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Crail

19 Sep 2018

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20 Jun 2018

Crail is a storage platform for sharing performance critical
data in distributed data processing jobs at very high speed.

Crail has been incubating since 2017-11-01.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Community building: Additional contributors from different
   companies/affiliations
  2. Increase visibility / PR
  3. Harden the code and improve stability and usability

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of?

  * None

How has the community developed since the last report?

  * To advertise the project, we present(ed) the Crail project at:
    * OpenFabrics 2018 Workshop
      (Crail non-volatile memory integration, presented in April)
    * Spark and AI 2018 Summit
      (Serverless computing with Crail, presented June 5)
    * DataWorks 2018 Summit in June (Crail, to be presented June 21)


How has the project developed since the last report?

  * First source code release (Apache-Crail 1.0-incubating) done
    (+4, -0 binding votes) and available
  * Designed/implemented new generic NVMeF storage tier which makes
    code base independent of SPDK/DPDK environment
  * Constant activities on bug fixes, quality improvements and
    additional features at https://github.com/apache/incubator-crail

How would you assess the podling's maturity?

 [ ] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [X] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:
  5/28/2018

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
  2017-11-01 (entering incubation)

Signed-off-by:

 [x] (crail) Julian Hyde
     Comments:
         Having made the (always difficult) first release, the project
         is in good shape. They are starting to generate some publicity
         by speaking at conferences. I am encouraging them to create a
         twitter account (so that they can interact with the wider
         community more frequently) and to start thinking of a second
         release (to ensure that the release process is reproducible).
 [x] (crail) Luciano Resende
     Comments:
 [] (crail) Raphael Bircher
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:
  lresende: I removed the check from 'working towards first release' as the
  first release was just completed

21 Mar 2018

Crail is a storage platform for sharing performance critical
data in distributed data processing jobs at very high speed.

Crail has been incubating since 2017-11-01.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

1  Community building
2. Improve project visibility
3. Create a first release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of?

* None

How has the community developed since the last report?

* We got one new active committer.
  After moving the code base under apache/incubator-crail,
  we are re-gaining frequency on downloads and followers
* To advertise the project, we are preparing for the
  SF Spark Summit presentation on Crail.
  We got a presentation on Crail's non-volatile data
  management accepted at OpenFabrics workshop in April.

How has the project developed since the last report?

* Podling name search done and approved by Legal.
* Applied fixes resolving two major bugs within Crail code.
* New project front end website.


How would you assess the podling's maturity?

 [X] Initial setup
 [X] Working towards first release
 [X] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:
 N/A

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 2017-11-01 (entering incubation)

Signed-off-by:

 [x] (crail) Julian Hyde
     Comments: Good progress on the "admin" aspects of incubation,
       and dev list is showing good activity.
 [ ] (crail) Luciano Resende
     Comments:
 [ ] (crail) Raphael Bircher
     Comments:

21 Feb 2018

Crail is a storage platform for sharing performance critical data in
distributed data processing jobs at very high speed.

Crail has been incubating since 2017-11-01.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Community building
  2. Improve project visibility
  3. Create the first release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

* No issues require attention at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

* We are trying to advertise Crail to attract more people
  to contribute and/or use it. In that respect, we got a
  presentation at this years SF Spark Summit accepted, where
  we will talk about Crail deployment in the Spark context.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Code transfer to apache.org complete
 * Project website up, working on improvements and compliance
 * Working on adapting Crail build process to new (Apache)
   environment.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [x] Initial setup
  [x] Working towards first release
  [x] Community building
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 * N/A

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 * 2017-11-01 (entering incubation)

Signed-off-by:

  [x](crail) Julian Hyde
     Comments:
       Well done getting the web site up and the source code into
       ASF git. It feels like the project is really up and running.
       Next steps are a release and podling name search.
  [x](crail) Luciano Resende
     Comments:
  [ ](crail) Raphael Bircher
     Comments:

17 Jan 2018

Crail is a storage platform for sharing performance critical data in
distributed data processing jobs at very high speed.

Crail has been incubating since 2017-11-01.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Finish project setup 2  Community building 3. Create a first release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of?

  None

How has the community developed since the last report?

  * Got contacted by a few individuals and companies trying Crail for their
    internal use. Not much more activities since last month, presumably due to
    holidays.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  * Working on project website
  * Working on Crail code renaming for code landing at Apache
  * Incubator status page updates
  * Apache ICLA signed by almost all contributors (7 of 9)
  * Submitted abstract on Crail project for 2018 DataWorks Summit in Berlin

How would you assess the podling's maturity?

 [X] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [ ] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release: N/A

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected? 2017-11-01 (entering
incubation)

Signed-off-by:

  [x](crail) Julian Hyde Comments: It took a while to get ICLAs signed and
   accounts created (thanks Luciano for your help) but the project is getting
   through the red tape and real work is starting to surface on the dev list
   and in JIRA.
  [x](crail) Luciano Resende Comments:
  [ ](crail) Raphael Bircher Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

20 Dec 2017

Crail is a storage platform for sharing performance critical
data in distributed data processing jobs at very high speed.

Crail has been incubating since 2017-11-01.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Finish project setup
  2. Community building
  3. Create a first release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of?

  None.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  N/A

How has the project developed since the last report?

* This is the first report.
* Apache ICLA signed by all contributors from IBM Zurich Research.
* Software Grant and Corporate Contributor License Agreement
  signed by IBM ZUrich Research representative.
* Infrastructure setup underway (missing JIRA due to
  infrastructure issues)
* Available Crail code to be transferred soon.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [X] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [ ] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 N/A

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2017-11-01 (entering incubation)

Signed-off-by:

 [X] (crail) Julian Hyde
     Comments:
        Project is still boot-strapping. No activity on dev
        list yet (except for preparation of this report).
 [ ] (crail) Luciano Resende
     Comments:
 [ ] (crail) Raphael Bircher
     Comments: