - Aries Subsystems Bundle (subsystem-bundle) 2.0.6 2015-11-01
 - Aries Subsystem API (subsystem-api) 2.0.6 2015-11-01
 - Aries Subsystem Core (subsystem-core) 2.0.6 2015-11-01
 - Aries SPI-Fly (spi-fly) 1.0.6 2015-11-09

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@aries.apache.org:
    - 136 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 824 emails sent to list (533 in previous quarter)

 - user@aries.apache.org:
    - 233 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 98 emails sent to list (29 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 72 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 74 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

21 Oct 2015 [Jeremy Hughes / Rich]

No report was submitted.

15 Jul 2015 [Jeremy Hughes / Greg]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

## Releases

After some discussion at the end of May, we resolved to alter our release
process. The new process means we'll be compromising slightly on OSGi
semantic versioning at the bundle level in favour of making the release
process simpler and easier to do often.

The following releases have been created with dates they were promoted to
maven central:

* Apache Aries Transaction Manager (transaction-manager) 1.2.0 2015/05/09
* Apache Aries Parent POM (parent) 2.0.1 2015/06/08
* Apache Aries JPA 2.0.0 (jpa) 2015/06/19
* Apache Aries Subsystems API 2.0.1 (subsystem-api) 2015/06/29
* Apache Aries Subsystems Core 2.0.1 (subsystem-core) 2015/06/29
* Apache Aries Subsystems Bundle 2.0.1 (subsystem-bundle) 2015/06/29
* Apache Aries Blueprint Parser (blueprint-parser) 1.3.1 2015/06/02
* Apache Aries Blueprint Web (blueprint-web) 1.1.1 2015/06/02
* Apache Aries Blueprint no-OSGI (blueprint-noosgi) 1.1.1 2015/06/02
* Apache Aries Subsystems API 2.0.2 (subsystem-api) 2015/07/03
* Apache Aries Subsystems Core 2.0.2 (subsystem-core) 2015/07/03
* Apache Aries Subsystems Bundle 2.0.2 (subsystem-bundle) 2015/07/03
* Apache Aries Transaction Manager (transaction-manager) 1.2.1 2015/07/10

## Project update
A new module containing an implementation of the OSGi Async service has
been contributed.

Jean-Baptiste Onofre & Christian Schneider added to the PMC on 2015/04/10
New committers: Giuseppe Gerla 2015/05/26

User list activity has decreased over the past few months, whereas the
dev@ traffic remains fairly consistent. This may be due to Aries 'library'
nature.

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

22 Apr 2015 [Jeremy Hughes / Sam]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

## Releases

Last report was February. The following releases have been created with
promotion to maven central dates:

* Apache Aries Blueprint Core (blueprint-core) 1.4.3 2015/02/23
* Apache Aries Blueprint CM (blueprint-cm) 1.0.6 2015/02/23
* Apache Aries Blueprint Maven Plugin (blueprint-maven-plugin) 1.1.0
 2015/03/03
* Apache Aries Blueprint no-OSGI (blueprint-noosgi) 1.1.0 2015/03/03
* Apache Aries Blueprint Web (blueprint-web) 1.1.02015/03/03
* Apache Aries JMX Core (jmx-core) 1.1.3 2015/03/09
* Apache Aries Transaction Enlisting JDBC Datasource (transaction-jdbc)
 2.1.1 2015/03/09

* Apache Aries SPI Fly Core (internal module) (spi-fly-core) 1.0.2
 2015/03/24?
* Apache Aries SPI Fly Dynamic Weaving Bundle (spi-fly-dynamic-bundle) 1.0.2
 2015/03/24?
* Apache Aries SPI Fly Static Weaving Bundle (spi-fly-static-bundle) 1.0.2
 2015/03/24?
* Apache Aries SPI Fly Static Weaving Tool (spi-fly-static-tool) 1.0.2
 2015/03/24?

 Together the new SPI Fly releases pass the OSGi Enterprise R5 Service Loader
 Mediator 1.0 CT tests

* Apache Aries Subsystem API (subsystem-api) 1.1.0 2015/03/24
* Apache Aries Subsystem Core (subsystem-core) 1.2.0 2015/03/24
* Apache Aries Subsystem OBR (subsystem-obr) 1.0.1 2015/03/24
* Apache Aries Subsystems Bundle (subsystem-bundle) 1.2.0 2015/03/24

 Along with enhanced documentation.

## Project update

User questions across many of the Aries modules continue on the users@ list.
Discussions about the refactoring of JPA and Quiesce modules on the dev@
list.
A new contribution from a non-committer: esa-ant-plugin for building
Enterprise Subsystem Archives (ESAs), made it into trunk.

The SPI Fly releases were successfully voted, but the voting thread wasn't
closed off in the usual way with a results tally. It looks like it was
closed on 2015/03/24 as stated above.

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

@Jim: Any prospects for new committers/PMC members?

18 Feb 2015 [Jeremy Hughes / Jim]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

## Releases

The votes for these releases closed on 2014/10/21

* Apache Aries Maven ESA Plugin (esa-maven-plugin) 1.0.0
* Apache Aries JNDI Core (jndi-core) 1.0.2
* Apache Aries JNDI URL Handler (jndi-url) 1.1.0
* Apache Aries Transaction Manager (transaction-manager) 1.0.2
* Apache Aries Transaction Blueprint (transaction-blueprint) 1.0.2
* Apache Aries Transaction Enlisting JDBC Datasource (transaction-jdbc)
 2.1.0
* Apache Aries JMS Pool (transaction-jms) 2.0.0

The votes for these releases closed on 2014/11/04

* Apache Aries JPA Container (jpa-container) 1.0.2
* Apache Aries JPA Container Managed Contexts (jpa-container-context) 1.0.4

The votes for these releases closed on 2014/12/05

* **New** Apache Aries Blueprint Maven Plugin (blueprint-maven-plugin) 1.0.0
* Apache Aries Blueprint Annotation based authorization (blueprint-authz)
 1.0.0

## Project update

Creation of a new project: blueprint-maven-plugin: for generating OSGi an
blueprint.xml from CDI, JEE and Spring annotations.

Contributions continue to come in from non-committers via GitHub.

Newest PMC member voted in on 28th July 2013.


There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

21 Jan 2015 [Jeremy Hughes / Doug]

No report was submitted.

15 Oct 2014 [Jeremy Hughes / Bertrand]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

## New modules
Aries Blueprint Authz: An Aries Blueprint extension that supports role
based access control based on a JAAS login and the JEE @RolesAllowed
annotation.

## Releases

#### Apache Aries Spi-Fly releases
Aries SPI Fly provides OSGi support for the JRE SPI mechanisms,
including the usage of java.util.ServiceLoader, META-INF/services and
similar methods. It is the Reference Implementation of the OSGi
ServiceLoader Mediator specification, chapter 133 in the OSGi Enterprise
Specification R5.

The votes for these releases closed on  2014/7/15

* Aries SPI Fly Core 1.0.1
* Aries SPI Fly Dynamic Weaving Bundle 1.0.1
* Aries SPI Fly Static Weaving Bundle 1.0.1
* Aries SPI Fly Static Weaving Tool 1.0.1
* Aries SPI Fly Weaver (internal module) 1.0.1

#### Apache Aries JPA releases:
Aries JPA makes it easy for JPA persistence providers to be used in an
OSGi environment.

* Aries JPA API 1.0.1 closed on 2014/7/19
* Aries JPA Container 1.0.1 closed on 2014/7/19
* Aries JPA Container Context 1.0.2 closed on 2014/7/19
* Aries JPA Blueprint Aries 1.0.2 closed on 2014/7/19
* Aries JPA Container API 1.0.2 closed on 2014/9/22
* Aries JPA Container Managed Contexts 1.0.3 closed on 2014/9/22
* Aries JPA Container blueprint integration for Aries blueprint 1.0.3
 closed on 2014/9/22

#### Other releases:

* Aries Blueprint Parser 1.3.0 closed on 2014/9/22
* Aries Blueprint Core 1.4.2 closed on 2014/9/22
* Aries Blueprint CM 1.0.5 closed on 2014/10/10
* Aries JNDI API 1.1.0 closed on 2014/9/22
* Aries JNDI Core 1.0.1 closed on 2014/9/22
* Aries Proxy Service 1.0.4 closed on 2014/9/22
* Aries Subsystem Core 1.1.0 closed on 2014/10/1

## Project update

Discussions on the user@ list are becoming more sophisticated and
contributions continue to come via GitHub.
The last PMC member was added 28th July 2013.

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

16 Jul 2014 [Jeremy Hughes / Bertrand]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

## Releases
There was a significant amount of release activity this quarter. In
particular, contributions for Java 7 enablement and Pax Exam 3.x usage -
modernizing testing.

* Apache Aries Semantic Versioning Checker 0.2.0 and 0.3.0
* Apache Aries Parent Pom release (simplification)
* Apache Aries Proxy API 1.0.1
* Apache Aries Proxy Service 1.0.3
* Apache Aries JMX API 1.1.1
* Apache Aries JMX Core 1.1.2

#### Apache Aries Blueprint releases:
* Blueprint API 1.0.1
* Blueprint Parser 1.2.1
* Blueprint Annotation API 1.0.1
* Blueprint Annotation Impl 1.0.1
* Blueprint CM 1.0.4
* Blueprint Core 1.4.1

A new release of the Aries SPI fly bundles is currently being voted on.

## Project update
We're seeing almost all of our contributions from non-committers coming as
pull requests from GitHub.
The last PMC member was added 28th July 2013.

##Community
 * We voted in the following new committers:
  * Jean-Baptiste Onofré
  * Christian Schneider
  * Tom Watson

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

16 Apr 2014 [Jeremy Hughes / Bertrand]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

Releases
* No releases done this quarter.

Project update
* The Aries Subsystem implementation now works on Apache Felix 4.4.0.
* Discussion held about decoupling Subsystems from Blueprint.
* Discussion held about the process of applying Github pull requests.

JIRA Issues
* Issues created: 26
* Issues resolved: 8

Community
* PMC: No changes. The last PMC member was added on 28th July 2013.
* A number of issues originally filed as Github Pull Requests have been
applied to the Apache Aries codebase.

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

15 Jan 2014 [Jeremy Hughes / Shane]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

## Releases

* Apache Aries Blueprint Core 1.3.0 [25Oct2013]

 Fix to a problem when looking up the container and that resulting in a
 not-found exception during refresh.

* Apache Aries Blueprint Core 1.4.0 [23Dec2013]

 Custom namespace extensions to allow a service reference to implement
 multiple interfaces

* Apache Aries Blueprint Parser 1.2.0 [23Dec2013]

 Custom namespace extensions to allow a service reference to implement
 multiple interfaces

* Apache Aries Blueprint Web OSGi 1.0.0 [25Oct2013]

 An OSGi-aware Servlet ContextListener for bootstrapping Blueprint inside
 web-bundle containers.

* Apache Aries Blueprint Web OSGi 1.0.1 [08Nov2013]

 Bug fix release.

* Apache Aries Blueprint CM 1.0.2 [14Oct2013]

 Integration of OSGi Blueprint with the OSGi Configuration Admin Service.
 Bug fix.

* Apache Aries Blueprint CM 1.0.3 [25Oct2013]

 Bug fix release

* Apache Aries Proxy Service 1.0.2 [25Oct2013]

 Proxy service implementation bug fixes.

* Apache Aries Transaction Enlisting JDBC Datasource 2.0.0 [23Dec2013]

 Provide a correct JDBC wrapping for XA datasources & bug fixes.

* Apache Aries Transaction Manager 1.1.0 [23Dec2013]

 Bug fix release

##Project update

The last time the PMC roster was updated was with the addition of John
Ross on 28th July 2013.
Discussions on both dev@ and user@ lists continue to be varied. After 3
quarters of user@ mailing list membership growth, it has plateau'd over
the last quarter.

There are no board level issues.

16 Oct 2013 [Jeremy Hughes / Brett]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

## Releases

* Apache Aries Blueprint Parser 1.1.0

 Reusable component for parsing Blueprint xmls.
* Apache Aries Blueprint Core 1.2.0
 Core of the implementation of the OSGi Blueprint Container Specification

Currently being voted on:

* Apache Aries Blueprint CM 1.0.2

 Integration of OSGi Blueprint with the OSGi Configuration Admin Service.

##Project update

There has been a variety of discussion traffic on the dev and user lists
primarily across blueprint, trasnaction, esa-maven-plugin, jpa, subsystem.

There are no board level issues.

AI: Brett ask for community health

17 Jul 2013 [Jeremy Hughes / Roy]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

## Releases

* Apache Aries Subsystems Bundle 1.0.0

This is an 'uber' bundle form of the API and implementation (core) bundles
of Aries Subsystems. Together these are the reference implementation of
the OSGi Subsystem Service Specification which "provides a declarative
model for defining resource collections, including bundles, and an API for
installing and managing those collections of resources." See OSGi
Enterprise Release 5 specification chapter 134. The 'uber' bundle is
released for a convenience for people starting out with Subsystems.

##Project update

We have voted in John Ross as a member of the PMC. No new committers since
the last report. Usage questions and interactions with other non-ASF
projects continue to be asked on the user list, showing users are putting
Aries to use in real world scenarios.

There are no board level issues.

17 Apr 2013 [Jeremy Hughes / Ross]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

## Releases

* Apache Aries Subsystem 1.0.0

This is the reference implementation of the OSGi Subsystem Service
Specification which "provides a declarative model for defining resource
collections, including bundles, and an API for installing and managing
those collections of resources." See OSGi Enterprise Release 5
specification chapter 134.
subsystem-api, subsystem-core, and subsystem-obr 1.0.0 were released.

* Apache Aries SPI-Fly 1.0.0

This is the reference implementation of the OSGi Service Loader Mediator
Specification which "defines a mediator that ensures that the Java SE 6
Service Loader is useful in an OSGi Framework, allowing programs that
leverage the Service Loader to be used in OSGi frameworks almost as-is."
See OSGi Enterprise Release 5 specification chapter 133.
All the spi-fly bundles were released.

* Apache Aries Blueprint no-OSGi 1.0.0

Provides the ability to use Blueprint Schema, xml and injection outside of
the OSGi environment.

* Apache Aries Blueprint Web 1.0.0

Provides a web context listener to bootstrap the no-OSGi Blueprint
container inside a WAR.

* Apache Aries JMX 1.1.0 & 1.1.1

This implements the OSGi JMX Management Model Specification and has been
updated to V1.1 of that spec (which requires V1.2 of JMX).

* Apache Aries Semantic Versioning Checker 0.1.0

This compares the bytecode of a module's previous release, with that being
built to determine whether the package and bundle versions are
semantically versioned correctly.

##Project update


No new committers since the last report. Contributions are coming through
on the dev list through git pull requests and patches to JIRAs and we
continue to have varied discussions across the variety of our sub
components.

There are no board level issues.

16 Jan 2013 [Jeremy Hughes / Doug]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

##Project update

* The SPI Fly component now fully implements the ServiceLoader Mediator
Specification 1.0 from the OSGi Enterprise R5 spec (chapter 133). It is
the Reference Implementation of this spec and passes all the OSGi TCK
tests for it.
* The JMX component in Aries now fully implements OSGi/JMX 1.1 from the
OSGi Enterprise R5 spec (chapter 124). As of this version it is the
Reference Implementation of this spec and passes all the OSGi TCK tests
for JMX.

   Both components are available in SNAPSHOT versions in the Aries code
base. They are waiting to be released.

* The Semantic Versioning maven plugin component is now being used in our
own builds - for modules that have 1.0 or above releases. For those
modules, the bytecode output to the target directory will be checked for
semantic changes since the last release. If the semantic version is
incorrect, the build will fail.

* Apache Karaf 2.3.0 - one of our significant consumers - has moved up to
include Apache Aries 1.0.0 releases.

No releases this quarter.


##Project Branding Board Report Checklist

* Project Website Basics : homepage is aries.apache.org (done)
* Project Naming And Descriptions : use proper Apache forms, describe
 product, etc. (pending)
* Website Navigation Links : navbar links included, link to www.apache.org
 included (pending - feather link done)
* Trademark Attributions : attribution for all ASF marks included in
 footers, etc. (pending)
* Logos and Graphics : include TM, use consistent product logo on your
 site (pending)
* Project Metadata : DOAP file checked in and up to date (done)

##Community update

No new committers since the last report. The user/dev lists and JIRAs have
had some varied discussions across the Aries modules.

There are no board level issues.

17 Oct 2012 [Jeremy Hughes / Jim]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

== Releases ==

Several release vote threads during the last three months saw the release of
88 bundles at version 1.0. These can be found from the downloads link on the
Aries home page. Subsequently, the following micro version update bundles
have been released:

* Apache Aries Blueprint Core 1.0.1
* Apache Aries JMX Core 1.0.1
* Apache Aries Transaction Manager 1.0.1
* Apache Aries JPA Container Managed Contexts 1.0.1

In addition, these new bundles were released.

* Apache Aries JMS Pool 1.0.0
* Apache Aries Transaction Enlisting JDBC Datasource 1.0.0

Many thanks to the release managers for their persistence in getting these
important releases out.

== Project Branding Board Report Checklist ==

* Project Website Basics : homepage is aries.apache.org (done)
* Project Naming And Descriptions : use proper Apache forms, describe
 product, etc. (pending)
* Website Navigation Links : navbar links included, link to www.apache.org
 included (pending - feather link done)
* Trademark Attributions : attribution for all ASF marks included in footers,
 etc. (pending)
* Logos and Graphics : include TM, use consistent product logo on your site
 (pending)
* Project Metadata : DOAP file checked in and up to date (done)

== Community update ==

Jeremias Maerki has proposed, and posted a patch for, an addition to the
spi-fly module called SPI Catcher. Its objective is along the lines of the
OSGi Connect work in the OSGi Alliance to make it easier to get started with
OSGi dynamic services technology. The SPI Catch approach is complementary by
introducing OSGi APIs much later, if at all, ensuring "runnability totally
outside of OSGi" is preserved.

No new committers since the last report. The user/dev lists and JIRAs have
had some varied discussions across the Aries modules.

There are no board level issues.

25 Jul 2012 [Jeremy Hughes / Roy]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

Releases

The following bug fix releases:

* Apache Aries Proxy 0.3.1

* Apache Aries Proxy 0.4.1

As indicated in the last report, bundles and packages are now being
brought up from 0.x to 1.0 to better reflect the stability and level of
confidence we have in them. This will also bring our versioning policy
inline with that described in the OSGi Alliance semantic versioning
whitepaper.

The 1.0 releases have started. We have approx 118 OSGi bundles so these
are being done in logical phases. These have completed:

* Apache Aries Test Support 1.0.0
* Apache Aries JNDI API 1.0.0
* Apache Aries JMX API 1.0.0
* Apache Aries JPA Container API 1.0.0
* Apache Aries Quiesce API 1.0.0

In addition there has been significant activity in the Aries Subsystems
module which will be an implementation of the OSGi Subsystem Service
Specification.

Project Branding Board Report Checklist

* Project Website Basics : homepage is aries.apache.org (done)
* Project Naming And Descriptions : use proper Apache forms, describe
 product, etc. (pending)
* Website Navigation Links : navbar links included, link to www.apache.org
 included (pending - feather link done)
* Trademark Attributions : attribution for all ASF marks included in
 footers, etc. (pending)
* Logos and Graphics : include TM, use consistent product logo on your site
 (pending)
* Project Metadata : DOAP file checked in and up to date (done)

Community update

No new committers since the last report. The user/dev lists and JIRAs
continue to be moderately active, with new patches being posted by
contributors.

There are no board level issues.

(Aries)

18 Apr 2012 [Jeremy Hughes / Roy]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

Releases

After the significant number of releases last quarter there were no new
releases this quarter. Work is going on in a branch in preparation for a
1.0 release. Bundles and packages will be brought up from 0.x to 1.0 to
better reflect the stability and level of confidence we have in them. This
will also bring our versioning policy inline with that described in the
OSGi Alliance semantic versioning white paper.

Project Branding Board Report Checklist

Little progress:

* Project Website Basics : homepage is aries.apache.org (done)
* Project Naming And Descriptions : use proper Apache forms, describe
 product, etc. (pending)
* Website Navigation Links : navbar links included, link to www.apache.org
 included (pending - feather link done)
* Trademark Attributions : attribution for all ASF marks included in footers,
 etc. (pending)
* Logos and Graphics : include TM, use consistent product logo on your site
 (pending)
* Project Metadata : DOAP file checked-in and up to date (done)

Community update

No new committers since the last report. The user/dev lists and JIRAs
continue to be moderately active.

There are no board level issues.

24 Jan 2012 [Jeremy Hughes / Shane]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

We have successfully executed on our 'release by bundle' approach. This
will help our users who would like to take updates of individual bundles:
"Small releases". Distribution releases containing sets of bundles that
combine well together will come later: "Big releases".

Releases

* Apache Aries Unit Test Support 0.4
* Apache Aries Util 0.4
* Apache Aries Proxy:
 * Apache Aries Proxy API 0.4
 * Apache Aries Proxy Service 0.4
 * Apache Aries Proxy iTests 0.4
 * Apache Aries Proxy Bundle 0.4
* Apache Aries Quiesce
 * Apache Aries Quiesce Manager 0.3.1
 * Apache Aries Quiesce Manager iTests 0.3.1
* Apache Aries Blueprint
 * Apache Aries Blueprint Annotation API 0.3.2
 * Apache Aries Blueprint Annotation Impl 0.3.2
 * Apache Aries Blueprint Annotation iTests 0.3.2
 * Apache Aries Blueprint CM 0.3.2
 * Apache Aries Blueprint Core 0.4
 * Apache Aries Blueprint iTests 0.4
 * Apache Aries Blueprint JEXL evaluator 0.1.0
 * Apache Aries Blueprint Sample 0.4
 * Apache Aries Blueprint Sample for Testing Annotation 0.3.2
 * Apache Aries Blueprint Sample Fragment for Testing Annotation 0.3.2
 * Apache Aries Blueprint Test Bundle A 0.3.2
 * Apache Aries Blueprint Test Bundle B 0.3.2
 * Apache Aries Blueprint Test Quiesce Bundle 0.3.2
 * Apache Aries Blueprint Bundle 0.4
 * Apache Aries Blueprint Parser 0.4
* Apache Aries JNDI
 * Apache Aries JNDI Core 0.3.1
 * Apache Aries JNDI URL Handler 0.3.1
 * Apache Aries JNDI RMI Handler 0.3.1
 * Apache Aries JNDI Bundle 0.3.1
 * Apache Aries JNDI Support for Legacy Runtimes 0.3.1
 * Apache Aries JNDI "business logic" test bundle for Aries jndi-url
   iTests 0.3.1
 * Apache Aries JNDI Test Bundle for Aries jndi-url iTests 0.3.1
 * Apache Aries JNDI iTests for jndi-url 0.3.1

Project Branding Board Report Checklist

Unfortunately no progress here.

* Project Website Basics : homepage is aries.apache.org (done)
* Project Naming And Descriptions : use proper Apache forms, describe
 product, etc. (pending)
* Website Navigation Links : navbar links included, link to www.apache.org
 included (pending - feather link done)
* Trademark Attributions : attribution for all ASF marks included in
 footers, etc. (pending)
* Logos and Graphics : include TM, use consistent product logo on your
 site (pending)
* Project Metadata : DOAP file checked-in and up to date (done)

Community update

There continues to be some good discussion on the user and dev lists. No
new committers since the last report.

There are no board level issues.

26 Oct 2011 [Jeremy Hughes / Brett]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

A new module called versioning has been created for a utility to byte
code analyse latest binaries with the last release of those binaries to
find changes that should cause an OSGi Export-Package version attribute
change, according to the OSGi Semantic Versioning whitepaper.

It looks as though Apache Aries JMS will become the reference
implementation of the update to the OSGi JMX spec for which an early draft
was released by the OSGi Alliance in September.

Releases
--------

Bug fix releases:

* Apache Aries Application 0.2.2
* Apache Aries Util 0.2.1

We have been putting together a functional release from trunk but it's
taking longer than we'd hoped. Due to our objective of getting the OSGi
versioning correct, we're having to release more modules and correct more
OSGi version ranges than we had hoped. A fully staged release of Apache
Aries Blueprint and its dependencies is imminent.

Project Branding Board Report Checklist
---------------------------------------

A little progress here. Unfortunately there's been little progress here.

* Project Website Basics : homepage is aries.apache.org (done)
* Project Naming And Descriptions : use proper Apache forms, describe
 product, etc. (pending)
* Website Navigation Links : navbar links included, link to
 www.apache.org included (pending - feather link done)
* Trademark Attributions : attribution for all ASF marks included in
 footers, etc. (pending)
* Logos and Graphics : include TM, use consistent product logo on your
 site (pending)
* Project Metadata : DOAP file checked in and up to date (done)


No new committers since the last report.

There are no board level issues.

20 Jul 2011 [Jeremy Hughes / Jim]

Apache Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
enterprise OSGi application programming model.

=== Development ===
Users have asked for a release of the Aries JPA bundles and hence the
snapshot bundles it depends on (Aries Util) - in particular due to:

* the new 'runtime enhancer' that will mean entities can be enhanced as
 they are used in the runtime, rather than at development time.
* the support for EclipseLink (in addition to Apache OpenJPA) as a JPA
 provider

The release process has just started. This will exercise our per bundle
release process adhering to the OSGi Alliance Semantic Versioning
recommendations.

There have also been enhancements to the Aries JMX (whiteboard pattern)
and Aries Subsystem (to use OSGi Core 4.3).

Apache Geronimo, which consumes Apache Aries to implement its enterprise
OSGi application programming model, has been readying a release. The
performance enhancements in the Aries Proxy module which now makes use
of the new Weaving Hooks OSGi specification, has had a few teething
problems for Geronimo. All known problems are now resolved.

=== Project Branding Board Report Checklist ===

We've been reminded of this work and are reporting this checklist for
the first time. We appreciate we're a bit behind the curve here, and
are doing our best to catch up.

* Project Website Basics : homepage is aries.apache.org (done)
* Project Naming And Descriptions : use proper Apache forms, describe
 product, etc. (pending)
* Website Navigation Links : navbar links included, link to
 www.apache.org included (pending - feather link done)
* Trademark Attributions : attribution for all ASF marks included in
 footers, etc. (pending)
* Logos and Graphics : include TM, use consistent product logo on your
 site (pending)
* Project Metadata : DOAP file checkedin and up to date (pending - some
 minor updates needed)

=== Community update ===

Roughly same number of dev@ subscribers at 119, user@ 148 subscribers up
14 since last report. John Ross was voted in as a committer after his
significant work to the 'subsystem' module.

There are no board level issues.

20 Apr 2011 [Jeremy Hughes / Geir]

Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an enterprise OSGi
application programming model.

Since the last board report, there have been enhancements to the 'proxy'
module to which has improved its performance by making use of the new
'Weaving Hook Service' OSGi specification (in 4.3) as an alternative to ASM.
This also removes some restrictions on final classes/methods imposed by use
the use of ASM. The 'spi-fly' module's OSGi service approach to
META-INF/services has also been updated to make use of the Weavking Hook
Service gaining similar benefits.


Some more documentation on the new release-by-bundle release process has
been written. This positions us nicely to demonstrate and make use of the
OSGi Semantic Versioning scheme. Now that the parent-0.4 module has been
released, we are in a position to use it for the next release.

Community update
----------------
Small increase in since last month dev@ 118 subscribers, user@ 134
subscribers. There has been a slight increase in user list traffic. The dev@
list continues to be active with less traffic on the user@ list. No new
committers or PMC members.

There are no board level issues.

16 Mar 2011 [Jeremy Hughes / Sam]

Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an enterprise OSGi
application programming model.

New releases
------------
These bug fix releases have been completed since the last board report:

* Aries Application 0.2.1
* Aries Blueprint 0.2.1
* Aries Blueprint 0.3.1

Release by bundle
-----------------
After some significant investigation and discussion, we recently concluded a
vote to switch to a release-by-bundle scheme. This is to enable us to follow
the guidance set out in the OSGi Alliance Semantic Versioning white paper.

Community update
----------------
Largely unchanged since last month dev@ 117 subscribers, user@ 129
subscribers. The dev@ list continues to be active with less traffic on the
user@ list. No new committers or PMC members.

There are no board level issues.

16 Feb 2011 [Jeremy Hughes / Doug]

Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an enterprise
OSGi application programming model.

Aries 0.3 has now been released. Aries Application 0.2.1 is being
released to assist Geronimo. This is the first time Aries has released
a single module.

Now that the first full Aries release since graduation has happened,
and that there is a desire to consider OSGi semantic versioning
guidelines we are discussing whether releasing at a finer grained level
is more appropriate. There is much good discussion about what makes
sense for Aries, with input from what happens in Felix, Sling and ACE.

Community update: largely unchanged since last month dev@ 117
subscribers, user@ 127 subscribers. The dev@ list continues to be
active with less traffic on the user@ list. No new committers or PMC
members since the January report.

There are no board level issues.

19 Jan 2011 [Jeremy Hughes / Sam]

Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an enterprise
OSGi application programming model.

Aries graduated from the Incubator on 15th December 2010. The majority
of the items on the Incubator transfer to TLP list have been completed
but not all.

We are preparing our 0.3 release and are at the stage of removing
snapshot dependencies by working with the projects Aries depends on to
cut releases themselves. This is making good progress.

The Aries web site has now moved from Confluence to CMS. The speed to
put a page into production is much improved and very welcome.

Community update: dev@ 118 subscribers, user@ 127 subscribers. The dev@
list continues to be active with less traffic on the user@ list. No new
committers or PMC members since the December report.

There are no board level issues.

15 Dec 2010

Establish the Apache Aries 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 a set of pluggable Java
 components enabling an enterprise OSGi application programming
 model for deployment to a variety of OSGi based runtimes, 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 Aries Project",
 be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
 Foundation; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Aries Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to a set of pluggable Java components enabling an
 enterprise OSGi application programming model for deployment to
 a variety of OSGi based runtimes;
 and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Aries" 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 Aries Project, and to have primary responsibility
 for management of the projects within the scope of
 responsibility of the Apache Aries 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 Aries Project:

   * A. J. David Bosschaert      <davidb@apache.org>
   * Adam Wojtuniak              <awojtuniak@apache.org>
   * Alan Cabrera                <adc@apache.org>
   * Alan T Keane                <atk@apache.org>
   * Alasdair Nottingham         <not@apache.org>
   * Andrew Osborne              <ozzy@apache.org>
   * Bartosz Kowalewski          <bkowal@apache.org>
   * Bertrand Delacretaz         <bdelacretaz@apache.org>
   * Carsten Ziegeler            <cziegeler@apache.org>
   * Chris Wilkinson             <cwilkin@apache.org>
   * Davanum Srinivas            <dims@apache.org>
   * David Jencks                <djencks@apache.org>
   * Emily Jiang                 <ejiang@apache.org>
   * Eoghan Glynn                <eglynn@apache.org>
   * Graham Charters             <gcc@apache.org>
   * Guillaume Nodet             <gnodet@apache.org>
   * Hiram R. Chirino            <chirino@apache.org>
   * Holly Cummins               <cumminsh@apache.org>
   * Ian Robinson                <irobins@apache.org>
   * J. Daniel Kulp              <dkulp@apache.org>
   * James Strachan              <jstrachan@apache.org>
   * Jarek Gawor                 <gawor@apache.org>
   * Jean Sebastien Delfino      <jsdelfino@apache.org>
   * Jeremy Hughes               <hughesj@apache.org>
   * Joseph Alan Bohn            <jbohn@apache.org>
   * Kevan Lee Miller            <kevan@apache.org>
   * Kiril Malenkov Mitov        <kmitov@apache.org>
   * Lei Wang                    <rwonly@apache.org>
   * Lin Sun                     <linsun@apache.org>
   * Mark Nuttall                <mnuttall@apache.org>
   * Niklas Gustavsson           <ngn@apache.org>
   * Nikolai Dimitrov Tankov     <nikolait@apache.org>
   * Par Niclas Hedhman          <niclas@apache.org>
   * Richard McGuire             <rickmcguire@apache.org>
   * Sabine Heider               <heidersab@apache.org>
   * Sergey Beryozkin            <sergeyb@apache.org>
   * Stuart McCulloch            <mcculls@apache.org>
   * Timothy James Ward          <timothyjward@apache.org>
   * Valentin Mahrwald           <mahrwald@apache.org>
   * Violeta Georgieva Georgieva <violetagg@apache.org>
   * Zhaohui Feng                <rfeng@apache.org>
   * Zoe Slattery                <zoe@apache.org>


 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Jeremy
 Hughes be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Aries,
 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 Aries 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 Aries Project; and be it further

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

 RESOLVED, that all responsibility pertaining to the Apache
 Incubator Aries podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
 PMC are hereafter discharged.

 Approved unanimously by roll call vote.

15 Dec 2010

Aries delivers a set of pluggable Java components enabling an enterprise
OSGi application programming model.

Aries entered incubation on September 22, 2009.

The Aries community and Incubator PMC have voted for Aries to graduate as a
TLP. This is an agenda item in the Dec 15th 2010 Board meeting.

There is discussion about making a release, which Karaf and Geronimo would
consume, as soon as we have a decision from the board.

There continues to be a vibrant community as shown by the activity on the
mailing list in the last quarter. The Aries sub-components continue to be
actively developed. Since the last board report we have 3 new committers
(Bartosz Kowalewski, Chris Wilkinson and Emily Jiang) and one new PPMC
member (Holly Cummins).

We are close to moving our site from Confluence over to CMS. All that
remains is for the site to be switched over. The CMS based site will allow
us to update the site immediately after a change is made and more easily
blend in non-wiki content such as that generated by the OSGi Enterprise
Compliance Tests.

There are no further issues to resolve before graduation - the Aries and
Incubator communities have voted to graduate Aries to a TLP.

22 Sep 2010

Aries will deliver a set of pluggable Java components enabling an enterprise
OSGi application programming model.

Aries entered incubation on September 22, 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring IPMC or Board attention.

The following sub-components are actively being developed:

* Application
* Subsystems
* Blueprint
* JPA
* JNDI
* Transaction
* Quiesce
* Samples


There continues to be a vibrant community as shown by the activity on the
mailing list this year.

We have recently completed our 0.2-incubating release. This is our second
release since entering incubation. This release is in support of Geronimo
3.0 which uses Apache Aries.

The OSGi Enterprise Compliance Tests have been run against Blueprint, JMX,
JNDI and transactions modules and the results have been published to the
aries-dev mailing list and are available from the Aries web site

Top 2 or 3 things to resolve before graduation:

* Build community  [done]
* Create a release [done]
* Address project scope concerns raised during acceptance vote

16 Jun 2010

Aries will deliver a set of pluggable Java components enabling an enterprise
OSGi application programming model.

Aries entered incubation on September 22, 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring IPMC or Board attention.

The following sub-components are actively being developed:

* Application
* Subsystems
* Blueprint
* JMX
* JPA

Several new sample applications have been developed to demonstrate the Aries
functionality.

There continues to be a vibrant community as shown by the activity on the
mailing list this year.

On May 26th we released Apache Aries 0.1-incubating, our first release.

Top 2 or 3 things to resolve before graduation:

* Build community  [done]
* Create a release [done]
* Address project scope concerns raised during acceptance vote

17 Mar 2010

Aries will deliver a set of pluggable Java components enabling an enterprise
OSGi application programming model.

Aries entered incubation on September 22, 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring IPMC or Board attention.

The following sub-components are actively being developed:

* Application
* Blueprint
* JMX
* JPA

Several new sample applications have been developed to demonstrate the Aries
functionality.

A new component has been created to feed experience into the OSGi standards
process.

There has been a lot of activity on the mailing list this year indicating a
vibrant community is being built.

One new committer, Rex Wang, has been added. Redhat have started to
participate in the project.

We have begun the process of doing a 0.1.0 release and aim to release
shortly.

Top 2 or 3 things to resolve before graduation:

* Build community
* Create a release
* Address project scope concerns raised during acceptance vote

16 Dec 2009

Aries will deliver a set of pluggable Java components enabling an enterprise
OSGi application programming model.

Aries entered incubation on September 22, 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring IPMC or Board attention.

The svn area has been organized with a single trunk for now, though we still
need to settle the discussion about components lifecycle and the svn layout.

The following sub-components are actively being developed:

* Application
* Blueprint
* JMX

There has been a lot of activity on the mailing list this month indicating a
vibrant community is being built.

Top 2 or 3 things to resolve before graduation:

* Build community
* Create a release
* Address project scope concerns raised during acceptance vote

18 Nov 2009

Aries will deliver a set of pluggable Java components enabling an enterprise
OSGi application programming model.

Aries entered incubation on September 22, 2009. This is our first board
report.

There are currently no issues requiring IPMC or Board attention .

All infra resources have been set up (svn / site / mailing lists) very
quickly. The svn area has been organized with a single trunk for now, though
we still need to settle the discussion about components lifecycle and the
svn layout. IBM has contributed some code that has been imported into svn
and the JNDI modules have already been imported into trunk. Both Geronimo
contribution (OSGi Blueprint Services) and ServiceMix contribution (OSGi
Transaction Manager) have been imported into trunk.

On the community side, we've already voted 3 additional committers (Adam
Wojtuniak, Alan Keane and Niclas Hedhman) who had expressed their interest
in joining the project just after the acceptance vote on the proposal was
launched.

There is a lot of discussions and activity on the mailing lists.

Top 2 or 3 things to resolve before graduation:

* Build community
* Create a release
* Address the project scope concerns raised during acceptance vote