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Portable Runtime (APR)

15 Mar 2017 [Nick Kew / Bertrand]

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
to underlying platform-specific implementations.  The sub-projects
which are released somewhat regularly are APR and APR-util.  In
addition, the APR-iconv sub-project is commonly used but has not had
a release since 2007.

## Issues:

   There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

 - There has been above-average activity (for this project), as reflected
   in higher-than-usual traffic on the dev list.  This has comprised
   several substantive technical discussions, and a brief discussion
   on the (legacy) problems of bundling a third-party library (expat).

## Health report:

 - Nothing to report, except as above.  Health is unchanged.
   A new release of APR-1.x is needed to bring a backlog of activity
   into a released version, including unbundling expat.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 40 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Christophe Jaillet on Sun Oct 30 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 66 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Ivan Zhakov at Fri Oct 28 2016

## Releases:

 - Last release was 1.5.2 on Wed Apr 29 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - The increased traffic to dev@ is a modest spike in regular activity:
   several extended technical discussions.  There is no reason
   to suppose it predicts future activity levels.

 - dev@apr.apache.org:
    - 339 subscribers (down -9 in the last 3 months):
    - 219 emails sent to list (41 in previous quarter)

 - bugs@apr.apache.org:
    - 22 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 31 emails sent to list (37 in previous quarter)

## Bugzilla Statistics:

 - 3 Bugzilla tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 2 Bugzilla tickets resolved in the last 3 months

21 Dec 2016 [Nick Kew / Marvin]

## Short version of report:

 No releases, modest activity.  Some growth of the community,
 and a new PMC chair.

## Description:

 The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
 software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
 to underlying platform-specific implementations.  The sub-projects
 which are released somewhat regularly are APR and APR-util.  In
 addition, the APR-iconv sub-project is commonly used but has not had
 a release since 2007.

## Issues:
- The board may be interested in the FOSSA security report,
  commissioned by the EU commission into Apache HTTPD core
  and extending into APR.  This was handled by Dirk van Gulik
  for the ASF.  Summary details in Dirk's email at
  http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/apr-dev/201611.mbox/%3C9643AB52-078F-4779-B80C-9CE39A2121AF%40webweaving.org%3E
- No issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:
- Commit activity remains low.
- Mailing list activity remains low.
- The number of open issues on Bugzilla is stable.

## Health report:
- This is a mature project, and most of its development activity is
  driven by the needs of established users.
  In this quarter, a new apr_redis module has been introduced.
- There is little impetus to develop the software further to meet the
  needs of potential new users.
- Since a few patches have been languishing committed but unreleased
  for some time, we have identified a need for a new release and
  anticipate one within the next quarter.

## Personnel changes:

- Jeff Trawick having indicated his desire to step down from the role
  of PMC chair, Nick Kew has stepped into that role.
- Currently 67 committers and 40 PMC members.
- Christophe Jaillet was added to the PMC in October.
- Ivan Zhakov joined the team as committer in October.

## Releases:

- No releases in this quarter
- APR 1.5.2, released April 29, 2015
- APR-util 1.5.4, released September 22, 2014
- APR-iconv 1.2.1, released November 26, 2007

## Mailing list activity:

 Traffic has been predominantly of a routine nature.  The increase
 on last quarter is partially down to discussion of the new apr_redis.

- dev@apr.apache.org:
   - 349 subscribers (down -9 in the last 3 months):
   - 66 emails sent to list (43 in previous quarter)

- bugs@apr.apache.org:
   - 21 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
   - 39 emails sent to list (62 in previous quarter)

## Bugzilla Statistics:

- 2 Bugzilla tickets created in the last 3 months
- 2 Bugzilla tickets resolved in the last 3 months

16 Nov 2016

Change the Apache APR Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Jeff
 Trawick (trawick) to the office of Vice President, Apache APR, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Jeff Trawick from the office of Vice President, Apache APR,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache APR
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Nick Kew (niq) as
 the successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Jeff Trawick is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache APR, and

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

21 Sep 2016 [Jeff Trawick / Shane]

## Short version of report:

  No releases, modest activity, effort to add to our roster, effort to
  select a new PMC chair underway

## Description:

  The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
  software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
  to underlying platform-specific implementations.  The sub-projects
  which are released somewhat regularly are APR and APR-util.  In addition,
  the APR-iconv sub-project is commonly used but has not had a release
  since 2007.

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.
 - Expect a proposed resolution soon for changing the PMC chair

## Activity:
 - Commit activity has been low.
 - Mailing list activity has been low.
 - Thirteen unique, non-accidental bugs were opened during the reporting
   period, and two had followup (closure or discussion).

## Health report:
 - This is a mature project, and most of its development activity is
   driven by the needs of the same small number of applications that have
   used it for many years.  The project members are more than able to
   meet the requirements that arise from that use.
 - The needs of the small number of other users are not met very well;
   bug reports languish and mailing list posters may not receive timely
   responses.  The amount of help provided is probably not sufficient
   to serve as encouragement to potential new users of APR.

## PMC/Committer changes:

 - Currently 66 committers and 39 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months, but we expect to send
   an invitation shortly after the board notification time has elapsed
 - Last PMC addition was Yann Ylavic on Wed May 13 2015
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months; an invitation was
   sent during the quarter but was declined
 - Last committer addition was Brian Havard on Wed May 04 2016

## Releases:

 - No releases in this quarter
 - APR 1.5.2, released April 29, 2015
 - APR-util 1.5.4, released September 22, 2014
 - APR-iconv 1.2.1, released November 26, 2007

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@apr.apache.org:
    - 356 subscribers
    - 40 emails sent to list (31 in previous quarter)

 - commits@apr.apache.org:
    - 75 subscribers
    - 46 emails sent to list (38 in previous quarter)

15 Jun 2016 [Jeff Trawick / Marvin]

## Short version of report:

  No releases, no committee/committer changes, modest other activity
  (Same summary as for the March 2016 report)

## Description:

  The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
  software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
  to underlying platform-specific implementations.  The sub-projects
  which are released somewhat regularly are APR and APR-util.  In addition,
  the APR-iconv sub-project is commonly used but has not had a release
  since 2007.

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.
 - APR provided an interim report in May 2016 to address a security
   response issue.

## Activity:
 - Commit activity has been low.
 - Mailing list activity has been very low.
 - Five unique, non-SPAM bugs were opened during the reporting period, and
   four had followup (closure or discussion).

## Health report:
 - This is a mature project, and most of its development activity is
   driven by the needs of the same small number of applications that have
   used it for many years.  The project members are more than able to
   meet the requirements that arise from that use.
 - The needs of the small number of other users are not met very well;
   bug reports languish and mailing list posters may not receive timely
   responses.  The amount of help provided is probably not sufficient
   to serve as encouragement to potential new users of APR.

## PMC/Committer changes:

 - Currently 66 committers and 39 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Yann Ylavic on Wed May 13 2015
 - One committer added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Brian Havard on Wed May 04 2016

## Releases:

 - No releases in this quarter
 - APR 1.5.2, released April 29, 2015
 - APR-util 1.5.4, released September 22, 2014
 - APR-iconv 1.2.1, released November 26, 2007

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@apr.apache.org:
    - 360 subscribers
    - 30 emails sent to list (86 in previous quarter)

 - commits@apr.apache.org:
    - 75 subscribers
    - 34 emails sent to list (59 in previous quarter)

18 May 2016 [Jeff Trawick / Jim]

 The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
 software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
 to underlying platform-specific implementations.  The sub-projects
 which are released somewhat regularly are APR and APR-util.  In addition,
 the APR-iconv sub-project is commonly used but has not had a release
 since 2007.

## Reason for this interim report

 The project did not respond to a vulnerability report from October
 2015 nor did it respond to pings from the security team until this
 week.  The board requested either an out of band report or working with
 the security team on the need to prevent this in the future.  At this
 point in time, the reporter has been contacted and told of the intention
 to improve the code but not to formally mark the issue as a vulnerability,
 and the security team has been made aware of the essence of the rest of
 this report.

## The essence of the problem

 After the reporter's original e-mail there was a small amount of
 discussion, the consensus was that it was not a vulnerability, and there
 was some disagreement on whether certain code should be improved along the
 lines that the reporter suggested, or removed to be more emphatic that APR
 was not promising a certain type of processing in the particular API.

 After one ping from the security team, a flurry of e-mails on the issue
 followed but noone took initiative to propose a summary to send to the
 reporter.  After two more pings from the security team, a PMC member
 proposed a summary to send to the reporter; it was ACKed and sent to
 the reporter cc: security@.  (The summary: not a vulnerability, intention
 to improve the code in the next non-emergency release, contact us again
 if you disagree.)

## Action taken to try to prevent this from happening in the future

 My best guess at the cause of PMC failure is that the lack of severity of
 the issue combined with the fact that a handful of people participated in
 in the e-mail thread led others to believe that the issue was being handled
 -- i.e., most of the PMC did not note the e-mail thread as an issue to
 be concerned with.  Additionally, there was no recognition of the passage
 of time.

 APR had no PMC-level tracking in place to ensure nothing fell through the
 cracks, and no one took enough interest in this particular issue to drive
 it to completion.  I've established a simple tracking mechanism in the APR
 private repository to clearly show the status of outstanding issues.  I
 anticipate that the entire PMC will consider it their shared responsibility
 to ensure that the status of issues is represented there and ignored issues
 raised to the group's attention, even if a relatively small subset is
 working to resolve a particular report.

16 Mar 2016 [Jeff Trawick / Bertrand]

## Short version of report:

  No releases, no committee/committer changes, modest other activity
  (Same summary as for the December 2015 report)

## Description:

  The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
  software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
  to underlying platform-specific implementations.  The sub-projects
  which are released somewhat regularly are APR and APR-util.  In addition,
  the APR-iconv sub-project is commonly used but has not had a release
  since 2007.

## Activity:
 - Commit activity has been modest, though much higher than in the previous
   two quarters even discounting copyright changes.  This brought some small
   features and compatibility with a newer OpenSSL version.
 - Mailing list activity has been relatively low.
 - Six unique bugs were opened during the reporting period, and eight had
   followup (closure or discussion).

## Health report:
 - This is a mature project, and most of its development activity is
   driven by the needs of the same small number of applications that have
   used it for many years.  The project members are more than able to
   meet the requirements that arise from that use.
 - The needs of the small number of other users are not met very well;
   bug reports languish and mailing list posters may not receive timely
   responses.  The amount of help provided is probably not sufficient
   to serve as encouragement to potential new users of APR.

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

## LDAP committee group/Committership changes:

 - Currently 65 committers and 39 LDAP committee group members.
 - No new LDAP committee group members added in the last 3 months
 - Last LDAP committee group addition was Yann Ylavic at Wed May 13 2015
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Christophe Jaillet at Sat Mar 14 2015

## Releases:

 - No releases in this quarter
 - APR 1.5.2, released April 29, 2015
 - APR-util 1.5.4, released September 22, 2014
 - APR-iconv 1.2.1, released November 26, 2007

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@apr.apache.org:
    - 360 subscribers
    - 86 emails sent to list (103 in previous quarter)

 - commits@apr.apache.org:
    - 74 subscribers
    - 59 emails sent to list (9 in previous quarter)

16 Dec 2015 [Jeff Trawick / Rich]

## Short version of report:

  No releases, no committee/committer changes, modest other activity

## Description:

  The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
  software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
  to underlying platform-specific implementations.  The sub-projects
  which are released somewhat regularly are APR and APR-util.  In addition,
  the APR-iconv sub-project is commonly used but has not had a release
  since 2007.

## Activity:
 - Commits have been minuscule.
 - Mailing list activity has been about normal for the project.
 - Five unique bugs were opened during the reporting period, and two had
   followup (closure or discussion).

## Health report:
 - This is a mature project, and most of its development activity is
   driven by the needs of the same small number of applications that have
   used it for many years.  The project members are more than able to
   meet the requirements that arise from that use.
 - The needs of the small number of other users are not met very well;
   bug reports languish and mailing list posters may not receive timely
   responses.  The amount of help provided is probably not sufficient
   to serve as encouragement to potential new users of APR.

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

## LDAP committee group/Committership changes:

 - Currently 65 committers and 39 LDAP committee group members.
 - No new LDAP committee group members added in the last 3 months
 - Last LDAP committee group addition was Yann Ylavic at Wed May 13 2015
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Christophe Jaillet at Sat Mar 14 2015

## Releases:

 - No releases in this quarter
 - APR 1.5.2, released April 29, 2015
 - APR-util 1.5.4, released September 22, 2014
 - APR-iconv 1.2.1, released November 26, 2007

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@apr.apache.org:
    - 360 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 112 emails sent to list (85 in previous quarter)

 - commits@apr.apache.org:
    - 73 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 9 emails sent to list (20 in previous quarter)

16 Sep 2015 [Jeff Trawick / Jim]

## Description:

  The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
  software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
  to underlying platform-specific implementations.  The sub-projects
  which are released somewhat regularly are APR and APR-util.  In addition,
  the APR-iconv sub-project is commonly used but has not had a release
  since 2007.

## Activity:
 - Commits have been low, as is typical in a quarter with no release-
   related activity.
 - Mailing list activity has also been low aside from a discussion about
   future APR 2.0, which has had major structural changes implemented
   (consolidation of APR and APR-util) for a number of years but which
   thus far has not had the developer support to push it towards a release.
 - Six bugs were opened during the reporting period, and only one bug had
   any followup (closure or discussion).

## Health report:
 - This is a mature project, and most of its development activity is
   driven by the needs of the same small number of applications that have
   used it for many years.  The project members are more than able to
   meet the requirements that arise from that use.
 - The needs of the small number of other users are not met very well;
   bug reports languish and mailing list posters may not receive timely
   responses.  The amount of help provided is probably not sufficient
   to serve as encouragement to potential new users of APR.

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

## LDAP committee group/Committership changes:

 - Currently 65 committers and 39 LDAP committee group members.
 - No new LDAP committee group members added in the last 3 months
 - Last LDAP committee group addition was Yann Ylavic at Wed May 13 2015
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Christophe Jaillet at Sat Mar 14 2015

## Releases:

 - No releases in this quarter
 - APR 1.5.2, released April 29, 2015
 - APR-util 1.5.4, released September 22, 2014
 - APR-iconv 1.2.1, released November 26, 2007

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@apr.apache.org:
    - 360 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 85 emails sent to list (135 in previous quarter)

 - bugs@apr.apache.org:
    - 19 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 26 emails sent to list (55 in previous quarter)

17 Jun 2015 [Jeff Trawick / Greg]

## Description:

  The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
  software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
  to underlying platform-specific implementations.  The sub-projects
  which are released somewhat regularly are APR and APR-util.  In addition,
  the APR-iconv sub-project is commonly used but has not had a release
  since 2007.

## Activity:

- Mailing list activity was relatively heavy during discussion of APR
  1.5.2 (released this quarter) but has been minimal since then.

- Commit activity has been low since APR 1.5.2 was released.

- Six bugs were opened during the reporting period, and around
  fifteen bugs had followup (closure or discussion) during the period.
  (A number of these with followup were fixed in APR 1.5.2.)

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

## PMC/Committership changes:

 - Currently 65 committers and 39 PMC members in the project.
 - Yann Ylavic was added to the PMC on Wed May 13 2015
 - Christophe Jaillet was added as a committer on Sat Mar 14 2015

## Releases:

 - 1.5.2 was released on Wed Apr 29 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@apr.apache.org:
    - 357 subscribers (down -2 in the last 3 months):
    - 136 emails sent to list (55 in previous quarter)

 - bugs@apr.apache.org:
    - 19 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 54 emails sent to list (27 in previous quarter)

18 Mar 2015 [Jeff Trawick / Rich]

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
to underlying platform-specific implementations.  The sub-projects
which are released somewhat regularly are APR and APR-util.  In addition,
the APR-iconv sub-project is commonly used but has not had a release
since 2007.

Releases
========
The project has not produced any releases this quarter.  APR 1.5.1 was
released on April 21, 2014.  APR-util 1.5.3 was released on November 18,
2013.

A maintenance release of APR is needed, and should be anticipated this
quarter.  (This is essentially the same statement as in the prior APR
board report; no release was prepared since that report.)

Community
=========
Currently APR has 64 committers and 38 PMC members.

New PMC members: none
The last new PMC member was added in November of 2013.

New committers: none
The last two committers were added in June of 2014.

From reporter.apache.org:

 - dev@apr.apache.org:
    - 360 subscribers (down -5 in the last 3 months):
    - 60 emails sent to list (71 in previous quarter)

 - bugs@apr.apache.org:
    - 18 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 28 emails sent to list (65 in previous quarter)

Activity
========

Mailing list activity has been the lightest in this quarter (thus far) as
in any quarter in the history of the project.  (The same statement was
valid for the previous quarter.)

Commit activity is low.

Seven bugs were opened during the reporting period.  Only one bug has had
any developer followup (closure or discussion) during the period, and only
because the chair noticed a problematic bug report while preparing this
report.

Issues
======
There are no board-level issues at this time.  That being said, project
members should be aware of the need to react more quickly to users, at the
very least to offer encouragement to those submitting patches in hopes of
growing the developer community.

17 Dec 2014 [Jeff Trawick / Doug]

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
to underlying platform-specific implementations.  The sub-projects
which are released somewhat regularly are APR and APR-util.  In addition,
the APR-iconv sub-project is commonly used but has not had a release
since 2007.

Releases
========
The project has not produced any releases this quarter.  APR 1.5.1 was
released on April 21, 2014.  APR-util 1.5.3 was released on November 18,
2013.

A maintenance release of APR is needed, and should be anticipated in
early 2015.

Community
=========
New PMC members: none
The last new PMC member was added in November of 2013.

New committers: none
The last two committers were added in June of 2014.

Six bugs were opened during the reporting period, with some sort
of developer followup (closure or discussion) on four bugs.

Mailing list activity has been the lightest in this quarter (thus far) as
in any quarter in the history of the project.

Development
===========
Nothing to report

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

17 Sep 2014 [Jeff Trawick / Brett]

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
to underlying platform-specific implementations.  The sub-projects
which are released somewhat regularly are APR and APR-util.  In addition,
the APR-iconv sub-project is commonly used but has not had a release
since 2007.

Releases
========
The project has not produced any releases this quarter.  APR 1.5.1 was
released on April 21, 2014.  APR-util 1.5.3 was released on November 18,
2013.

Community
=========
New PMC members: none
The last new PMC member was added in November of 2013.

Two committers were added during the quarter, both existing committers
on other ASF projects:

 Takashi Soto
 Yann Ylavic

Nine bugs were opened during the reporting period, with some sort
of developer followup (closure or discussion) on eight bugs.

Mailing list activity has been very light this quarter, mostly related
to a handful of code issues.

Development
===========
Nothing to report

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

18 Jun 2014 [Jeff Trawick / Sam]

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
to underlying platform-specific implementations.  The sub-projects
which are released somewhat regularly are APR and APR-util.  In addition,
the APR-iconv sub-project is commonly used but has not had a release
since 2007.

Releases
--------
APR 1.5.1 was released on April 21, 2014.  APR-util 1.5.3 was
released on November 18, 2013.

Community
---------
New PMC members: none
The last new PMC member was added in November of 2013.

New committers: none
The last new committer was added in March of 2013.

Seven bugs were opened during the reporting period, with some
sort of developer followup (closure or discussion) on fifteen
bugs.

Mailing list activity has been modest this quarter.  The
most active topics have been APR 1.5.1 release issues, the
new APR 1.6.x branch, and a few potential features.

Development
-----------
A new 1.6.x branch for APR has been created with a handful
of new API features and new memory debugging capabilities.

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

19 Mar 2014 [Jeff Trawick / Brett]

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
to underlying platform-specific implementations.  The sub-projects
which are released somewhat regularly are APR and APR-util.  In addition,
the APR-iconv sub-project is commonly used but has not had a release
since 2007.

Releases:
---------
Nothing was released this quarter.  APR 1.5.0 and APR-util 1.5.3 were
released November 18, 2013.

Community
---------

New PMC members: none
The last new PMC member was added in November of 2013.

New committers: none
The last new committer was added in March of 2013.

Ten bugs were opened during the reporting period, with some
sort of developer followup (closure or discussion) on four bugs.
(Additionally, a number of bugs that had been left open after
being fixed in older releases have been cleaned up.)

Mailing list activity has been very quiet this quarter, with no
release activity and limited discussion of bugs.

Development
-----------
Development has been very light this quarter.

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

18 Dec 2013 [Jeff Trawick / Brett]

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
to underlying platform-specific implementations.  The sub-projects
which are released somewhat regularly are APR and APR-util.  In addition,
the APR-iconv sub-project is commonly used but has not had a release
since 2007.

Releases:
---------
APR 1.5.0 and APR-util 1.5.3 were released November 18, 2013.

Notification was provided that the legacy APR 0.9.x and APR-util
0.9.x branches, last released in 2011 and 1010, have been retired
and will receive no further security patches or releases.  These
branches were used primarily by Apache HTTP Server 2.0.x, which
has also been retired.

Community
---------

New PMC members: Greg Smith

New committers: none
The last new committer was added in March of 2013.

Four bugs were opened during the reporting period, with some
sort of developer followup (closure or discussion) on four bugs.

Mailing list activity has been relative heavy, dominated by
issues being resolved in this quarter's releases.

Development
-----------
Development was relatively heavy during the quarter as several
new features were readied for their first release with APR 1.5.0.
(For comparison, there have not been as many commits during a
quarter since Spring of 2011.)

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

18 Sep 2013 [Jeff Trawick / Brett]

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
to underlying platform-specific implementations.  The sub-projects
which are released somewhat regularly are APR and APR-util.  In addition,
the APR-iconv sub-project is commonly used but has not had a release
since 2007.

Releases
--------
APR 1.4.8 was released on June 21, 2013.  The previous stable
APR-util release was in April of 2013.

The most recent release of the legacy APR 0.9.x branch was in
September of 2011.  The most recent release of the legacy
APR-util 0.9.x branch was in October of 2010.  Both of these
legacy branches were used primarily by Apache HTTP Server 2.0 (retired),
so additional releases of these branches are unlikely.

Community
---------

New PMC members: none
The last new PMC member was added in November of 2011.

New committers: none
The last new committer was added in March of 2013.

About 12 bugs were opened during the reporting period, with some
sort of developer followup (closure or discussion) on 5 bugs.

Mailing list activity has been modest this quarter, dominated by
a couple of Windows-specific issues.

Development
-----------
Activity has been low overall.

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

19 Jun 2013 [Jeff Trawick / Greg]

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
to underlying platform-specific implementations.

Releases
--------
APR-util 1.5.2 was released on April 4, 2013.  A release of APR 1.4.7
was attempted, but a regression was found prior to release and it
was cancelled.  We anticipate that a potential APR 1.4.x release
wlll be tagged soon and prepared for testing.

The previous stable APR release was in February of 2012.

The most recent release of the legacy APR 0.9.x branch was in
September of 2011.  The most recent release of the legacy
APR-Util 0.9.x branch was in October of 2010.

Community
---------

New PMC members: none

New committers: Gregg Smith (avail id gsmith)

About 7 bugs were opened during the reporting period, with some
sort of activity on 29 bugs.

Mailing list activity is very modest though the activity was higher
than normal this quarter due to discussions around two possible
releases.

Development
-----------
Activity has been higher than the last couple of quarters, primarily
consisting of bug fixes for stable releases.

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

20 Mar 2013 [Jeff Trawick / Roy]

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
to underlying platform-specific implementations.

Releases
--------
There have been no new releases during the quarter.  Discussion
has begun around the future next APR-util 1.5.x release.

The previous stable APR release was in February of 2012, and the
previous stable APR-Util release was in October of 2012.

The most recent release of the legacy APR 0.9.x branch was in
September of 2011.  The most recent release of the legacy
APR-Util 0.9.x branch was in October of 2010.

Community
---------
New PMC members or committers: none

Votes for two possible committers are on-going at the time of
this report.

About 13 bugs have been opened during the reporting period, with
4 bugs resolved.  (Progress was made on 3 other bugs.)

Mailing list activity is minimal and is slightly less than in the
previous quarter.

Development
-----------
Activity has been minimal.

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

19 Dec 2012 [Jeff Trawick / Doug]

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
to underlying platform-specific implementations.

Releases
--------
APR-util 1.5.1 was released in October, 2012.  This was a feature-
bearing release since it was the first release from the 1.5.x
branch.  In addition, a number of bugs were fixed.  With this
release, the existing APR-Util 1.4.x branch is unlikely to see
any further activity.

The previous stable APR release was in February of 2012.  The
most recent release of the legacy APR 0.9.x branch was in
September of 2011.  The most recent release of the legacy
APR-Util 0.9.x branch was in October of 2010.

Community
---------
New PMC members or committers: none

About 10 bugs have been opened during the reporting period, with
about 4 bugs resolved.  (Progress was made on a handful of
other bugs.)

Mailing list activity has decreased significantly from the previous
quarter.  (Discussion around the new APR-util 1.5.1 release had
largely completed by the end of the previous quarter.)

Development
-----------
Activity has been minimal.

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

19 Sep 2012 [Jeff Trawick / Bertrand]

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
to underlying platform-specific implementations.

Releases
--------

No new versions have been released this quarter, though APR-util 1.5.1
is currently being tested.  A previous candidate, APR-util 1.5.0, was
not released.

The previous stable APR release was in February of 2012 and the
previous stable APR-util release was in December of 2011.  The
most recent release of the legacy APR 0.9.x branch was in
September of 2011.

Community
---------
New PMC members or committers: none

About 15 bugs have been opened during the reporting period, with
about 7 bugs resolved.

Mailing list activity has decreased from the previous quarter.

Development
-----------
Activity has been moderate compared with recent reporting periods,
with most activity centered around APR-util 1.5.x and preparing
the initial release of that branch.

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

20 Jun 2012 [Jeff Trawick / Bertrand]

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
to underlying platform-specific implementations.

Releases
--------

No new versions have been released this quarter and none are in
progress.  The previous stable APR release was in February of 2012
and the previous stable APR-util release was in December of 2011.
The most recent release of the legacy APR 0.9.x branch was in
September of 2011.

Community
---------
New PMC members or committers: none

About 4 bugs have been opened during the reporting period, with
2 bugs resolved.

Mailing list activity has decreased sharply during the quarter, as
is typical when a new release is not being discussed.

Development
-----------
Activity has been minimal, with a handful of fixes committed to the
stable branches of APR and APR-util.

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

21 Mar 2012 [Jeff Trawick / Jim]

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
to underlying platform-specific implementations.

Releases
--------

apr-util 1.4.1 was in progress at the time of the previous board
report and was released December 15, 2011.  This was the first
release from this branch and introduced several new features,
the most important of which is access to certain crypto capabilities
in other libraries.  The branch had been in development for several
years without a release.  (Subsequent httpd releases switched
from apr-util 1.3.latest to apr-util 1.4.1 for those httpd release
tarballs.)

apr 1.4.6 was released February 14, 2012.  It included various
bug fixes from committers and users.  Notably, it included a change
to the hashing algorithm to randomize hashes.  This was initially
assigned a CVE id, but it is not considered a security fix in APR.
(The change may or may not help resolve a vulnerability in an
application which uses APR.  We are not aware of any such
vulnerabilities at this time.)

The most recent release of the legacy APR 0.9.x branch was in
September 2011.

Community
---------
New PMC members or committers: none

Only 2 bugs have been closed during the reporting period, with
about 12 new ones opened.

Mailing list activity has increased dramatically during the quarter
but has been concentrated on three topics:

* finalization of the apr-util 1.4.1 release
* the apr 1.4.6 release
* hash collision vectors

Development
-----------
Activity has been minimal aside from the three topics listed
previously.

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

21 Dec 2011 [Jeff Trawick / Doug]

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
to underlying platform-specific implementations.

Releases
--------

The first apr-util 1.4.x release is in progress.  The 1.4.x branch
maintains the interfaces of the 1.3.x branch (the stable branch since
June 2008) and introduces several new features, the most important
of which is access to certain crypto capabilities in other libraries.
The branch has been in development for several years without a release.

The active branches had releases in May of this year.  The most
recent release of any branch was of the legacy APR 0.9.x branch in
September 2011.

Community
---------
New PMC members or committers: none

The number of open bugs and enhancement requests has grown slightly
to 138 during the current reporting period, with little developer
activity focused on them, such that the newly opened bugs are mostly
unaddressed.

Mailing list activity has increased dramatically due to the activity
around the apr-util 1.4.x release, but is otherwise very low.

Development
-----------
Activity has been minimal other than resolving issues found while
preparing and testing the apr-util 1.4.x release.

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

21 Sep 2011 [Jeff Trawick / Bertrand]

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project creates and maintains
software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface
to underlying platform-specific implementations.

Releases
--------

Version 0.9.20 of the legacy APR 0.9 series was released September
16, 2011 to deliver a security fix which was already available in
the current series.

(The active branches had releases in May of this year.)

Community
---------
New PMC members or committers: none

The number of open bugs and enhancement requests has grown slightly
to 133 during the current reporting period, with little developer
activity focused on them, such that the newly opened bugs are mostly
unaddressed.

Mailing list activity is relatively low at present.

Development
-----------
Activity has been minimal.

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

15 Jun 2011 [Jeff Trawick / Sam]

Releases
--------

After just over a year with no releases in the current stable APR series,
1.4.4 and 1.4.5 were released in quick succession, first to resolve a
vulnerability affecting some APR applications, then to resolve regressions
in 1.4.4.

The current stable APR-Util series also had two releases in quick
succession -- 1.3.11 and 1.3.12.

Community
---------

New PMC members or committers: none

As of June 10, sixteen bugs and enhancements have been opened during
the current quarter, but the total number of outstanding bugs and
enhancements, 126, is almost exactly the same as last quarter,
indicating that at least a moderate amount of attention is being paid
to these reports.

Mailing list activity has grown significantly since last quarter,
due mostly to a small set of topics which generated a lot of discussion.

Development
-----------

Efforts in support of APR-Util 1.next and APR 2.0 have been revived
in recent weeks.  APR and APR-Util have been largely in maintenance
mode for several years, but there are some new features, as well as
a major packaging change, awaiting release for some time.

Issues
------

There are no board-level issues at this time.

16 Mar 2011 [Jeff Trawick / Jim]

Releases
--------

There have been no releases of APR, APR-util, or APR-iconv in
the last quarter.  It has been nearly a year since the last
release of the current stable branch of APR, and there are a
number of bug fixes awaiting release.

In the last quarter's report, a release of APR was anticipated
by the end of December but that did not take place.  A new release
in the coming quarter will be important.

Community
---------

New PMC members: Stefan Fritsch

New committers:  none

There are no obvious candidates for committership at present, as
the typical contributor, other than current committers, has an
issue or two of interest to them and then disappears.

Approximately 46 feature requests and 75 bug reports are open at
this time, about the same as last quarter.  About 11 of these were
reported in the last six months.

Mailing list activity has diminished significantly since last
quarter, primarily due to the lack of a release to discuss.  In
general, mailing list activity has been low.

Development
-----------

APR and APR-Util are in maintenance mode.  Only a few small
features have been added in the last year, and these have not been
released.  There is no consensus for releasing newer 1.x branches
(where some features have been added) or 2.0 (where some additional
features have been added, and some incompatible changes have been
made).

Issues
------

There are no board-level issues at this time.

15 Dec 2010 [Jeff Trawick / Shane]

Releases
--------

APR 0.9.19 and APR-Util 0.9.19
- Released October 17, 2010; four security issues were among the bug
 fixes.  Two of the security fixes had been available for some time
 as patches.
- These are legacy releases primarily for Apache httpd 2.0.x.

APR-Util 1.3.10
- Released October 4, 2010; two security fixes were among numerous bug
 fixes.  A lot of time was spent with current Bugzilla reports,
 particularly those with patches from the community, prior to this
 release.
- This is the current stable branch.

There are tentative plans for a release of the current APR stable
branch in late December 2010.

Community
---------

New PMC members: Eric Covener
                Rainer Jung

New committer:  Sander Temme

Approximately 45 feature requests and 75 bug reports are open at this
time.  (Last quarter, about five more bug reports were open)

Mailing list activity increased dramatically in October due to
discussions of pending releases.  Otherwise, activity has been lower
than corresponding months in the previous year.

Development
-----------

APR and APR-Util are in maintenance mode.  The last feature change to
APR/APR-Util trunk was in April.

Issues
------

There are no board-level issues at this time.

An ongoing project-level concern is to ensure that adequate attention
is paid to members of the broader community reporting bugs and/or
providing patches.

22 Sep 2010 [Jeff Trawick / Roy]

Releases
--------

There have been no new releases from the APR project in this period.  There
are a handful of fixes ready to release in the current stable branches of
both APR and APR-Util.

Community
---------

New committers: Dan Poirier
 Philip M. Gollucci
 Stefan Fritsch
 Rainer Jung
 Paul J. Reder
 Neil Conway

Of these six, Neil is new to the ASF as a committer, while the others have
been committers on other ASF projects.

Additionally, commit access was offered to another member of the community
-- Kevac Marko -- but no response was received.

This relatively high influx of committers represents a thorough search of
candidates for committership and subsequent discussion among PMC members.

Approxmiately 45 feature requests and 80 bug reports are open at this time.

Mailing list activity has been relatively low for the past four to five
months. (One cause may be that there have been no proposed releases being
discussed or voted on.)

Development
-----------

APR and APR-Util are mostly in maintenance mode.  The bulk of the commits in
this quarter have been for compatibility with more build tool versions or
for general cleanup.

Issues
------

There are no board-level issues at this time.

An ongoing project-level concern is to ensure that adequate attention is
paid to members of the broader community reporting bugs and/or providing
patches.

16 Jun 2010

Change the Apache APR Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Bojan Smojver
 to the office of Vice President, Apache APR, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Bojan Smojver from the office of Vice President, Apache APR,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache APR
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Jeff Trawick as the
 successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Bojan Smojver is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache APR, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Jeff Trawick be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache APR, 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 7C, Change the Apache APR Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

16 Jun 2010 [Bojan Smojver / Brett]

Releases
--------

No new releases of APR and APU in this period.

Community
---------

New committer: Hyrum K. Wright

Change of chair: Bojan Smojver stepped down, Jeff Trawick voted new chair

Development
-----------

APR and APU is mostly in maintenance mode, with commits and patches to the
list addressing various issues.

Issues
------

Change of chair special order.

17 Mar 2010 [Bojan Smojver / Roy]

The activity on the project in the last 3 months (Dec 14 2009 to Mar 15 2010)
was as follows:

APR trunk:        99 commits
APR 1.5.x:        14 commits
APR util 1.5.x:    8 commits
APR 1.4.x:        24 commits
APR util 1.4.x:   10 commits
APR 1.3.x:        19 commits
APR util 1.3.x:    2 commits
APR 0.9.x:         1 commits
APR util 0.9.x:    1 commits
APR iconv trunk:   0 commits
APR iconv 0.9.x:   0 commits
site:              3 commits

Current stable releases of APR are 1.4.2 and 1.3.12, released Jan 26 2010 and
Feb 11 2010, respectively. Legacy release 0.9.18 remained current + 1
security patch.

Current stable release of APR util is 1.3.9, released Aug 6 2009. Legacy
release 0.9.17 remained current + 1 security patch.

Current stable APR iconv release is 1.2.1, released Nov 15 2007.

As of Mar 15 2010, there were 108 APR related bugs outstanding in Bugzilla.

Greg to contact APR about including heath of user and dev community information, etc. in the board reports.

16 Dec 2009 [Bojan Smojver / Brett]

The activity on the project in the last 3 months (Sep 20 2009 to Dec 14
2009) was as follows:

APR trunk:        61 commits
APR 1.5.x:        56 commits*
APR util 1.5.x:   17 commits*
APR 1.4.x:        57 commits
APR util 1.4.x:   16 commits
APR 1.3.x:        30 commits
APR util 1.3.x:   10 commits
APR 0.9.x:         0 commits
APR util 0.9.x:    0 commits
APR iconv trunk:   0 commits
APR iconv 0.9.x:   0 commits
site:             10 commits

* These were copied from 1.4.x recently, so the number of commits
actually reflects mostly activity on the 1.4.x branch.

Current stable release of APR is 1.3.9, released Sep 25 2009. Legacy
release 0.9.18 remained current + 1 security patch.

Current stable release of APR util is 1.3.9, released Aug 6 2009. Legacy
release 0.9.17 remained current + 1 security patch.

Current stable APR iconv release is 1.2.1, released Nov 15 2007.

As of Dec 14 2009, there were 99 APR related bugs outstanding in Bugzilla.

Preparations are under way to release APR and APR util 1.4.x.

Greg indicated that commit rates is not necessary for board reports.

23 Sep 2009 [Bojan Smojver / Geir]

The activity on the project in the last 3 months (Jun 18 2009 to Sep 20
2009) was as follows:

APR trunk:        95 commits
APR util trunk:    0 commits (obsolete)
APR 1.4.x:        32 commits
APR util 1.4.x:   22 commits
APR 1.3.x:        38 commits
APR util 1.3.x:   29 commits
APR 0.9.x:        11 commits
APR util 0.9.x:    6 commits
APR iconv trunk:   0 commits
APR iconv 0.9.x:   0 commits
site:             27 commits

Current stable release of APR is 1.3.8, released Aug 6 2009. Legacy
release 0.9.18 received a security patch for the CVE mentioned below.

Current stable release of APR util is 1.3.9, released Aug 6 2009. Legacy
release 0.9.17 received a security patch for the CVE mentioned below.

Current stable APR iconv release is 1.2.1, released Nov 15 2007.

A security issue has been fixed in the latest round of releases and
patches:

CVE-2009-2412: Overflow in pools and rmm, due to size alignment.

As of Sep 13 2009, there were 88 APR related bugs outstanding in
Bugzilla.

15 Jul 2009 [Bojan Smojver / Justin]

The activity on the project in the last 3 months (Mar 9 2009 to Jun 18
2009) was as follows:

APR trunk:      100 commits
APR util trunk:   2 commits
APR 1.4.x:       10 commits
APR util 1.4.x:  15 commits
APR 1.3.x:       14 commits
APR util 1.3.x:  22 commits
APR 0.9.x:        4 commits
APR util 0.9.x:   8 commits
APR iconv trunk:  0 commits
APR iconv 0.9.x:  0 commits
site:             8 commits

Current stable release of APR is 1.3.5, released Jun 5 2009. Legacy
release 0.9.18 occurred on the same day.

Current stable release of APR util is 1.3.7, released Jun 5 2009. Legacy
release 0.9.17 occurred on the same day.

Current stable APR iconv release is 1.2.1, released Nov 15 2007.

Several security issues have been fixed in the latest round of releases:

CVE-2009-1955: apr-util billion laughs attack
CVE-2009-1956: apr-util single NULL byte buffer overflow
CVE-2009-0023: apr-util heap buffer underwrite

On the development front, the trunk of apr-util has been folded into
apr. From version 2.0 onward, these two will be one and the same
library.

17 Jun 2009 [Bojan Smojver / Justin]

The activity on the project in the last 3 months (Mar 9 2009 to Jun 18
2009) was as follows:

APR trunk:      100 commits
APR util trunk:   2 commits
APR 1.4.x:       10 commits
APR util 1.4.x:  15 commits
APR 1.3.x:       14 commits
APR util 1.3.x:  22 commits
APR 0.9.x:        4 commits
APR util 0.9.x:   8 commits
APR iconv trunk:  0 commits
APR iconv 0.9.x:  0 commits
site:             8 commits

Current stable release of APR is 1.3.5, released Jun 5 2009. Legacy release
0.9.18 occurred on the same day.

Current stable release of APR util is 1.3.7, released Jun 5 2009. Legacy
release 0.9.17 occurred on the same day.

Current stable APR iconv release is 1.2.1, released Nov 15 2007.

Several security issues have been fixed in the latest round of releases:

CVE-2009-1955: apr-util billion laughs attack
CVE-2009-1956: apr-util single NULL byte buffer overflow
CVE-2009-0023: apr-util heap buffer underwrite

On the development front, the trunk of apr-util has been folded into apr. From
version 2.0 onward, these two will be one and the same library.

Justin to pursue a report for APR

18 Mar 2009 [Bojan Smojver / Henning]

The activity on the project in the last 3 months (Dec 9 2008 to Mar 9
2009) was as follows:

APR trunk:      101 commits
APR util trunk:  32 commits
APR 1.4.x:       17 commits
APR util 1.4.x:  27 commits
APR 1.3.x:       13 commits
APR util 1.3.x:  16 commits
APR 0.9.x:        0 commits
APR util 0.9.x:   1 commit
APR iconv trunk:  0 commits
APR iconv 0.9.x:  0 commits
site:             1 commit

Current stable release of APR is 1.3.3, released Aug 14 2008.

Current stable release of APR util is 1.3.4, released Aug 15 2008.

Current stable APR iconv release is 1.2.1, released Nov 15 2007.

APR/APU trunk is now targeting 2.x, a new major version. A new branch, 1.4.x
has been started as well, to cover all desired 1.x features that cannot go
into 1.3.x, due to versioning rules. The 1.3.x. branch received quite a few
bug fixes, many of which were backports from the trunk.

17 Dec 2008 [Bojan Smojver / J Aaron]

The activity on the project in the last 3 months (Sept 9 2008 to Dec 13
2008) was as follows:

APR trunk:       11 commits
APR util trunk:  29 commits
APR 1.3.x:        3 commits
APR util 1.3.x:  16 commits
APR 0.9.x:        2 commits
APR util 0.9.x:   1 commit
APR iconv trunk:  0 commits
APR iconv 0.9.x:  0 commits
site:             1 commit

Current stable release of APR is 1.3.3, released Aug 14 2008.

Current stable release of APR util is 1.3.4, released Aug 15 2008.

Current stable APR iconv release is 1.2.1, released Nov 15 2007.

Apart from regular bug fixing, APR util received DSO handling of db,
gdbm and ndbm drivers.

Aaron to request a community section.

17 Sep 2008 [Bojan Smojver / Greg]

The activity on the project in the last 3 months (June 9 2008 to Sept 9
2008) was as follows:

APR trunk:       29 commits
APR util trunk:  67 commits
APR 1.3.x:       36 commits
APR util 1.3.x:  64 commits
APR 1.2.x:        1 commit
APR util 1.2.x:   0 commits
APR 0.9.x:        3 commits
APR util 0.9.x:   0 commits
APR iconv trunk:  0 commits
APR iconv 0.9.x:  0 commits
site:             5 commits

Current stable release of APR is 1.3.3, released August 14. There was
another release (1.3.2) in this period, on June 23.

Current stable release of APR util is 1.3.4, released August 15. There
was another release (1.3.2) in the period, on June 23.

There were no new APR iconv releases.

The 1.2.x branches of APR/APR util are now obsolete and will not have
any more releases.

In this period the project was mostly busy fixing bugs in releases based
on new stable branches. Talk about the new stable release already
started, with clean compilation on MinGW platform flagged as one of the
goals. And, of course, more bug fixing.

Most recently, new work on apr_crypto implementations based on OpenSSL
and Mozilla NSS has been committed to trunk.

25 Jun 2008

Change the Apache APR Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed William Rowe
 to the office of Vice President, Apache APR, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of William Rowe from the office of Vice President, Apache APR,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache APR
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Bojan Smojver as the
 successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that William Rowe is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache APR, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Bojan Smojver be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache APR, 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 7E, Change the Apache APR Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

25 Jun 2008 [Bill Rowe]

The last quarter was marked by some activity around releasing version 1.3.0
of the apr and apr-util libraries, reflecting new APIs and interfaces.  The
version 1.3.2 was released shortly thereafter to fix a small number of new
bugs and pick up improvements in autoconf / libtool for portability.  This
will likely be followed shortly by another release resolving some warning
message regressions introduced in the more recent flavor of autoconf.

Much of the activity has come from the most recently added new committers.
During this period, covener, henryjen, issac, tdonovan were added as new
committers to apr.  There were no changes to the PMC roster in this period.

However, Will Rowe decided it's time to step back from chairing this PMC,
and focus on coding at APR, and on his board and committee responsibilities
at other areas of the foundation.  Bojan Smojver was nominated and ratified
as the new chair by a vote of 14 in favor and none against.  Ref. List-ID
<private.apr.apache.org>, Thread <485AF04B.6060408@apache.org>.  The project
respectfully requests that the board install Bojan as VP, APR Project at the
coming meeting.

There are no other issues requiring board attention at this time.

19 Mar 2008 [Bill Rowe]

Activity on the APR project has been very quiet this past quarter.
There has been relatively little bugzilla or dev forum traffic,
relatively little commit activity, and no releases nor activity
towards a release since Nov '07 (reflecting the general stability
of the project at this time).  No committee members or committers
have changed in this period.

Some proposals for new APIs are being floated; since APR is consumer
driven (by projects that have adopted it), this likely reflects a quiet
period from its users development goals.

The APR project is in compliance with the Crypto policy, has been subject
to this, and is exporting socket encryption wrappers in the development
'trunk' of the apr-util subproject (not yet shipped within a release).

19 Dec 2007 [Bill Rowe]

 Activity has picked up since the previous board report.  For the period
 Sept through Nov, we had some 365 commits to the core apr, apr-util and
 apr-iconv trunks by 19 active committers, many maintenance commits on
 the legacy branches, and some 15 APR and 8 APR-util bugs were resolved
 this period, with some 24 open bugs remaining.  There were new 1.2
 maintenance releases of all three libraries, and an 0.9 apr maintenance
 release in this period.

 No significant pressure has occurred to push to the next 1.3 or 2.0
 release, although several new API issues were raised and several patches
 have been committed and others are under consideration at this time.

 No new committers were added this past quarter.

 Twelve individuals who had committed in the past 12 months were nominated
 and invited to participate in the PMC.  Of these, eight accepted and were
 added to the committee roster.  They are Davi Arnaut, Jean-Frederic Clere,
 Max Bowsher, Martin Kraemer, Mladen Turk, Rüdiger Pluem, Guenter Knauf
 and Bojan Smojver.

 Chuck Murco left the committee as emeritus, while Ben Laurie, Jim Blandy,
 and Ralf Engelschall were removed from the roster after no response to
 requests confirming their ongoing participation in the PMC.  This had no
 impact on their commit status; the request had the additional benefit of
 identifying one lost PMC member who since rejoined the pmc list, while
 Ralf has begun committing again, reaffirming the idea that it never hurts
 to just ask.

Approved by General Consent.

19 Sep 2007 [Bill Rowe]

It seems that this report again coincides with new releases. Immediately
following our June report, apr 1.2.9/0.9.14, apr-util 1.2.8/0.9.13 and
apr-iconv 1.2.0 were all released smoothly as expected.

This month, APR 1.2.11/0.9.16, and APR-util 1.2.10/0.9.15 libraries were
released.  Both were re-rolled after the first try to pick up heavy activity
around the regression tests and to accommodate some of the platform tweaks.
Two interesting tweaks in the recent release may have interesting side
effects; APR determined to respect Mac OS/X's claim to handle only utf-8
filenaming conventions (as their UI, Aqua does) while on Win32 the process
creation was tweaked to mirror Unix's behavior for pipe inheritance and
therefore avoid leaking handles (in fact this leveraged the implementation
in OS2's APR code).  Apparently some third party libraries are negatively
impacted by this second adjustment, since they had relied on the side effects
of the old Win32-only behavior.  Work is in progress and a dialog is ongoing
to address those users concerns and provide them an alternate behavior which
is portable.

From June to date in September, we had some 12 commits to apr-iconv/trunk,
64 commits to apr-util/trunk and 97 commits to apr/trunk (the future 1.3
or 2.0 version and first stop of all bug fixes on their way to a release
branch), by 14 active committers, many maintenance commits on the legacy
branches.  From early July through early August the bugs were brought down
to some 25 open incidents at a time, since then this has crept back up to
to the low 30's, below the previous average.  Some 36 bugs were closed,
and 6 tagged needing feedback, leaving 16 active bugs and 4 stale bugs
looking for some resolution.

Nothing much to report on community activity, two committers were added
in this period, davi and rpluem, both of whom were then active in this
period.  One request for commit karma was returned to the requester, with
a counter-request for that individual to submit patches.  Based on those,
they would be considered again for commit access at a later date.  This was
in contrast to an earlier policy, which brought in httpd, svn and similar
users with minimal scrutiny, if they came from any sibling community.  It
seems that policy may no longer fit the apr pmc's wishes, so I would expect
all commit karma moving forwards will follow the typical route of accepting
patches, granting committer status to frequent patch submitters, and then
considering active committers for PMC membership.

Approved by General Consent.

20 Jun 2007 [William Rowe Jr]

 Activity has been slow/steady since the previous board report.  For the
 period March through May, we had some 75 commits to trunk (the future 1.3
 or 2.0 version) by 11 active committers, many maintenance commits on the
 legacy branches, and some 25 APR, 3 APR-iconv and 10 APR-util bugs were
 resolved this period, with some 37 open bugs remaining.  There were no new
 releases in that period.  (Three packages were tagged in June for release
 votes - still ongoing.)

 No significant interest/pressure has occurred to push to the next 1.3 or
 2.0 release.  By APR versioning rules, 2.0 occurs once there is action
 to fix broken ABI or naming convention issues which render the libraries
 incompatible, and this isn't foreseen at this time.  It's very possible
 that either httpd or another consuming project will be the driving factor
 for development of, and for shipping the next version.  Prior to releasing
 1.3 or 2.0, the md4/md5 code license issue raised by the BSD project is
 the only apparent showstopper (RSA license grant).  The project welcomes
 appropriate patches to resolve that.

 Three committers were added, fuankg, davi and rpluem.  There were no new
 PMC members added, and this is a yellow-flag that the project should now
 be considering PMC nominations.  Garrett, as mentioned in March, did step
 down from the Chair of the APR project, and the project members thank him
 for his service and dedication as Chairman.

 As an incoming project chair, I was able to take advantage of Sally's
 Media Training in Amsterdam, and strongly encourage the board to convince
 her to repeat this, and find the funding to make it happen, at future
 ApacheCon events for our PRC members, project chairman, as well as other
 ASF contributors as space permits.  I believe it's a win for our projects
 to gain some of her insight into communicating with the technical press.

Approved by General Consent.

25 Apr 2007

Change the Apache Portable Runtime Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Garrett
 Rooney to the office of Vice President, Apache Portable Runtime
 Project, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Garrett Rooney from the office of Vice President, Apache
 Portable Runtime Project;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Garrett Rooney is relieved
 and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache Portable Runtime Project, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that William A. Rowe, Jr. be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Portable Runtime
 Project, 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 6A, Apache Portable Runtime Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote.

28 Mar 2007 [Garrett Rooney / Sander]

Life in APR land continues along as usual.  There is the usual amount
of mailing list discussion and bug fixing, with no major flame wars.
While various people have had discussions about directions for the
next major version of the library there has been no large scale
attempts to move beyond discussions at this time.

In personnel issues the PMC voted to give Guenter Knauf commit access,
although at this time he has not yet replied to the invite (which was
just recently sent).  Also the PMC chair has decided to step down due
to time issues, and the project is in the process of nominating a
replacement.  Expect a resolution to change the chair in time for next
months board meeting.

The only other issue of consequence remains the md4/md5 code license
issue, which has stalled due to the fact that the person who brought
the issue to our attention has not had the time to finish his code
contribution that would resolve the problem.  This will certainly need
to be dealt with before another release can occur, but nobody seems to
have risen to the occasion at this time.

Henri asked if the md5 code been pulled from svn or if it was still in place. Sander noted that it was still there, after all, the md5 code has been in APR (and previous) for a very long time, so if there were issues, we would have expected to hear about it by now.

Approved by General Consent.

17 Jan 2007 [Garrett Rooney / Dirk]

Just a quick update this month on the status of the RSA md4/md5 issue,
as requested.  Discussions regarding the issue with the md4/md5 code
seem to indicate that we will have to remove the code.  Asking RSA for
an additional grant seems unlikely to be useful due to the fact that
they've already issued an IPR statement which seems to be not free
enough from our perspective and rather final:

http://www.ietf.org/ietf/IPR/RSA-MD-all

With that in mind work has started on a solution to this based on the
research done by Roy on the alternative implementations out there.  It
looks like we'll probably want to go with the dovecot implementation,
as it covers more of our needs and has already had much of the
integration work done.  For more details see current posts to the
associated mailing list threads on dev@apr.a.o.  Hopefully this will
be resolved in the very near future as soon as some technical issues
with the patch can be worked out.

There are no other issues requiring board attention at this time.

Approved by General Consent.

20 Dec 2006 [Garrett Rooney / Henri]

APR currently has a few legal issues that need to be resolved, but
other than that there are no issues that currently require the board
attention.

Since the last board report we released APR 1.2.8 and 0.9.13, two bug
fix releases that as far as I can tell have been well received, with
no catastrophic problems being found post-release.  There has also
been the usual series of bug fixes and new patches, but there has been
no substantial work towards a new major version or anything of that
sort.  While people have ideas for what an APR 2.0 would do, actual
coding work seems to be hung up waiting on someone having a burning
need for one of these new features, so APR 1.x seems to be APR 2.x's
biggest enemy.  It works well enough for what people require.

There have been no new committers added, and no changes to the
membership of the PMC.

In the legal realm we still have the Crypto notification paperwork to
file.  I will be taking care of that this weekend, and I wish to make
it clear that it's solely my fault that it's taken this long to get
finished.

Additionally, in October some questions were raised about the legality
of the MD4/MD5 code we currently have in our tree (and have had for
approximately 10 years).  Looking over the mailing list archives there
appears to be some lack of consensus as to what needs to happen,
although there are a number of people who feel we need clarification
from RSA about the issue.  I plan to reread the mailing list threads
and post a summary to the list asking for input as to the proper
approach to take.  Note that there is also an alternative
implementation that we may be able to use, but it seems kind of scary
to replace such old and well tested code.

The only other issue currently facing the APR project remains the fact
that there are few active developers, and keeping on top of patches
and whatnot can be difficult.  Specifically, we have some fairly large
contributions (the one that sticks out in my mind is the apr
threadpool stuff) that have not yet been integrated simply because of
a lack of interested developers with suitable free time.  I hope this
issue will work itself out over time as more new developers present
themselves.

Greg suggested that they submit a short report in January regarding potential solutions for the MD4/MD5 problem. One possible suggestion was whether they should ask RSA for a grant.

Approved by General Consent.

20 Sep 2006 [Garrett Rooney / Cliff]

Things have been largely quiet in APR since the last board report.

The only issues currently requiring board attention are legal in
nature.  We are still waiting for resolution on the third party code
policy, as well as on the new policies for dealing with crypto code.
Details on both of these issues appeared in the last board report, and
little has changed since then as we are in a holding pattern until the
VP of Legal Affairs finalizes the policies.

Since the last report Ian Holsman resigned from the PMC, citing his
lack of activity in APR over the past year.  He will of course be
welcomed back should there he wish to return at any point in the
future.

We have had a few people proposed for commit access, but there was a
lack of sufficient support to justify granting it.  I intend to make a
pass through the various people who have been nominated over the past
6 months or so soon, to see if any of them have contributed further
and deserve to be brought up again, so hopefully by the next board
report we'll have some new committers and PMC members to talk about.

On the technical front, there continues to be a fairly steady stream
of minor features and bug fixes.  Most new feature work continues to
be in the DBD code in APR-Util, although that seems to have slowed
slightly lately.

There have been no new releases, but it appears that people are
starting to talk about doing some from our current release branches
(0.9.x and 1.2.x) in the near future.

Justin asked if we could relay a timeframe for crypto/3rd party policies? Greg said that he noted that the legal report says crypto policy doc available? Cliff calrified that the crypto policy has been done and will follow up with APR.

Approved by General Consent

19 Jul 2006 [Garrett Rooney / Justin]

Since our last report the APR project has been progressing largely as
usual.  There has been activity in a few areas, along with a little
reshuffling of the committers and PMC, along with one release.

The only issues I am aware of that require the board's attention are
legal related.

First, we are still awaiting finalized versions of the third party
code licensing policy, and although we are unaware of any problems
with the current draft policies it would be awfully nice to get them
officially finalized.

Second, work has begun on an addition to APR-Util that provides an SSL
socket abstraction.  This will mean that we are for the first time
shipping code that depends on cryptographic libraries, and will have
to learn the current best practices for dealing with that.  At the
moment, the current plan is to use whatever the HTTP Server project is
doing as a template for our handling of this issue, but an ASF wide
"way to deal with this stuff" would certainly be nice to have.

On the personel front, Nick Kew was added to the PMC, Bojan Smojver
was voted in as a committer for his work on the DBD portions of
APR-Util, and Brian Pane resigned from the PMC due to a lack of time
to work on APR.  He will, of course, be welcomed back should he decide
to become active again.

One thing to note regarding new committers/PMC members is that we are
finding that much of our new activity is in the DBD library in
APR-Util, which is making it somewhat hard to elect new committers due
to the lack of PMC members who are actively involved in that work.
I'm sure this is a problem that will work itself out as new PMC
members emerge from that part of the project.

We have also had two releases since the last report, APR/APR-Util
1.2.7 and APR/APR-Util 0.9.12.  These were entirely bug fix releases,
mainly needed to fix build issues on Win32/Netware, and there were no
new features included.

Other than that, activity on the mailing lists seems reasonable, we're
getting a fair amount of activity originating from users of the
project, and all seems to generally be well in APR land.

The board noted the request for third party licensing policy, and the ssl (crypto) policy. Justin reported that they are working on this with Cliff and that there probably isn't really anything for Board to do now. Cliff mentioned that much progress on crypto issue since last month's report has been made

Approved by General Consent

27 Jun 2006 [Garrett Rooney / Justin]

Since our last report the APR project has been progressing largely as
usual.  There has been activity in a few areas, along with a little
reshuffling of the committers and PMC, along with one release.

The only issues I am aware of that require the board's attention are
legal related.

First, we are still awaiting finalized versions of the third party
code licensing policy, and although we are unaware of any problems
with the current draft policies it would be awfully nice to get them
officially finalized.

Second, work has begun on an addition to APR-Util that provides an SSL
socket abstraction.  This will mean that we are for the first time
shipping code that depends on cryptographic libraries, and will have
to learn the current best practices for dealing with that.  At the
moment, the current plan is to use whatever the HTTP Server project is
doing as a template for our handling of this issue, but an ASF wide
"way to deal with this stuff" would certainly be nice to have.

On the personel front, Nick Kew was added to the PMC, Bojan Smojver
was voted in as a committer for his work on the DBD portions of
APR-Util, and Brian Pane resigned from the PMC due to a lack of time
to work on APR.  He will, of course, be welcomed back should he decide
to become active again.

One thing to note regarding new committers/PMC members is that we are
finding that much of our new activity is in the DBD library in
APR-Util, which is making it somewhat hard to elect new committers due
to the lack of PMC members who are actively involved in that work.
I'm sure this is a problem that will work itself out as new PMC
members emerge from that part of the project.

We have also had two releases since the last report, APR/APR-Util
1.2.7 and APR/APR-Util 0.9.12.  These were entirely bug fix releases,
mainly needed to fix build issues on Win32/Netware, and there were no
new features included.

Other than that, activity on the mailing lists seems reasonable, we're
getting a fair amount of activity originating from users of the
project, and all seems to generally be well in APR land.

Tabled due to time constraints.

15 Mar 2006 [Garrett Rooney / Ben]

Just to get it out of the way, the only issue in APR that currently
requires board attention is the forthcoming licensing policy.
Anything that can be done to get the policy finalized would be greatly
appreciated, as dealing with licensing issues (see the section later
in this report concerning GDBM and Berkeley DB) without an official
policy to refer to is rather difficult.  That said, I'm sure
everything that can be done in that department is being done, so just
keep doing what you're doing.  On with the rest of the report.

Since it's last board report the APR project has been through a few
small changes.

As noted in our last report, our former PMC chair, Cliff Woolley,
stepped down and he has now been replaced by a new chair, Garrett
Rooney.

We voted to give commit access to Max Bowsher.  His paperwork has made
it's way through the system, and he has now been set up with his
commit access.  A few other developers were nominated for commit
access, and one committer has been nominated for PMC membership, but
those votes are still ongoing at this time.  It seems that there has
been an upswing in contributions from the APR community recently, so
it seems likely that in the near future we will be able to recruit
some more active developers from these new contributors.

We made several attempts to release new versions off of our 0.9.x and
1.2.x branches, but a variety of problems were found at the last
minute preventing them from being made publicly available.  On the
bright side, those releases spurred a few developers into making a
number of fixes, so hopefully a new set of releases will be available
soon.

There have been a few debates on the development list concerning what
sort of software is suitable for inclusion in APR and APR-Util.
Specifically, there was some concern from a few people about the
memcache client code that was added to APR-Util fairly recently.
While most APR developers thought it was sufficiently small and useful
to warrant inclusion, there were others who felt that it was not
suitable for inclusion in a portable runtime because unlike other
systems (APR-Util's DBM or DBD layers, for example) it only works with
a single server implementation and doesn't allow you to write code
that portably makes use of multiple cache implementations.  The
conflict has resolved itself on its own, by virtue of the fact that
another server using the memcache client protocol has appeared, but
the issue of what is suitable to include in APR/APR-Util and what is
not is clearly one that will require more discussion among the
developers.

The other significant issue has been with our handling of the various
DBM libraries the APR-Util DBM code links against.  For some time we
have had the ability to link against Berkeley DB and GDBM, which are
under the SleepyCat license and the GPL, respectively.  After reading
the initial drafts of the proposed ASF licensing policy it seemed
clear that the default behavior of the build system with regard to
determining which libraries to link against should change, avoiding
linking against anything with a viral license unless the user
specifically requested it.  These changes have been made, and are
simply awaiting a release.  It's important to note that legally
speaking we have always been in the clear, as we have never been
distributing Berkeley DB or GDBM ourselves, but it was felt that it
was too easy for users to end up inadvertantly linking against
libraries with unwelcome license requirements, and thus the change in
behavior.

Approved by General Consent.

18 Jan 2006

Change the Chair of the Apache Portable Runtime Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Cliff
 Woolley to the office of Vice President, Apache Portable
 Runtime Project, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the
 resignation of Cliff Woolley from the office of Vice President,
 Apache Portable Runtime Project;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Cliff Woolley is relieved
 and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the
 office of Vice President, Apache Portable Runtime Project, and

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Garrett Rooney be
 and hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache
 Portable Runtime Project, 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.

 Resolution 6A, a Resolution to Change the Chair of the Apache
 Portable Runtime Project from Cliff Woolley to Garrett Rooney
 was approved by Unanimous Consent.

18 Jan 2006 [Cliff Woolley / Greg]

This quarter, we added a new PMC member: Colm MacCarthaigh.  David
Reid has asked to step down from the PMC, citing a lack of time for
contribution.  Following suit, I (Cliff Woolley) have just notified
the PMC of my intention to step down as well for the same reason.  I
have asked them for nominations for a replacement PMC Chair.  I will
remain active and in the post until such time as a new Chair is
selected and approved by the board, at which time I will convert my
PMC membership to emeritus status.

Fortunately, with the new blood coming on board as of late, progress
is still being made.  APR 1.2.2 and APR-util 1.2.2 were released this
quarter.  Also, the HTTP Server Project shipped a new version of
httpd, which had the side effect of bringing the APR 1.0+ API into
potentially much broader visibility.

Approved by General Consent.

6. Special Orders

21 Dec 2005 [Cliff Woolley / Ben]

No report received or submitted. Ben to contact Cliff regarding status.

21 Sep 2005 [Cliff Woolley / Sander]

This quarter in APR-land, we added Garrett Rooney as a new PMC member
and Colm MacCarthaigh as a new committer.  APR and APR-util 1.2.1 were
released in mid-August; versions 1.2.0 were not released due to a
showstopper bug on win32 (if I recall correctly).

We seem to be getting a reasonably steady stream of people coming
through sending in patches and reporting bugs, so I consider that to
be a good thing.

Approved by General Consent.

22 Jun 2005 [Cliff Woolley]

Not much news this quarter in APR.  No new releases, though there
has been a bit of discussion in the last week or so about pushing
out a new point release to get some bug fixes out to our end users.

Paul Querna was added as a new PMC member immediately after last
quarter's reporting cycle.  No new committers this quarter.

We haven't made a final decision yet on the ultimate disposition
of the apr-iconv subproject, which as I mentioned last quarter is
under debate.

Approved by General Consent.

30 Mar 2005 [Cliff Woolley]

NO SUBMITTED REPORT

No submitted report.

15 Dec 2004 [Cliff Woolley]

ApacheCon was particularly good for the APR project (and several
others apparently) this year.  In previous quarters we reported
somewhat of a stagnation of the project, but that we hoped that
some of the new committers we were bringing in would help to
freshen up the overall level of interest in the project.  That
has indeed proved true, but furthermore, getting all of us
together and having us duke it out over several days' worth of
friendly but very heated lunchtime discussions has served to
re-ignite the spark of interest that has historically kept this
group motivated.

In the time during and since the 'Con, we have migrated to
Subversion, brought in a couple of more new committers, released
APR 0.9.5 and 1.0.1, and begun the process of moving toward
either APR 1.1.x or 2.0.x (the latter might be necessary due to
versioning rules and some problems that were discovered recently
in our 64-bit ABI).

We feel that it would be in the best interests of this and other
projects if "mini-hackathons" could be held several times per
year -- these would be informal (likely project-specific)
gatherings of people who are within reasonable geographical
proximity of each other to allow them to just Get Things Done.
While decisions would still be made on the mailing list as
always, it's amazing what a difference being in the same room
makes in terms of lowering the latency in big debates and in
terms of keeping people focused on big coding endeavors.  These
sessions could perhaps be hosted at the offices of some of the
project members involved so that overhead is minimal.  To the
extent that the board can facilitate such events (without having
them turn into full-fledged conferences requiring the
intervention of 3rd-party planners), that would quite likely be
worthwhile.

Apache APR Project report approved as submitted by general consent.

22 Sep 2004 [Cliff Woolley]

A few new committers on the APR project this quarter; no
particular problems to report.

The only real news item this month in the APR Project is that
APR 1.0.0 was finally released on September 1, 2004!  Many of
us still haven't gotten back from the party.  :)

Approved by General Consent.

23 Jun 2004 [Cliff Woolley]

The APR project has several new committers this quarter, which
we hope is helping to alleviate the "falling-through-the-cracks"
problems we reported last quarter.

Work continues on test suite improvements, and David Reid has
been helpful in pushing through toward a 1.0 release candidate.

No new-subprojects or new problems to report.  The biggest
remaining hurdle is still the "it has to be perfect" syndrome,
which we are attempting to actively combat.

Getting close to 1.0 release. No other comments.

17 Mar 2004 [Cliff Woolley]

A few things to report in the APR project this quarter.  First,
by popular demand we are releasing an 0.9.5 release (the T&R
process is ongoing as of the time of this writing).  At the same
time, we are splitting HEAD into an APR_1_0 branch (as we
reported we would in our last report).  We had originally done
this at ApacheCon but then backed it out for short-term
convenience... we probably should have just left it in as
a forcing function.  Oh well.

That brings up the second and more important point, however,
which is that we've had trouble lately with new contributors
to our project finding more and more frequently that their
submissions (by way of email) go unanswered.  No one has the
time.  We recognize this as more of a social problem than a
technical one, but it's one that we're seeking both social
and technical solutions for.  Several suggestions have been
made on the PMC mailing list, and we will be following up
on them.  We'll keep the board up-to-date on whatever corrective
action we take -- surely this problem is not unique to our
project.

No new sub-projects this quarter.  No *new* committers or PMC
members this quarter, though we did welcome back Ryan Bloom
as a re-activated (no longer emeritus) committer.

Approved by General Consent.

21 Jan 2004 [Cliff Woolley]

Substantial progress toward APR 1.0 was made at ApacheCon, though
it's, yet again, not quite there yet.  We spent a good deal of
time ripping out deprecated API's, but in the process found a few
remaining dependencies on them and thus could not release as
quickly as we wanted.  But at least progress is being made, so
overall it's been a good quarter.

APR 1.1 will become HEAD for new development soon, with APR 1.0
being finished on a branch.

No new subprojects or particular problems to report... as with
last quarter, APR continues to be relatively controversy-free.

The report, as noted in Attachment I, was approved by General Consent.

17 Sep 2003 [Cliff Woolley]

We have reached a big milestone in the APR project: we finally
tagged away APR 0.9 as a branch (to maintain compatibility with
existing applications, e.g. httpd 2.0) and have begun the
removal of all deprecated APIs and some final related cleanups
prior to APR 1.0.  httpd 2.1 has been ported to the APR 1.0
API and will continue to follow our latest developments.

We hope to begin tagging release candidates for APR 1.0 within
the next week or two, with a final release likely to be ready
sometime close to ApacheCon.

The apr-serf sub-project has been officially handed off to the
Apache Commons Project.

No new subprojects or particular problems to report... as with
last quarter, APR continues to be relatively controversy-free.

Approved by General Consent.

25 Jun 2003

It has been a relatively slow quarter for the Apache Portable
Runtime Project, with most of our effort focusing on maintenance,
bug fixes, and performance tweaks.  This is to be expected,
of course, since we have spent the last year stabilizing our
codebase and API for a 1.0 release of our library.

We have been pleased to see a further increase in the quantity
and quality of contributions from various third parties.  This
would seem to indicate further interest and acceptance of our
project within the development community.

The stemming of the tide of major changes is indicative of the
fact that our stabilization period has been successful and that
now is the time to press forward and get version 1.0 out the
door; that will likely be the focus of our project in the
upcoming quarter.

19 Mar 2003 [Cliff Woolley]

The APR Project is finally nearing a 0.9.2 release.  This will allow us to
make the final changes in our API prior a 1.0 release (which should follow
in the near future) while minimizing headaches for our sister projects
(e.g., httpd).

Since our last report, we have finalized our new mission statement by
unanimous vote of the Project Management Committee.  The new statement is
as follows:

 The mission of the APR project is to create and maintain software
 libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface to
 underlying platform-specific implementations.  The primary goal is
 to provide an API to which software developers may code and be
 assured of predictable if not identical behaviour regardless of
 the platform on which their software is built, relieving them of
 the need to code special-case conditions to work around or take
 advantage of platform-specific deficiencies or features.

. By general consent, this report was recorded as entered and approved.

18 Dec 2002 [Cliff Woolley]

The APR Project continues to press toward a 1.0 release.  Our most recent
"official alpha" (0.9.1) was released at roughly the time of our last
report; since then, we have introduced versioning and backward-
compatibility guidelines and have been stabilizing our API.

Also at the time of our last report, we were in the process of redefining
our mission statement (which is still being fine-tuned) and of electing a
new PMC Chair (this is my first report in that role).

As a side note, we wish to congratulate our outgoing Chair on the
Thanksgiving-day birth of his daughter, Abby.  The entire family is doing
well.

We are in the process of building a comprehensive test suite to ensure
cross-platform consistency, and this combined with user reports have
helped us to shake out a number of pre-1.0 bugs.

Given the increasing number of user bug reports and API inquiries, the
project seems to be gaining wider interest throughout the development
community; http://apr.apache.org/projects.html now lists a several
significant applications besides just HTTPD and Subversion that are using
APR, and there are several other projects that have expressed an interest
in doing so.

16 Oct 2002

Reestablish Apache Portable Runtime Project

    The following resolution was proposed:

    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 Apache
    Portable Runtime (APR) products, for distribution at no charge
    to the public.

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

    RESOLVED, that the APR PMC be and hereby is responsible
    for the creation and maintenance of software related to the APR
    software product based on software licensed to the Foundation;
    and be it further

    RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and hereby are
    appointed to serve as the members of the APR PMC.

        Greg Ames         Aaron Bannert       Jim Blandy
        Ryan Bloom        Branko Cibej        Ken Coar
        Ralf Engelschall  Justin Erenkrantz   Brian Fitzpatrick
        Karl Fogel        Brian Havard        Ian Holsman
        Jim Jagielski     Ben Laurie          Chuck Murcko
        Brian Pane        David Reid          Bill Rowe
        Wilfredo Sanchez  Sascha Schumann     Greg Stein
        Bill Stoddard     Sander Striker      Ben Collins-Sussman
        Jeff Trawick      Cliff Woolley

    WHEREAS, the membership of the APR PMC have nominated
    Cliff Woolley to serve as chair of the APR PMC; and

    WHEREAS, the current chair of the APR PMC, Ryan Bloom,
    has resigned his position as Vice President, APR, in favor of
    Cliff Woolley's appointment to that position.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Cliff Woolley be and
    hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, APR,
    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.

 By Unanimous Vote, the above Resolution reestablishing the Apache
 Portable Runtime Project, was passed.

18 Sep 2002 [Ryan Bloom]

The APR project has continued to make progress over the last year.  We are
nearing our first release, and we are working to get our release process
correct.  Our source code base is growing, and since the last STATUS
report, we have added apr-serf, a portable HTTP-client library.

There are a couple of important votes underway in the PMC.  First, we are
electing a new PMC Chair, although I have volunteered to remain in the
position until a new is elected.  Also, we are currently in the process of
redefining our mission statement.  There are a number of opinions about
what our goals should be, and we are trying to come to consensus now.

Recently, we had a bit of a shake-up with the El-Kabong donation from
Covalent.  We have decided to respect Jon Travis' wishes and not use the
code.

see Attachment F