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fluo

17 May 2017

Fluo is a distributed system for incrementally processing large data sets
stored in Accumulo.

Fluo has been incubating since 2016-05-17.

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

  1. Make an additional release of Fluo and Fluo Recipes.
  2. Vote in a new committer.
  3.

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?

  A non-committer has made multiple code contributions to the project recently.
  We are discussing a release soon.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  A few exciting new features were added that will be in the next release :

   * Writing Fluo applications is now easier.  Users only need to configure
     a single observer provider class, instead of configuring each observer
     class separately.  This change makes it possible to use Java 8 Lambdas!
   * The scalability of Fluo was greatly improved by changing how it scans for
      notifications.  The work to find notifications was decreased from O(N^2)
      to O(N) where N is the number of nodes.
   * Multiple internal performance improvements were made.

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:

  2016-10-28

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Never


Signed-off-by:

  [x](fluo) Billie Rinaldi
     Comments:
  [x](fluo) Drew Farris
     Comments:
  [x](fluo) Josh Elser

Comments:
     Fluo is comprised of ASF "veterans" -- they operate themselves
     well. That "learn the Apache way" part of incubation was there from day #1
     because they already "got it". However, they continue to struggle to
     attract new talent (it is niche software). There have been some publicity
     efforts from the devs, but growing the podling beyond themselves has not
     yet happened nor is on the horizon, IMO.

27 Feb 2017

Fluo is a distributed system for incrementally processing large data sets
stored in Accumulo.

Fluo has been incubating since 2016-05-17.

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

 1. Attract new contributors and users
 2. Additional releases
 3.

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?

 * Its been quiet.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Wrote two blog post to help raise awareness of Fluo.
   - http://fluo.apache.org/blog/2016/12/22/spark-load/
   - http://fluo.apache.org/blog/2016/11/10/immutable-bytes/
 * Made many improvements and bug fixes. Need to start planning for next
   release.
 * Experimented with setting Apache Logo as twitter header.  Shared this
   with members list and a few other Apache projects did something similar.
   https://twitter.com/apachefluo

Date of last release:

 2016-10-28

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Never

Signed-off-by:

 [x](fluo) Billie Rinaldi
 [x](fluo) Drew Farris
 [x](fluo) Josh Elser

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Josh Elser:

   The current podling members are all rather experienced in running
   (other) TLPs and this has been obvious in their actions as a podling.
   They are doing a very good job, but the group still struggles with
   attracting new committers to the project. They are making efforts here,
   but not seeing any result from those actions yet. This is the biggest
   barrier to graduation, IMO.

16 Nov 2016

Fluo is a distributed system for incrementally processing large data sets
stored in Accumulo.

Fluo has been incubating since 2016-05-17.

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

 1. Attract new contributors and users
 2. Additional releases
 3.

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

 None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Two talks at the Accumulo Summit mentioned Fluo:
   * http://accumulosummit.com/program/talks/tips-for-writing-fluo-applications/
   * http://accumulosummit.com/program/talks/indexing-strategies-for-searching-semantic-networks/
 * Hadoop Weekly Issue #191 mentioned Fluo's release
 * Website traffic is up after the first release according to Google
   Analytics
 * Created Twitter Account : http://twitter.com/apachefluo
 * Recent release of Rya which uses Fluo

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Successfully made first release and two more releases :
   * https://fluo.apache.org/release/fluo-recipes-1.0.0-incubating/
   * https://fluo.apache.org/release/fluo-1.0.0-incubating/
   * https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/0d02022b544fef972dabcfbbf59381fc811fe3d0843f7052568cd56e@%3Cgeneral.incubator.apache.org%3E
 * Created Fluo Tour (easy, hands on introduction) :
   https://fluo.apache.org/tour/
 * Completed Podling Namesearch :
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-109
 * fluo.io now redirects to fluo.apache.org
 * The fluo-io GitHub org was renamed to astralway

Date of last release:

 2016-10-28

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Never

Signed-off-by:

 [x](fluo) Billie Rinaldi
 [x](fluo) Drew Farris
 [x](fluo) Josh Elser

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Josh Elser:

   The podling is definitely finding their legs in creating and releasing
   software, but very little progress has been made on growing the community
   (no prospective members).

   I am also happy with the state of trademarks for the podling.

17 Aug 2016

Fluo is a distributed system for incrementally processing large data sets
stored in Accumulo.

Fluo has been incubating since 2016-05-17.

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

 1. Attract new contributors
 2. Do a release
 3. Conduct a podling name search

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

 No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We have a new contributor to Fluo since the last report.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We completed refactoring of code to use Apache names.  We attempted our
 first release of a parent pom (for both Fluo projects) and it failed on
 the incubator list.  A parent pom is a way to share build configuration
 among multiple projects.  We plan for Fluo and Fluo Recipes to both
 inherit the same parent pom and obtain common config for code formatting,
 findbugs, checkstyle rules, etc.  For this to work the parent pom needs to
 be released before the projects.

 The reason it failed is because members of the IPMC identified the
 following issues :

* Improper linking to pre-Apache releases of Fluo from website.
* Branding and linking issues with fluo.io domain, fluo-io GitHub org and
  projects.  The domain name and github org were used by the project before
  moving to Apache.

 This was really good feedback.  We want to remedy the issues identified
 and eliminate possible confusion around the Apache Fluo brand.  The
 following link identifies discussion of a possible way forward.

 https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/b478645815bf7b1fee8342a21924162decc173d9
   1c22eaf5f708a435@%3Cdev.fluo.apache.org%3E

Date of last release:

 Never

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Never

Signed-off-by:

 [x](fluo) Billie Rinaldi
 [x](fluo) Drew Farris
 [x](fluo) Josh Elser

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

JE: There was a very heavy discussion on branding spurred from the attempted VOTE
    thread. In the end, I believe this was a very positive discussion and resulted
    in fixing many branding issues. I believe most of them were due to the transition
    from an independent Github community to Apache (which included bringing the website).
    The PPMC has been extremely responsive to incubator feedback and I am very happy
    with the level of response they spearheaded (without mentor prodding/coaxing).

20 Jul 2016

Fluo is a distributed system for incrementally processing large data sets
stored in Accumulo.

Fluo has been incubating since 2016-05-17.

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

 1. Attract new contributors
 2. Do a release
 3. Conduct a podling name search

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

 No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We have a new contributor to Fluo since the last report.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We have moved our repos (Fluo, Fluo Recipes, and Fluo Website) to Apache
 infrastructure.  Our website is now hosted by Apache
 (https://fluo.incubator.apache.org) and was updated to reflect our
 incubation status. We are working on refactoring our package names, build
 tooling, and website, to reflect the Apache branding.

Date of last release:

 Never

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Never

Signed-off-by:

 [x](fluo) Billie Rinaldi
 [x](fluo) Drew Farris
 [x](fluo) Josh Elser

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Josh Elser:

   The transition to Apache has been slow but steady. In the past week, it
   seems like things are "returning to normal". Interactions with a new
   contributor have been good -- encouraging to community growth.

15 Jun 2016

Fluo is a distributed system for incrementally processing large data sets
stored in Accumulo.

Fluo has been incubating since 2016-05-17.

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

  1. Attract new contributors.
  2. Establish an Apache website for Fluo that makes it easy for new users
     and contributors to get started.
  3. Do a release.  We should be able to start working on our first release
     as soon as we are fully established on Apache infrastructure

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

  No


How has the community developed since the last report?

  The community is the same as when it started incubation a few weeks ago.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  This is the first Fluo report.  We are trying to get established within
  Apache infrastructure.  Mailing lists are setup.  Need to import code.  We
  are working with INFRA to explore using Github for issue tracking.  See
  INFRA-11900.

Date of last release:

  Never

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Never

Signed-off-by:

  [X](fluo) Billie Rinaldi
  [X](fluo) Drew Farris
  [X](fluo) Josh Elser

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

  John Elser:

    Not much to report here. Podling members are working with INFRA to get
    the existing codebase+issue tracker content ported. Still spinning up.