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Kitty

17 Oct 2012

(No report. Kitty is voting to retire itself due to inactivity.)

By Shepherd: Retirement VOTE thread is +3 to retire with no other votes.
 It has not been closed, but was started on October 1.

Signed-off-by: Wave (shepherd)

25 Jul 2012

Kitty is a lightweight, production focused, Java-based application server
performance diagnostic and management utility. Kitty entered incubation on
October 3rd, 2010.

A vote to retire the Kitty podling due to inactivity is in progress.

Signed off by mentor:
Shepherd: Mohammad Nour

18 Apr 2012

The Kitty Project is a lightweight, production focused, Java-based
application server performance diagnostic and management utility. Kitty
is written in Groovy.

The project entered incubation on 2010-10-03.

In order to get graduated, Kitty needs the following features:

 - The ability to save profiles of commonly connected to jmx servers
   including groups of tomcat servers
 - The ability to collect metrics on an aggregate group of JMX servers

There are no issues that require the Incubator PMC's or the board's attention.

The community hasn't grown since the last report.

The project had some contribution as far as code is concerned, but the
mailing list had no new threads started nor old threads had new contributions.
Changes were related to the management of the console output, and some
re-engineering in order to begin working on the missing features.

Signed off by mentor: kevan

24 Jan 2012

Incubating since 2010-10-03

Description
 Kitty is a command line JMX Client written in Groovy.
 It is a lightweight, production focused, application server performance
 diagnostic and management utility.

The three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
 1) The community around this project is absent, looking at the amount of
    mails sent to the mailing list in the past months
 2) The lack of a "Product Owner" who can prioritise stories/tasks, leaving
    the developers without a clue about the functionalities to implement
 3) The code is a port from another language (Jython), and the history of
    the past project seems lost, so there isn't any reference about how the
    actual code should work. Also, there is no test (acceptance criteria) in
    support of that nor for the new features to implement.

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

 What seems relevant to me at the moment is the lack of communication between
 the committers; it would be fine if there was a clear statement about who is
 still interested and who is not in participating in the project, and how to
 reorganise the now shrunken team, if still there is one.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Sadly, the community hasn't develop at all; even worse, we faced the loss of
 some members who were actively involved in the project
 development/management.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Jira is not updated, leaving a shade of uncertainty about what has been fixed
 and what is still in progress since the last report.  It seems that the last
 update was done in October, the 4th, with a fix regarding the correct
 navigation through the server tree in a file-system fashion.

20 Jul 2011

Apache Kitty is a command-line, user friendly JMX utility, incubating since
November 2010.

* Top graduation blockers: 1) Still resolving major bugs, 2) Have not yet
added enough user-friendly / convenience functionality

* Description: Kitty is a lightweight, universal, and user-friendly / fast
JMX utility

* The latest developments is the Kitty community has grown after reaching
out to the Groovy development community, we have seen much more community
involvement than the past. Voted in Alessandro Novarini as a Kitty
Committer.

20 Apr 2011

Community building efforts have been initiated within the Groovy community
to help us get to our first release.
We have succeeded in generating interest and Groovy contributors have
offered to assist on the project by contributing patches/expertise.

No further development advances have been made.

16 Feb 2011

Kitty was accepted into the Incubator on 10 October 2010.

The Kitty Project is a lightweight, production focused, Java-based
application server performance diagnostic and management utility.
The project has imported existing code, lists have been set up and
committer karma assigned.

The current challenges facing the project are:
* Continue to generate interest and grow a community
* Prepare and work towards a release
* Resolve critical defects introduced during the Groovy port

The Incubator PMC / ASF Board should be aware that:
* Community activity is slow to grow, but communication and progress
is being made towards a release

Since the last report some users have offered ideas as a result of
project presentations at various user groups.

Tasks are being organised and some progress has been made with code.

19 Jan 2011

Kitty is a command-line based JMX administration and automation utility.

This month was primarily engaged in discussion about the roadmap of the
project.

After presenting the project to the Los Angeles Java Users Group, the
community here expressed that the utility should not only focus on Tomcat,
but should have a plugin architecture where application-specific JMX
attributes are made available by dropping in plugins in to the application.

Kitty currently doesn't have such a capability, and the kitty-dev list
agrees that Kitty should head in this direction. A document will be produced
discussing how to best achieve the modular architecture, and begin working
on adding these capabilities, beginning with Tomcat 6 and Tomcat 7 plugins.

Some small code cleanup was done, and documentation will be produce on how
to get started in developing for Kitty to promote further community
adoption.

15 Dec 2010

Kitty was accepted into the Incubator on 10 October 2010.

The Kitty Project is a lightweight, production focused, Java-based
application server performance diagnostic and management utility.

The project has imported existing code, lists have been set up and committer
karma assigned.

Presentations were made at ApacheConNA 2010 and LAJUG to promote the
existence of the project to the Java user community.

The current challenges facing the project are:
1. Ensure the code satisfies ASF policies
2. To make the project is buildable
3. Generate interest and grow a community

17 Nov 2010

Brand new, and just getting started.  Podling setup has begun (mailing list
creation, svn, jira, web site, etc.), but is not yet complete. Hope to see
the Kitty community going real soon.