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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.
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 Mentor status - FtpServer mentors are no longer active in the project, we should be looking for new. 3.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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. ----
Nothing happening. Incubator PMC likely to declare this project as dormant as soon as we establish the mechanics.
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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.
A report was expected, but not received