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Pivot

21 Jun 2017 [Roger Whitcomb / Shane]

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15 Mar 2017 [Roger Whitcomb / Rich]

   Description:
   Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building installable Internet
   applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and usability
   features of a modern user interface toolkit with the robustness of the
   Java platform.

Issues:
  There are no board-level issues at this time.

Activity:
  Activity remains low, but there was a bit of an uptick this quarter from
  last.  A familiar user returned asking about a new release, which has still
  not happened, but definitely could happen this quarter.

Health report:
  Definitely a "stable" product looking for new blood.  I think there are
  several directions we could go, but I have no significant time to devote.
  I will start some discussions soon on the "dev" list about these ideas.

PMC changes:
 - Currently 4 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Niclas Hedhman on Wed Jan 13 2016

Committer base changes:
 - Currently 5 active (that is, not emeritus) committers.
 - No new changes to the committer base since last report.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months.
 - Last committer addition was more than 2 years ago.

Releases:
 - Last release was 2.0.4 on Mon May 19 2014

Mailing list activity:
  Some development / bug fixing was done this quarter, so a slight uptick
  in activity. As noted above, one long-time user returned asking for a
  new release; that discussion is ongoing.

 - dev@pivot.apache.org:
    - 62 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 21 emails sent to list (7 in previous quarter)

 - user@pivot.apache.org:
    - 174 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 6 emails sent to list (2 in previous quarter)

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

21 Dec 2016 [Roger Whitcomb / Mark]

   Description:
   Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building installable Internet
   applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and usability
   features of a modern user interface toolkit with the robustness of the
   Java platform.

Issues:
   There are no board-level issues at this time.

Activity:
   Activity has been way down this quarter (see stats below). The long-
   delayed next release did not happen this past quarter, but we are
   ready to do it when the chair can get some cycles.

Health report:
   The ongoing issue remains lack of activity on the project.  Active
   development was being done by myself, but my employment has changed
   technologies, and is no longer interested in Pivot, so it is hard to
   find the time to do much more. I will push through the 2.0.5 release
   in the next few months and we will see if that helps any.

   There are also many changes in "trunk" that could almost warrant
   a 2.1 release (but there is no "killer" feature yet), but that
   might produce an uptick as well.

   When I get time, I will try to reach out some more using any of
   the available means to try to stimulate some interest.

PMC Changes:
 - Currently 4 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Niclas Hedhman on Wed Jan 13 2016

Committer base changes:
 - Currently 5 active (that is, not emeritus) committers.
 - No new changes to the committer base since last report.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months.
 - Last committer addition was more than 2 years ago.

Releases:
 - Last release was 2.0.4 on Mon May 19 2014

Mailing list activity:
  As you can see from the following statistics there was virtually
  no activity this last quarter.

 - dev@pivot.apache.org:
    - 62 subscribers (no change)
    - 7 emails sent to list (23 in previous quarter)

 - user@pivot.apache.org:
    - 175 subscribers (no change)
    - 2 emails sent to list (11 in previous quarter)

21 Sep 2016 [Roger Whitcomb / Mark]

   Description:
   Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building installable Internet
   applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
   usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
   robustness of the Java platform.

Issues:
   There are no board-level issues at this time.

Activity:
   Activity has been down this quarter (see stats below).  But we should
   be ready for a new release this coming quarter.

Health report:
   The ongoing issue is lack of activity in the project.  While we still
   have enough PMC members to do a vote currently, and some users still
   using the product, new development is very slow and there doesn't
   seem to be much of a market for the product anymore.  Attempts to
   attract cross-pollinization with other Apache projects have not been
   very successful.

PMC changes:
 - Currently 4 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months.
 - Last PMC addition was Niclas Hedhman on Wed Jan 13 2016.

Committer base changes:
 - Currently 5 active (that is, not emeritus) committers.
 - No new changes to the committer base since last report.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months.
 - Last committer addition was more than 2 years ago.

Releases:
 - Last release was 2.0.4 on Mon May 19 2014

Mailing list activity:
   As evidenced by these figures, activity has been down this quarter.
   Actually in comparison to the quarter before that, it was even slower.

 - dev@pivot.apache.org:
    - 62 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months)
    - 23 emails sent to list (31 in previous quarter, 55 the quarter before)

 - user@pivot.apache.org:
    - 175 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months)
    - 11 emails sent to list (22 in previous quarter, 28 the quarter before)

JIRA activity:
   But as evidenced by these figures, there is still some development
   going on, and bugs are getting addressed (albeit slowly).

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

15 Jun 2016 [Roger Whitcomb / Brett]

   Description:
   Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building installable Internet
   applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
   usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
   robustness of the Java platform.

Issues:
   I see the information about migration of Pivot-Extras, but haven't had
   time to pursue it since the last report.  Would appreciate a bit of
   help digging into the process.
   Otherwise, there are no board-level issues this time around.

Activity:
   Activity has been up a bit from last quarter with the new users still
   working and asking (a few) questions.  There has been some bug fix
   activity.  We should be able to do a new release (2.0.5) after one
   more bug is resolved (a Java 8 issue).

Health report:
   The new users we got recently and continued development by me has kept
   things going this quarter.  Long-term prospects are still uncertain
   as the market moves away from these kinds of platforms.  We still have
   three PMC members for votes.

PMC changes:
 - Currently 4 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months.
 - Last PMC addition was Niclas Hedhman on Wed Jan 13 2016.

Committer base changes:
 - Currently 5 active (that is, not emeritus) committers.
 - No new changes to the committer base since last report.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months.
 - Last committer addition was more than 2 years ago.

Releases:
 - Last release was 2.0.4 on Mon May 19 2014

Mailing list activity:
   A couple more users started asking development questions, which is
   good.  But it was a slow quarter as far as actual development goes.
   The new users contributed some good questions, which were all
   resolved (I think).  Not quite as slow as some quarters go, so
   actually not bad.

 - dev@pivot.apache.org:
    - 63 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 33 emails sent to list (55 in previous quarter)

 - user@pivot.apache.org:
    - 176 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 22 emails sent to list (28 in previous quarter)

JIRA activity:
 - 2 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months.
 - 2 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months.
 - Activity has picked up just this last week (that is, after the
   reporting period).

16 Mar 2016 [Roger Whitcomb / David]

  Description:
  Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building installable Internet
  applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and usability
  features of a modern user interface toolkit with the robustness of the
  Java platform.

Issues:
  - I do not think there are any board-level issues with Pivot at this time.
  - We may need to have a discussion about moving to the Attic *soon*, but
    not right now.

Activity:
  Since our last report there has been a downtick in mailing list activity
  but not to historic lows, but there has been a slight uptick in the
  meta-activity around the project:
  - I have volunteered to possibly be a mentor for GSOC in conjunction
    with Airavata.
  - An emeritus PMC member has rejoined to help with votes and
    administrative issues.
  - Several new users have shown up.
  - We are close to a new release with only one (known) issue to resolve.
  - Rich Bowen published the podcast he did with me last year at the
    feathercast.apache.org site.

Health report:
 - I would say the project is borderline at the moment, but no worse than
   last report (in fact, maybe a bit better).
 - With the final death blow to Java applets coming in September with the
   release of Java 9, the traditional market for Pivot will shrink
   dramatically.
 - I am still trying to work within the ASF and elsewhere to move
   into new areas.  This is an ongoing effort.
 - But, even with some new users, there are no new candidates for
   committership or PMC membership, which remains a big issue.

PMC changes:
 - Currently 4 PMC members.
 - Niclas Hedhman was added back to the PMC on Wed Jan 13 2016.

Committer base changes:
 - Currently 9 committers, of whom 2 are currently active.
 - No changes to the committer base since last report.
 - Last committer addition Piotr Kołaczkowski (pkolaczk) was in
   May 2012.

Releases:
 - Last release was 2.0.4 on Mon May 19 2014.

Mailing list activity:
 - We have several new mailing list subscribers corresponding to the
   new users, although activity has been slower this last quarter.

 - dev@pivot.apache.org:
    - 61 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months)
    - 55 emails sent to list (77 in previous quarter)

 - user@pivot.apache.org:
    - 175 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months)
    - 28 emails sent to list (43 in previous quarter)

JIRA activity:
 - JIRA activity is a bit slow, but at least one critical Java 8
   issue was resolved, meaning the 2.0.5 release is closer now.
 - 5 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months.
 - 2 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months.

16 Dec 2015 [Roger Whitcomb / Jim]

   Description:
   Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building installable Internet
   applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
   usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
   robustness of the Java platform.

Activity:
 - User activity was up a little bit this quarter, with some more new
   users needing help.
 - There was some development activity, but less than the previous
   quarter, although progress was made on a gnarly Java 8 issue.
 - One of the emeritus PMC members has agreed to become active again
   and to devote a little time to help with administrative things. This
   will potentially help with adding some other PMC members and/or
   whatever we need to do going forward (Attic? or ?).
 - One other ASF Member has joined the private mailing list, also to
   help in some way.
 - I am still investigating ways to revive interest in the project
   (other than myself).

Health report:
 - The Reporter app still reports us in an unhealthy state. But I think
   we are making a little progress toward "something".
 - The industry has really gone far away from the types of things that
   Pivot is good at, so we are near a cusp here -- either find a way to
   make it attractive to users again, or retire the code. To me, finding
   a niche in the mobile market might be a good future direction, so I'm
   investigating that.
 - Although we did get a couple new users this quarter, so there is still
   some interest (based on actual emails, not the list subscriptions).

Issues:
 - Still looking for help with the Apache Extras issue (no news from the
   Board since the last report in September).

PMC changes:
 - Currently 3 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months, although Niclas Hedhman
   (niclas at apache.org) has agreed to rejoin the PMC (ASF records not
   updated yet); that will make 4 on the PMC.
 - Last PMC addition was Roger Whitcomb on Mon Oct 24 2011.

Committer base changes:
 - Currently 5 active (that is, not emeritus) committers.
 - No new changes to the committer base since last report.

Releases:
 - Last release was 2.0.4 on Mon May 19 2014.

Mailing list activity:
 - dev@pivot.apache.org:
    - 58 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 78 emails sent to list (104 in previous quarter)
 - user@pivot.apache.org:
    - 172 subscribers (down -2 in the last 3 months):
    - 45 emails sent to list (3 in previous quarter)

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

@Ross: Notify PMC that tools are available to aid in the Apache Extras migration.

16 Sep 2015 [Roger Whitcomb / Greg]

   Description:
   Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building installable Internet
   applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
   usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
   robustness of the Java platform.

Activity:
 - User activity was very low this quarter, the lowest I've ever seen,
   although there were two (apparently) new users.
 - Development activity was all from myself -- I have many ideas for
   enhancements, but not much time.  No other committer (with one exception)
   seems interested in (or available to) do anything.

Health report:
 - The Reporter facility says that we are in an unhealthy state because of
   no recent releases and no new committers and no PMC changes for several
   years.  I concur.
 - The topic of moving to the Attic comes up at least once a quarter in
   private correspondence.  Since I am actively using it I would hate to see
   that, but I am doubtful we could raise 3 PMC members for a vote at this
   moment.  I think we could (and should) release a new maintenance version
   in the next quarter, so I will push for that, and see if we can raise the
   votes for it.
 - I reached out to ComDev last quarter for ideas/help in building community
   and heard nothing back.  I will do some further reaching out in the next
   few weeks.
 - As I mentioned last quarter, the move by Google (final as of last week) to
   no longer support Java applets in the browser means that approximately 25%
   of the browser market is no longer available for the kind of applications
   that can be developed using Pivot (IIAs).

Issues:
 - There are still two issues brought up last quarter that need Board
   attention:  Apache-Extras and the ASF "cookie" policy.

LDAP committee group/Committership changes:
 - Currently 9 committers and 6 LDAP committee group members.
 - No new changes to the LDAP committee group or committership since last
   report.
 - Last Committer Piotr Kolaczkowski (pkolaczk) was created 09 May 2012.
 - Latest PMC Changes:
   Roger Whitcomb (rwhitcomb) was added to PMC on 27 Oct 2011,
   Martijn Dashorst (dashorst) went Emeritus in July 2012,
   Greg Brown (gbrown) went Emeritus on 10 Sept 2013.

Releases:
 - Last release was 2.0.4 on Mon May 19 2014

Mailing list activity:
 - dev@pivot.apache.org:
    - 57 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 102 emails sent to list (58 in previous quarter)
 - user@pivot.apache.org:
    - 174 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 3 emails sent to list (5 in previous quarter)

JIRA activity:
 - 8 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 4 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

17 Jun 2015 [Roger Whitcomb / Bertrand]

## Description:
   Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building installable Internet
   applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
   usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
   robustness of the Java platform.

## Activity:
 - Activity remains low this quarter.  Very little User list activity, but
   definitely some bugs fixed and new development going on, mostly from
   one developer (myself).
 - I have reached out (just lately) to the ComDev members for help with
   building the Pivot community.

## Issues:
 - The move by Google to eliminate Java applet support in the Chrome
   browser further diminishes the utility of IIAs in general, so this
   is definitely a concern for the project.
 - Still have not heard from ComDev about what Apache Extras is going
   to do.  We need a decision before our next Board report is due.
 - We have just heard of an issue in Europe (specifically Italy) where
   websites that use cookies are required to document this, provide a
   privacy policy, etc.  Have requested official ASF policy about this
   because it seems that many ASF project sites are involved.  The Pivot
   site specifically uses Google Analytics.

## PMC/Committership changes:
 - Currently 9 committers and 6 PMC members in the project.
 - No new changes to the PMC or committership since last report.
 - Last Committer Piotr Kolaczkowski (pkolaczk) was created 09 May 2012.
 - Latest PMC Changes:
   Roger Whitcomb (rwhitcomb) was added to PMC on 27 Oct 2011,
   Martijn Dashorst (dashorst) went Emeritus in July 2012,
   Greg Brown (gbrown) went Emeritus on 10 Sept 2013.

## Releases:
 - Last release was 2.0.4 on Mon May 19 2014

## Mailing list activity:
 - dev@pivot.apache.org:
    - 57 subscribers (down -2 in the last 3 months):
    - 59 emails sent to list (46 in previous quarter)

 - user@pivot.apache.org:
    - 174 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 5 emails sent to list (8 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:
 - 5 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 3 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

@Jim: Establish Apache policy for cookies on web sites. @Ross: What can be done with regard to Apache Extras?

18 Mar 2015 [Roger Whitcomb / Jim]

## Description:
   Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building installable Internet
   applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
   usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
   robustness of the Java platform.

## Activity:
 - Very slow this last quarter -- most of the dev list emails were from
   the Jenkins build farm.  We did pick up one user list subscriber and
   had a couple of issues raised from (apparently) new users, though.
 - A new maintenance release (2.0.5) is in discussion, but probably
   some time away still.  A new major release has gotten very little
   attention, although some ideas have been put forward.

## Issues:
 - Using the new Apache Report template -- thank you very much!
 - The migration of Apache-Extras is getting closer.
 - It has come up (again) in discussions about whether Pivot is ready
   to be moved to the Attic.  As I am actively using it, I am not
   willing for that, but very few new people seem to be interested, so
   as a project we seem to be "mature".  I have seen discussions around
   other Apache projects that may be in similar straits, and since we
   still are able to come up with 3 PMC votes I think for now we should
   remain. Open to Board feedback on this. The possibility of recruiting
   some active users to committership (as was suggested by the Board
   the last time I raised this issue) essentially went away as the
   people in question went silent. My own experience with Pivot is
   that it works "well enough" (although I have a number of ideas
   for improvement), so I *think* our users have mostly built their
   applications, they work, they are happy, and then they move on.

## PMC/Committership changes:
 - Currently 9 committers and 6 PMC members in the project.
 - No new changes to the PMC or committership since last report.
 - Last Committer Piotr Kolaczkowski (pkolaczk) was created 09 May 2012.
 - Latest PMC Changes:
   Greg Brown (gbrown) went Emeritus on 10 Sept 2013,
   Martijn Dashorst (dashorst) went Emeritus in July 2012.

## Releases:
 - Last release was 2.0.4 on Mon May 19 2014

## Mailing list activity:
 - dev@pivot.apache.org:
    - 59 subscribers (down -2 in the last 3 months):
    - 47 emails sent to list (90 in previous quarter)

 - user@pivot.apache.org:
    - 175 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 8 emails sent to list (8 in previous quarter)

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

17 Dec 2014 [Roger Whitcomb / Ross]

Apache Pivot is a platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
robustness of the Java platform.

Status:
Project activity has been very slow this quarter -- very little user
mailing list (only 6 postings).  Some development activity, and
discussions about the next (2.0.5) release, which we expect sometime
in the next quarter.

There are some questions about Pivot on StackOverflow lately, which show
some interest.

There were 5 issues created in JIRA, and 7 resolved during the quarter.

Board Issues:
None that I know of.

Releases:
Last release was 2.0.4, published 19-May-2014.

Branding/Naming issues:
None.

Legal issues:
None.

Infrastructure Issues/Needs:
The migration of Apache-Extras has gotten some attention again, which
I have been following.

Community:
Last Committer Piotr Kolaczkowski (pkolaczk) was created 09 May 2012.
Latest PMC Changes: Greg Brown (gbrown) went Emeritus on 10 Sept 2013,
Martijn Dashorst (dashorst) went Emeritus in July 2012.

17 Sep 2014 [Roger Whitcomb / Chris]

Apache Pivot is a platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
robustness of the Java platform.

Status:
Project activity is about the same as last quarter, but with some
increased developer activity.  We are targeting a new maintenance
release next month, and still preparing for the next major release.

User mailing list activity (maybe because of summer holidays) has
been slower than usual.

There has been recent discussion about creating a "Powered By
Pivot" section on the web site to try to build some developer
interest.

There were 6 new issues created this quarter, and 8 resolved.

Board Issues:
None that I know of.

Releases:
Last release was 2.0.4, published 19-May-2014.

Branding/Naming issues:
None.

Legal issues:
None.

Infrastructure Issues/Needs:
Still do not have a definitive answer about Apache Extras, but we
are still able to use the current setup.

Community:
Last Committer Piotr Kolaczkowski (pkolaczk) was created 09 May 2012.
Latest PMC Changes: Greg Brown (gbrown) went Emeritus on 10 Sept 2013,
Martijn Dashorst (dashorst) went Emeritus in July 2012.

18 Jun 2014 [Roger Whitcomb / Ross]

Apache Pivot is a platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
robustness of the Java platform.

Status:
Project activity is a little slower than it has been, but still going on.
We got the next maintenance release (2.0.4) finished this quarter.

There is renewed interest from at least one other long-time user who would
like to help with development.

We have been tracking JDK updates, and have built successfully with Java 8
(with one problem re: web deployments).

There were 12 new issues created this quarter, and 12 resolved.

Board Issues:
None that I know of.

Releases:
Last release was 2.0.4, published 19-May-2014.

Branding/Naming issues:
None.

Legal issues:
None.

Infrastructure Issues/Needs:
Still waiting on a definitive answer about Apache Extras.

Community:
Last Committer Piotr Kolaczkowski (pkolaczk) was created 09 May 2012.

19 Mar 2014 [Roger Whitcomb / Bertrand]

Apache Pivot is a platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
robustness of the Java platform.

Status:
Still slow but pretty steady traffic these last three months.  It appears
there were several new people starting Pivot projects, so there were spikes
in the User list traffic.  There have definitely been some things brought
up that could use some development attention in the coming months, as well
as some ideas for future development (integration with Piccolo2D among them).

There is still development going on for the 2.1 version, although I think
the 2.0.4 (maintenance) version is probably stable.  There have been only
four new issues opened in JIRA since the last report, and three were
resolved.  So, basically the product seems to be pretty stable and the
PMC are busy with other things at the moment.

Issues:
None that I know of.

Releases:
Last release was 2.0.3, published 01 Aug 2013.

Branding/Naming issues:
None.

Legal issues:
None.

Infrastructure Issues/Needs:
We have been trying to figure out what's happening with the Apache Extras
site (hosted on Google Code).  ComDev was looking into things as of October
and Luciano said in early January that they were still waiting on Google
contacts for an answer.  I can't follow the email discussion which is on
a "members-only" mailing list.

Community:
Last Committer Piotr Kolaczkowski (pkolaczk) was created 09 May 2012.

18 Dec 2013 [Roger Whitcomb / Brett]

Apache Pivot is a platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
robustness of the Java platform.

Status:
Somewhat lower traffic the last three months.  We continue to have
projects just "chugging along" with the technology.  Development
has been slow for the new version, but we are continuing.
Issue activity has also been low (which could be a good sign):
11 new issues in the last 90 days, and 8 resolved.

Issues:
No real issues at this time.

Releases:
Last Release was 2.0.3, published 01 August 2013.

Branding/Naming issues:
None.

Legal issues:
None.

Infrastructure Issues/Needs:
None.

Community:
Last Committer Piotr Kolaczkowski (pkolaczk) was created 09 May 2012.


Respectfully,
Roger Whitcomb on behalf of the Apache Pivot PMC

18 Sep 2013 [Roger Whitcomb / Brett]

Apache Pivot is a platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
robustness of the Java platform.

Status:
Relatively steady (but low) traffic for the last six months.  We have
some first time users showing up asking good questions.  There is
one new user in the ASF-ICFOSS program who is using Pivot to build
a new GUI for parts of Lucene.  Another user has tried to run a
Pivot app on the Raspberry Pi machine, and others are trying Pivot
with JRuby and Jython.

Most user's questions are answered within a day or so, many within
a few hours.  There have been 12 new issues created since the last
Board report, and 6 resolved.

The Pivot 2.0.3 maintenance release was finally approved.  Some
work has been done toward the next 2.0.4 release, and work has
definitely started on the next (2.1) release.  We have switched new
coding to Java 7.

Issues:
No real issues at this time.

Releases:
Last Release was 2.0.3, published 01 August 2013.

Branding/Naming issues:
None.

Legal issues:
None.

Infrastructure Issues/Needs:
Jenkins build problems seem to have been resolved.  The new Javadoc
was generated from latest Java 7 JDK, so the (one) Javadoc vulnerability
on our site has been handled.

Community Changes:
One of the founders of the Pivot project and a PMC Member, Greg Brown
(gbrown), has asked today (10 Sep 2013) to be moved to Emeritus status.
Last Committer Piotr Kolaczkowski (pkolaczk) was created 09 May 2012.

Still looking for more committers.  Most users seem to be taking up Pivot
to build their applications and when they are done, they are done. But
that could be good too, meaning the code is overall of good quality and
usefulness.

Respectfully,
Roger Whitcomb on behalf of the Apache Pivot PMC

19 Jun 2013 [Roger Whitcomb / Brett]

Apache Pivot is a platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
robustness of the Java platform.

Status:
This is my first report, so pardon if it is not as brief as it
probably could be.

Relatively low traffic still, although Users list is a little more
active the last month or so.  It feels like we have some "silent"
users who are just picking up the technology and using it with
relatively little problem or need for help, which is good.

A little bit of development toward the 2.1 branch in that I started
to commit some changes to make a File Browser using Apache Commons
VFS.  Also one company is interested in donating some code to help
interact between Pivot and Java Swing and Java FX.

Several PMC members, however, have expressed privately that they
are no longer interested in the product.  But one PMC member is now
coming back online after a period of silence.  So, we may (again)
have a quorum to be able to get a full vote on Releases.

Some developers have expressed the opinion that Pivot is not that
relevant anymore with the latest developments of Java FX and the
fact that it doesn't interact well with Swing.  I don't agree
and think that we can improve the interactions too.

I have started making some overtures to other Apache Projects
(Commons and Flex and a couple others) to see if there are any
potential interactions with Pivot.  Not any response yet, though.

Issues:
We tried for the second time to vote on releasing a 2.0.3 version
but fell short after Chris was unable to finish his testing in time.

We have had almost daily Jenkins build failures due to lack of space
on the build machine.  I have pinged INFRA about this but have had
no response.  Probably have to raise an issue with them.

There is one high-priority outstanding issue with IME support on OSX
which I have tried to address, but it seems to be complicated, so no
progress yet.

Releases:
Last Release was 2.0.2, published 21 May 2012.
We have started two votes on releasing 2.0.3, and fell short of the
required number of votes both times.

Branding/Naming issues:
None.

Legal issues:
I reached out to legal-discuss about attribution of the proposed
donation of some code, and have the answer in hand.
Nothing else.

Infrastructure Issues/Needs:
Just the space issue on the Jenkins build machine.

Community Changes:
Last Committer Piotr Kolaczkowski (pkolaczk) was created 09 May 2012.
I have been grooming a co-worker, who has a lot of Pivot experience
now, to get more active on the mailing lists, in view of him becoming
a committer. Still a work-in-progress.

17 Apr 2013

Change the Apache Pivot Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Sandro Martini
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Pivot, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Sandro Martini from the office of Vice President, Apache Pivot,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Pivot
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Roger Whitcomb as the successor
 to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Sandro Martini is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache Pivot, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Roger Whitcomb be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Pivot, 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, Change the Apache Pivot Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

20 Mar 2013 [Sandro Martini / Rich]

Apache Pivot is a platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
robustness of the Java platform.


Status

As usual, low levels of traffic in our users mailing lists.
Low activity on dev mail list, mainly automated emails from the issue tracker.

Developments on our next major release 2.1 (on trunk) at the moment
are limited to merge fixes from the maintenance branch, and
discussing some important feature to put in that release in our mailing lists.

We get some interests from users with other JVM languages (Groovy and Scala).

One of our PMC members, Roger Whitcomb, attended the ApacheCon NA conference
in Portland the last week of February.  He reports that he got a lot of
helpful information from the sessions and was able to connect personally with
a number of people: some looking to use Pivot in other Apache projects, some
working on other Apache projects that may be helpful in his work, and also
with some Apache board members.  There may be some opportunities to
collaborate with the Apache Flex project, which we are also exploring.

Roger Whitcomb has expressed his interest in becoming the new PMC Chair, and
after one year that I'm in that role and the experience gain in doing that I
think it's a good choice (even to do a kind of rotation between PMC Members
in the Chair role, as done in the past), and note that Roger has been
valuable in this project.  I'll submit the resolution next month.


Issues
We delayed a little our 2.0.3 release due to some strange issues in applications
of some our users. We still have some important fixes to do but only on Mac
with Asian languages, so we moved to next maintenance release.


Releases
Last Release was 2.0.2, published 21 May 2012.
Since past Friday we are in the voting process for 2.0.3 .


Branding/naming issues:
None.

Legal issues:
None.

Infrastructure issues/needs:
None.

Community changes
Last Committer Piotr Kolaczkowski (pkolaczk) was created 09 May 2012.
A user ask me commit rights in one of our subprojects at Apache-Extras,
to put there an extension for Dependency Injection. I hope to be able
to get him as a Committer in the future (currently he is not interested).

19 Dec 2012 [Sandro Martini / Brett]

Apache Pivot is a platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
robustness of the Java platform.


Status

As usual, low levels of traffic in our users mailing lists,
with little longer time in sending answers to our users
Low activity on dev mail list, mainly automated emails from the issue tracker.

Our Mailing lists have these numbers:
 commits -   22 subscribers
 dev     -   71 subscribers
 users   -  188 subscribers

Commits since last report (approx): 85, from the same 2 PMC members reported
above.

During last months and mainly for increased load at work (for me and for
the other active PMC Member) I have seen a little slowdown, but we are
still working on our maintenance branch. Developments on our next major
release 2.1 (on trunk) at the moment are limited to merge fixes from the
maintenance branch (we prefer to wait a little and start this new release
on a solid base), even because we are trying to get more
feedback/interest/participation from users, discussing some important
feature to put in that release in our mailing lists.

Some work has been done in the Web Site, to update/clarifying info and some
technical details in tutorials, as requested by users.

Generally speaking, I think that this project is no more so attractive for
the people, for many reasons (see my previous reports). If someone at Board
has some suggestion, I'll be happy to discuss with all PMC Members.


Issues
We are working on important fixes for the 2.0.x maintenance branch: some of
them already committed, while for others (strange issues) we have problems
reproducing them, so we have some delay here. We are thinking to move some
of them to a next maintenance release, to speedup the current 2.0.3 (maybe
to release it in January).


Releases
no new releases.


Branding/naming issues:
None.

Legal issues:
None.


Infrastructure issues/needs:
None.


Community changes
None.

Brett will double check that they have 3 PMC members, and note that ComDev is a resource they can make use of.

19 Sep 2012 [Sandro Martini / Greg]

Apache Pivot is a platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
robustness of the Java platform.


Status

As usual we had a low levels of traffic in our users mailing lists,
but usually we are able to give an answer on fast time.
Little activity on dev mail list and issue tracker.

Our Mailing lists have these numbers:
  commits -   22 subscribers
  dev     -   71 subscribers
  users   -  188 subscribers

Commits since last report (approx): 90 , from only 2 PMC members.

On the progress of the project, we are still working on important fixes
for the 2.0.x maintenance branch (some of them already committed),
and we have started some developments on 2.1 (now on trunk).
Some work has been done even in the Web Site, mainly to update/clarifying
info and some technical details in tutorials, as requested by users.


Issues
During last months I have seen a little slowdown both in posts on our
mailing lists and worst a slowdown from all developers in development
activity (both as commits and as discussions between us). All my
tentatives (since last report) to expand the community up to now gave no
real effect.

Some time ago I started to integrate our trunk with GIT (but staying on
subversion of course), to see if a better integration with git could help
us to get some interest from developers using it, even for patches.

As written in August to board, the 3 September I sent an email to our
users and dev mailing lists to propose an evolution project for
mid/long-term just created by me on GitHub (and return to Apache when we
reach a minimal community), but without any comment from anyone. Of course
this is not as a replacement for Pivot, but as an evolution (fully
incompatible) of it, targeting only HTML 5 UI. So even this tentative to
expand the community up to now had no effect.


Releases
no new releases.


Branding/naming issues:
Remaining issues are (with tracking on JIRA:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIVOT-750 ):
* main site navigation needs some additional links - DONE
 Note that to have the ASF logo looks good with our graphic style I had
 to put online a version of it with a transparent background. If it's not
 so good tell me.


Legal issues:
None.


Infrastructure issues/needs:
I have started to look at the Apache CMS for future evolutions of the
site, but I have to ask to infra some info before enabling CMS for us, and
then start the transition to it.


Community changes
None.

AI Jim: Why can't the "evolution project" happen within Pivot?

20 Jun 2012 [Sandro Martini / Greg]

Apache Pivot is a platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
robustness of the Java platform.


Status

As usual we had a low levels of traffic in our users mailing lists,
but usually we are able to give an answer on fast time.
Little activity on dev mail list and issue tracker.

Our Mailing lists have these numbers:
 commits -   22 subscribers
 dev     -   71 subscribers
 users   -  188 subscribers

Commits since last report (approx): 124 .

On the progress of the project, we are still working on some important fixes
for the 2.0.x maintenance branch, and we have just started some developments
on 2.1 (now on trunk).
Some work has been done even in the Web Site, to update/fix small things, and
to move some content in the Wiki.


Issues

My concern is that during this year only three PMC members are active in the
project and we have two active committers but up to now they have been doing
very little (so for example this is critical even in voting process), so I'm
doing all that I can to try to keep it alive and to expand the community, but
it's a hard task.
I didn't close the remaining Branding/naming issue due to a lack of time, but
I'll do it asap.
Of course I'm available to suggestions and to give more info.


Releases
In May we voted and the released (21 May) our maintenance release 2.0.2 .


Branding/naming issues:
Remaining issues are:
* main site navigation needs some additional links


Legal issues:
None.


Infrastructure issues/needs:
None.


Community changes
Our new Committer (Piotr Kolaczkowski) is ready.
There are no diversity issues regarding the PMC.

AI: Greg contact PMC re: consider adding committers to the PMC.

18 Apr 2012 [Sandro Martini / Shane]

Apache Pivot is a platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs).  It combines the enhanced productivity and
usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
robustness of the Java platform.


Status

As usual we had a low levels of traffic in our users mailing lists,
but usually we are able to give an answer on fast time.
Little activity on dev mail list and issue tracker, but sometimes we
receive some patches from our users via JIRA.

Our Mailing lists have these numbers:
 commits -  22 subscribers
 dev     -  71 subscribers
 users   - 188 subscribers

On the progress of the project, we are still working on bug fixing,
and we proceed slowly because all of us can work on it only at spare time.
In last weeks we have some trouble with Mac users because none of us
has a Mac to use for manual GUI tests, but we are trying to solve
problems the same, only more time is needed.

After fixing current bugs we'll start to develop our next release with
many new features, and in the meantime we are discussing many new
features to include in that release.


Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.


Releases
No new Release, but we are still working on a maintenance one: 2.0.2,
to be releases in a few months.


Branding/naming issues:
* create a DOAP file  -- DONE
Remaining issues are:
* main site navigation needs some additional links


Legal issues:
None.


Infrastructure issues/needs:
None.


Community changes
After many time, a new Committer (Piotr Kołaczkowski) were voted in,
but we are still waiting him to sign the ICLA.
There are no diversity issues regarding the PMC.

21 Mar 2012 [Sandro Martini / Doug]

Apache Pivot is a platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
robustness of the Java platform.


Status

As usual we had a low levels of traffic in our users mailing lists,
but usually we are able to give an answer on fast time.
Little activity on dev mail list and issue tracker, but sometimes we
receive some patches from our users via JIRA.
I tried many times to get more committers, but nothing new at the moment.

On the progress of the project, we are still working on bug fixing,
and we proceed slowly because all of us can work on it only at spare time.
After we'll start to develop our next release with many new features.


Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.


Releases
No new Release, but we are working on a maintenance one: 2.0.2,
to be releases in a few months.


Branding/naming issues:
During the last quarter I re-read the revised branding docs, identify
all things that has to be done, and fix some of them.
Remaining issues are:
* main site navigation needs some additional links
* create a DOAP file


Legal issues:
None.


Infrastructure issues/needs:
INFRA-4355: Enable svnpubsub for Pivot web site - resolved
INFRA-4356: Enable svnpubsub for Pivot distrib - resolved


Community changes
No new committers were voted in since the last board report.
A PMC Member, Christopher Brind (brindy) has indicated (after a long
inactivity period) that he wants to leave the Pivot PMC.
There are no diversity issues regarding the PMC.


Note:
To try to get more interest from people, during last month I committed
and published some Pivot-related things under Apache-Extras (pivot-stuff).

15 Feb 2012 [Sandro Martini / Greg]

Apache Pivot is a platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and
usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the
robustness of the Java platform.


Status

As usual we had a low levels of traffic in our users mailing lists,
but usually we are able to give an answer on fast time, and by more
than one.
Little activity on dev mail list and issue tracker, but sometimes we
receive some patches from our users via JIRA.
I tried many times to get more committers, but nothing new at the moment.

On the progress of the project, we are actively working on bug fixing
(at least for some months from now), so after this we'll start to
develop the next release, but not before due to time constraints. One
of our major next features (due to market requiring this) will be to
handle a multi-platform GUI backend, but this is a big task so
probably we'll try to do it during next n releases.


Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.


Releases
After 1 year, many bugs fixed, and a team restructuring, in January
we released the 2.0.1 version.
It took to us so much time even because many tasks related to release,
build, and documentation wasn't documented nor explained to other PMC
members, and was done by another PMC Member, so we have to learn how
to do all (now I have documented some steps and I have to finish to
write some additional info). Long time was needed even because we are
a small team, none of us is working full time on Pivot, and I'm sorry
to say that some in the team aren't active in development nor in other
areas, for many reasons.
I expect the next maintenance release (2.0.2) to be available shortly.


Branding/naming issues:
During the last quarter I re-read the revised branding docs, identify
all things that has to be done, and fix some of them.
Remaining issues are:
* main site navigation needs some additional links
* create a DOAP file


Legal issues:
None.


Infrastructure issues/needs:
None.


Community changes
No new committers were voted in since the last board report.
A PMC Member, Niclas Hedhman (niclas) resigned from the project, due
to time constraints.
The last PMC Member added is Roger Whitcomb (rwhitcomb) from Actian
Corporation, voting closed 2011-10-25 .
There are no diversity issues regarding the PMC.


Note:
The Report for Pivot was expected in December 2011, but due to the
resignation of the previous PMC Chair and my election in January, this is
my first Report.

To try to get more interest from people, during last months I opened
some Pivot-related projects under Apache-Extras, and some
contributions has been given there, but of course nothing has been
moved in the main code base, and no Committers from there into Pivot,
I hope someone could join us in the future.
Some experimental code has been put in some project under
Apache-Extras, to let users play with incompatible changes for future
releases, to start discuss/share some idea.

AI Brett: discuss IP clearance with the project.

24 Jan 2012

Change Chair for Apache Pivot

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Todd
 Volkert to the office of Vice President, Apache Pivot, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Todd Volkert from the office of Vice President, Apache
 Pivot, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Pivot
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Sandro Martini as
 the Successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Todd Volkert is
 relieved and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of
 the office of Vice President, Apache Pivot, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Sandro Martini be and hereby
 is appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Pivot, 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 7B, Change Chair for Apache Pivot, was approved
 by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

21 Dec 2011 [Todd Volkert / Sam]

Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building installable
Internet applications on the Java platform, by implementing a full
windowing toolkit, cross-network UI serialization and a fresh
Look&Feel.

The present PMC Chair, Todd Volkert, announced Oct 10 that he wished
to step down, citing a busy private life (3 kids under 6), but the PMC
wasn't 'engaged' enough to recommend a replacement. I will initiate
this and come back with a resolution proposal by next Board meeting in
January.

In the past quarter, the main activity has been work to get the next
release (2.0.1) out the door and to comply with trademarks policy.
There has been significant progress on both, but neither is completed.
The fact that Todd has "always" been the release manager, has strained
the community, but hopefully in a positive way, to not rely on a
single person.


The PMC grew with one new member in the past quarter; Roger Whitcomb.
The user community is steadily growing and I suspect a few will grow
into committers soon.

No issues require Board's attention at this point in time, other than
PMC Chair situation.

21 Sep 2011 [Todd Volkert / Larry]

Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs) in Java.

Although Pivot's dev and user list traffic, as well as its commits, were
healthy in the last quarter, the project suffered a lull in terms of
releases and branding checklist items.  This was primarily driven by
Todd Volkert (PMC chair) being a new father and not having the time to
drive those items.  Hopefully it will turn a corner in the coming
quarter, as the 2.0.1 release has been tagged for some time and ready to
package for a vote.  On the positive side, we seem to have weathered the
drop in commits from Greg Brown, as commits traffic was fairly good this
quarter despite having only 1 commit from Greg.

Releases:
* No releases this quarter
* Most recent release is 2.0 (January 10, 2011)

Committers:
* 111 commits since last board report
* New committer (Edvin Syse) voted in on June 23

Community:
* User list traffic showed a slight decline but still healthy at about
 1.2 threads per day
* Dev traffic healthy at ~1.6 threads per day
* 164 subscribers to the user mailing list
* 64 subscribers to the dev mailing list

Status of branding checklist:

Unfortunately, no work was done on this.  We'll seek to remedy that in
the next quarter.

Project Naming and Description: NOT STARTED
Website Navigation Links: NOT STARTED
Trademark Attributions: NOT STARTED
Logos and Graphics: NOT STARTED
Project Metadata: NOT STARTED

There was a negotiated agreement with Microsoft regarding the use of the Pivot mark. AI Larry: follow up with the PMC to clarify the trademark status.

15 Jun 2011 [Todd Volkert / Shane]

Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs) in Java.

Commits by Greg Brown (the perennial committer) dropped significantly
in the last quarter due to conflicting commitments, but the slack was
somewhat picked up by Sandro Martini and Noel Grandin.  Greg also has
remained very active on the mailing lists, answering questions of both
users and developers.  We also saw increased contributions from Roger
Whitcomb and voted him in as a new committer on May 20.  Though the
list traffic is healthy, in general we're in a time of transition away
from heavy reliance on the commits of one person (Greg).

Pivot is currently finalizing the few remaining JIRA issues in preparation
for the 2.0.1 release.

Releases:
* No releases this quarter (aiming for late June release of 2.0.1)
* Most recent release is 2.0 (January 10, 2011)

Committers:
* New committer (Roger Whitcomb) voted in on May 20

Community:
* User list traffic volume steady at about 2 threads per day
* 176 subscribers to the user mailing list
* 63 subscribers to the dev mailing list

Status of branding checklist:

This wasn't on our radar until we saw the mail from Shane Curcuru
on May 31.  As such, all items are NOT STARTED but being tracked
in PIVOT-750.

Project Naming and Description: NOT STARTED
Website Navigation Links: NOT STARTED
Trademark Attributions: NOT STARTED
Logos and Graphics: NOT STARTED
Project Metadata: NOT STARTED

16 Mar 2011 [Todd Volkert / Greg]

Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building installable Internet
applications (IIAs) in Java.

- Pivot 2.0 released on January 10
- User list traffic showing increase after 2.0 release
- No new committers added since last report
- Chris Bartlett added as PMC member
- Todd Volkert replaced Greg Brown as PMC chair

16 Feb 2011

Change the Apache Pivot Project Chair

  WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Greg Brown to the
  office of Vice President, Apache Pivot, and

  WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of
  Greg Brown from the office of Vice President, Apache Pivot, and

  WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Pivot project
  has chosen to recommend Todd Volkert as the successor to the post;

  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Greg Brown is relieved and
  discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office of Vice
  President, Apache Pivot, and

  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Todd Volkert be and hereby is appointed
  to the office of Vice President, Apache Pivot, 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.

 This resolution was approved unanimously by roll call vote.

15 Dec 2010 [Greg Brown / Shane]

- Pivot 1.5.2 released on November 1
- Work nearly complete on Pivot 2.0 - planning for launch in early January
- Fairly strong user list traffic
- No new committers or PMC members added since last report

22 Sep 2010 [Greg Brown / Doug]

Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building rich Internet
applications in Java.

Development:
- Pivot 1.5.1 was released on August 20. Work continues on both Pivot 1.5.2
 and Pivot 2.0.

Community:
- Chris Bartlett was added as a committer in July. Dev and user lists
 continue to be active.

Board:
- There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

16 Jun 2010 [Greg Brown / Brett]

Apache Pivot (http://pivot.apache.org) is a platform for building rich
Internet applications (RIAs) in Java. Pivot graduated from the Apache
Incubator in December, 2009.

Pivot 1.5 was released on June 4. This release focused primarily on improving
the overall application development experience. Complete release notes are
available here:

 https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?version=12314034
    &styleName=Html&projectId=12310863&Create=Create

On May 28, PMC member Sandro Martini presented Pivot to the Java User Group in
Torino, Italy. Upcoming presentations include:

 New England Java User Group - Greg Brown, Todd Volkert, 6/10/2010
 Boston Java Meetup - Greg Brown, 7/12/2010
 Maine Java User Group - Greg Brown, 9/21/2010

Additionally, PMC Chair Greg Brown will be hosting a Pivot training session at
ApacheCon 2010.

17 Mar 2010 [Greg Brown / Shane]

Apache Pivot is a platform for building rich Internet applications in Java.
Pivot graduated from the Incubator in December 2009.

We are continuing to work on Pivot 1.4.1, which we expect to release within
the next month or so. We have also begun some preliminary discussion about
Pivot 2.0, which will most likely be the next major release.

Note that will be be the last monthly report for Pivot. We will be switching
to a quarterly report moving forward and will report again in June.

17 Feb 2010 [Greg Brown / Jim]

Apache Pivot is a platform for building rich Internet applications in Java.
Pivot graduated from the Incubator in December. Version 1.4 was released in
early January, and a press release was issued in late January announcing
Pivot's graduation. The announcement was accompanied by a site redesign
(http://pivot.apache.org).

The team is actively working on Pivot 1.4.1, tentatively scheduled for
release in March.

Jim to follow up as to whether there has been any changes to PMC or committers.

20 Jan 2010 [Greg Brown / Brian]

Pivot is a platform for building rich internet applications in Java. Pivot
graduated from the Incubator in December 2009. Version 1.4 was released last
week to coincide with the graduation, and the team is currently in the
process of migrating content from the Incubator to pivot.apache.org. We are
also actively working on version 1.4.1, which will primarily include bug
fixes and minor feature enhancements.

Shane mentioned that there was a press release.

16 Dec 2009

Establish the Apache Pivot 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 the creation and maintenance of a
 platform for building rich Internet applications in Java,
 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 Pivot Project",
 be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
 Foundation; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Pivot Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to the creation and maintenance of a platform for
 building rich Internet applications in Java; and be it further

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

   * Christopher Brind         <brindy AT apache DOT org>
   * Greg Brown                <gbrown AT apache DOT org>
   * Martijn Dashorst          <dashorst AT apache DOT org>
   * Noel Grandin              <noelgrandin AT apache DOT org>
   * Niclas Hedhman            <niclas AT apache DOT org>
   * Sandro Martini            <smartini AT apache DOT org>
   * Todd Volkert              <tvolkert AT apache DOT org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Greg Brown
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Pivot, 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 Pivot 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 Pivot Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Pivot Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
 Incubator Pivot podling; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
 Incubator Pivot podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
 Project are hereafter discharged.

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

 Roy (and others) are concerned about the confusion that will
 be created by using a name that others use (e.g., Microsoft
 Pivot will quickly dominate search results), and suggests that
 the project considers changing their name. Given that Pivot
 has been applied for as an MS Trademark (USPTO serial number
 77859890), ASF Legal and Microsoft should be consulted.

18 Nov 2009

Pivot is an open-source platform for building rich internet applications in
Java. It has been in incubation since January 2009.

Pivot 1.3 was released in September. This was a major feature release and
included a number of new features, bug fixes, and other enhancements.

A new Pivot tutorial highlighting a number of features included in Pivot 1.3
was published on IBM developerWorks:

* http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/tutorials/x-pivottut/index.html

The team is actively working on version 1.4. Pivot 1.4 is primarily a
documentation and bug fix release, though some new features will also be
included.

Top 3 issues prior to graduation:

The Incubator PMC voted on a graduation proposal in September. The proposal
technically passed, but only by a very slim margin. As a result, Pivot PPMC
elected to cancel the vote and focus on the issues raised by those who
voted -1, in hopes that a more unanimous approval might be obtained later.

The primary concern was that the project had not yet established sufficient
community and was still largely driven by two of the initial committers.
Since that time, there has been a significant increase in activity from the
other committers, and the project has received several patches from outside
contributors. One such patch, an improvement to table column resizing, was
committed to the platform. The developer responsible for the patch
demonstrated very strong knowledge of the platform and would be considered
for addition as a committer should the quality of his code submissions
continue to be high.

The team hopes to present a renewed graduation proposal early next year, to
coincide with the release of Pivot 1.4.

19 Aug 2009

Pivot is an open-source platform for building rich internet applications in
Java. It has been in incubation since January 2009.

* Pivot 1.2 was released in June. The team is actively working on version
1.3, tentatively scheduled for release in September. Package names have been
changed to org.apache.pivot.* for the forthcoming release. Complete release
notes are available in JIRA:
http://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=12310863&styleName=Html&version=12313779.
* Noel Grandin was added as a PPMC member in July.
* A Pivot logo
(https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/attachment/12413910/swiss_knife_final.png),
created by new contributor Thien Luh, was approved by the PPMC.
* A new article (http://java.dzone.com/announcements/what-new-pivot) by
developer Greg Brown was posted on Javalobby discussing some of the new
features in Pivot 1.3.
* Another new article, entitled "Using Apache Pivot to Build an iTunes
Search Client" (also by Greg Brown), was submitted to IBM developerWorks and
is currently awaiting final publication approval.
* Developers Greg Brown and Todd Volkert were interviewed
(http://www.redmonk.com/cote/2009/07/02/apache-pivot-brief-notes/)
by Michael Cote of Redmonk.
* The Auckland JVM Group presented Apache Pivot
(http://www.meetup.com/auckland-jug/calendar/10856684/) at their most
recent meeting.
* Greg and Todd will be presenting Pivot at the next New England Java
Users Group (http://nejug.org) meeting in September.

Top 3 issues prior to graduation:

The Incubator entertained a Pivot graduation proposal submitted by project
mentor Niclas Hedhman, but that is tabled pending additional growth in the
Pivot committer base.

20 May 2009

Pivot is an open-source platform for building rich internet applications in
Java. It has been in incubation since January 2009.

 * Pivot 1.1 was released in April. The team is actively working on version
1.2.
 * Christopher Brind and Sandro Martini were added as PPMC members in May.
 * All demos are now compliant with ASF licensing and have been moved back
into the ASF SVN repository, with the following exceptions:
  * JFree, which still lives on Google Code due to license incompatibilities
  * Google Contacts, which was deleted
  * AMF client, which had a license incompatibility and was also deleted
 * The following articles were published:
  * http://www.insideria.com/2009/04/announcing-apache-pivot-11.html
Announcing Apache Pivot 1.1
  * http://www.insideria.com/2009/04/exploring-apache-pivot-11-part.html
Exploring Apache Pivot 1.1, Part 1
  * http://www.insideria.com/2009/05/exploring-apache-pivot-11-part-1.html
Exploring Apache Pivot 1.1, Part 2
  * http://www.insideria.com/2009/05/exploring-apache-pivot-11-part-2.html
Exploring Apache Pivot 1.1, Part 3
  * http://java.dzone.com/news/building-simple-rss-client Building a Simple
RSS Client in Pivot
  * http://java.dzone.com/articles/table-row-editing-apache-pivot Table Row
Editing in Apache Pivot

Top 3 issues prior to graduation:

 * Seeking feedback on community; if no significant issues are raised,
aiming for graduation in July.

15 Apr 2009

Pivot has been in incubation since January 2009.

Pivot is an open-source platform for building rich internet applications in
Java.

 * Noel Grandin was added as a new committer on 3/29.

 * The codebase was forked into the "WTKX" project at Google Code:
   http://code.google.com/p/wtkx/. We didn't get a clear answer from the
   developer as to why he chose to fork rather than collaborate. From what we
   can gather, he seems to want to do Pivot "his own way".

 * The Pivot PPMC is currently voting on a proposed 1.1 release. Work has
   begun on a 1.1.1 maintenance release and 1.2 feature release.

Top 3 issues prior to graduation:

 * Successfully complete the 1.1 release.
 * Strengthen the understanding of The Apache Way and how to operate a PMC.
 * Even stronger community; currently quite good with 5 active committers
   from 4 different employers.

18 Mar 2009

Pivot is an open-source platform for building rich internet applications in
Java.

Pivot was accepted into incubation on the 26 January 2009.

The Pivot community missed the last report, largely due to after acceptance
a period of 'no action' ensued. The Pivot project has now taken off. One
initial committer is lost in action and has been removed from the initial
committer list, as well as the couple of patches that he supplied has been
reverted.
The remaining 4 committers have submitted CLAs, accounts has been created,
authorization setup, Jira has been created, Confluence space has been
created, and we are soon to do the initial codebase submission. All
activities of setting up the podling has been tracked in
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIVOT-1

18 Feb 2009

Pivot was voted on subsequent to the January Board meeting, and is brand
new, and still being setup.  Pivot started as an internal project at VMware
for a rich, Java-based, in-browser, web UI.  We are in the process of
collecting the necessary CLA documents.