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Karaf

18 Oct 2017 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Chris]

## Description:
- Apache Karaf provides a very modern and polymorphic container, multi-purpose
(microservices, OSGi, etc) powered by OSGi.

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

## Activity:
- We did 3 releases in the last 3 months
- We identified some improvements and new features to do in Karaf container
but also in the sub-projects
- We see more interactions and contributions coming from other communities,
especially OpenDaylight.

## Health report:
- Our user community is still growing up and we are in touch with other
communities like OpenHAB and OpenDaylight.
- We are discussing about potential new committers

## PMC changes:

- Currently 15 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was Christian Schneider on Mon Aug 22 2016

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 30 committers.
- Stephen Kitt was added as a committer on Tue Jul 04 2017
- Last committer addition: Tue Jul 04 2017 (Stephen Kitt)

## Releases:

- 4.1.2 was released on Tue Aug 08 2017
- Decanter 1.4.0 was released on Sun Jul 23 2017
- 4.0.10 was released on Thu Sep 28 2017

## Mailing list activity:

- dev@karaf.apache.org:
 - 188 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
 - 247 emails sent to list (315 in previous quarter)

- user@karaf.apache.org:
 - 377 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
 - 353 emails sent to list (590 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

20 Sep 2017 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Ted]

No report was submitted.

21 Jun 2017 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Phil]

## Description:
 - Apache Karaf provides a very modern and polymorphic container, multi-purpose
   (microservices, OSGi, etc) powered by OSGi.

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

## Activity:
 - We did 4 releases in the last 3 months. 3 are maintenance release, and
   Cellar 4.1.0 is the first release in the Cellar 4.1.x series bringing lot of
   new features, improvements and fully compliant with Karaf 4.1.x
 - "Large Apache Karaf cluster with Karaf Cellar and Mesos" talk has been given
   during ApacheCon NA '17 Miami. We noticed important interest during the talk
   and we got lot of questions and feedbacks from users.
 - We are preparing Karaf 4.1.2, Cellar 4.1.1 and Decanter 1.4.0 releases.
 - An important work is in progress on the documentation (mostly dev guide with
   samples). It's longer than we expected, but we did good progress and
   hopefully it should be available on our website soon.

## Health report:
 - Our user community is still growing up, and ApacheCon was a great way to meet users in person. We had several discussions and demos in the hacking area during ApacheCon.
 - We addressed the trademark issue mentioned in the previous report.
 - As usual, we are watching potential new PMC members and committers.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 15 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Christian Schneider on Mon Aug 22 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 29 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Grzegorz Grzybek at Mon Oct 31 2016

## Releases:

 - 4.0.9 was released on Mon Apr 10 2017
 - 4.1.1 was released on Fri Mar 31 2017
 - Cellar 4.0.4 was released on Mon May 15 2017
 - Cellar 4.1.0 was released on Mon May 15 2017

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@karaf.apache.org:
    - 190 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 236 emails sent to list (335 in previous quarter)

 - user@karaf.apache.org:
    - 395 subscribers (up 22 in the last 3 months):
    - 565 emails sent to list (559 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

15 Mar 2017 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Rich]

## Description:

 - Apache Karaf provides a very modern and polymorphic container,
   multi-purpose (microservices, OSGi, etc) powered by OSGi.

## Issues:

 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:

 - We released first version in our new main serie: 4.1.0. It's a new major
   version. A 4.1.1 fix release is in preparation.
 - New release of Karaf Cellar and Decanter are in preparation.
 - We are beginning the work for a full JDK9 support, we expect to achieve the
   result in release 4.2.0

## Health report:

We can note an increase in user community recently, probably due to new Karaf
adoption in products or other projects.

We are watching new potential PMC members, a format discussion and vote will
stand on the private mailing list pretty soon.

Talks have been proposed at ApacheCon NA. As several committers will be at
ACNA, we plan to organize an informal event (like a dinner).

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 15 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Christian Schneider on Mon Aug 22 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 29 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Grzegorz Grzybek at Mon Oct 31 2016

## Releases:

 - 4.0.8 was released on Sun Dec 18 2016
 - 4.1.0 was released on Sat Feb 04 2017

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@karaf.apache.org:
    - 186 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 296 emails sent to list (341 in previous quarter)

 - issues@karaf.apache.org:
    - 41 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 1148 emails sent to list (1414 in previous quarter)

 - user@karaf.apache.org:
    - 372 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 618 emails sent to list (700 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

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

18 Jan 2017 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Chris]

## Description:

  - Apache Karaf provides a very modern and polymorphic container,
    multi-purpose (microservices, OSGi, etc) powered by OSGi.

## Issues:

  - As requested by the board, the Karaf PMC members decided to provide this
    new report to address board comments and questions. We want to apologize a
    new time for the delay to address those comments.

## Activity:

  - We are maintaining our pace in the release. The next major release is
    4.1.0 on which we are working. This release will contain lot of feedback
    and contributions from the users.
  - We also continue to improve the Karaf subprojects, especially Karaf
    Decanter and Karaf Cellar. They both received important contributions from
    users.
  - We started a discussion on the dev mailing list about a new feature: Karaf
    Boot. The purpose is to simplify writing applications running on Karaf and
    provide easy way to package applications and Karaf all together. Due to
    the releases activity, the discussion was in stand-by, but we plan to
    restart the discussion and move forward about this.
  - We are beginning the work for a full JDK9 support, we expect to achieve
    the result in release 4.2.0

## Health report:

  Apache Karaf has been receiving issue reports, patch submissions from down
  stream projects such as OpenHab and OpenDaylight.

  These projects use Apache Karaf as their runtime environment, their
  contributions upstream to Karaf help strengthen and grow our broader
  community.

  It's also interesting to see that Karaf received contributions from other
  Apache community, like Apache Unomi.

  Last month we quickly reacted to a CVE security request that we already
  fixed in last 4.0.8 release.

  We are still watching for new potential committers and PMCs, extending our
  dev community.

  Talks related to Karaf (directly or indirectly) were present during
  ApacheCon EU, promoting the project.

  We also received new requests and feedback from new users (on the mailing
  list and/or Jira) showing a healthy user community.

  We are trying to be active on related projects (Apache Felix, enRoute, ...)
  to increase the Karaf adoption and grow the user community.

## PMC changes:

  - Currently 15 PMC members.
  - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
  - Last PMC addition was Christian Schneider on Mon Aug 22 2016

## Committer base changes:

  - Currently 29 committers.
  - New commmitters:
    - Grzegorz Grzybek was added as a committer on Mon Oct 31 2016
    - Luca Burgazzoli was added as a committer on Mon Oct 31 2016

## Releases:

 - 4.0.8 was released on Sun Dec 18 2016
 - Cellar 4.0.3 was released on Mon Oct 31 2016

## Mailing list activity:

 - TODO Please explain what the following statistics mean for the project. If
   there is nothing significant in the figures, omit this section.

 - dev@karaf.apache.org:
    - 183 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 324 emails sent to list (370 in previous quarter)

 - issues@karaf.apache.org:
    - 39 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 1378 emails sent to list (1350 in previous quarter)

 - user@karaf.apache.org:
    - 369 subscribers (up 11 in the last 3 months):
    - 555 emails sent to list (769 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

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

21 Dec 2016 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Rich]

Apache Karaf provides a very modern and polymorphic container, multi-purpose
(microservices, OSGi, etc) powered by OSGi.

Community
=========
Last committer addition: October 31, 2016
Last PMC addition: August 22, 2016

Grzegorz Grzybek and Luca Burgazzoli were added as committers on October 31,
2016.

Messages on the dev mailing list during last 3 months: 341 (184 subscribers)
Messages on the user mailing list during last 3 months: 707 (367 subscribers)

Some talks related to Apache Karaf have been given during ApacheCon Europe.

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
 - 4.0.7 was released on Sun Sep 25 2016
 - cellar 4.0.3 was released on Mon Oct 31 2016
 - 185 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 174 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

@Jean-Baptiste: Provide an off-cycle report next month to reply to previous feedback

21 Sep 2016 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Mark]

Apache Karaf provides a very modern and polymorphic container, multi-purpose
(microservices, OSGi, etc) powered by OSGi.

Community
=========
Last committer addition: January 21, 2016
Last PMC addition: August 22, 2016

Christian Schneider has been elected as new PMC member.

Messages on the dev mailing list during last 3 months: 391 (182 subscribers)
Messages on the user mailing list during last 3 months: 800 (360 subscribers)

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
 - 3.0.7 was released on Mon Jun 20 2016
 - 3.0.8 was released on Thu Aug 11 2016
 - 4.0.6 was released on Sat Aug 27 2016
 - cellar 4.0.1 was released on Sun Jul 17 2016
 - decanter 1.2.0 was released on Fri Aug 19 2016
 - Cellar 4.0.2 was released on Mon Sep 19 2016

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

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

15 Jun 2016 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Chris]

Apache Karaf provides a very modern and polymorphic container, multi-purpose (microservices, OSGi, etc) powered by OSGi.

Community
=========
Last committer addition: January 21, 2016
Last PMC addition: September 05, 2012

Talks related to Karaf have been given during ApacheCon NA Vancouver:
 - Tutorial: Apache Karaf and OSGi Basics - Tom Barber
 - Messaging for the cloud with ActiveMQ and Karaf - Hadrian Zbarcea & Jamie Goodyear
 - Focus on business code with Apache Karaf Boot - Jean-Baptiste Onofré
 - Monitoring and alerting with Apache Karaf Decanter - Jean-Baptiste Onofré

Messages on the dev mailing list during last 3 months: 374
Messages on the user mailing list during last 3 months: 694

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
 - 4.0.5 was released on Sat Apr 16 2016
 - decanter 1.1.0 was released on Tue Apr 26 2016
We are preparing new releases and the new karaf-boot subproject.
 - 152 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 114 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months
Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

16 Mar 2016 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Jim]

Apache Karaf provides a very modern and polymorphic container, multi-purpose
(microservices, OSGi, etc) powered by OSGi.

Community
=========
A completely brand new website has been promoted and announced. We are now
working on the polishing of the documentation.

Two new committers have been elected:
 - Andrea Cosentino was added as a committer on Thu Jan 21 2016
 - Fabian Lange was added as a committer on Sun Jan 10 2016

Last committer addition: Janueray 21, 2016
Last PMC addition: September 05, 2012

Several talks will stand at next ApacheCon:
 - Tutorial: Apache Karaf and OSGi Basics - Tom Barber
 - Messaging for the cloud with ActiveMQ and Karaf - Hadrian Zbarcea & Jamie
   Goodyear
 - Focus on business code with Apache Karaf Boot - Jean-Baptiste Onofré
 - Monitoring and alerting with Apache Karaf Decanter - Jean-Baptiste Onofré

Messages on the dev mailing list (September, October, November): 510
Messages on the user mailing list (September, October, November): 101

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
 - 2.3.12 was released on Mon Jan 25 2016
 - 2.4.4 was released on Mon Jan 25 2016
 - 3.0.6 was released on Wed Feb 17 2016
 - 4.0.4 was released on Thu Jan 14 2016

Jira activity:
 - 224 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 178 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

16 Dec 2015 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Shane]

Apache Karaf provides a very modern and polymorphic container, multi-purpose
(microservices, OSGi, etc) powered by OSGi.

Community
=========
We are working on new "marketing" material proposal, especially a new website
and developer guide.

We are also discussing with other communities to have a better support of Karaf.

We are following a couple of potential new committers.

Messages on the dev mailing list (September, October, November): 487
Messages on the user mailing list (September, October, November): 1070
Numbers of commits (September, October, November) (sum on all Karaf projects):
176

Last committer addition: October 21, 2013
Last PMC addition: September 05, 2012

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
- Apache Karaf Decanter 1.0.1 (November 16, 2015)
- Apache Karaf 4.0.3 (November 10, 2015)
- Apache Karaf 4.0.2 (October 13, 2015)
- Apache Karaf 3.0.5 (October 7, 2015)


Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

16 Sep 2015 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Rich]

Apache Karaf provides a very modern and polymorphic container, multi-purpose
(microservices, OSGi, etc) powered by OSGi.

Community
=========
Two talks will stand at ApacheCon EU related to Karaf.
We are following a couple of potential new committers.

Last committer addition: October 21, 2013
Last PMC addition: September 05, 2012

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
- Apache Karaf 4.0.1 (maintenance release) (August 19, 2015)
- Apache Karaf Decanter 1.0.0 (first release) (August 01, 2015)
- Apache Karaf 2.4.3 (maintenance release) (July 12, 2015)
- Apache Karaf Cave 4.0.0 (first branch release) (July 8, 2015)
- Apache Karaf 3.0.4 (maintenance release) (July 2, 2015)
- Apache Karaf 4.0.0 (first branch release) (June 26, 2015)
- Apache Karaf 4.0.0.M3 (June 8, 2015)


Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

17 Jun 2015 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Shane]

Apache Karaf provides a very modern and polymorphic container, powered by OSGi.

Community
=========
Some talks have been proposed to next ApacheCon EU.
A new Apache Karaf subproject has been created: Apache Karaf Decanter. We
already have contributions on this subproject.

Last committer addition: October 21, 2013
Last PMC addition: September 05, 2012

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
- Apache Karaf Cellar 3.0.3 (maintenance release) (May 12, 2015)
- Apache Karaf Cellar 2.3.6 (maintenance release) (May 12, 2015)
- Apache Karaf 2.4.2 (maintenance release) (April 25, 2015)
- Apache Karaf 2.3.11 (maintenance release) (April 11, 2015)
- Apache Karaf Cellar 3.0.2 (maintenance release) (March 27, 2015)
- Apache Karaf Cellar 2.3.5 (maintenance release) (March 27, 2015)
We are actively preparing 4.0.0.M3 release, which should be the latest one
before the 4.0.0 GA.

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

18 Mar 2015 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Brett]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
A talk will be given during ApacheCon NA:
- Karaf for the Enterprise
Talks are also in preparation at LavaJUG (France) and JBCNG (Barcelona, Spain).

Last committer addition: October 21, 2013
Last PMC addition: September 05, 2012

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
- Apache Karaf 4.0.0.M2 (preview release, latest before GA) (February 13, 2015)
- Apache Karaf 2.3.10 (maintenance release) (February 6, 2015)
- Apache Karaf 3.0.3 (maintenance release) (January 30, 2015)
- Apache Karaf Cellar 3.0.1 (maintenance release) (January 23, 2015)
- Apache Karaf Cellar 2.3.4 (maintenance release) (January 23, 2015)
- Apache Karaf 2.4.1 (maintenance release) (January 2, 2015)

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

17 Dec 2014 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Sam]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
Three talks have been given during ApacheCon EU:
- Enterprise Development with Apache Karaf
- Best Practices for Design and Development of OSGi Applications in Apache Karaf
and a tutorial
- Application Integration in OSGi on Apache Karaf

A talk and workshop has been given during latest JUG Barcelona.

Last committer addition: October 21, 2013
Last PMC addition: September 05, 2012

Development
===========
A plan to have a periodically release cycle has been proposed and we move
forward to follow this plan.

The following new releases have been voted:
- Apache Karaf Cellar 2.3.3 (maintenance release) (November 17, 2014)
- Apache Karaf 2.3.9 (maintenance release) (November 9, 2014)
- Apache Karaf 4.0.0.M1 (technical preview release) (October 14, 2014)
- Apache Karaf 3.0.2 (maintenance release) (October 13, 2014)
- Apache Karaf 2.4.0 (maintenance release) (September 20, 2014)
- Apache Karaf 2.3.8 (maintenance release) (September 19, 2014)
- Apache Karaf 2.3.7 (maintenance release) (September 6, 2014)

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

17 Sep 2014 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Greg]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
We have two talks scheduled at the next ApacheCon EU:
- Enterprise Development with Apache Karaf
- Best Practices for Design and Development of OSGi Applications in Apache Karaf
and a tutorial:
- Application Integration in OSGi on Apache Karaf

We also have a talk and workshop scheduled at JUG Barcelona.

Last committer addition: October 21, 2013
Last PMC addition: September 05, 2012

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
- Apache Karaf 2.3.6 (maintenance release) (August 1, 2014)
- Apache Karaf Cave 3.0.0 (major release) (July 4, 2014)
- Apache Karaf Cellar 3.0.0 (major release) (June 27, 2014)

We plan to release a Karaf 3.0.2 version (especially for Java8 support) and
Karaf 2.4.0 version (for full support of Karaf 3.0.x branch) in the coming
weeks. Due to a Windows platform issue, we plan to release Karaf 2.3.7 soon as
well.

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

18 Jun 2014 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Brett]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services specifically designed
for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========

The talk "Apache Karaf in real life" has been provided by a committer during
the latest ApacheCon NA 2014. Talks have been submitted by different
committers for the next ApacheCon Europe 2014.

We can note a couple of books available (or in preparation) about Karaf and
its sub-projects (Cellar, Cave, EIK). There have been three articles in the
german JavaMagazin about Karaf 3.0 in April, May and June.

We started to work on the next Karaf 4.0.0 branch including a lot of new
features and improvements.

Last committers addition: October 21, 2013
Last PMC addition: September 05, 2012

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

The following new releases have been voted:
- Apache Karaf 3.0.1 (maintenance release) (April 13, 2014)
- Apache Karaf 2.3.5 (maintenance release) (April 13, 2014)

We plan to release a Karaf 3.0.2 version (especially for Java8 support) and
Cellar 3.0.0 version (for full support of Karaf 3.0.x branch) in the coming
weeks.

Issues for board consideration
==============================

None so far.

19 Mar 2014 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Sam]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
The new Karaf 3.0.0 has been a good message to the community.  The website has
been a bit polished to give more visibility to the documentation of the two
active Karaf branches.

Last committers addition: October 21, 2013
Last PMC addition: September 05, 2012

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
- Apache Karaf 3.0.0 (major new version) (December 24, 2013)
- Apache Karaf Cave 2.3.0 (first release of the Maven/OBR repository) (January
 21, 2014)
- Apache Karaf 2.3.4 (maintenance release) (February 17, 2014)

Apache Karaf and all subprojects have moved to git (thanks INFRA for that).

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

18 Dec 2013 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Bertrand]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
Indicators during the last 3 months:
- Download: 27,430 downloads (Karaf distributions without the subprojects like Cellar,
 all branches) between September, 1 and October, 31 (waiting update for November
 statistics).
- User mailing list: 408 messages between September, 1 and November, 21.
- Dev mailing list: 243 messages between September, 1 and November, 21.
- Commits: 340 commits between September, 1 and November, 22.

Two new committers have been elected in October, 2013: Jon Anstey, David Bosschaert
Last committers addition: October 21, 2013
Last PMC addition: September 05, 2012

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
- Apache Karaf Cellar 2.3.2 (October 14, 2013)
- Apache Karaf 2.3.3 (September 20, 2013)

A new major release (Apache Karaf 3.0.0) is planned to be released end of November,
beginning of December.

We asked to migrate to git:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-6708

It's in progress but takes time.

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

18 Sep 2013 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Greg]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
Indicators during the last 3 months:
- Download: 44,166 downloads (Karaf distributions without the subprojects like Cellar, all branches) between June, 1 and August, 31.
- User mailing list: 367 messages between June, 1 and August, 31.
- Dev mailing list: 229 messages between June, 1 and August, 31.
- Commits: 284 commits between June, 1 and August, 31.

Last committers addition: February 11, 2013
Last PMC addition: September 05, 2012

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
- Apache Karaf 2.3.2 (July 10, 2013)
- Apache Karaf Cellar 2.3.1 (July 1, 2013)

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

19 Jun 2013 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Brett]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
Indicators during the last 3 months:
- Download: 38,730 downloads (Karaf distributions without the subprojects
 like Cellar, all branches) between March, 1 and May, 31.
- User mailing list: 516 messages between March, 1 and May, 31.
- Dev mailing list: 383 messages between March, 1 and May, 31.
- Commits: 414 commits between March, 1 and May, 31.

Last committers addition: February 11, 2013
Last PMC addition: September 05, 2012

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
- Apache Karaf 3.0.0.RC1 (March 15, 2013)
- Apache Karaf 2.2.11 (April 30, 2013)
- Apache Karaf Cellar 2.2.6 (May 23, 2013)
- Apache Karaf Cellar 2.3.0 (May 23, 2013)

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

20 Mar 2013 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Doug]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
Indicators during the last 3 months:
- Download: 31,490 downloads (all distributions, all branches) between
 December, 1 and February, 28.
- User mailing list: 557 messages between December, 1 and February, 28.
- Dev mailing list: 382 messages between December, 1 and February, 28.
- Commits: 621 commits between December, 1 and February, 28.

We are pleased to count two new committers elected in February:
- Filippo Balicchia
- Christoph Grtischenberger

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
* Apache Karaf 2.3.1
* Apache Karaf EIK 0.9.0

We are inline to release Karaf 3.0.0.RC1, and a first Cellar release on the
2.3.x branch.

A new branch has been created (karaf-2.x) in order to prepare next Karaf 2.4.0.

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

19 Dec 2012 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Doug]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
Indicators during the last 3 months:
- Download: 36,624 downloads (all distributions, all branches) between
 September, 1 and November, 30.
- User mailing list: 574 messages between September, 1 and November, 30.
- Dev mailing list: 459 messages between September, 1 and November, 30.
- Commits: 607 commits between September, 1 and November, 30.

A couple of talks have been provided during ApacheCon EU and W-JAX Germany.
These talks introduced Karaf and Cellar.

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
* Apache Karaf 2.3.0 (major update to a new Karaf branch)
* Apache Karaf Cellar 2.2.5

Due to a major issue in Apache Aries Blueprint 1.0.1, we decided to
postpone Karaf 3.0-RC1 to include the Aries fix.

We've resumed the work on EIK (Eclipse Integration for Karaf) in order to
provide a first EIK release soon.

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

19 Sep 2012 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Sam]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
Indicators during the last 3 months:
- Download: around 15,000 distribution downloads
- User mailing list: 666 messages
- Dev mailing list: 542 messages
- Commits: 1110 commits

We organized a Karaf 2nd birthday concall to discussed about the Karaf and
Karaf subprojects activity and define the roadmap.

Brian Topping (btopping) has been voted as a new Karaf committer.
Lukasz Dywicki (ldywicki) has been voted as a new Karaf PMC member.

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
* Apache Karaf 2.2.8
* Apache Karaf 2.2.9

Karaf 2.3.0 is on the way, a first release is planned for September.

We also plan to release Karaf 3.0-RC1 during October.

Karaf WebConsole development resumed, the plan is to include WebConsole in
Karaf 3.0.

We're also progressing on the other Karaf sub-projects (Cellar and EIK).

The Karaf community continues to help other Apache projects to support
Karaf.

Branding
========
As commented in the latest board report, this section will be removed from
the next reports.
 * project website basics: ok
 * website nav links: ok
 * trademarks: ok
 * logo: ok
 * metadata: ok

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

AI Doug: follow up regarding project roadmap

20 Jun 2012 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Ross]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
Indicators during the last 3 months:
- Download: around 12,000 distribution downloads
- User mailing list: 424 messages
- Dev mailing list: 495 messages
- Commits: 758 commits

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
* Apache Karaf 2.2.6
* Apache Karaf 2.2.7
* Apache Karaf Cellar 2.2.4

We made progresses on the stabilization of the Karaf 3.0 next release.

A stabilization branch is going to be create including a 3.0-beta pre-release.

Web Site
=======
A new website has been deployed including minor updates and bug fixes.

Branding
========
 * project website basics: ok
 * website nav links: ok
 * trademarks: ok
 * logo: ok
 * metadata: ok

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

21 Mar 2012 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Greg]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
The Karaf community continues to provide help to others Apache
projects (Whirr, Archiva, etc) in order to increase the Karaf
adoption.

We welcome a new committer: Stephen Evanchik. Stephen already signed
the ICLA. His account should be setup soon.
Stephan made the donation to EIK (see below).

We are discussing about mentoring a GSoC project.

Some indicators during the last 3 months:
- Download: around 14,000 distribution downloads
- User mailing list: 718 messages
- Dev mailing list: 706 messages
- Commits: 742

Development
===========
The following new releases have been voted:
* Apache Karaf 2.2.5
* Apache Karaf Cellar 2.2.3

We made progresses on the stabilization of the Karaf 3.0 next release.
A karaf-3.0.x branch will be cut off soon in order to prepare a first RC.

A new Karaf sub-project has been created: EIK (Eclipse Integration for
Karaf), which allows to run Karaf directly into the Eclipse IDE.

Web Site
=======
A new version of the website has been deployed to give more visibility to
the Karaf sub-projects.

Branding
========
 * project website basics: ok
 * website nav links: ok
 * trademarks: ok
 * logo: ok
 * metadata: ok

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

21 Dec 2011 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Larry]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

  Community
Guillaume Nodet and Jean-Baptiste Onofré were presents at
the ApacheCon.
Two talks were related to Karaf.

Several projects are interested to use Karaf.

The Karaf community starts to help others projects to be OSGi
compliant (work started on Apache Archiva and Apache Whirr).

  Development
A new release has been voted:
* Apache Karaf 2.2.4

We are now focusing on Karaf 3.0 release (lot of fixes, cleanups
and enhancements in progress).

We also included a new testing framework based on Pax Exam (part
of the Karaf tooling).

The resources for the sub-projects will be created soon (website, etc).

  Web Site
We published a new web site to fix some typo mistakes and update the
online documentation.
The site will be updated soon to announce and give visibility
to the new sub-projects.

  Branding
 * project website basics: ok
 * website nav links: ok
 * trademarks: ok
 * logo: we added the TM mention on the logo, and provide new "powered by Karaf" logo
 * metadata: ok

  Issues for board consideration
None so far.

21 Sep 2011 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / Brett]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
 The community has changed a bit:
   * Christian Schneider has been voted in as a committer

 We can note an increase of projects powered by Karaf.
 Apache ServiceMix and Apache Geronimo already use Karaf.
 We're discussing with Apache Directory about the usage of Karaf.

Development
 Four releases have been voted:
 * Apache Karaf 2.1.6
 * Apache Karaf 2.2.1
 * Apache Karaf 2.2.2
 * Apache Karaf 2.2.3

 NB: we turned Apache Karaf 2.1.x branch in End Of Life mode. Apache Karaf
 2.1.6 is the latest version on this branch.

 We created the first Apache Karaf sub-project: Apache Karaf Cellar.
 Apache Karaf Cellar is a cluster and cloud solution for Apache Karaf,
 powered by Hazelcast and jclouds.
 We already released:
  * Apache Karaf Cellar 2.2.1
  * Apache Karaf Cellar 2.2.2
 We started OBR broadcast and DOSGi implementation. It should be included
 in Apache Karaf Cellar 2.2.3.

 We can note that two Karaf sub-projects have been started in sandbox
 and promoted as Karaf sub-projects:
 * Karaf WebConsole based on Pax-Wicket. This new console is very
 extend-able and highly pluggable. The purpose is to provide a complete
 enterprise administration and monitoring console, including a new look'n
 feel, and give a way for others projects (like ServiceMix, CXF or Camel
 for instance), to provide their own branding and modules.
   http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/karaf/webconsole/
 * Karaf Cave is an OBR server implementation, including storage, OBR
 metadata generation, Maven proxy support, REST API, etc. It will also
 aim to be a KFR (Karaf Feature Repository) and KAR (KAR Repository).
   http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/karaf/cave/

 We are also discussing with the author of EIK (Eclipse Integration for
 Karaf) to become a new Karaf sub-project
 (http://code.google.com/a/eclipselabs.org/p/eik/).

Web Site
 Web site has been updated to provide visibility to sub-projects such
 as Apache Karaf Cellar.
 We also gave more visibility to the documentation, allowing to download
 the PDF format of our guides.

Branding
 * project website basics: ok
 * website nav links: ok
 * trademarks: ok
 * logo: we added the TM mention on the logo, and provide new "powered by
 Karaf" logo
 * metadata: ok

Issues for board consideration
 None so far.

17 Aug 2011 [Jean-Baptiste Onofré / ]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community:
The community has changed a bit:
   * Christian Schneider has been voted in as a committer

We can note an increase of projects powered by Karaf.
Apache ServiceMix and Apache Geronimo already use Karaf.
We're discussing with Apache Directory about the usage of Karaf.

Development:
Three releases have been voted:
* Apache Karaf 2.1.6
* Apache Karaf 2.2.1
* Apache Karaf 2.2.2

NB: we turned Apache Karaf 2.1.x branch in End Of Life mode. Apache Karaf 2.1.6 is the latest version on this branch.

We created the first Apache Karaf sub-project: Apache Karaf Cellar.
Apache Karaf Cellar is a cluster and cloud solution for Apache Karaf, powered by Hazelcast and jclouds.
We already released:
 * Apache Karaf Cellar 2.2.1
 * Apache Karaf Cellar 2.2.2

We can note that two Karaf sub-projects have been started in sandbox:
* Karaf WebConsole based on Pax-Wicket. This new console is very extendable and highly pluggable.
  The purpose is to provide a complete enterprise administration and monitoring console, including a new look'n feel.
  http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/karaf/sandbox/pieber/karaf-webconsole/
* Karaf Cave is an OBR server implementation, including storage, OBR metadata generation, Maven proxy support, REST API, etc.
  http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/karaf/sandbox/jbonofre/cave/

Web Site:
Web site has been updated to provide visibility to sub-projects such as Apache Karaf Cellar.
We also gave more visibility to the documentation, allowing to download the PDF format of our guides.

Branding:
 * project website basics: ok
 * website nav links: ok
 * trademarks: ok
 * logo: we added the TM mention on the logo, and provide new "powered by Karaf" logo
 * metadata: ok

Issues for board consideration:
None so far.

Greg suggested that specific names should be removed from the sandbox svn repository names. Jean-Baptiste responded, indicating they will rename the directories.

20 Jul 2011

Change the Apache Karaf Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Guillaume
 Nodet to the office of Vice President, Apache Karaf, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Guillaume Nodet from the office of Vice President, Apache
 Karaf, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Karaf
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Jean-Baptiste Onofré as the
 Successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Guillaume Nodet is
 relieved and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of
 the office of Vice President, Apache Karaf, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Jean-Baptiste Onofré be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Karaf, 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 7A, Resolution to change the Apache Karaf Chair,
 was approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

15 Jun 2011 [Guillaume Nodet / Greg]

Apache Karaf provides high level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
We've votes a new committer:
   * Christian Schneider

Development
===========
Apache Karaf Cellar, a clustering solution based on Hazelcast for Karaf,
has been accepted as a Karaf subproject.
The following new releases haven been voted:
   * Apache Karaf 2.2.0
   * Apache Karaf 2.2.1
   * Apache Karaf 2.1.5
The main web site and Karaf manuals (user guide and developer guide)
are generated in the build using Scalate.   Confluence has been kept
has a pure wiki when it makes sense.
A new logo for Karaf has been voted and is used.
We are working on a bunch of enhancements in Karaf 3.0.0.

Branding
========
 * project naming and desc.: ok
 * website navigation: ok
 * trademark attributions: ok
 * logo: our logo does not include the TM sign
 * metadata: ok

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.  The community is growing and healthy.

16 Mar 2011 [Guillaume Nodet / Shane]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
The community has changed a bit:
  * Andreas Pieber has been voted in as a committer and PMC member
  * Achim Nierbeck has been invited to the PMC
Mailing lists:
  * 58 subscribers to dev@, roughly 775 mails in the past 3 months
  * 94 subscribers to user@, roughly 290 mails in the past 3 months

Development
===========
Two releases have been voted
 * Apache Karaf 2.1.4
 * Apache Karaf 2.2.0

Web Site
========
The website has been moved switched out of confluence
to a scalate based solution.  Confluence will still be
kept as a wiki for a few pages.

Branding
========
 * project website basics: ok
 * website nav links: ok
 * trademarks: ok
 * logo: we're still missing the TM on the logo
 * metadata: ok

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.

15 Dec 2010 [Guillaume Nodet / Roy]

Apache Karaf provides higher level features and services
specifically designed for creating OSGi-based servers.

Community
=========
We've voted in 3 new committers:
 * Adrian Trenaman
 * Achim Nierbeck
 * Łukasz Dywicki
One committer has been invited to the PMC:
 * Ioannis Cannellos

Development
===========
Two releases have been voted on:
 * Apache Karaf 2.1.1 on November 14th, 2010
 * Apache Karaf 2.1.2 on November 25th, 2010

We're working towards the 2.2.0 release, currently
targetted  for January. It has been delayed because
we're waiting for Aries to release a new version.

We've voted a new logo and are discussing a possible
web site design change.  We're also planning to move
out of confluence for the website, possibly using
Scalate.

Branding
========
 * project website basics: home page is ok
 * website nav links: we're missing nearly all the links
   but the one to the main ASF web site
 * trademarks: not really compliant here
 * logo: not really compliant yet
 * metadata: we have a registered doap file

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.  The community is growing and healthy.
We have currently two active contributors that aren't yet
committers.

22 Sep 2010 [Guillaume Nodet / Bertrand]

Community
=========
We added the following committers:
 *  Hiram Chirino
 *  James Strachan
 *  Ioannis Canellos
James and Hiram were committers before we moved to TLP and asked
to get their committership back, so they've been voted in back.
Ioannis is a new Apache committer.
We also have other active contributors, so we expect some new
committers in the coming months.

Development
===========
No releases this month so far, but development continues towards
our next point release of Karaf, with attention coming from users
testing new features and suggesting improvements. We expect to
release this new version before the end of the month.

Issues for board consideration
==============================
None so far.  The community is growing and healthy.

18 Aug 2010 [Guillaume Nodet / Jim]

Since the last July report, Apache Karaf 2.0.0 has been released.

Several patches have been supplied by contributors, but due to the
holiday season, development has slowed down a bit during the past
weeks.

The report was inadequate.

21 Jul 2010 [Guillaume Nodet / Greg]

It has been only a few weeks since the Karaf TLP has been established,
but the activity level is very high.   All resources have been set up
by infra (thx) and we have moved the opened JIRA issues and svn tree
from Felix to Karaf.

We've already received some patches from non developers, so I expect
the community to grow very soon.

We haven't released anything yet, and we're waiting for trunk to
stabilize before releasing a 2.0 (new major version due to package
renaming).

16 Jun 2010

Establish the Apache Karaf 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 a generic platform providing
 higher level features and services specifically designed for
 creating OSGi-based servers for distribution at no charge to
 the public.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Karaf Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 relating to a generic platform providing higher level
 features and services specifically designed for creating
 OSGi-based servers.

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

   * Chris Custine <ccustine@apache.org>
   * Freeman Fang <ffang@apache.org>
   * Jarek Gawor <gawor@apache.org>
   * Jamie Goodyear <jgoodyear@apache.org>
   * David Jencks <djencks@apache.org>
   * Alex Karasulu <akarasulu@apache.org>
   * Charles Moulliard <cmoulliard@apache.org>
   * Guillaume Nodet <gnodet@apache.org>
   * Jean-Baptiste Onofré <jbonofre@apache.org>
   * Gert Vanthienen <gertv@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Guillaume Nodet
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Karaf, 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 Karaf 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 Karaf Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Karaf Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
 Felix Karaf sub-project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
 Felix Karaf sub-project encumbered upon the
 Apache Felix Project are hereafter discharged.

 Special Order 7E, Establish the Apache Karaf Project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.