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Bluesky

17 Aug 2011

The incubator community voted to retire the Bluesky podling. It will be
closed in near future and reporting will stop with this period.

See here for the vote results:
http://s.apache.org/7oo

Some more context:
http://s.apache.org/4Q2

20 Jul 2011

(Nota Bene: This project was retired by the Incubator PMC this month)

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

The following items have been performed since the last reporting period:
1.solve the problem of the bad effection of recording vedio.
2.integrate with IPTV function.

The following items are planned for the next reporting period:
1.test the system in Linux environment.
2.add the access function of mobile terminal.

15 Jun 2011

This project did not report.  The Incubator PMC will begin discussion to
move the project to dormant status.

19 May 2011

Did not report (currently on monthly schedule), but did report in April.

20 Apr 2011

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

The following items have been performed since the last reporting period:
* test the stability of system on a certain scale.
* add the function of recording video in the teacher part.

The following items are planned for the next reporting period:
* go on testing the stability of system

16 Mar 2011

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

The following items have been performed since the last reporting period:
 * Now improving the stability of system
 * Resolving the problems of having no Screen images
 * Resolving instability of the 2nd focus student's data transportation.

The following items are planned for the next reporting period:
 * Improving the stability of the system
 * add the function of recording video in the teacher part.

16 Feb 2011

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

Currently, it's the winter holiday now in China. team will be back at
Feb, 20th. We will continue to organize code and then update svn repos.

19 Jan 2011

BlueSky did not report.  There is considerble discussion on the -dev list.
Not much in the way of commits, but it does appear from the -dev list
chatter that they are starting to grow the community a bit.  The growth of
on-list discussion may be a good sign.

15 Dec 2010

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.
Current status of developing the next version of RealClass:
 *Complete testing of capture camera pictures with Opencv libaray;
 *Complete Message Parser API encapsulation  and fundamental test;
 *Complete API encapsulation of Server and fundamental test;
 *Complete API encapsulation of en/decode/Audio & Video and Screen data
transmission module;
 *Complete basic testing of communication between Server and Student/DTU;
 *Complete the first version of Teacher interface;
 *Finish testing all the third party library and they all work well  with
QT both under Windows/Linux platform.
 Next step:
 * Testing API of en/decode with testcase of record/playback function;
 * Evolve a final version Teacher interface;
 * Complete the first version of Student interface;
 * Discussion the broadcast algorithm in Server and DTU with certain
developers and try to fufill it as quickly as possible;

17 Nov 2010

(BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

Current status of developing the next version of RealClass: * Learning QT
network API, and tried to encapsulate it into new class * Testing
Video/Audio/Screen encode/decode API of FFempeg, including sending and
receiving, this job had almost been done; * Making UI of new system, ongoing
next step:

* Finish message parse and socket plus encode/decode class before Dec 1st *
Finish UI design and commit UI code in 2 weeks

20 Oct 2010

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

The team is improving RealClass -- one of the two major subsystems of
BlueSky -- meanwhile we will discuss the next version of RealClass which
would related to web browser.

 * committed QT version of Tserver;

next step:

 * To cut down the code quantity, replace Tserver with QT's lib, especially
the communication part;
 * Gradually commit the source code of modified DTU/Teacher/Student;
 * Discuss the next version of RealClass;

22 Sep 2010

BlueSky  has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

The Summer vacation ranges from July-September, a brand new semester has
begun, meanwhile some developers graduated and some fresh developers come.
We used to develop RealClass with Anjuta which generates many useless files
both hard to maintain and probably violate ASL. I've convey my opinion in
dev list and tried to transplant Tserver to QT, and it works and cost me
little time. Some of the developers are also interesting in it, we will
discuss the next step in dev mailing list.

 *transplant Tserver's interface from GTK to QT;
 *Test QT version Tserver and found out it works well;

next step:

 * Discuss starting a branch of transplanting RealClass on dev mailing
   list.
 * Gradually transplant and commit source code.

18 Aug 2010

Did not report, but has reported several months running.  The only activity
observed is the following e-mail:
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-bluesky-dev/201008.mbox/%
3CAANLkTi=NAfBWOofuU1fAXKxYxAiQf2rAt5ZQDcL1p6=f@mail.gmail.com%3E

21 Jul 2010

BlueSky  has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

Recently, developer NanHongzhen had committed the IPv6 and Satellite patch of
RealClass in BlueSky jira. I've download the modules and tested them(only
IPv6 module,'cause i don't have an environment with satellite.). It functions
but those files are not well organized and probably not legal in certain
config files. I need to clean the files first and then commit them to repos.

 * accept IPv6 and Satellite patch of RealClass;

next step:

 * clean IPV6 and Satellite module source files.
 * commit IPV6 and Satellite module to repos.

16 Jun 2010

Originally posted for May, but somehow lost during Wiki edits.

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

We are still waiting for Bill to check the completeness of the release
candidate. Things we've done recently:

Coding to optimize DTU structure, still under going;
Testing IPv6 and satellite module;
One thing left to the first release:

cast release vote in general list.

19 May 2010

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

We are still waiting for Bill to check the completeness of the release
candidate. Things we've done recently:

* Coding to optimize DTU structure, still under going;
* Testing IPv6 and satellite module;

One thing left to the first release:

* cast release vote in general list.

21 Apr 2010

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

Recently, we've passed RealClass (Ed: RealClass is an implementation of one
of BlueSky's key directives) release vote in dev mailing list. Now, we are
waiting for Bill to check the completeness of the release candidate. Also we
are considering to add more feature in the next version of RealClass. The
following will be included in the new features.

* optimize DTU structure;
* support IPv6 and satellite;

The coding of IPv6 and satellite module has been finished. But we need some
time to test the functionality and robustness of the module. After that we
would commit that as new version.

17 Mar 2010

Did not report.  The students are just back from vacation, and there was
some discussion of moving them back to a quarterly schedule.  We'll ask for
an April report.

17 Feb 2010

*** DID NOT REPORT ***

The project did, however, report last month in January, and there appears to
have been little traffic in the interim.  There have been zero commits in
February, 4 commits in January, and 10 in December.  The last big batch was
in November: 107.  Likewise, there have been zero e-mails in February, 16 in
January, 45 in December.

20 Jan 2010

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

Last month we tried to pack the release candidate package and place it at
http://people.apache.org/~mabowen/. However, we made some mistakes when
producing the package, first, a improper version number, second, forget to
start a release audit before making the release candidate package. These
faults are the things we'd restore the next step as soon as possible.

top 2 or 3 to resolve prior to graduation:

* Complete the release audit and clarify the last legal issues;
* Revise the release version number and repack the release candidate;
* Start a new round of release vote at bluesky dev-mailing list;

16 Dec 2009

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

What we've completed in the last month:

 * last round check of first release preparation, e.g., legal issues of
compile scripts;
 * all the scripts and documents are committed, official website was
updated correspondingly;
 * Announced the first round vote of release of RealClass of BlueSky, but
failed due to deficiency of understanding release procedure;

top 2 or 3 to resolve prior to graduation:

 * According to the opinions on RealClass@BlueSky first release which
reverberate from dev-mailing list, we'd improve and start the release vote as
soon as possible;
 * Once the first release is made, we'd move fast to the next version's
transferring on the base of our prototype;
 * Community development is always under concern though it is not
realized because of some complex reasons. However, i'd be sure we could do
better when the development of the next version is on its way;

18 Nov 2009

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

What we've completed in the last month:

* Instead of using ARTS, we replace it simply by basic soundcard write
method;
* Solve all the legal issues lies in RealClass system and upload whole
source code of the four components to Apache SVN repos;
* update the incubation status page:
http://incubator.apache.org/projects/bluesky.html?
 BlueSky wiki:http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/BlueSky/
 BlueSky official website: http://incubator.apache.org/bluesky/
* Remove Hibernate module from MersMp system;

top 2 or 3 to resolve prior to first release:

* Use doxygen to generate API documents of RealClass system
* Replace Hibernate module with other library compatible with ASL

23 Sep 2009

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

Things are getting better in the last month. First, some critical legal
issues which bothers us long time like FFmpeg are solved. Also, we deleted
1394dv support for legal problem, but we believe that would not affect the
functionalities. Currently, the only legal issue is ARTS/OSS, and we've
already replaced ARTS with SDL, however, it needs sometime to make the whole
system run successfully. And we would use ALSA compiled in LGPL way to
replace OSS. There are some other good news too. More developers are joining
the mailing list and a core team, i believe, is gradually establishing in
XJTU. We now aims to the first release and next step we will try to attract
more developers on bulletin board system at XJTU to contribute to the future
version of RealClass.

Plus, MERSMP team, which is in charge of the developing of MERSMP system,
now join the dev-mailing list. Together with MERSMP team, we believe that we
could make much more achievement in the future. And we still need the
committer account so that we commit recent changes of website?code etc. Hope
the accounts could be approved soon.
the inactive committer account:

  1.okid  a.k.a Dong Yang
  2.stellagjj  a.k.a JingJing Gao
  3.zhangfan   a.k.a Fan Zhang

and the new committers would be:

  1.mabowen  a.k.a Samuel Kevin
  2.chenping  a.k.a Arthur Chen

top 2 or 3 to resolve prior to first release:

 * Replace ARTS with SDL and make the system work;
 * Complete the information about BlueSky on wiki and official website;
 * As to MERSMP team, they need sometime to get used to the Apache way;

19 Aug 2009

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

Summer vacation started from last month, but some members of the team are
still working. We've started to replace FFmpeg with Theora and Vorbis which
might takes 1-2months. Simultaneously, we would prepare preliminary work of
the Release of BlueSky.

*Replace FFmpeg and commit.
*Prepare to release.

Bill Stoddard comments that "we are in the early stages of effectively
'rebooting' the Bluesky project after the recent incident involving sharing
of an individuals user id. Inactive members of the community will have their
id's revoked and the mentors are considering options for restarting the
project with a new set of project committers. "

15 Jul 2009

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

During the past month, we've been still focusing on replacing FFmpeg and I
forecast pretty progress in the next two months. A huge mistake, which we,
shamefully, hadn't noticed all along, had been found out. It surely is
acceptable to our group, but it violates the rules of Apache. We are
planning to apply for more committers and accounts to correct this mistake.

Next step: replacing FFmpeg

17 Jun 2009

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

Finally we committed our source code, though part of the source code, to SVN
repository. Now the most urgent things for us is to replace FFmpeg with
Theora and Vorbis. We've started to learn Theora and Vorbis but not too much
progress were gained. Another bad news is that we are now severely short of
hands. Some students are gonna graduate in days. Thus we have to enroll some
undergraduate students to our lab. We've already got one and he is now
getting familiar with our system. I hope that his participation would help.

Next step:

 *Continue to learn Theora and Vorbis, try to replace FFmpeg soon;

20 May 2009

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

Recent Activity:
After we finished the second code view, we finally filled up IP Clearance,
though wo miss something and had to filled it again, and sent it to ASF. We
have kept on learning Theora and Vorbis, however, little had us achieved. We
have sent a mail to Theora community to call for their help. We wish that
good news would come soon.

 *Examine through the source code to make sure everything is OK before we
upload it to SVN repository.
 *Commit source code to SVN repository after the last check.
 *Continue to learn Theora and Vorbis.

15 Apr 2009

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

Recent Activity: We finished the required work by Bill, our mentor. We'd
tried to use Dirac for replacing FFmpeg, while we were waiting for the
results of second code view. However, some problems happened and could be
resolved. Reading api of FFmpeg and vobis?theora is still undergoing. The
reason, why it is retarded, is that we had to do several projects
simultaneously, besides the classes. The running demo of Bluesky is
postponed too, but i can assure that it would be completed next week, after
i finish the coding task this week.

Next step:

 *Waiting for the second code view results.
 *Recording Bluesky running demo.
 *Tried to work out a reliable sketch of replacing FFmpeg in two weeks.

18 Mar 2009

Bluesky failed to report.

Reviewing their mailing list, there is activity in the project, just no
report.

18 Feb 2009

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

Recent Activity:
 * Feb Update: Clean room version of the Bluesky code has been reviewed by
Bill Stoddard (project mentor).
 * Jan Status: It is nearly the end of this semester. We were busy
preparing and taking exams in the past month. So no further progress could
we make. We sent our clean version code our mentor, and are waiting for his
reverberation.


Next Steps:
 * Consider replacement of FFmpeg. We believe that the clean version of our
code should be available under ASL. Thus we are considering the cost of
using Theora.
 * Submit Bluesky code grant to ASF.  Perform final code review, cleanup
then check the code into the svn repository.
 * Begin working on formal release of Bluesky

21 Jan 2009

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

recent activity:
 It is nearly the end of this semester. We were busy preparing and taking
exams in the past month. So no further progress could we make. We sent our
clean version code our mentor, and are waiting for his reverberation.
Top priority:
 * Replacement of FFmpeg. We believe that the clean version of our code
should be available under ASL. Thus we are considering the cost of using
Theora.

17 Dec 2008

BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

In the past month, we set up the website and applied for a new international
ip address. Here is the website link: http://202.117.16.249. We've already
put three version of source code, including complete version, clean version
with project files (the project files are autogenerated by Anjuta, in case
it may violate ASL, we divide the source code into two types, with or
without project files) and purely clean version. We hope that someone could
double check the legality of the clean source code so we can upload the
source code soon.

Top priorities:

  * upload our source code to SVN repository. As soon as the code is
    granted by Apache community, this thing shoulde be finished quite soon.

IPMC comments:

 * jukka: Why the new server and web site? I don't seem to be able to
          access it (I'm in Switzerland).
 * clr: What does it mean "as soon as the code is granted by Apache
        community"?

19 Nov 2008

Bluesky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

During the past month, we finally clear the legal problem lay in our source
code. Agreement achieved that the libstdc++ don't collide with ASL, however,
FFMPEG is absolutely vetoed under ASL. So we have to find a subsitute to
replace it.

Students of the bluesky team@XJTU are either busy cramming for exams or
painstaking coding for an original system. Thus the work at Apache has been
greatly delayed. But we still complete several critical things. The first is
to eleminate the code which violates ASL from the Bluesky source code.
Secondly, we renewed the user manual. Hope it will facilitate people who
wanna try our software.

Top priorities:
 *upload our source code to SVN repository. In order to ensure the
qualification of our source code under ASL, we will, soon, put our
"cleansing version" code on our website@XJTU.China and hope people at Apache
community to have a double examination. After that we will commit our code
to SVN.

 *Another emergency is to replace FFMPEG. FFMPEG plays a critical role in
our software. If proper subsititute can't be found, the progress of our
incubating at Apache will be delayed to a large extent.

15 Oct 2008

Now, BlueSky ASF Project is running in the first phase. A lot of efforts are
done to legalize the BlueSky source code under Apache licence. For RealClass
system source code, there are three main third-part libraries whose licences
do not comply with ASL definitely. They are GUN c++ stl, arts and ffmpeg.
The issue that dynamic link with GPLed GUN c++ stl in RealClass system
source code is legal or not have been discussing in bluesky mailing list.
The conflict which the other two libraries lead to are so complicated that
more time is spent and discuss in details to resolve this problem.

Besides ,we do the following:

 * In order to introduce RealClass system's functions, feature and usage, we
supply the document about system customer manual to BlueSky website.
 * Due to conflict with ASL, the work of committing the source code is
behind of the schedule.


= Empire-DB =

Empire-db has been accepted to the incubator in July 2008. While ths SVN
repository had soon been set up and development progressed there has until
now not been an official Apache release with the packages containting the
org.apache namespace and with all legal files available and in the right
place.

Recent activity:

The main concern of the Empire-db committers in the previous month has been
the acceptance of the first official Apache release by members of the
incubator PMC.

Due to legal concerns about the inclusion of two .jar files the distribution
was first changed to go without them which however resulted in compilation
problems with the build files provided. After a long discussion period the
two jars which were taken from a Tomcat distribution where included again
and release candidate 2 of Empire-db 2.0.4 and Struts2-extentions 1.0.4 were
again put up for voting. Finally the release got accepted incubator PMC.
The accepted distribution files will now be offered for download from the
Empire-db website. (Yet to be done)

Meanwhile a few improvement and bufixing tasks have already been opened for
the upcoming 2.0.5 release.

Community aspects:

Slowly the empire-user mailing list is getting used by uses not belonging to
the empire-db development team. A few mail requests have been answered. With
the now accepted official Apache release we hope that we can now further
increase the community.

17 Sep 2008

Did not report. From the developer mailing list, we have the following
status comments:

- Two modules of the project,that is DTU and Tserver, have been
modified by using stlport to replace gpl based c++ code
expected for some minor mistakes.

- The official website has been updated and formal reports are added.

- We strive hard to learn the related contents of how to incubate
successfully.

20 Aug 2008

Did not report, but see general comments at top of report.