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Helix

20 Sep 2017 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Phil]

A report was expected, but not received

16 Aug 2017 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Brett]

## Description:
  A cluster management framework for partitioned and replicated distributed resources

## Issues:
 - Need merge selective changes from 0.7 branch into current master branch.

## Activity:
 - 19 pull requests merged in last 3 months.
 - 22 commits in last 3 months.
 - New master branch created.

## Health report:

## PMC changes:
 - Currently 18 PMC members.
 - One new PMC (Junkai Xue) added in July 4. 2017.

## Committer base changes:
 - Currently 19 committers.
 - No new committer added in last 3 months.

## Releases:
 - Last release was 0.6.8 on June 19, 2017.

## Mailing list activity:
 - dev@helix.apache.org:
    - 69 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):  -- need update.
    - 188 emails sent to list (108 in previous quarter)

 - user@helix.apache.org:
    - 98 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):  -- need update.
    - 18 emails sent to list (21 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:
   - 10 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
   - 4 JIRA tickets resolved in the last 3 months

@Brett: pursue a better report for next time

19 Jul 2017 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Mark]

No report was submitted.

@Mark: pursue a report for Helix

21 Jun 2017 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Jim]

No report was submitted.

19 Apr 2017 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Jim]

## Description:
  A cluster management framework for partitioned and replicated distributed
  resources

## Issues:
 - Need a new master branch that merges 0.6.x and 0.7 branches.

## Activity:
 - 18 pull requests merged in last 3 months.
 - 20 commits in last 3 months.

## Health report:
 - We see an increase in the number of releases and commits.
 - we are requesting users who ping committers directly on IM to post questions
   on the mailing list.

## PMC changes:
 - Currently 17 PMC members.
 - No new PMC member added in the last 3 months.

## Committer base changes:
 - Currently 18 committers.
 - One new committer (Junkai Xue) added in Feb. 24.

## Releases:
 - Last release was 0.6.7 on Jan. 26, 2017.

## Mailing list activity:
 - dev@helix.apache.org:
    - 69 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):  -- need update.
    - 108 emails sent to list (125 in previous quarter)

 - user@helix.apache.org:
    - 98 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):  -- need update.
    - 21 emails sent to list (35 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 3 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 11 JIRA tickets resolved in the last 3 months

15 Mar 2017 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Mark]

No report was submitted.

@Mark: pursue a report for Helix

21 Dec 2016 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Bertrand]

## Description:
-   A cluster management framework for partitioned and replicated distributed
resources

## Issues:
- None

## Activity:
- Activity has been increased in the last quarter with multiple contributions.
- 13 pull requests merged in last 3 months.
- 43 commits in last 3 months.

## Health report:
- Project had a release recently and added a new PMC

## PMC changes:

- Currently 17 PMC members.
- Lei Xia was added to the PMC on Tue Dec 06 2016

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 17 committers.
- No new committers added in the last 3 months
- Last committer addition was Lei Xia at Tue May 10 2016

## Releases:

- Last release was 0.6.6 on Oct 31 2016

## Mailing list activity:

- dev@helix.apache.org:
 - 69 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
 - 162 emails sent to list (65 in previous quarter)

- user@helix.apache.org:
 - 100 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
 - 35 emails sent to list (10 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

- 12 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 9 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

21 Sep 2016 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Shane]

## Description:
  A cluster management framework for partitioned and replicated distributed
resources

## Issues:
 - low activity on the mailing list and no release in a long time.

## Activity:
 - Activity has picked up a bit in the last month with multiple contributions.

## Health report:
 - No much activity on the mailing list. Most users reach out to committers
   directly.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 16 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Terence Yim on Tue Dec 17 2013

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 17 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Lei Xia at Tue May 10 2016

## Releases:

 - Last release was 0.6.5 on Tue Mar 24 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@helix.apache.org:
    - 69 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 75 emails sent to list (47 in previous quarter)

 - user@helix.apache.org:
    - 98 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 10 emails sent to list (20 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 5 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 10 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

@Shane: follow up to see that the PMC is responsive to comments

17 Aug 2016 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Jim]

A cluster management framework for partitioned and replicated distributed
resources

## Issues:
- No feature requests from users stalling the project development.

## Activity:
- low.

## Health report:
- No active development in the project but members are active and respond to
questions. LinkedIn has modified the task framework and plan to contribute it
back to the project. We plan to create a new release in next 2 months.

## PMC changes:

- Currently 16 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was Terence Yim on Tue Dec 17 2013

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 17 committers.
- No new committers added in the last 3 months
- Last committer addition was Lei Xia at Tue May 10 2016

## Releases:

- Last release was 0.6.5 on Tue Mar 24 2015

## Mailing list activity:

- dev@helix.apache.org:
 - 69 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
 - 40 emails sent to list (35 in previous quarter)

- user@helix.apache.org:
 - 97 subscribers (up 5 in the last 3 months):
 - 9 emails sent to list (34 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

- 3 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 0 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Jul 2016 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Isabel]

No report was submitted.

15 Jun 2016 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Bertrand]

No report was submitted.

20 Apr 2016 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Jim]

## Description:
 - A cluster management framework for partitioned and replicated distributed
   resources 

## Issues:
 - None

## Activity:
 - Low.

## Health report:
 - Project is stable and mature. We continue to see increase in adoption but
   no new feature requests from users. There is a plan to re-write the api's
   but there is no pressing need for that.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 16 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Terence Yim on Tue Dec 17 2013

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 16 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Greg Brandt at Mon Jul 06 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 0.6.5 on Tue Mar 24 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@helix.apache.org:
    - 63 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 73 emails sent to list (53 in previous quarter)

 - user@helix.apache.org:
    - 92 subscribers (up 8 in the last 3 months):
    - 39 emails sent to list (18 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 6 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 2 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

16 Mar 2016 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Sam]

No report was submitted.

20 Jan 2016 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Shane]

## Description:
   A cluster management framework for partitioned and replicated distributed
   resources

## Issues:
 - None

## Activity:
 - Low. No active development.

## Health report:
 - Project is stable and mature and development activity has reduced
   drastically. We only work on feature requests from users.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 16 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Kapil Surlaker on Tue Dec 17 2013

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 16 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Greg Brandt at Mon Jul 06 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 0.6.5 on Tue Mar 24 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@helix.apache.org:
    - 60 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 68 emails sent to list (113 in previous quarter)

 - user@helix.apache.org:
    - 84 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 22 emails sent to list (23 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 12 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 4 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

16 Dec 2015 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / David]

No report was submitted.

21 Oct 2015 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Greg]

# Description:
   A cluster management framework for partitioned and replicated distributed
   resources

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:
 - Most commits are from external contributors in the form of PRs.
 - Discussion around new rebalancers
 - Increase in adoption.

## Health report:
 - Project is in stable state with not many new features added. This explains
   less emails on mailing list and drop in JIRA activity.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 16 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Kapil Surlaker at Tue Dec 17 2013

## LDAP changes:

 - Currently 16 committers and 16 committee group members.
 - No new committee group members added in the last 3 months
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Greg Brandt at Mon Jul 06 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 0.6.5 on Tue Mar 24 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@helix.apache.org:
    - 58 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 74 emails sent to list (187 in previous quarter)

 - user@helix.apache.org:
    - 82 subscribers (down -3 in the last 3 months):
    - 18 emails sent to list (60 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 7 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 0 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

16 Sep 2015 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Jim]

No report was submitted.

@Jim: pursue a report for Helix

17 Jun 2015 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Jim]

Project Description
===================
Apache Helix is a generic cluster management framework used for the automatic
management of partitioned, replicated and distributed resources hosted on a
cluster of nodes. Helix automates reassignment of resources in the face of
node failure and recovery, cluster expansion, and reconfiguration

Development
===========
- Task framework improvements
- Message throttling bug fix contributed by the community
- 19 jira created, 9 resolved
- 6 merged pull requests on github

Community
=========
- 70+ emails on the dev list
- 40+ emails on the user list
- Community effort in fixing message throttling bug
- Last committer added on 2013-09-20, Last release 0.6.5 and 0.7.1 on 2015-03-25
- Seeing increased in adoption of Helix but not seeing conversion of users to
 committers. Need more meet ups.

22 Apr 2015 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Greg]

Project Description
===================
Apache Helix is a generic cluster management framework used for the
automatic management of partitioned, replicated and distributed resources
hosted on a cluster of nodes. Helix automates reassignment of resources in
the face of node failure and recovery, cluster expansion, and
reconfiguration

Development
===========
- 0.6.5 Release with support for handling thousands of partitions
- Improved activity on github PR. 9 PR's merged.
- New visualization module (helix-ui) contributed.
- 28 new JIRAS since last report
- 37 issues resolved in last 12 weeks

Community
=========
- 40+ emails on the dev list
- 150+ emails on the user list

18 Mar 2015 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Ross]

No report was submitted.

17 Dec 2014 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Rich]

Project Description
===================
Apache Helix is a generic cluster management framework used for the
automatic management of partitioned, replicated and distributed resources
hosted on a cluster of nodes. Helix automates reassignment of resources in
the face of node failure and recovery, cluster expansion, and
reconfiguration

Development
===========
- Task framework integrated with a product service
- REST API for task framework
- Python Helix admin library contributed by the community
- 41 new JIRAS since last report
- 22 issues resolved

Community
=========
- 200+ emails on the dev list
- 50+ emails on the user list
- Community effort in building Python Helix admin library
- Community effort in evaluating Helix controller performance

17 Sep 2014 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Sam]

Project Description
===================
Apache Helix is a generic cluster management framework used to build
distributed systems and provides automatic partition management, fault
tolerance and elasticity.

Development
===========
- Implemented extensions to task framework, including smarter retry logic and
 queuing of jobs
- Dashboard contributed by a GSOC student
- Netty-based IPC framework contributed by the community
- Task framework with YARN integration tested on a live YARN deployment
- 48 new JIRAS since last report
- 56 issues resolved

Community
=========
- 100+ emails on the dev list
- 90+ emails on the user list
- Community effort in designing the IPC framework, including email threads,
 wiki pages, and GitHub pull request comments

Releases
=========
- Two new releases are approved and will soon be announced:
 -- 0.6.4: Bug fixes and support for task framework
 -- 0.7.1 beta: Bug fixes, task framework, YARN integration, performant IPC

16 Jul 2014 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Doug]

Description
==========
Apache Helix is a generic cluster management framework used to build
distributed systems and provides automatic partition management, fault
tolerance and elasticity.

Development
===========
- Initial version of the Helix task framework is now complete, enabling
 scheduling and intelligent placement of jobs with DAG dependencies.
- Client-side robustness improvements
- Continued work in defining separation of API, SPI, and implementation
- Progress in building a Helix dashboard by a GSOC student
- 94 new JIRAS since last report
- 58 Issues resolved

Community
=========
- 270+ emails on the dev list
- 130+ emails on the user list
- Presentations at ApacheCon and Hadoop Summit
- Organized first public Helix meetup in the SF Bay Area

Releases
=========

- Making progress on 0.7.x stability
- Released 0.6.3 with critical bug fixes and security patches, the first
 release as TLP

18 Jun 2014 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Jim]

No report was submitted.

19 Mar 2014 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Doug]

Development
===========
Fixed minor bugs and added new features on the main release branches
- Significant performance improvements to the Helix controller
- Improved CI health
- 20 new JIRAS since last report.
- 9 issues resolved.

Progress on integrating with provisioners like YARN
- Fully-functional example of Helix demonstrating the ability to integrate
 with YARN and manage containers
- Initial work on integrating existing task framework to run within
 provisioned containers
- Initial exploration of Mesos integration

Progress on pluggable monitoring
- Initial code for plugging in monitoring frameworks like Riemann to support
 centralized actionable alerts

Community
=========
- 100+ emails on the dev list
- 70+ emails on the user list
- Establishment of regular meetings on #apachehelix
- Receiving significant community input related to improving Helix APIs
 through IRC and the mailing lists
- Last committer 05/18/13
- Last PPMC 11/7/13

Releases
=========

- Making progress on 0.7.x stability
- Plan to release 0.6.3 with critical bug fixes/features.

19 Feb 2014 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Shane]

Apache Helix is a generic cluster management framework used to build
distributed systems and provides automatic partition management, fault
tolerance and elasticity.

Development
===========

Fixed minor bugs and added new features.
- Initial provisioning work to integrate with Resource managers like YARN and
 Mesos
- Controller pipeline performance improvements.
- Task framework for tasks associated with resources
- Design and initial code for monitoring with Helix
- Atomic API to support admin operations like cluster creation etc.
- 150 new JIRAS since last report.
- 220 issues resolved.

- Redesigned website. Added version specific docs.
- Completed most of the work related to graduation

Community
=========
- 550+ emails on the dev list
- 100+ emails on the user list

Releases
=========

- Released 0.6.2 with critical bug fixes and security patches. [Stable]
- Released 0.7.0 with new high level api. [Alpha]
- Plan to release 0.7.x stable version.

15 Jan 2014 [Kishore Gopalakrishna / Doug]

No report was submitted.

AI: Doug to pursue a report for Helix

18 Dec 2013

Establish the Apache Helix 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 related to cluster management
 system for managing partitioned and replicated resources in
 distributed data systems.

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

 RESOLVED, that The Apache Helix Project be and hereby is responsible
 for the creation and maintenance of a software project related to
 cluster management system for managing partitioned and replicated
 resources in distributed data systems; and be it further

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

    * Kishore Gopalakrishna (kishoreg)
    * Olivier Lamy (olamy)
    * Patrick Hunt (phunt)
    * Mahadev Konar (mahadev)
    * Owen O'Malley (omalley)
    * Zhen Zhang (zzhang)
    * Shi Lu (slu)
    * Kapil Surlaker (ksurlaker)
    * Bob Schulman (rms)
    * Swaroop Jagadish (swaroop-aj)
    * Rahul Aggarwal (rahula)
    * Terence Yim (chtyim)
    * Santiago Perez (santip)
    * Vinayak Borkar (vinayakb)
    * Shirshanka Das (shirshanka)
    * Kanak Biscuitwala (kanak)

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Kishore Gopalakrishna be
 and hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, Helix, 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 Helix Project be and hereby is
 tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache Incubator
 Helix podling; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibility pertaining to the Apache Incubator
 Helix podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator PMC are hereafter
 discharged.

 Special Order 7A, Resolution to establish the Apache Helix
 Project, was approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors
 present.

16 Oct 2013

Apache Helix is a generic cluster management framework used to build
distributed systems and provides automatic partition management, fault
tolerance and elasticity.

Helix has been incubating since 2012-10-14.

We feel that we are ready for graduation and have started the discussion
internally. We need to update the status page with new committers and also
resolve trade mark.Our processes are continuing to improve and adoption is
increasing both inside and outside of LinkedIn.

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?

 - Added Kanak Biscuitwala as a committer
 - Receiving external contribution in developing JavaScript bindings for
   Helix (see https://github.com/sudowork/node-helix-participant)
 - Steady activity on the mailing list


How has the project developed since the last report?

 - Making progress on 0.7.0, a release that examines and rethinks every
   interaction that Helix exposes to increase ease of use. We hope to
   release this month.
 - Introduced new coding style guidelines, and simplified the code review
   process with new scripts
 - Increased documentation of the development process on JIRA pages
 - Actively populating the developer wiki and increased the amount of
   documentation on the project website
 - Received a patch integrating Helix with YARN, to automate management of
   YARN containers.

Date of last release:

 2013-05-30 (0.6.1-incubating)

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 - Kanak Biscuitwala (committer) - 2013-09-20

Signed-off-by:

 [X](helix) Patrick Hunt
 [X](helix) Olivier Lamy
 [ ](helix) Mahadev Konar
 [ ](helix) Owen O'Malley

Shepherd notes:

 Roman Shaposhnik (rvs):

   A very solid project on the clear path to graduation.

17 Jul 2013

Apache Helix is a generic cluster management framework used to build
distributed systems and provides automatic partition management, fault
tolerance and elasticity.

Helix has been incubating since 2012-10-14.

We feel we are good to graduate, we have had two smooth releases and are
working on next release 0.6.2 soon.

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?

 -- Added 2 committers Shirshanka Das( LinkedIn) and Vinayak Borkar (UC
    Irvine)
 -- Good activity on mailing list.
 -- Increase in adoption of Helix outside of LinkedIn

How has the project developed since the last report?

 -- Released 0.6.1-incubating with lot of new features.
 -- Issues:  54 created, 25 resolved
 -- Next release 0.6.2 will focus of api refactoring without adding major
    features.

Date of last release:

 05/30/2013 (0.6.1-incubating)

Signed-off-by:

 [x](helix) Patrick Hunt
 [x](helix) Olivier Lamy
 [x](helix) Mahadev Konar
 [ ](helix) Owen O'Malley

Shepherd notes:

 Suresh Marru: The podling is healthy and I echo it seems ready to graduate.
 They have cut few releases, are engaging well with contributors and voted in
 two new committers. Its a small group with activity on the low end but the
 diversity is decent enough and podling seems to be ready for
 self-governance.  If the project decides to graduate, it might be advisable
 for one or two mentors continue through for a little while.

17 Apr 2013

Apache Helix is a generic cluster management framework used to build
distributed systems and provides automatic partition management, fault
tolerance and elasticity.

Helix has been incubating since 2012-10-14.

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

 1. Add new committers.
 2. Grow community.
 3. Better documentation to increase adoption.

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?
There has been significant increase in the activity since last report
resulting in good discussions on the mailing list.

How has the project developed since the last report?
We had our first Apache Incubator release in January and we are in the
process of making another release shortly.  Lots of new features and
bug fixes added.
- Issues +58 issues created, 35 resolved.
- Additional features to be part of 0.6.2-incubating release
-- Standalone Helix agent
-- Task execution recipe
-- Task scheduling and support for custom re-balancer.
- S4 integration with Helix in progress.

Please check this [X] when you have filled in the report for Helix.

Signed-off-by:
Patrick Hunt: [X](helix)
Olivier Lamy: [X](helix)
Mahadev Konar: [ ](helix)
Owen O'Malley: [ ](helix)


Shepherd notes:

16 Jan 2013

Apache Helix is a generic cluster management framework used to build
distributed systems and provides automatic partition management, fault
tolerance and elasticity.

Helix has been incubating since 2012-10-14.

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

 1. Make a release, taking longer than expected. Lack of Apache process
    experience in making releases apart from mentors.
 2. Develop user community and increase adoption.
 3. Come up with tutorial/use cases where Helix can be used out of
    the box.

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?
- users +2
- little activity on user mailing list. Hopefully release should help.
- Current integration
-- S4.
-- In talks with Archiva, Bigtop on potential integration.

How has the project developed since the last report?
-- Issues (11 created, 8 resolved)
-- Additional recipes ( distributed lock manager )
-- Work on standalone Helix agent.

Signed-off-by:
Olivier Lamy: [X](helix)
Patrick Hunt: [X](helix)
Mahadev Konar: [ ](helix)
Owen O'Malley: [ ](helix)

Shepherd notes:

19 Dec 2012

Helix entered incubation on 14 October 2012.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
- Increase visibility and develop the community by blogs, better
 documentation and new use cases.
- Identify existing distributed systems that can benefit from using Helix.

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?
- 9 Jiras created, 3 resolved.
- Low activity on user mailing lists. Users @18 , Dev @15


How has the project developed since the last report?
- Ready for first release.
- In progress: Enhancement of Apache S4 using Helix.
- Still working on stabilizing tests that depend on time.
- Additional use cases/recipes with documentation.


Signed-off-by: olamy, phunt, rvs

21 Nov 2012

Started incubating October 15th

Apache Helix is a generic cluster management framework used to build
distributed systems and provides automatic partition management, fault
tolerance and elasticity.

Issues needing Board/Incubator PMC Attention:

 None.

Key Activities:

 - Website setup at http://incubator.apache.org/helix/. All
   committers submitted ICLA.
 - Source code migrated to Apache Git
 - Working on first release. Possibly in November.
 - Build integration
   - Integrated with Jenkins, Sonar, Apache Rat
   - Working on stabilizing tests that depend on time.
 - Code clean up and Documentation

Community:

 - 11 Jiras created, 3 resolved. Mostly on improvements.
 - Subscriptions: users@ - 18; dev@ - 15
 - Most activity on dev, little activity on user.

Next milestones

- First release
- Identify potential use cases for Helix.

Signed-off-by: olamy