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Dubbo

20 Mar 2019

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19 Dec 2018

Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

Dubbo has been incubating since 2018-02-16.

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

 1. Ensure more discussion and decision making to be happening on the
 mailing list.
 2. Release 2.7.0, the first release after package renaming.
 3. Transfer more qualified external Dubbo ecosystem projects into Apache.
 4. Add more committers and PPMC members.

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?

 * New committer:
   * Minxuan Zhuang has been voted as committer on 2018-09-11
   * Jinkai Ma(majinkai) has been voted as committer on 2018-10-31
   * Zhenqiang Yi(manzhizhen) has been voted as committer on 2018-11-05
   * Victory Cao(cvictory) has been voted as committer on 2018-11-09
   * Liandong Chen(purple-force) has been voted as committer on 2018-11-14
   * Jeff Lv(Jeff-Lv) has been voted as committer on 2018-11-21
 * New PMC member:
   * Zonghai Shang(yiji) has been voted as pmc member on 2018-11-01
   * Yong Zhu(diecui1202) has been voted as pmc member on 2018-12-03
 * Github stats is growing rapidly since last report. as of Dec 3rd,
   * number of stars has grown from 21126 to 22796.
   * contributors has been grown from 119 to 144.
   * number of forks has grown from 14625 to 15761.
 * 14 new companies reported their using of Dubbo since last report, 118
 in total
 * Hangzhou Meetup was held on 2018-06-23: Online registration 500+,
 on-site registration: 250
 * Start transferring dubbo-samples project from external Dubbo ecosystem
 into Apache, IP clearance process has been completed, SGA from Alibaba
 has been submitted.
 * The following projects has been added to external Apache Dubbo
 ecosystem(http://github.com/dubbo, non-Apache repositories):
   * dubbo-registry-nacos
   * dubbo-benchmark
   * egg-dubbo-rpc
   * dubbo-remoting-js
   These projects are being watched by Apache Dubbo PPMC and are planning
   be moved to Apache once they meet the quality requirement.
 * Dubbo has ranked Top 3 of most popular open source project in China in
 2018.  https://www.oschina.net/project/top_cn_2018

 Since last report, the communities has welcomed 6 new committers and 2
 new PPMC members. Comparing to last quarter, when we have 4 new
 committers and no new PPMC members. The number of contributors have
 grown from 119 to 144.

 The following events have played key parts of helping the community to
 grow:
 0. Ian Luo and Jun Liu have delivered a a talk "Introducing Apache
 Dubbo(Incubating): What is Dubbo and How it Works" in ApacheCon Montreal.
 1. With a discussion with mentors in ApacheCon Montreal, the Dubbo
 community and learned a lot about how to build the community. One key
 takeaway is that to keep the bar for becoming a committer low.
 2. Dave Fisher has becoming our new mentor.
 3. Apache project meetup in ShangHai has been held in Oct 13th
 4. Our mentor Justin has visited Alibaba, and give a talk on navigating
 through the incubator process
 5. COSCon'18 has been held in Shenzhen, China, where Craig L.Russell,
 Dave Fisher, and Justin have delivered a lot of wonderful talks about ASF.

How has the project developed since the last report?
 * Dubbo 2.6.4 is released on 2018-10-8
 * Dubbo 2.6.5 is released on 2018-11-23
 * Dubbo 2.7.0 is under development, a major feature called separation of
 config metadata and registry metadata has almost been completed.
 * New features of Dubbo-ops, e.g. complete support of service governance
 for 2.6, and support for 2.7 has been added.
 * Mailing list stats:
     * 2018-09-01~2018-11-31: 663 emails, 68 participants, 118 topics
     * 2018-06-01~2018-08-31 : 680 emails, 85 participants, 128 topics
 * Github stats:
     * 2018-09-01~2018-11-31: 182 issues closed,  190 pr closed
     * 2018-06-01~2018-08-31 : 200 issues closed, 287 pr closed

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

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

Date of last release:

 2018-11-23

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Yong Zhu(diecui1202) has been voted as PPMC members on 2018-12-03

Have your mentors been helpful and responsive or are things falling
through the cracks? In the latter case, please list any open issues
that need to be addressed.

 Mentors have been very helpful to guide the Dubbo community through
 Apache way.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](dubbo) Justin Mclean
    Comments:
 [X](dubbo) Mark Thomas
    Comments:
 [X](dubbo) David Fisher
    Comments: Busy project.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

19 Sep 2018

Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.
Dubbo has been incubating since 2018-02-16.

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

 1. Community building
 2. Ensure more discussion and decision making to be happening on the
 mailing list.
 3. New PPMC Member

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?

 * Meetup
   * Shanghai Meetup (2018-06-23): Online registration ~700, on-site
   registration: 300+
   * Shenzhen Meetup (2018-07-29): Online registration ~2k, on-site
   registration: 700+
   * Chengdu Meetup (2018-08-26): Online registration ~1000, on-site
   registration: 350+
 * The community has voted for new logo
 * The community has voted for new website
 * New committer:
   * htynkn has been voted as committer on 2018-07-06
   * kimming has been voted as committer on 2018-07-30
   * diecui1201 has been voted as committer on 2018-07-30
   * carryxyh has been voted as committer on 2018-08-20
 * Dubbo has joined CNCF landscape: https://landscape.cncf.io/selected=dubbo
 * Dubbo has reached 20k stars and 100 contributors, as of August 29th
   * number of stars has grown from ~16000 to 21126 since start incubating.
   * contributors has been grown from 75 to 119 since start incubating.
   * It also has 14625 forks, which ranks #3 in all Github Java projects.
 * 15 new companies reported their using of Dubbo since last report, 104 in
 total
 * The following projects has been added to external Apache Dubbo
 ecosystem(http://github.com/dubbo, non-Apache repositories):
   * dubbo-php-frmework
   * dubbo-serialiazation-avro
   * dubbo-sentinel-support
   * Intellij IDEA plugin
   * dubbo-rpc-native-thrift
 These projects are being watched by Apache Dubbo PPMC and are planning be
 moved to Apache once they meet the quality requirement.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * 2.6.2 is released
 * 2.6.3 release is under way, RC4 is being voted
 * All the package name has been changed to org.apache.dubbo and group
 id has been changed to org.apache on 2.7.x branch
 * New dubbo website has been published.
 * Dubbo-ops has been refactored into a spring-boot project.
 * Mailing list stats:
     * August: 193 emails, 33 topics, 44, participants
     * July: 248 emails, 46 topics,  45 participants
     * June: 195 emails, 41 topics,  32 participants
     * May: 138 emails, 23 topics, 35 participants (last report 2018-06-05)
 Comparing to last report period, the number of mails/topics/participants
 are all increased. More people
 (including PPMC, committer and users) are getting involved to the mailing
 list, and more discussion is happening on the list.
 * Gtihub stats:
     * August: 114 issues closed,  155 pr closed
     * July: 181 issues closed, 56 pr closed
     * June: 68 issues closed,  79 pr closed
     * May: 106 issues closed, 75 pr closed(last report 2018-06-05)
 The stats shows more people are coming to Github, more pull request
 are coming, issues are getting solved.
 The community is responding quicker to issues and pull request than before.

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

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

Date of last release:

 * 2.6.2 has been released on 2018-6-7.
 * 2.6.3 RC5 is under release process.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Yuhang Xiu(carryxyh) has been voted as committer on 2018-08-20.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](dubbo) Justin Mclean
    Comments: I agree with Mark that this project can be difficult to
              follow.
              It would be good to see more discussion on the mailing list.
 [ ](dubbo) Jean-Frederic Clere
    Comments:
 [X](dubbo) Mark Thomas
    Comments: Generally, the podling is doing well. The community is still
              getting used to using mailing lists but I have no concerns at
              at this stage of the podling's development
              I do remain concerned at the volume of github notifications
              and the difficulty in following them. I plan to chat with the
              infrastructure folks at ApacheCon NA to see if there are any
              changes that could be made on the infrastructure side to help
              in this area.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

20 Jun 2018

Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

Dubbo has been incubating since 2018-02-16.

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

 1. First release
 2. Community building
 3. Change group id to org.apache

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?

 * Complete All ICLA collection for all the contributors which are
 necessary to have
 * The first Apache release 2.6.2 has passed the incubator community vote
 * zonghaishang(yiji) has been voted as new committer
 * Ian Luo/Jun Liu's talk about
 "Introducing Apache Dubbo(Incubating): What is Dubbo and How it Works"
 has been accepted by ApacheCon NA.
 * The first Dubbo meetup has been held in Beijing, with over 400+
 people attended
 * 10 new companies reported their using of Dubbo since last report

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * 2.6.2 is ready to release
 * The community has decided to a new major version 2.7.x to
 incorporate incompatible changes.
 * 57 Active Pull Requests, 49 pull request merged, with 21
 contributors involved
 * 180 Active Issues,  127 issues closed
 * Github star 19286, fork 13491

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

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

Date of last release:

 None. (2.6.2 has passed incubator community release vote and is
 expected to be released within several days)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2018-06-01

Signed-off-by:

 [X](dubbo) Justin Mclean
    Comments:
 [ ](dubbo) Jean-Frederic Clere
    Comments:
 [X](dubbo) Mark Thomas
    Comments: Good work on the first release.
              dev@ list traffic is a lot easier to follow
              now notifications have moved to a separate
              list
              I'm still struggling with the volume of
              notifications. It is getting easier as I
              become more familiar with the project but I do
              worry that newcomers to the project will find
              it difficult to follow.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

16 May 2018

Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

Dubbo has been incubating since 2018-02-16.

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

  1. First ASF release
  2. IP clearance
  3. Community building

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?

* 1 student application has been formally accepted by GSoC (Raghu on
Protocol Buffer integration)
* A complete list of contributors who is signed or not signed
ASF/Alibaba CLA has been summarized
* Spring Cloud Sleuth (a distributed tracing solution for Spring
Cloud) now officially supports Dubbo
* Ian Luo(Dubbo PPMC) has delivered a talk about Dubbo’s present and
future at QCon Beijing 2018
* The community has decided to move Github notifications to notifications@ list
* The community has discussed and decided release schedule on the mailing list
* 13 new companies reported their using of Dubbo since last report

How has the project developed since the last report?

* Received feature donation about circuit breaker from Hangzhou 2Dfire
Technology Co., Ltd
* Received documentation donation about dubbox features from Dangdang
* 53 Active Pull Requests, 38 pull request merged, with 20 contributors involved
* 179 Active Issues, 111 issues closed
* Preparing for the first release

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

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

Date of last release:

 None.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 None.

Signed-off-by:

  [X](dubbo) Justin Mclean
     Comments:
  [ ](dubbo) Jean-Frederic Clere
     Comments:
  [X](dubbo) Mark Thomas
     Comments: Activity levels remain very high. I am struggling to follow day
               to day activity. notifications@ has helped a little. The particular
               challenges for me are:
               - no threading of github issue / pr mail makes it hard to follow
                 individual issues
               - users having different ASF and GitHub user names makes to hard to
                 follow who is a committer and who is not

18 Apr 2018

Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

Dubbo has been incubating since 2018-02-16.

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

  1. First ASF release
  2. Migrate remaining assets to the ASF
  3. Community building

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?

 * Complete ICLA for all PPMC
 * SGA has been filed
 * The community has decided to use Github issue instead of JIRA
 * Discussed feature donation by external users. e.g. circuit breaker, xmlrpc
 * Received 1 GSoc student application (Raghu on Protocol Buffer integration)
 * Currently ~450 mails on the dev@ list
 * 9 new companies reported their using of Dubbo since last report

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Dubbo 2.6.1 & Dubbo 2.5.10 released (prior to code transition, non-ASF
   release)
 * Move 7 repos (including the core Dubbo repo) to Apache
 * Website (dubbo.incubator.apache.org) has been enabled
 * Website has been updated to be complied with ASF branding policy
 * 37 pull request created, 21 of them are closed
 * 80 Github issues created, 22 of them are closed

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?

N/A

Signed-off-by:

  [X](dubbo) Justin Mclean
     Comments:
  [X](dubbo) John D. Ament
     Comments: Podling is moving forward very well.  An
   on list discussion about splitting up the dev list into multiple lists has
   started.
  [ ](dubbo) Jean-Frederic Clere
     Comments:
  [ ](dubbo) Mark Thomas
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:
An excellent start. Dave Fisher

21 Mar 2018

Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

Dubbo has been incubating since 2018-02-16.

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

 1. Get ICLA signed (currently got 7 out of 9 initial committers)
 2. Get community to sign up and move discussion to dev@
 3. Move codebase to Apache

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(This is the first report)

How has the project developed since the last report?

N/A(This is the first report)

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:

 2018-01-25 (before joining Apache Incubator)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

N/A, right now all the PPMC members come from initial committers.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](dubbo) Justin Mclean
    Comments:
 [X](dubbo) John D. Ament
    Comments: Keep up the focus on the transition work.
 [ ](dubbo) Jean-Frederic Clere
    Comments:
 [X](dubbo) Mark Thomas
    Comments: Transition is still underway. Good to see discussion with (prospective)
              mentors that was happening off-list has moved on-list.