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FtpServer

17 Oct 2007

Project name - Apache FtpServer

Description - Java based FtpServer

Date of entry - March, 2003

Progress since last report

* Only minor development efforts since last report due to commiter time
limitations, mostly focused on fixing bug reports and feature requests which
are coming in at a steady pace. More people seems to use FtpServer now that
activity is steady on the project.
Voted in a new commiter, Clint Foster. He is currently in progress of
setting up his account and get going with the practical details.
* Niclas Hedhman added as a much needed mentor to the project.
* Continous builds are in the works using the vmbuild1 server, with the aim
of producing snapshots which has been repeatably asked for

Top three items to resolve

1. Growth of community - we still need more active members
2. Getting snapshot builds published automatically by the build server
(minor details left to finish)
3. Getting s stable release out, need more active members to have good
review
 Getting a build server in place so that we can generate snapshots, they
have been requested by several people.

18 Jul 2007

Description - Java based FtpServer

Date of entry - March, 2003

Progress since last report
 * Voted in a new commiter, Clint Foster. He is currently in progress of
   setting up his account and get going with the practical details.
 * Code and documentation improvments has been continously ongoing. Code is
   mature enough for a milestone release but we're still missing a group of
   active commiters.
 * Activity on the mailing list has increased, more and more people seems to
   be using FtpServer.

Top three items to resolve
 1. Growth of community - we need more active commiters.
 2. Mentor status - FtpServer mentors are no longer active in the project,
    we should be looking for new.
 3. Getting a build server in place so that we can generate snapshots, they
    have been requested by several people.

25 Apr 2007

iPMC Reviewers: rdonkin, jukka

Description: FtpServer is a Java based implementation of the RFC covering
different aspects of FTP.

Since the last board report, the main activity within FtpServer has been a
rather large rewrite to create an Apache MINA based network implementation.
The aim with this is to leverage the asynchronous IO library to get better
scalability. The initial performance tests shows that this has been
successful and that FtpServer now can handle significant loads. Besides this
major work, many minor issues has been closed, mostly based on feedback from
users.

As reported previously, FtpServer has very few active commiters. Currently,
there is only one. This is, for many reasons a big problem and one that we
need to resolve. A discussion was started on general@i.a.o to address this.
Among many good ideas, one was to seek closer cooperation with Tomcat and
write a FTP connector for Tomcat. This is something we will pursue both
based on technical (Tomcat is a very stable runtime to base FtpServer on)
and community merits. With this, we hope to possibly attract Tomcat
developers into the joys of FTP.

We also need to reach out using articles, blog posts and talks. No
significant progress has been made in this area since the last report.

iPMC questions / comments:
 * jukka: Incubating since 2003-03-29

17 Jan 2007

FtpServer is an implementation of RFC959 and related protocols.

Community
 * Voted to add new commiter, Dave Roberts. Actually CLA registration and
account setup still in progress
 * The mail traffic on the dev list has increase the last couple of months,
probably due to more active development again
 * But, we still don't have a large community backing FtpServer. More active
communication about the project might be needed.

Code and documentation
 * Migration to Maven 2 complete
 * Integration with MINA almost complete. When done, MINA will be the
default choice for socket handling. Our old code will remain to support FTP
and FTPS on Java 1.4 platforms
 * We are getting close to a sufficiently complete code for doing a first
milestone release soon.
 * Documentation has been migrated to the Confluence wiki. We expect this
will make our documentation easier to maintain and up-to-date.

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19 Jul 2006

Nothing happening.  Incubator PMC likely to declare this project as dormant
as soon as we establish the mechanics.

18 Jan 2006

* NO REPORT PROVIDED *

26 Oct 2005

Much interest and new life.  Rana is back and making changes. Three or four
non-committers are contributing in mind share and patches. Healthy debate on
component architecture reminiscent of traditional Apache conversations.

28 Jul 2005

A report was expected, but not received