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Flex

20 Sep 2017

Change the Apache Flex Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Alex Harui
 (aharui) to the office of Vice President, Apache Flex, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of
 Alex Harui from the office of Vice President, Apache Flex, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Flex project
 has chosen by vote to recommend Tom Chiverton (tomc) as the successor
 to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Alex Harui is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office of Vice
 President, Apache Flex, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Tom Chiverton be and hereby is appointed
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Flex, 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.

 Special Order 7F, Change the Apache Flex Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

20 Sep 2017 [Alex Harui / Mark]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
-Apache FlexJS 0.8.0 was released on 6/25/17.

-Apache Flex SDK 4.16.0 was released on 3/10/17.
-Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7.3 was released on 3/31/17.
-Apache Flex Tour De Flex Component Explorer 1.2 was released on 11/28/14.
-Apache Flex Tool API 1.0.0 was released on 11/20/14
-Apache Flex Squiggly 1.1 was released on 10/26/14
-Apache Flex Installer 3.2.0 was released on 6/23/15.


ACTIVITY
The past three months saw the release of Apache FlexJS 0.8.0.  This
belatedly fulfilled our obligation to remove org.json dependencies from our
releases.

On 7/25, Adobe announced the end-of-life for Flash Player in browsers in 2020.
This eliminates a significant runtime environment for Apache Flex. This news
resulted in a slight increase in interest in FlexJS and some new features were
developed in response to user requests.

The drop in mailing list and commit activity reported in the prior quarter
seems to have been temporary.

The Apache Flex Installer assists users in the downloading and expanding
of the runtime prerequisites such as the Adobe AIR SDK and is having running
out of memory dealing with increasingly large artifacts from Adobe.  As such,
there is a good chance that fewer successful installs are being tracked by the
Apache Flex Installer as more folks may be opting for alternative ways to
install our releases.

COMMUNITY
-Last committer as added on 9/5/16.  A discussion started last quarter about a
new candidate but that candidate has not been very active lately so the
discussion seems to have been suspended.
-Olaf Krüger was added to the PMC on 8/28/17.
-A resolution to make Tom Chiverton the next Apache Flex chair has been
presented to the board.
-A proposal to create a new top-level project called Apache Royale has been
presented to the board.  Apache Royale will take responsibility for
what is now Apache FlexJS and related repos.
-Latest analytics include around 800 hits per day on the Website during the
work week (less on weekends).  It used to be closer to 1000 hits per day but
better than the 500 hits per day reported last quarter.
-There were more than 2700 installs of Apache Flex 4.16.0 since its release in
March 2017.

TRADEMARKS
-A company is promoting a software product called Flex that appears to be
related to themes/styles for website visuals. Despite several attempts to
contact them, they have not responded. The ASF VP Trademarks sent them an
email on 11/3/16.  I did not see a response and their website is still up.
What is the next step?

SECURITY
Nothing to report (finally).

21 Jun 2017 [Alex Harui / Rich]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
-Apache Flex SDK 4.16.0 was released on 3/10/17.
-Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7.3 was released on 3/31/17.
-Preparing to vote on Apache FlexJS 0.8.0.

-Apache FlexJS 0.7.0 was released on 9/7/16.
-Apache Flex Tour De Flex Component Explorer 1.2 was released on 11/28/14.
-Apache Flex Tool API 1.0.0 was released on 11/20/14
-Apache Flex Squiggly 1.1 was released on 10/26/14
-Apache Flex Installer 3.2.0 was released on 6/23/15.


ACTIVITY
The past three months saw the release of Apache Flex SDK 4.16.0 and
Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7.3, the latter addressing CVE-2017-5641. Apache Flex
SDK 4.16.0 contained a fix for FLEX-35123, an XSS issue reported in prior
board reports.  It is only exploitable in really old versions of Safari.  We
did not get a CVE for it.  Maybe we should?  It seems almost more academic
than actual.

Christofer Dutz organized the FlexJS Summit at ApacheCon. Several committers
met for the first time and reportedly had a great time.  A list of priorities
for FlexJS and other products we release also came out of the summit.

An attempt was made to get the Apache FlexJS 0.8.0 release out by the end of
April in order to meet the org.json deadline, but many major bugs were found
after feature freeze started on April 21 (known as "Last Call" on our dev@
list).  We next tried to get the release out for ApacheCon, but as of May 31
we are still fixing bugs.  There is something inefficient about the release
process for Apache Flex releases.  As the release manager for Apache FlexJS
0.8.0, it doesn't feel like the community focuses on trying to get the release
out, but rather, reasons to put off the release.  The Apache Flex SDK 4.16.0
only had 3 voters.  And after it went out, we found out that the installer
didn't work in some common scenarios.  We are unable to reach quality in a
timely manner.  There have been no new volunteers to be Release Manager for
several years now.  Being RM is one of the things I dread doing.  As I (Alex
Harui, PMC Chair) file this report, we still won't have a release out since a
couple of PMC members did not bother to examine the artifacts during "Last
Call", waited for the RC to be posted, and now want major restructuring of the
release artifacts.

Mailing list activity on dev@ dropped by 30% around the end of March and
remains down.  Commit activity from folks who were active in the prior quarter
is down as well.  I am hopeful that this is because one committer ran out of
time to contribute recently and the others finished most of the work on the
libraries they were working on and are now building apps for their employers
on top of those libraries.

COMMUNITY
-Last committer as added on 9/5/16.  A discussion has started about a new
candidate.
-Yishay Weiss was added to the PMC on 1/20/17.
-Latest analytics include a little less than 500 hits per day on the Website
during the work week (less on weekends).  It used to be closer to 1000 hits
per day.
-There were more than 2700 installs Apache Flex 4.16.0 since its release in
March 2017.
-More than 130,000 people have run the Tour De Flex application.  Tour De Flex
is a set of examples folks use to learn how to develop Flex applications.

TRADEMARKS
-A company is promoting a software product called Flex that appears to be
related to themes/styles for website visuals. Despite several attempts to
contact them, they have not responded. The ASF VP Trademarks sent them an
email on 11/3/16.  I did not see a response and their website is still up.
What is the next step?
-Trademarks@ notified us that a company in Europe is applying to register the
word FLEX for a software product that runs gas stations, but still might cause
confusion.  The recommendation from trademarks@ and consensus from the Flex
PMC is to have Apache counsel write them a nice letter asking them to limit
the scope of their application to their industry.

@Mark: Take suggestions for improving communication back to the project

15 Mar 2017 [Alex Harui / Bertrand]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES

- Apache Flex FalconJX 0.7.0 was released on 9/7/16.
- Voting still underway for Apache Flex SDK 4.16.0.
- Preparing to vote on Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7.3.

- Apache Flex SDK 4.15.0 was released on 1/9/16.
- Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7.2 was released on 11/16/15.
- Apache Flex Tour De Flex Component Explorer 1.2 was released on 11/28/14.
- Apache Flex Tool API 1.0.0 was released on 11/20/14
- Apache Flex Squiggly 1.1 was released on 10/26/14
- Apache Flex Installer 3.2.0 was released on 6/23/15.

ACTIVITY

The past three months saw further increase in committer activity
around FlexJS.  FlexJS is the next generation of Flex that provides
application developers with a highly productive framework and tool chain for
developing web apps, mobile apps and desktop apps.  Traditional Flex
applications require Adobe Flash/AIR runtimes (or tools to pre-compile them to
Android/IOS).  FlexJS applications output HTML/JS/CSS and can even be used to
create Apache Cordova applications.

Christofer Dutz has taken the lead on the first ever FlexJS Summit at
ApacheCon NA in Miami.  About 6 other PMC members have helped to get the word
out, and proposed talks.  One new company announced on the dev list that they
are planning to attend.  So far, no other new names have stated that they will
attend.

A few new names have appeared on the mailing list, indicating that interest is
up.  There is at least one person we are watching as a potential committer
candidate.

COMMUNITY

- Last committer as added on 9/5/16.
- Yishay Weiss was added to the PMC on 1/20/17.
- Latest analytics include a little less than 1000 hits per day on the website
 during the work week (less on weekends).
- There were more than 16000 installs of Apache Flex 4.15.0 since its release
 in January 2016.
- More than 115,000 people have run the Tour De Flex application.  Tour De
 Flex is a set of examples folks use to learn how to develop Flex
 applications.

TRADEMARKS

- A company is promoting a software product called Flex that appears to be
 related to themes/styles for website visuals. Despite several attempts to
 contact them, they have not responded. The ASF VP Trademarks sent them an
 email on 11/3/16.  I did not see a response and their website is still up.
 What is the next step?

21 Dec 2016 [Alex Harui / Shane]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES

- Apache Flex FalconJX 0.7.0 was released on 9/7/16. Voting underway for
 Apache Flex SDK 4.16.0.

- Apache Flex SDK 4.15.0 was released on 1/9/16.
- Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7.2 was released on 11/16/15.
- Apache Flex Tour De Flex Component Explorer 1.2 was released on 11/28/14.
- Apache Flex Tool API 1.0.0 was released on 11/20/14
- Apache Flex Squiggly 1.1 was released on 10/26/14
- Apache Flex Installer 3.2.0 was released on 6/23/15.

ACTIVITY

The past three months saw a significant increase in committer activity around
FlexJS.  FlexJS is the next generation of Flex that provides application
developers with a highly productive framework and tool chain for developing
web apps, mobile apps and desktop apps.  Traditional Flex applications
require Adobe Flash/AIR runtimes (or tools to pre-compile them to
Android/IOS).  FlexJS applications output HTML/JS/CSS and can even be used to
create Apache Cordova applications.

A few new names have appeared, but none are at the point of being
committer-candidates yet.  But two existing committers have jumped in, making
significant contributions to the UI toolkit by creating a library with a
Material Design look-and-feel.

COMMUNITY

- Greg Dove was added as a committer.
- No new PMC members this quarter either.
- Last PMC addition was Josh Tynjala on Wed Sep 16 2015. Flex has recently
 attracted committers that show up for 3 months and just as we are thinking
 they are ready for PMC nomination, they go quiet.  But I am encouraging one
 PMC member to nominate one recent committer so hopefully that will happen
 before the next report.
- Latest analytics include a little less than 1000 hits per day on the
 website during the work week (less on weekends).
- There were more than 14,000 installs of Apache Flex 4.15.0 since its
 release in January.
- Almost 115,000 people have run the Tour De Flex application.  Tour De Flex
 is a set of examples folks use to learn how to develop Flex applications.

TRADEMARKS
- A company is promoting a software product called Flex that appears to be
 related to themes/styles for website visuals. Despite several attempts to
 contact them, they have not responded. The ASF VP Trademarks sent them an
 email on 11/3/16.  I did not see a response and their website is still up.
 What is the next step?

21 Sep 2016 [Alex Harui / Chris]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
-Apache Flex FalconJX 0.6.0 was released on 4/3/16. Voting underway for Apache
Flex FlexJS/FalconJX 0.7.0.

-Apache Flex SDK 4.15.0 was released on 1/9/16.
-Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7.2 was released on 11/16/15.
-Apache Flex Tour De Flex Component Explorer 1.2 was released on 11/28/14.
-Apache Flex Tool API 1.0.0 was released on 11/20/14
-Apache Flex Squiggly 1.1 was released on 10/26/14
-Apache Flex Installer 3.2.0 was released on 6/23/15.


ACTIVITY The past three months saw the creation of the first FlexJS job!
FlexJS is the next generation of Flex that provides application developers
with a highly productive framework and tool chain for developing web apps,
mobile apps and desktop apps.  Traditional Flex applications require Adobe
Flash/AIR runtimes (or tools to pre-compile them to Android/IOS).  FlexJS
applications output HTML/JS/CSS and can even be used to create Apache Cordova
applications.  FlexJS continues to be the main focus of development.  The new
job was created by the employer of a current committer and both are now
contributing to FlexJS as part of their
$dayjob.  Another committer-candidate has appeared as well, making significant
contributions in the compiler, a place most folks don't like to go.  A release
vote is underway for our 0.7.0 release that includes Maven artifacts for the
first time, which was the highest voted JIRA wish for Flex.

COMMUNITY
-Yishaw Weiss was added as a committer.  Another vote on another candidate is
in progress.
-No new PMC members this quarter.
-Last PMC addition was Josh Tynjala on Wed Sep 16 2015. We will probably
promote a few new committers this quarter as we now have new committers that
are more active.

-Latest analytics include over 1000 hits per day on the website during the
work week (less on weekends).
-There were more than 11,000 installs of Apache Flex 4.15.0 since its release
in January.
-More than 100,000 people have run the Tour De Flex application.  Tour De Flex
is a set of examples folks use to learn how to develop Flex applications.

TRADEMARKS
-A company is promoting a software product called Flex that appears to be
related to themes/styles for website visuals. Despite several attempts to
contact them, they have not responded. In June, we asked Trademarks@ for
advice on next steps.  We have not heard back from Trademarks.

15 Jun 2016 [Alex Harui / Brett]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
-Apache Flex FalconJX 0.6.0 was released on 4/3/16.

-Apache Flex SDK 4.15.0 was released on 1/9/16.
-Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7.2 was released on 11/16/15.
-Apache Flex Tour De Flex Component Explorer 1.2 was released on 11/28/14.
-Apache Flex Tool API 1.0.0 was released on 11/20/14
-Apache Flex Squiggly 1.1 was released on 10/26/14
-Apache Flex Installer 3.2.0 was released on 6/23/15.


ACTIVITY
The past three months saw the first of what we hope are many "Apache
FlexJS World Tour" events.  In early April we invited people to attend a one-
day orientation and hackathon on FlexJS, a version of Flex that is independent
from the Adobe Flash Platform.  Many folks attended on-line as well.  Some
potential committers are hopefully among them.   In addition, 2 PMC members
attended ApacheCon NA and reported larger than expected attendance.  Most
activity seems to be centered around FlexJS, with the main focus being on
Maven Integration, plus efforts to show that FlexJS is a more efficient way to
build applications with other JS frameworks and even for building Apache
Cordova apps.  New capabilities like XML support and source maps have also
been added.

COMMUNITY
-Olaf Krüger was added as a committer.
-No new PMC members this quarter.
-Last PMC addition was Josh Tynjala on Wed Sep 16 2015.  Committers not on the
PMC haven't been highly active, so we have not discussed promoting any of them
to the PMC at this time.

-Latest analytics include over 1000 hits per day on the website during the
work week (less on weekends).
-There were more than 7000 installs of Apache Flex 4.15.0 since its release in
January.
-There were more than 200 installs of Apache FlexJS 0.6.0 since its release in
April.
-Over 71,000 people have run the Tour De Flex application.  Tour De Flex is a
set of examples folks use to learn how to develop Flex applications.

TRADEMARKS
-A company is promoting a software product called Flex that appears to be
related to themes/styles for website visuals. Despite several attempts to
contact them, they have not responded. We have asked Trademarks@ for advice on
next steps.

16 Mar 2016 [Alex Harui / Brett]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
-Apache Flex SDK 4.15.0 was released on 1/9/16.

-Apache FlexJS 0.5.0 was released on 11/14/15.
-Apache Flex FalconJX 0.5.0 was released on 11/14/15.
-Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7.2 was released on 11/16/15.
-Apache Flex Tour De Flex Component Explorer 1.2 was released on 11/28/14.
-Apache Flex Tool API 1.0.0 was released on 11/20/14
-Apache Flex Squiggly 1.1 was released on 10/26/14
-Apache Flex Installer 3.2.0 was released on 6/23/15.


ACTIVITY
The past three months saw the release of Apache Flex SDK 4.15.0.  Bug fix
activity continues on even after the release.  There seems to be gradually
increasing interest in FlexJS, a version of Flex that is independent from
the Adobe Flash Platform.  We continue to see new names with new
questions.  Some potential committers are hopefully among them.  Three
members of the PMC are hosting a FlexJS education and training event in
San Francisco on April 4.  One committer is working on distributing FlexJS
as an NPM module.  Work on Maven integration continues.

3 PMC members had presentations accepted for ApacheCon NA.  The Flex
community tried to coordinate a Client Track for ApacheCon with folks from
the Cordova community, but apparently the Linux Foundation wasn't
interested in having such a track since some presentations were rejected.

A revamp of the flex.a.o website is underway.  It isn't ready for branding
review just yet.

CODE ADOPTION
In the prior report we discussed the adoption of non-ASF code bases that
are already licensed under ALv2.  I think the community will eventually
undertake one or more of the adoptions utilizing advice from the board but
it didn't happen this quarter simply from lack of a volunteer to make it
happen.

COMMUNITY
-Andy Dufilie was added as a committer.
-No new PMC members this quarter.
-Last PMC addition was Josh Tynjala on Wed Sep 16 2015

-A few PMC members were nominated for ASF membership.
-Latest analytics include a little over 1000 hits per day on the
website during the work week (less on weekends).
-There were more than 3000 installs of Apache Flex 4.15.0 since its
release in January.
-Almost 65,000 people have run the Tour De Flex application.  Tour De Flex
is a set of examples folks use to learn how to develop Flex applications.

TRADEMARKS
-In the last report, we reported that  a company is promoting a software
product called Flex that appears to be related to themes/styles for
website visuals. Despite several attempts to contact them, they have not
responded.  We will start a thread on trademarks@ shortly to determine the
next steps.
-A trademark issue with a com.br website was handled and closed.

16 Dec 2015 [Alex Harui / Greg]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
-Apache FlexJS 0.5.0 was released on 11/14/15.
-Apache Flex FalconJX 0.5.0 was released on 11/14/15.
-Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7.2 was released on 11/16/15.

-Apache Flex SDK 4.14.1 was released on 3/30/15.
-Apache Flex Tour De Flex Component Explorer 1.2 was released on 11/28/14.
-Apache Flex Tool API 1.0.0 was released on 11/20/14
-Apache Flex Squiggly 1.1 was released on 10/26/14
-Apache Flex Installer 3.2.0 was released on 6/23/15.


ACTIVITY
The past three months saw continued activity related to FlexJS, a version
of Flex that is independent from the Adobe Flash Platform. After the
release in mid-November, mailing list activity related to FlexJS feels
like it has reached new heights with new names posting. Another security
issue was discovered in the BlazeDS 4.7.1 release resulting in the Blaze
4.7.2 release. Meanwhile, a release manager has volunteered to release
Apache Flex SDK 4.15.0 and there is activity around bug fixes to that
code. Work on Maven integration continues. Mailing list traffic is down,
but not an issue yet.

At some point in time, a change to the CMS was made and when we updated
our website with news of the FlexJS release, those changes affected the
output from the mirrors.cgi and broke our installer. I was able to find a
workaround and we'll have to eventually ship a new Installer release that
uses JSON output from the cgi.

3 PMC members presented a Flex track at ApacheCon EU and discussion are
underway for ApacheCon NA.

CODE ADOPTION
Based on threads on general@incubator and legal-discuss, we are now
discussing the notion of adopting non-ASF code bases that are already
licensed under ALv2. One code base is Swiz which was approved for
donation by vote over two year ago and reported in prior board reports but
was never completed probably because the donor was having trouble tracking
everyone down who needed to sign the Software Grant. The other is
AS3Commons, which is currently under discussion leading to a vote.

The understanding we have is that a Software Grant is not needed to accept
these code bases since they are under ALv2. We will contact the major
contributors from each code base to make sure there aren't conflicts or
other objections to have Apache Flex adopt this code. There is no
community around these code bases right now as the major contributors have
moved on to other projects so we will accept responses from the major
contributors as speaking for the community.

COMMUNITY
-Josh Tynjala was added as a PMC member.
-A discussion is underway about a new committer.
-Latest analytics include a little less than 1000 hits per day on the
website during the work week (less on weekends).
-There were more than 17,500 installs of Apache Flex 4.14.1 since its
release about nine months ago.
-Almost 85,000 people have run the Tour De Flex application. Tour De Flex
is a set of examples folks use to learn how to develop Flex applications.

TRADEMARKS
-The apacheflex.com site we reported in the prior two reports seems to be
gone. We never received any response to our request other than the site
finally going away.
-A PMC member reported that a company is promoting a software product
called Flex that appears to be related to themes/styles for website
visuals. I used their contact page to deliver the standard trademark
violation template just before writing up this report so they haven't had
a chance to respond.

16 Sep 2015 [Alex Harui / Shane]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
-Apache Flex Installer 3.2.0 was also released on 6/23/15.
-Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7.1 was released on 8/6/15.

-Apache Flex SDK 4.14.1 was released on 3/30/15.
-Apache Flex Tour De Flex Component Explorer 1.2 was released on 11/28/14.
-Apache Flex Tool API 1.0.0 was released on 11/20/14
-Apache Flex Squiggly 1.1 was released on 10/26/14
-Apache FlexJS 0.0.2 was released on 7/17/14.
-Apache Flex FalconJX 0.0.2 was released on 7/17/14.

ACTIVITY
The past three months saw continued activity related to FlexJS, a
version of Flex that is independent from the Adobe Flash Platform.  Some
interesting new features were added, such as integration with the IntelliJ IDE
and the ability to write low-level JavaScript applications in ActionScript.
Stabilizing the code for release has taken longer than expected, but I expect
the vote to start in September.  Another distraction was responding to a CVE
that resulted in the BlazeDS 4.7.1 release.  Meanwhile, there is activity
around various bug fixes to other Apache Flex releases and better Maven
integration.  Mailing list traffic is down, but not an issue yet.

The recent changes to the mirrors.cgi broke our installer.  Infra has put in a
temporary workaround, but we will be forced to release a newer installer that
uses the newer mirror JSON.

COMMUNITY
-Joseph Labrecque was added as a committer.
-A vote is about to start on a new PMC member.
-Latest analytics include a little less than 2000 hits per day on the website
during the work week (less on weekends).
-There were more than 12,500 installs of Apache Flex 4.14.1 since its release
about two months ago.
-Almost 75,000 people have run the Tour De Flex application.  Tour De Flex is
a set of examples folks use to learn how to develop Flex applications.

TRADEMARKS
-We discovered that yet another apacheflex.com site has been created. The last
time (September 2013) it was resolved easily, but I guess someone else grabbed
and is now using it. An email was sent, but no response. What should we do
next?

17 Jun 2015 [Alex Harui / Sam]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
-Apache Flex SDK 4.14.1 was released on 3/30/15.
-Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7 was released on 3/6/15.

-Apache Flex Tour De Flex Component Explorer 1.2 was released on 11/28/14.
-Apache Flex Tool API 1.0.0 was released on 11/20/14
-Apache Flex Squiggly 1.1 was released on 10/26/14
-Apache Flex Installer 3.1.0 was also released on 7/14/14.
-Apache FlexJS 0.0.2 was released on 7/17/14.
-Apache Flex FalconJX 0.0.2 was released on 7/17/14.

ACTIVITY
The past couple of months saw a dramatic increase in activity related to
FlexJS, a version of Flex that is independent from the Adobe Flash
Platform. Two new committers have joined in and at least two long-time
committers increased their participation significantly. Meanwhile, other
committers are working on the Installer, various bug fixes to other Apache
Flex releases and better Maven integration.

Adobe also donated a set of Flex documentation. That is being updated for
our web site.

COMMUNITY
-Josh Tynjala and Kevin Godell were added as committers.
-Latest analytics include a little less than 2000 hits per day on the website
during the work week (less on weekends). We are seeing a slight downward
trend.
-There were more than 6000 installs of Apache Flex 4.14.1 since its release
about two months ago.
-Almost 60,000 people have run the Tour De Flex application. Tour De
Flex is a set of examples folks use to learn how to develop Flex
applications.

TRADEMARKS
-We discovered that yet another apacheflex.com site has been created.
The last time (September 2013) it was resolved easily, but I guess
someone else grabbed and is now using it.  We are currently drafting a
“friendly” email that we will send to an email address on their web site.

18 Mar 2015 [Alex Harui / Chris]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
-Apache Flex SDK 4.14.0 was released on 1/26/14.
-A vote for Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7 was in progress.

-Apache Flex Tour De Flex Component Explorer 1.2 was released on 11/28/14.
-Apache Flex Tool API 1.0.0 was released on 11/20/14
-Apache Flex Squiggly 1.1 was released on 10/26/14
-Apache Flex Installer 3.1.0 was also released on 7/14/14.
-Apache FlexJS 0.0.2 was released on 7/17/14.
-Apache Flex FalconJX 0.0.2 was released on 7/17/14.

ACTIVITY
Activity in Apache Flex is becoming more diverse.  While there is still
work going on fixing bugs in the existing Adobe Flash Platform-dependent
code base, and on FlexJS, a version of Flex that is independent from the
Adobe Flash Platform, the past three months saw contributions to the
Installer, the preparation of a BlazeDS release, and discussion leading
towards a PMD release, a new Installer release, and a 4.14.1 bug fix
release.

In the past two months, it feels like activity has slowed a bit:
- The gap is widening between bugs filed vs bugs fixed and the bug fix
 rate is slightly slowing.
- We’ve had two months of lower email traffic on dev@, but that might
 just mean there are fewer long controversial discussions.
- We only elected two new committers and didn’t promote anyone to the PMC.

IP Issues
In the course of reviewing the 4.14.0 release, we found several IP issues,
one with the release artifacts itself, and the other in one of our Git
repos.

The source artifact was missing attribution for some of the W3C code we
bundle from Batik.  The binary artifact bundled other binaries and hadn’t
copied all of the content from NOTICE files from the bundled binaries.  We
also found that some of the jar files in the binary artifact were missing
or didn’t have the right LICENSE and NOTICE files bundled into the
artifact.

We think we’ve addressed all of these issues, but are wondering whether we
have to go back and fix older releases.

Also during the release review, a PMC member did a full review of one of
the Git repos that has a subset of its files bundled into the source
artifact.  He discovered that some of the files that don’t go into the
release had IP issues.  These files were brought in during incubation, but
because they never got released, they never got a serious IP review.  I’m
wondering if we missed a step before graduation where we were supposed to
review every file.  There are probably other files in other repos that
might have the same issue.  What is the priority level on doing such a
review?

The main issue was that there was public domain content in some of the
test media that didn’t have attribution anywhere.  There was much debate
on how to deal with the headers on some of these files.  There was also
some content that was copyright to Adobe, the UN or NY Times.  This
content has been replaced.  Adobe’s legal team was notified since the
donated code came from a SourceForge repo and thus had the same missing
attribution.  Adobe chose a different way to provide attribution for the
public domain content.

Code Donation Update
-Swiz donation is still pending.  The donor has not filed the paperwork.
The main issue was collecting signatures from the many major
Contributors who have all moved on to new things.

COMMUNITY
-Aaron Nash, Maxim Solovodnik were added as a committers.
-Latest analytics include around 2000 hits per day on the website during
the work week (less on weekends).  That’s about the same as previous
report.
-There were more than 4,500 installs of 4.14.0 in the month its release.
-More than 40,000 people have run the Tour De Flex application.  Tour De
Flex is a set of examples folks use to learn how to develop Flex
applications.
-The number of people subscribed to the dev list has fallen from 854
about a year ago to 799 now.

@Chris: join the mail list to see if action needs to be taken to help and suggest discussing with comdev

17 Dec 2014 [Alex Harui / Jim]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building
Flash-based applications for mobile devices, the browser and
desktop.

RELEASES
- Apache Flex Tour De Flex Component Explorer 1.2 was
 released on 11/28/14.
- Apache Flex Tool API 1.0.0 was released on 11/20/14
- Apache Flex Squiggly 1.1 was released on 10/26/14
- Apache Flex Tour De Flex Component Explorer 1.1 was
 released on 9/24/14.
- Apache Flex Squiggly 1.0 was released on 9/3/14

- Apache Flex Installer 3.1.0 was released on 7/14/14.
- Apache Flex SDK 4.13.0 was released on 7/16/14.
- Apache Flex FlexUnit 4.2.0 was released on 4/13/14.
- Apache FlexJS 0.0.2 was released on 7/17/14.
- Apache Flex FalconJX 0.0.2 was released on 7/17/14.

ACTIVITY
Activity in Apache Flex is becoming more diverse.  While there is
still work going on fixing bugs in the existing Adobe Flash
Platform-dependent code base, and on FlexJS, a version of Flex
that is independent from the Adobe Flash Platform, there has been
more tangible activity working on Maven support for the various
releases, contributions to the Installer, Tour De Flex, the
Squiggly Spell Checking library, Text Layout Framework, Android
and IOS skins, and more.

In the past three months we've continued to see:
- Continued JIRA activity (more bugs raised than resolved however)
- New committers and potential committers.

Code Donation Update
- Swiz donation is still pending.  The donor has not filed the
 paperwork.
- Mahmoud Ali and Bruno Pacola donated the FlatSpark theme.

COMMUNITY
- Mahmoud Ali, Bruno Pacola, Curtis Aube, Neil Madsen and Jorge
 Yabra were added as committers.
- Tom Chiverton, Piotr Zarzycki, Chris Martin and Mihai Chira were
 promoted from committer to PMC member.
- Latest analytics include around 2000 hits per day on the website
 during the work week (less on weekends).  That’s about the same
 as previous report.
- There were more than 10,000 installs of 4.13.0 since its release.
- More than 20,000 people have run the Tour De Flex application.
 Tour De Flex is a set of examples folks use to learn how to
 develop Flex applications.

17 Sep 2014 [Alex Harui / Rich]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
-Apache Flex Installer 3.1.0 was also released on 7/14/14.
-Apache Flex SDK 4.13.0 was released on 7/16/14.
-Apache FlexJS 0.0.2 was released on 7/17/14.
-Apache Flex FalconJX 0.0.2 was released on 7/17/14.
-Apache Flex Tour De Flex Component Explorer was released on 8/21/14.

ACTIVITY
Activity in Apache Flex is becoming more diverse. While there is still
work going on fixing bugs in the existing Adobe Flash Platform-dependent
code base, and on FlexJS, a version of Flex that is independent from the
Adobe Flash Platform, there has been more tangible activity working on
Maven support for the various releases, another release of the Installer
that better tracks why Apache Flex installs have a high failure rate, the
donated Tour De Flex was released, a release of a Spell Checking library
is in progress, and a committer and recently-added committer are working
on TLF Table support in a GitHub fork.

Also, we reconfigured both the Flex SDK and FlexJS SDK install scripts to
use download servers that are not blocked in China, and had the install
scripts localized to Chinese, enabling what we hope will eventually become
a significant population of users. On our website, China is not too far
behind the US as the most frequent visitors.

Adobe is starting to shutdown some of its Flex-related web sites.  We
had to reconfigure our installer to download some optional Flex
dependencies from different servers, but installs of older Apache Flex
releases are now broken.  One a good note, Adobe did install redirects
from its version of Tour De Flex to ours, resulting in a significant
boost in traffic and attention.

In the past three months we've continued to see:
- Continued JIRA activity (more bugs raised than resolved however)
- New committers and potential committers.

Code Donation Update
-Swiz donation is still pending. The donor has not filed the paperwork.
-Judah Frangipane donated the Radii8 code base. It is a tool to help
Apache Flex users design their UI.

COMMUNITY
-Chris Martin, Darkstone and Judah Frangipane were added as committers
-Latest analytics include around 2000 hits per day on the website during
the work week (less on weekends). That's slightly down from before.
-There were more than 4,000 installs of 4.13.0 in the 6 weeks since its release.
-There were more than 120 installs of FlexJS in the 6 weeks since its release.
-There have now been more than 60,000 installs of the Apache Flex SDK.

@Rich: work with PMC to help resolve conflicts

18 Jun 2014 [Alex Harui / Chris]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
-Apache Flex SDK 4.12.0 was released on 3/10/14.
-Apache Flex SDK 4.12.1 was released on 5/02/14.
-Apache Flex Installer 3.0.0 was also released on 5/02/14.
-Apache Flex FlexUnit 4.2.0 was released on 4/15/14.
-Apache FlexJS 0.0.1 was released on 4/23/14.
-Apache Flex FalconJX 0.0.1 was released on 4/23/14.

ACTIVITY
Activity in Apache Flex continues to be in two main areas: improvements
To the existing Adobe Flash Platform-dependent code base, and FlexJS,
a version of Flex that is independent from the Adobe Flash Platform.
There is another group working on Maven-related tools for the existing
code base, and significant work on the Installer, which can now run a
subset of Apache Ant in Adobe AIR without Java or Ant prerequisites.
One committer has taken on integrating the multi-threaded debugger
support into the development branch.  Another committer and a potential
Committer are working on TLF Table support.

In the past three months we've continued to see:
- Continued JIRA activity (more bugs raised than resolved however)
- More committers becoming active again.
- Fewer new folks contributing and eventually becoming committers.

Other highlights:
-Two committers gave presentations on Flex at ApacheCon 2014.
-Seven committers gave presentations on Flex at the 360|Flex conference.

Code Donation Update
-Swiz donation is still pending. The donor has not filed the paperwork.
-Adobe completed the donation of several Flex-related code bases, including
the remaining pieces of BlazeDS, the TourDeFlex sample apps, the FlexPMD
Project, the Squiggly spell checker, multi-threaded support in the
Debugger, and several popular web articles.

COMMUNITY
-Piotr Zarzycki and Mihai Chira were added as committers
-Carlos Rovira and Christopher Dutz were added to the PMC.
-Latest analytics include over 2500 hits per day on the website during the
work week (less on weekends).
-There were more than 12,000 installs of 4.12.x since its release.
-There were more than 300 installs of FlexJS.

19 Mar 2014 [Alex Harui / Sam]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
-Apache Flex SDK 4.11.0 was released on 10/28/13.
-Voting is in progress for SDK 4.12.0
-Apache Flex Installer 2.7.0 was also released on 10/28/13.
-Voting is also in progress for Installer 3.0.0 which has the new
 capability to use Ant script syntax to drive the install process.

ACTIVITY
Activity in Apache Flex continues to be in two main areas:  improvements
to the existing Adobe Flash Platform-dependent code base, including the
releases listed above, and prototyping ways to create a version of Flex
that is independent from the Adobe Flash Platform.  There is another group
working on Maven-related tools for the existing code base.

In the past three months we've seen:
- Continued JIRA activity (more bugs raised than resolved however)
- More committers becoming active again.
- Fewer new folks contributing and eventually becoming committers.

Other highlights:
-Over 70 bugs have been fixed in 4.12.0.
-Three committers will be giving presentations on Flex at ApacheCon 2014.

Code Donation Update
-FlexUnit was donated but has yet to be formulated into a release.
-Swiz donation is still pending.  The donator has not filed the paperwork.
-BlazeDS donation paperwork was submitted but the code is not yet in the
 repo because it was discovered that some pieces were missing.  We hope to
 get the missing pieces soon.  The missing pieces are stuck in IP review at
 Adobe.

COMMUNITY
-One person who has been helpful on the mailing list and in JIRA was
 invited as a committer and declined.
-No other candidates for new committer or promotions of committers to PMC
 in this reporting period.
-A non-committer claims to be starting on a book about Apache Flex.
-Latest analytics include over 3000 hits per day on the website during the
 work week (less on weekends).
-There were more than 14,000 installs of 4.11.0 since its release.
-It feels like there is more interest from users based on activity on
 users@.
-Slight decrease in activity-level and number of committers working on SDK
 repo but more activity and committers working on FlexJS.
-Several Apache Flex committers will be presenting at the 360 Flex
 conference in May

TRADEMARKS
-The new version of Flex is going to be called FlexJS.  We have begun
 associating the TM symbol with FlexJS per advice from trademarks@
-This site is hopefully in compliance with Apache trademark policy
 http://www.madeinflex.com/terminos-legales/

INFRASTRUCTURE
* I'm still hoping to find time to resolve INFRA-4380 (attachments in old
Flex bugs).

18 Dec 2013 [Alex Harui / Greg]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
Apache Flex SDK 4.11.0 was released on 10/28/13.
Apache Flex Installer 2.7.0 was also released on 10/28/13.

ACTIVITY
Activity in Apache Flex continues to be in two main areas:  improvements
To the existing Adobe Flash Platform-dependent code base, including the
releases listed above, and prototyping ways to create a version of Flex
that is independent from the Adobe Flash Platform.  There is another group
working on Maven-related tools for the existing code base.

In the past three months we've seen:
- Continued JIRA activity (more bugs raised than resolved however)
- More folks contributing and eventually becoming committers.

Other highlights:
-Over 60 bugs were fixed in 4.11.0.
-We adopted a set of guidelines/by-laws.  They are on our wiki at:
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FLEX/Guidelines

Code Donation Update
-FlexUnit was donated but has yet to be formulated into a release.
-Swiz donation is still pending.  The donator has not filed the paperwork.
-BlazeDS donation paperwork was submitted but the code is not yet in the
repo because it was discovered that some pieces were missing.  We hope to
get the missing pieces before the next report, maybe even by end of year.

COMMUNITY
-Stephan Plath added as committer on 11/17/13.
-Cosma Colanicchia added as committer on 10/17/13.
-Tom Chiverton added as a committer on 9/30/13.
-Maurice Amsellem added as a committer on 9/28/13.
-Darrell Loverin added as a committer on 9/13/13.
-Maurice Amsellem promoted from committer to PMC on 11/9/13.
-Latest analytics include over 3000 hits per day on the website during the
work week (less on weekends).
-There were more than 3000 installs of 4.11.0 in
the month since its release.

AREAS OF CONCERN (FROM LAST REPORT)
-RELEASE EFFORT: In the last report we reported that "getting a release
out seems more difficult than it should be because folks don't start
serious testing on the first RCs so important bugs are found just before
the VOTE ends and another RC has to be made."
For the 4.11 release, we adopted "carry-over" voting based on a
suggestion from a board member.  If there were minor changes to the
release artifacts, you could carry over your vote from the prior
release candidate.  That, and I think just having more
experience in cutting releases made the 4.11 release go much more smoothly.
-NUMBER OF ACTIVE COMMITTERS: In the last report we reported that "even
though 200 bugs were fixed in 4.10.0, the majority were done by one
committer."  Over the past 3 months, six new people made contributions and
were voted in as committers.

TRADEMARKS
-It was discovered that an external entity was using http://apacheflex.com
to redirect to their web site.  They were notified and have changed the
redirect to the Apache Flex website.  They have offered to have Apache
take over the domain http://apacheflex.com.  We need to figure out
how to do this.
-It looks like the new version of Flex is going to be called FlexJS.  We
need to find out if we need to trademark that name.  We will be contacting
trademarks@ shortly.


INFRASTRUCTURE
* I'm still hoping to find time to resolve INFRA-4380 (attachments in old
Flex bugs).

18 Sep 2013 [Alex Harui / Shane]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
Apache Flex SDK 4.10.0 was released on 8/6/13.
Apache Flex Installer 2.6.0 was released on 8/6/13.

ACTIVITY
Activity in Apache Flex continues to be in  two main areas:  improvements
To the existing Adobe Flash Platform-dependent code base, including the
releases listed above, and prototyping ways to create a version of Flex
that is independent from the Adobe Flash Platform.  There is another group
working on Maven-related tools for the existing code base.

Since the 4.10 release we've seen:
- Significant web visits increase (especially for the week after the
release up 100% or more)
- More JIRA activity (more bugs raised than resolved however)
- More activity on the users mailing list (flex-users markmail archive is
broken so I can't see exact numbers)


Other highlights:
-Over 200 bugs were fixed in 4.10.0.
-4.10.0 supports Linux.
-FlexUnit was finally committed to its repo.
-Several users have submitted applications for a "showcase"
-Flex CI now runs over 30,000 tests.
-One committer overhauled the wiki to make it better organized.
-Adobe submitted the software grant for the BlazeDS software.  There are
some .jar files in the donation that need to be removed and replaced and
that is holding up the actual committing of the code to the repo.

COMMUNITY
-Cyrill Zadra promoted from committer to PMC on 6/11/13.
-Mark Kessler promoted from committer to PMC on 8/13/13.
-Scott Guthmann added as committer and PMC on 7/19/13.  Scott's main
contributions will be on the marketing side.
-Latest analytics include over 600,000 hits on the website in the last six
months.
- Since April 11, 2013, the Installer has been used to install over
16,000 copies of the SDK.  There were more than 5000 installs of 4.10.0 in
the month since its release.
-Several Apache Flex committers presented at 360|Stack which is the
largest Flex-oriented conference in the world.
-Flex mailing lists are now 'mirrored' on Nabble.  Mailing list traffic is
so high that many folks I talked to at 360|Stack have stopped reading
emails.  Many of our committers are unable to keep up.  June and July
almost hit 1000 emails per month each.  Folks requested a "forum" interface
as being more friendly than the archive or mailing list interfaces.

AREAS OF CONCERN
-RELEASE EFFORT:  Getting a release out seems more difficult than it
should be because  folks don't start serious testing on the first RCs so
important bugs are found just before the VOTE ends and another RC has to
be made.  For 4.10.0, the 72 hours had just passed and VOTE results sent
out when a critical issue was found.  And, on each subsequent RC, fewer
and fewer people vote.  Not sure what can be done about this but this
tends to make folks want to avoid becoming the release manager.  One
thought is that, if the area of code change for a critical issue is small,
then past votes should still count in the total.
-NUMBER OF ACTIVE COMMITTERS:  Even though 200 bugs were fixed in 4.10.0,
the majority were done by one committer.  Only six of the nearly 40
committers have committed something to the main repo in this reporting
period.  There is activity in the other repos though.  Not a critical
issue yet, but worth noting.


INFRASTRUCTURE
* I'm still hoping to find time to resolve INFRA-4380 (attachments in old
Flex bugs).

19 Jun 2013 [Alex Harui / Jim]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
Apache Flex SDK 4.9.1 was released on 2/28/13.
Apache Flex Installer 2.5.4 was released on 4/11/13.
The community is currently preparing its next release of both the SDK and
Installer.

ACTIVITY
Activity in Apache Flex continues to be in two main areas:  improvements to
the existing Adobe Flash Platform-dependent code base, including the
releases listed above, and prototyping ways to create a version of Flex that
is independent from the Adobe Flash Platform.  There is another group
working on Maven-related tools for the existing code base. Just in the past
30 days, 130 JIRA issues were resolved.  JIRA activity is so high, a vote is
underway to split JIRA notifications off to its own mailing list
(issues@flex.a.o)

Getting used to Git was still a frequent topic in April and May.  Because
Git does not support partial checkouts, the community prototyped using
GitHub for the whiteboards.  GitHub notifications are sent to the commits@
list just like any other Apache Git commit.  The PMC then voted to approve
this workflow.  And because we do our work in a branch and have trunk only
have released sources, we had to ask Infra to update the mirrors to work
from that branch.

The owner of a popular application-framework that leverages the Flex SDK
has offered to donate the code to the project.  This has met with some
opposition from those who use competing application-frameworks.  The
ensuing discussion indicated that the PMC is in favor of accepting
donations from the these other frameworks should they choose to donate, so
we believe we are not endorsing or showing favoritism.

COMMUNITY
No new committers in the last 90 days.  A vote is underway to promote a
committer to the PMC.  Latest analytics include over 4000 downloads since
4/11/2013, and an average of 3000 hits per day during weekdays.

INFRASTRUCTURE
* Infra attempted to resolve INFRA-4380 but ran into problems.  I have
approval to try to use the SOAP interface to pull the current state of
JIRA issues, merge them with the original attachments and provide a new
import file for INFRA.  That task has been delayed by other issues like
getting new releases out, but we will get to it eventually.

BRANDING
We have noted that Apache projects are forming that use code module names
that are used in Apache Flex.  Namely 'Falcon' and now 'Spark'.  These two
words are used often on the mailing lists when discussing the related code
which then finds its way into the search engines.  Is this an issue?

17 Apr 2013 [Alex Harui / Brett]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
Apache Flex 4.9.1 was released on 2/28/13.
Apache Flex Installer 2.0.x was released on 1/9/13.  The next version of the
Installer is being voted on as of this writing.

ACTIVITY
Activity in Apache Flex continues to be in two main areas:  improvements to
the existing Adobe Flash Platform-dependent code base, including the
releases listed above, and prototyping ways to create a version of Flex that
is independent from the Adobe Flash Platform.  There is another group
working on Maven-related tools for the existing code base.

We moved our code base from SVN to Git in mid-March.  It has been a much
more difficult transition than expected.  Three weeks later, folks are still
confused about how to use Git as it has many options for performing tasks
that can have significant implications.  Git's database model is not suited
for partial checkouts like SVN, making the management of our "whiteboard" (a
playground for committers) much more difficult as you have to download the
entire whiteboard (currently 245MB) first.  There is discussion of managing
the whiteboard on GitHub, but others feel that it doesn't conform to the
Apache way.

The move to Git has slowed contributions from some committers as folks
aren't sure they have the time to learn to use Git and are afraid of using
the wrong options.  Hopefully, the net benefit promised by the Git
supporters will eventually be realized.

The move to Git has also broken our release and build scripts and we are in
the process of fixing them.  We also need to get the Git mirrors working
again, as well as our CI implementation.

The FishEye plug-in was added to our JIRA project.

COMMUNITY
Harbs and Mark Kessler were added as committers.

Frederic Thomas was added to the PMC.

PRESS
Per a request from the Apache Press VP, I was interviewed by a writer from
InfoWorld in early February and the article was finally published in March.
The link is:
http://www.computerworld.com.au/slideshow/455802/pictures_15_high-impact_apa
che_projects/?image=1

Nick Kwaitkowski presented on Apache Flex at the Flex Users Group in
Chicago.  Mike Labriola also presented on his Randori framework which uses
compiler source from Apache Flex.

INFRASTRUCTURE
 * Infra attempted to resolve INFRA-4380 but ran into problems.  In the last
   report I thought we had a solution, but it appears that we are back to
   trying to devise a new solution.  Tony has been helpful, but his time is
   limited.  Every month we spend a few minutes discussing solutions.
   JIRA's migration tools are definitely insufficient, and Apache's desire
   to have one large centralized JIRA DB makes it difficult or impractical
   to experiment with custom solutions.

AI: Ross: discuss "documentation" with PMC

20 Mar 2013 [Alex Harui / Ross]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
Apache Flex 4.9.1 was released on 2/28/13.
Apache Flex Installer 2.0.x was released on 1/9/13.

ACTIVITY
Activity in Apache Flex continues to be in two main areas:  improvements to
the existing Adobe Flash Platform-dependent code base, including the
releases listed above, and prototyping ways to create a version of Flex that
is independent from the Adobe Flash Platform.  There is another group
working on Maven-related tools for the existing code base.

Justin McLean presented on Apache Flex at ApacheCon NA 2013.

COMMUNITY
No changes to our set of committers or PMC members.  We did implement
analytics on the Apache Flex website and in the month of February we had
100,000 page views and more than 36,000 visitors.  That is way more than
anyone would have expected.

The estimated number of Flex SDK 4.9.0 downloads from the Apache Flex
website is 16,701.  This is from the day it went live on December 27th
2012, through Feb 27th, 2013.  This includes downloads directly off our
website and people who downloaded the SDK via the Installer.  We don't know
how many additional downloads occurred directly from our mirrors or other
hosts.

PRESS
Per a request from the Apache Press VP, I was interviewed by a writer from
InfoWorld, but it appears that the article has not been published.

Harbs was interviewed for an article published on http://www.pro-linux.de.

LEGAL
Nothing to report.

TLP MIGRATION
The last of our repos was reconnected to Git-syncing this weekend.  I don't
know of any other remaining migration issues.

INFRASTRUCTURE
 * Infra attempted to resolve INFRA-4380 but ran into problems.  In the last
   report I thought we had a solution, but it appears that we are back to
   trying to devise a new solution.  Tony has been helpful, but he was away
   for a bit, so we'll re-start on this when he gets caught up after his
   return.
 * We will be trying to migrate from SVN to Git as soon as possible.  We
   have opened https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-5549 and are
   awaiting infra response.
 * The build system keeps failing for lack of disk space.  I've seen this
   complaint brought up by other projects as well.

BRANDING
No issues at this time.

20 Feb 2013 [Alex Harui / Brett]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
Apache Flex 4.9.0 was released on 12/27/12.
Apache Flex Installer 2.0.x was released on 1/9/13.

ACTIVITY
Activity in Apache Flex is in two main areas:  improvements to the existing
Adobe Flash-dependent code base, including the two releases listed above,
and prototyping ways to create a version of Flex that is independent from
Adobe Flash.  There is another group working on Maven-related tools for the
existing code base.

Nick Kwaitkowski and other community members totally revamped the
flex.apache.org site.  Trademarks reviewed the site before it went live on
1/31/13.  Analytics were also added to the site.  In the first two days we
had 4,228 (3,534 unique) visitors and 11,965 page views.

COMMUNITY
Roland Zwaga was approved as committer on 1/15/13.

PRESS
Scott Guthmann worked with Press@a.o to publish a press release about
Apache Flex on 1/14/13.  One link to it is here:
http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/01/14/516186/10017952/en/The-Apache-Software-Foundation-Announces-Apache-Flex-tm-as-a-Top-Level-Project.html

LEGAL
Nothing to report.

TLP MIGRATION
The TLP migration was completed on January 5, 2012.  I think we've
completed all of the necessary steps.

Task Status:
 * Infrastructure migration complete
 * All code & web pages have been updated to reflect new status
 * Final incubator status done
 * committee-info.txt updated with PMC details
 * Officer info updated for new chair
 * Clean up incubator version of website, dist done

INFRASTRUCTURE
 * Infrastructure migration from the incubator is complete and the project
   website has been transferred to flex.apache.org.
 * Infra attempted to resolve INFRA-4380 but ran into problems.  The
   problem appears to be resolved so INFRA-4380 will likely be
   resolved by the time of the board meeting.
 * We will be trying to migrate from SVN to Git as soon as possible.

BRANDING
The flex.apache.org site is undergoing a major overhaul.  We will
review the new site against this checklist.
* Project Naming And Descriptions : Done
* Website Navigation Links : Done
* Trademark Attributions : Done
* Logos and Graphics : Done
* Project Metadata : Done

16 Jan 2013 [Alex Harui / Sam]

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

RELEASES
Apache Flex 4.9.0 was released on 12/27/12.
Apache Flex Installer 2.0.x is in RC3 and should be released before the
board meeting.

ACTIVITY
Activity in Apache Flex is in two main areas:  improvements to the existing
Adobe Flash-dependent code base, including the two releases listed above,
and prototyping ways to create a version of Flex that is independent from
Adobe Flash.  There is another group working on Maven-related tools for the
existing code base.

COMMUNITY
Vote is underway to approve a new committer.

PRESS
We are planning to make some noise about our recent graduation and releases.

LEGAL
Nothing to report.

TLP MIGRATION
The TLP migration was completed on January 5, 2012.  It took a bit longer
than we would have liked, but everything seems to be in order now.

Task Status:
 * Infrastructure migration complete
 * All code & web pages have been updated to reflect new status
 * Final incubator status done
 * committee-info.txt updated with PMC details
 * Officer info updated for new chair
 * Clean up incubator version of website, dist in progress

INFRASTRUCTURE
 * Infrastructure migration from the incubator is complete and the project
   website has been transferred to flex.apache.org.
 * Every once in a while, we run into the fact that INFRA-4380 is still not
   completed.
 * We will be trying to migrate from SVN to Git as soon as possible.

BRANDING
The flex.apache.org site is undergoing a major overhaul.  We will review the
new site against this checklist. Progress can be tracked here [1]
* Project Naming And Descriptions : TODO
* Website Navigation Links : TODO
* Trademark Attributions : TODO
* Logos and Graphics : TODO
* Project Metadata : DOAP completed

[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLEX-33343

AI: Sam: Is there a problem with INFRA-4380?

19 Dec 2012

Establish the Apache Flex 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, for distribution at no charge to
 the public, related to development of expressive web
 applications that deploy to all major browsers, desktops and
 devices (including smartphones, tablets, and TV).

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Flex Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to development of expressive web applications that
 deploy to all major browsers, desktops and devices (including
 smartphones, tablets, and TV); and be it further

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

   * Alex Harui <aharui@apache.org>
   * Carol Frampton <cframpton@apache.org>
   * Christophe Herreman <cherreman@apache.org>
   * Chuck Mastrandrea <cmastrandrea@apache.org>
   * Dave Fisher <wave@apache.org>
   * Erik de Bruin <erikdebruin@apache.org>
   * Espen Skogen <espenskogen@apache.org>
   * Gordon Smith <gordonsmith@apache.org>
   * Greg Reddin <greddin@apache.org>
   * Igor Costa <igorcosta@apache.org>
   * Iwo Banas <iwo@apache.org>
   * Jeff Tapper <jeff@apache.org>
   * Jeffry Houser <jhouser@apache.org>
   * Jeremy Tellier <jtellier@apache.org>
   * Jonathan Campos <jonbcampos@apache.org>
   * Jun Heider <junheider@apache.org>
   * Justin Mclean <jmclean@apache.org>
   * Kevin Korngut <kkorngut@apache.org>
   * Leif Wells <leifwells@apache.org>
   * Martin Heidegger <mheidegger@apache.org>
   * Michael Jordan <mijordan@apache.org>
   * Michael Labriola <labriola@apache.org>
   * Michael Schmalle <mschmalle@apache.org>
   * Michelle Yaiser <myaiser@apache.org>
   * Nicholas Kwiatkowski <quetwo@apache.org>
   * Omar Gonzalez <s9tpepper@apache.org>
   * OmPrakash Muppirala <bigosmallm@apache.org>
   * Peter Elst <peterelst@apache.org>
   * Peter Ent <pent@apache.org>
   * Rui Silva <rduartes@apache.org>
   * Ryan Frishberg <frishy@apache.org>
   * Sebastian Mohr <masuland@apache.org>
   * Scott Delamater <sdelamater@apache.org>
   * Tink <tink@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Alex Harui
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Flex, 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 Flex 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 Flex Project; and be it further

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

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

 Special Order 7D, Establish the Apache Flex Project, Unanimous
 with two abstentions: Bertrand and Roy

19 Dec 2012

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

Date of entry to the Incubator:  December 31, 2011

Top three items to resolve before graduation:
  Flex has their graduation resolution on the agenda for the December board
  meeting.

Is there anything that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board specifically needs
to address?
  Only the graduation resolution.

Are there any legal, infrastructure, cross-project or personal issues that
need to be addressed? (Are there any stumbling blocks that impede the podling?)
  The Flex community really wants to move from SVN to Git/GitHub.  We are
  eager to see Infra fully support read/write Git repos.

  Also, we are still waiting for INFRA-4380 (import the old Flex JIRA data) to
  be resolved.

Check that the project's Incubation Status file up to date.

 http://incubator.apache.org/projects/flex

What has been done (releases, milestones, etc.) since the last report?
  -We approved 6 new committers
  -We released Apache Flex SDK Installer 1.0.9-incubating.
  -Adobe Systems Inc. donated both the Falcon compiler and the FalconJS
   cross-compiler.
  -Christopher Dutz donated Maven support tools for Flex
  -We voted to graduate.
  -We started work on a next-generation of Flex designed to target browsers
   and devices without Flash.

What are the plans and expectations for the next period?

  -Go through the transition to being a TLP
  -Continue with the next-generation Flex work
  -Release several bug-fixes and new locales in the current Flex code base.

Are there any recommendations for how incubation could run more smoothly
for you?
  No.  We thank you for your support.

Signed off by mentor: Dave Fisher (wave), Greg Reddin (greddin), bdelacretaz, adc

19 Sep 2012

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

Summary: A large community is waiting to see if committer activity will increase
and starting to think about graduating.

Date of entry to the Incubator:  December 31, 2011

Top three items to resolve before graduation:

 - Get better at resolving issues the Apache Way
 - Get more initial committers to commit something
 - Make another release with more non-Adobe involvement

Is there anything that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board specifically needs
to address?

 There was discussion about letting Flex graduate with the requirement that
 one or two mentors remain on the PMC.

Are there any legal, infrastructure, cross-project or personal issues that
need to be addressed? (Are there any stumbling blocks that impede the podling?)

 The issue regarding the import of attachments for existing
 JIRA bugs remains open (INFRA-4380).  It is not critical, but it would be
 nice to get this resolved soon.

 The PPMC has voted to move from SVN to Git.  Having Apache approve read/write
 Git repositories would be helpful.

Check that the project's Incubation Status file up to date.

 http://incubator.apache.org/projects/flex

What has been done (releases, milestones, etc.) since the last report?

 - We released Apache Flex 4.8.0 (incubating).

 - OmPrakash Muppirala and Erik de Bruin were added as a committer and
   PPMC member due to their work on the installer.  Peter Ent and
   Gordon Smith from Adobe were also added as committers as they are
   shepherding large donations from Adobe.

 - Adobe completed the trademark donation.

 - Adobe donated the Text Layout Framework, the rest of the Mustella
   test suite and signed off on the Falcon compiler donation.

 - OmPrakash Muppirala has been leading the development of a tool that
   allows IDEs like Adobe Flash Builder to work better with Apache Flex
   releases.  Justin McLean, Stephen Downs, Roland Zwaga, Tomasz Maciag,
   and Erik de Bruin have also contributed to the tool.

 - We have accepted several patches from the community to address issues
   with our test suite.

 - After much discussion, we voted to move from SVN to Git and employ
   something known as the Git Branching Model.

What are the plans and expectations for the next period?

 - We hope to finalize the release of the installer.

 - Adobe will submit the Falcon compiler source

 - We will get the test suite stable on Mac desktops and then on Windows
   and mobile configurations.  This should remove the last excuse for
   committers who are afraid to make changes without a validation suite

 - We hope to complete the transition from SVN to Git.

Are there any recommendations for how incubation could run more smoothly
for you?

 Our mentors continue to be very helpful.

Signed off by mentor: wave, bdelacretaz, bmargulies

20 Jun 2012

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

Summary: A large community is losing momentum as it waits for Adobe to
complete the source code transition and infrastructure.

Date of entry to the Incubator:  December 31, 2011

Top three items to resolve before graduation:

 - Resolve trademark donation or licensing
 - Complete code and bug database donation
 - Make at least one release

Is there anything that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board specifically needs
to address?

 The ASF legal team will have to agree to a custom Trademark licensing.
 Adobe submitted an initial proposal for the agreement at the end of May.

Are there any legal, infrastructure, cross-project or personal issues that
need to be addressed? (Are there any stumbling blocks that impede the podling?)

 Besides the trademark issue mentioned previously, the import of existing
 JIRA bugs is blocked by an issue with Apache JIRA's import utility (INFRA-4380).
 We just got news that this should now be resolved, the PPMC is testing
 the results of the import before activating it.

Check that the project's Incubation Status file up to date.

 http://incubator.apache.org/projects/flex

What has been done (releases, milestones, etc.) since the last report?

 - Carol Frampton is the release manager for our first release and has
   prepared some initial release candidates.  We are continuing to refine
   the release candidates to respond to various licensing and policy issues.
 - Christophe Herreman was added as a committer and PPMC member due to his
   offering patches for issues with the release candidates.
 - OmPrakash Muppirala has been leading the development of a tool that
   allows IDEs like Adobe Flash Builder to work better with Apache Flex
   releases.  Justin McLean, Stephen Downs, Roland Zwaga, and Tomasz Maciag
   have also contributed to the tool.

What are the plans and expectations for the next period?

 Adobe expects to complete the transfer of the mustella test suite.
 We hope to get an initial release approved by IPMC.

Are there any recommendations for how incubation could run more smoothly
for you?

 Our mentors continue to be very helpful.

 See May 2012 report for other concerns related to JIRA and svn imports,
 but as mentioned above it looks like the JIRA import problems are fixed
 now.

Signed off by mentor: greddin, wave
Shepherd: Matt Franklin

16 May 2012

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

Summary: A large community is losing momentum as it waits for Adobe to
complete the source code transition and infrastructure.

Date of entry to the Incubator:  December 31, 2011

Top three items to resolve before graduation:

 - Resolve trademark donation or licensing
 - Complete code and bug database donation
 - Make at least one release

Is there anything that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board specifically needs
to address?

 The ASF legal team will have to agree to a custom Trademark licensing.
 Adobe is still finalizing its proposal for the agreement.

Are there any legal, infrastructure, cross-project or personal issues that
need to be addressed? (Are there any stumbling blocks that impede the podling?)

 Besides the trademark issue mentioned previously, the import of existing
 JIRA bugs is blocked by an issue with Apache JIRA's import utility. It has
 failed to import the data file supplied by Adobe. Infra has opened a support
 ticket with Atlassian, but the problem remains unresolved two months later.

Check that the project's Incubation Status file up to date.

 http://incubator.apache.org/projects/flex

What has been done (releases, milestones, etc.) since the last report?

 - The Flex compiler source code, including history, was imported into
   the SVN repository.
 - Additional localization resources have been donated.
 - Carol Frampton is working to create a release candidate.  We expect
   the initial RC's to be rejected as we finalize licensing and other
   policy issues.

What are the plans and expectations for the next period?

 Adobe expects to complete the transfer of the mustella test suite.
 We hope to get an initial release approved by IPMC.

Are there any recommendations for how incubation could run more smoothly
for you?

 Our mentors continue to be very helpful.

 We really need to get JIRA up and running.  I still would like the incubator
 to consider separate servers for projects.  Having to set up external
 servers as an interim is a lot of work and adds confusion when you want
 to move to a final server or url later and you could have migration
 issues if you didn't set up the server in a compatible way.

Signed off by mentor:

18 Apr 2012

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

Summary: A highly energetic community waits for Adobe to complete the
source code transition and infrastructure.

Date of entry to the Incubator:  December 31, 2011

Top three items to resolve before graduation:

 - Resolve trademark donation or licensing
 - Complete code and bug database donation
 - Make at least one release

Is there anything that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board specifically needs
to address?

 The ASF legal team may have to agree to a custom Trademark licensing.
 Adobe is currently evaluating the parameters of a custom Trademark license
 proposed by an ASF Board member.  If approved, a custom agreement will be
 drafted and signed by both parties.  Apache is waiting on Adobe to approve
 the latest Apache proposal.

Are there any legal, infrastructure, cross-project or personal issues that
need to be addressed? (Are there any stumbling blocks that impede the podling?)

 Besides the trademark issue mentioned previously, the import of existing
 JIRA bugs is blocked by an issue with Apache JIRA's import utility. It has
 failed to import the data file supplied by Adobe. Infra has opened a support
 ticket with Atlassian, but the problem remains unresolved one month later.

Check that the project's Incubation Status file up to date.

 http://incubator.apache.org/projects/flex

What has been done (releases, milestones, etc.) since the last report?

 - The Flex compiler source code, including history, was donated to Apache.
   It is pending import into the SVN repository
 - Other initial committers have donated code to the whiteboard.
 - Martin Heidegger was accepted as committer to the podling.

What are the plans and expectations for the next period?

 Adobe expects to complete the transfer the mustella test suite.
 We hope to make progress on an initial release.

Are there any recommendations for how incubation could run more smoothly
for you?

 Our mentors are great. We are wondering if Apache has considered giving
 large projects like Flex their own SVN and JIRA servers. Recently, we pushed
 really hard to get a software grant signed (An Adobe VP even came in
 to sign it while he was taking time off to move to a new house) in order to
 try to make the weekend deadline for getting code imported into SVN.  We
 are in a hurry because we have seen signs we are losing momentum (mailing
 list traffic is much lower) and a key Flex conference is coming up on
 April 15. Being able to announce that new code was in SVN would be a good
 boost and good timing.

 We submitted a software grant and code on Friday afternoon, but were
 too late to have the secretary record the software grant and that meant
 that Infra couldn't import the code since they only do that on weekends,
 and so we are now waiting for the next weekend.  Having our own separate
 SVN repository would make weeknight imports possible and maybe not tax
 a single database as much.  Large projects like Flex have tons of files.

 The same holds true for the bug database as well.  We submitted the
 JIRA import file on Feb 1.  Infra has been unable to get the import to
 succeed (it worked on a test instance on my computer) and has had to file
 a bug with Atlassian (JIRA's maker).  We asked about using the SOAP
 interface to import bugs but Infra is concerned that some problem in
 that process would screw up JIRA for everyone and/or cause performance
 issues.  Having our own JIRA instance would allow us to try alternate
 means of getting around the JIRA issue.  A SOAP import utility exists and
 was used to successfully import all 30,000 issues into a test instance
 but there is risk of having some other issue show up when we add that many
 issues to an existing database.

Signed off by mentor: bdelacretaz, greddin, wavw

21 Mar 2012

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

Summary: A highly energetic community waits for Adobe to complete the
source code transition and infrastructure.

Date of entry to the Incubator:  December 31, 2011

Top three items to resolve before graduation:

 1. Resolve trademark donation or licensing
 2. Complete code and bug database donation
 3. Make at least one release

Is there anything that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board specifically needs
to address?

 The ASF legal team may have to agree to a custom Trademark licensing.
 Adobe is currently evaluating the parameters of a custom Trademark license
 proposed by an ASF Board member.  If approved, a custom agreement will be
 drafted and signed by both parties.

Are there any legal, infrastructure, cross-project or personal issues that
need to be addressed? (Are there any stumbling blocks that impede the podling?)

 Besides the trademark issue mentioned previously, the import of existing
 JIRA bugs is blocked by an issue with Apache JIRA's import utility. It has
 failed to import the data file supplied by Adobe. Infra is supposed to
 open a support ticket with Atlassian.

Check that the project's Incubation Status file up to date.

 http://incubator.apache.org/projects/flex

What has been done (releases, milestones, etc.) since the last report?

 - An initial set of Flex source (base framework code), including history,
   was checked into the trunk area of the podling’s Subversion repository.
 - Other initial committers have donated code to the whiteboard.
 - Updates to the podling's wiki including a getting started area for
   reference to new project members.
 - Justin Mclean was accepted as committer to the podling.

What are the plans and expectations for the next period?

 Adobe expects to complete the transfer of the bug database. Adobe also
 hopes to contribute the compiler and test suite as well. And there is hope
 for an initial release.

Are there any recommendations for how incubation could run more smoothly
for you?

 Incubation has been working well.  Our mentors are great.

Signed off by mentor: wave, bdelacretaz, greddin

15 Feb 2012

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based
applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

Summary: A highly energetic community waits for Adobe to transition code
and infrastructure.

Date of entry to the Incubator:  December 31, 2011

Top four items to resolve before graduation:

 1. Resolve trademark donation or licensing
 2. Complete code and bug database donation
 3. Make at least one release
 4. Add new committers

Is there anything that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board specifically needs
to address?

 The ASF legal team will have to work with Adobe on the Trademark
 licensing issue.  Adobe legal is still drafting the proposal before
 presenting to Apache.

Are there any legal, infrastructure, cross-project or personal issues that
need to be addressed? (Are there any stumbling blocks that impede the
podling?)

 Besides the trademark issue mentioned previously, the code donation and
 bug database donation are being slowed by infrastructure issues at both
 Adobe and Apache, mainly the lack of ways to easily transfer multi-GB
 files.

Check that the project's Incubation Status file up to date.

 http://incubator.apache.org/projects/flex

What has been done (releases, milestones, etc.) since the last report?

 - An initial set of Flex source (minus Subversion history) was checked into
   the whiteboard area of the podling's Subversion repository.
 - Other initial committers have donated code to the whiteboard.
 - A logo contest was held.  Over 50 entries were submitted.
 - The mailing lists were established.  Over 200 people joined in the
   first 30 days and the traffic averaged over 100 emails a day.  It has
   quieted down now that the logo contest has concluded.

What are the plans and expectations for the next period?

 Adobe expects to complete the transfer of the bug database and the initial
 set of code with history.  Adobe also hopes to contribute the compiler and
 test suite as well.  And there is hope for an initial release.

Are there any recommendations for how incubation could run more smoothly for
you?

 Incubation has been working well.  Our mentors are great.

Signed off by mentor: bdelacretaz, wave

24 Jan 2012

Flex is an application framework for building Flash-based applications.

Entered incubation December 30th, 2011.

The podling is just getting started, accounts and infrastructure are being
created.