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Royale

19 Sep 2018 [Harbs / Bertrand]

## DESCRIPTION
Apache Royale is a new implementation of the principles of Apache Flex but
designed for JavaScript runtimes instead of Adobe Flash/AIR runtimes.  Apache
Royale is designed to improve developer productivity in creating applications
for wherever Javascript runs, including browsers as well as Apache Cordova
applications, Node, etc.

## ISSUES
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## RELEASES
- Apache Royale 0.9.2 was released on March 16 2018.
- Apache Royale 0.9.4 in progress.

## ACTIVITY
- No releases this quarter.  Releases have been stalled by a combination of
  factors. One is that someone volunteered to be the RM and had not released
  Royale before and ran into configuration issues. Another is that so many new
  files were added that the Maven SCM plugin would not work correctly. Another
  is that there is a disagreement about the organization of files in the
  release. There has been a lot of work done to resolve this disagreement and
  it looks like we are close to resolving it. It looks like the Maven plugin
  has been fixed so hopefully we will release soon.
- Lots of progress on a new default look (component set) for Royale apps.
- Lots of progress on migrating a large Flex app to Royale. A new "Flex
  Emulation" component set is being worked on to ease migrations.
- New names are showing up on the mailing list asking about Royale.
- The owner of an ActionScript code base that doesn't use Flex is attempting
  to use the Royale Compiler to cross compile his code to JavaScript.
- There have been a number of blog posts on using Royale. They seem to be well
  received.
- We are using Disqus for blog comments. It seems to help engagement. We were
  not able to figure out how to get comments sent to the @dev list.
- We had huge activity on Social Networks, trying to inform about what is
  happening in Apache Royale as we progress in the project. We think is
  important to do this so people outside the project, not following in a daily
  basis could get a notion of how we are doing. The numbers here are the
  following:
    - Twitter got 375 followers since we open the account, and we are getting
      around 30 likes when we post something, and between 10 to 20 retweets,
      showing interest in what we're doing.
    - Facebook gets 97 likes to the page and we are getting around 10-15
      interactions (likes) and some comments, showing interest in Apache
      Royale. We took advantage of a promo in Facebook that allowed us to
      promote Apache Royale during 1 month (5 Jun - 5 July). We spend 1€ per
      day during 30 days, during that time we reached 34.879 People and had
      6.943 Interactions.
    - Google Plus, we post here as well but seem this social networks gets few
      interactions and seems not widely used by our target users.
    - We started a LinkedIn Group where 113 people joined in no time since
      opened. Groups in LinkedIn used to be watched by many people but remains
      silent most of the time, although it seems the way most of LinkedIn
      groups work.

## COMMUNITY
- Alina Kazi was added as committer on April 26 2018.
- No new PMC Members yet
- Two new contributors being watched to be committers.

## Mailing list activity:
 User lists subscribers continue to grow.  Fewer emails to read, but still a
 lot of emails.

 - users@royale.apache.org:
    - 69 subscribers (up 9 in the last 3 months):
    - 181 emails sent to list (610 in previous quarter)

 - dev@royale.apache.org:
    - 76 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 1391 emails sent to list (1614 in previous quarter)

20 Jun 2018 [Harbs / Brett]

## DESCRIPTION
Apache Royale is a new implementation of the principles of Apache Flex but
designed for JavaScript runtimes instead of Adobe Flash/AIR runtimes.  Apache
Royale is designed to improve developer productivity in creating applications
for wherever Javascript runs, including browsers as well as Apache Cordova
applications, Node, etc.

## ISSUES
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## RELEASES
- Apache Royale 0.9.2 was released on March 16 2018.
- Apache Royale 0.9.3 in progress.

## ACTIVITY
- No releases this quarter although 0.9.2 was released between the report and
  the board meeting.  Releases have been stalled by a combination of factors.
  One is that someone volunteered to be the RM and had not released Royale
  before and ran into configuration issues. Another is that so many new files
  were added that the Maven SCM plugin would not work correctly. Another is
  that there is a disagreement about the organization of files in the release.
  There has been a lot of work done to reslove this disagreement and it looks
  like we are close to resolving it. It looks like the Maven plugin has been
  fixed so hopefully we will release soon.
- Lots of progress on a new default look (component set) for Royale apps.
- Lots of progress on migrating a large Flex app to Royale. A new "Flex
  Emulation" component set is being worked on to ease migrations.
- New names are showing up on the mailing list asking about Royale.
- The owner of an ActionScript code base that doesn't use Flex is attempting
  to use the Royale Compiler to cross compile his code to JavaScript.

## COMMUNITY
- Alina Kazi was added as committer on April 26 2018.
- No new PMC Members yet
- Two new contributors being watched to be committers.

## Mailing list activity:
 Both user and dev lists have seen healthy growth:

- users@royale.apache.org:
    - 58 subscribers (up 11 in the last 3 months):
    - 657 emails sent to list (475 in previous quarter)

 - dev@royale.apache.org:
    - 75 subscribers (up 7 in the last 3 months):
    - 1768 emails sent to list (1952 in previous quarter)

21 Mar 2018 [Harbs / Rich]

## DESCRIPTION
Apache Royale is a new implementation of the principles of Apache Flex but
designed for JavaScript runtimes instead of Adobe Flash/AIR runtimes.  Apache
Royale is designed to improve developer productivity in creating applications
for wherever Javascript runs, including browsers as well as Apache Cordova
applications, Node, etc.

## ISSUES
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## RELEASES
- Apache Royale 0.9.0 was released on Jan. 28 2018.
- Apache Royale 0.9.1 was released on Feb. 13 2018.
- Apache Royale 0.9.2 in progress.

## ACTIVITY
- We have finished our first release and we're working on releasing often.
- We published convenience binaries to npm.
- Our website in now live with content.
- We have a couple of members who are active promoting Royale using social
  media.
- A new contributor helped to really move the user documentation forward.
- Our ASDoc (ActionScript Doc just like JavaDoc) also went live.  It is a
  (almost) production Royale app.
- The ASDoc is indexed by Google, something that Flex apps had a hard time
  doing, so another reason for Flex users to migrate to Royale.
- One PMC member is working hard on the default look-and-feel for Royale apps.
- The compiler was extended to be able to report on API usage in order to
  understand what Flex dependencies Flex apps might have when migrating.
- Several people are investigating Royale as a way to break their Flex app's
  dependencies on Flash.  One user claims to be about 4 bugs short of
  finishing his migration.

## COMMUNITY
- Andrew Wetmore as added as a committer on Jan. 22 2018.
- No new PMC members yet.
- There are some new names on the user and dev lists. Some of these might have
  the potential of becoming actively involved.

## Mailing list activity:
 Both user and dev lists have seen healthy growth:

 - users@royale.apache.org:
    - 47 subscribers (up 7 in the last 3 months):
    - 527 emails sent to list (219 in previous quarter)

 - dev@royale.apache.org:
    - 68 subscribers (up 14 in the last 3 months):
    - 2100 emails sent to list (1339 in previous quarter)

20 Dec 2017 [Harbs / Chris]

## DESCRIPTION
Apache Royale is a new implementation of the principles of Apache Flex but
designed for JavaScript runtimes instead of Adobe Flash/AIR runtimes.  Apache
Royale is designed to improve developer productivity in creating applications
for wherever Javascript runs, including browsers as well as Apache Cordova
applications, Node, etc.

Apache Royale was approved as a new TLP in the September meeting.  Royale took
over responsibility for the code related to what was known as Apache FlexJS
from the Apache Flex community. This is our second report.

## ISSUES
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## RELEASES
- Apache FlexJS 0.8.0 was released on 6/25/17.

## ACTIVITY
- The effort to set up new builds and rename code assets from FlexJS to Royale
  was/is significant and that effort is more-or-less complete. There might be
  a few loose ends that still need to be tied up.
- Related to the above, Flash should no longer be a requirement to build
  Royale.
- Some new names have appeared on the mailing lists investigating whether
  Royale is a suitable solution for migrating existing Flex applications off
  of Flash.
- One PMC member has proposed an initial web site for Royale.  There were some
  logistical issues in being allowed to use it as he created it on WordPress
  with a commercial theme.  Those issues are mostly resolved at this time. The
  web site work has stalled a bit the last few weeks. We need to renew
  momentum on finishing the website work.
- Some work is being done on a new default look-and-feel for Royale.
- There has been some progress and discussion on improving the testing
  architecture to make it easier to improve the automated test coverage.
- Discussion has started on the release process for the first Royale release.

## COMMUNITY
The community is still working through the transition from Apache Flex to
Apache Royale.  There is much documentation remaining to be transitioned from
the Apache Flex wiki to some place in Apache Royale.

Currently, users@royale has 39 subscribers (up from 38) and dev@royale has 52
(up from 47) subscribers.  We are not sure why more folks from the Flex
 mailing lists haven't subscribed to Royale, but it's likely that once we get
 our website and documentation moved over we will ask again on the Flex lists
 to see if folks want to come over.

We have not added any new committers or PMC members yet.

There is talk of possibly having a small hackathon in January.

## TRADEMARKS
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

15 Nov 2017 [Harbs / Jim]

## DESCRIPTION

Apache Royale is a new implementation of the principles of Apache Flex but
designed for JavaScript runtimes instead of Adobe Flash/AIR runtimes.  Apache
Royale is designed to improve developer productivity in creating applications
for wherever Javascript runs, including browsers as well as Apache Cordova
applications, Node, etc.

Apache Royale was approved as a new TLP in the September meeting.  Royale took
over responsibility for the code related to what was known as Apache FlexJS
from the Apache Flex community. This is our second report.

## ISSUES

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## RELEASES
- Apache FlexJS 0.8.0 was released on 6/25/17.

## ACTIVITY
- The effort to set up new builds and rename code assets from FlexJS to Royale
was/is significant and that effort is still in progress, but nearing
completion.
- Some new names have appeared on the mailing lists investigating whether
Royale is a suitable solution for migrating existing Flex applications off of
Flash.
- One PMC member has proposed an initial web site for Royale.  There were some
logistical issues in being allowed to use it as he created it on WordPress
with a commercial theme.  Those issues are mostly resolved at this time.
- Some work is being done on a new default look-and-feel for Royale.
- There has been some progress and discussion on improving the testing
architecture to make it easier to improve the automated test coverage.

## COMMUNITY

The community is still working through the transition from Apache Flex to
Apache Royale.  There is much documentation remaining to be transitioned from
the Apache Flex wiki to some place in Apache Royale.

Currently, users@royale has 38 subscribers (up from 29) and dev@royale has 47
(up from 42) subscribers.  We are not sure why more folks from the Flex
mailing lists haven't subscribed to Royale, but it's likely that once we get
our website and documentation moved over we will ask again on the Flex lists
to see if folks want to come over.

We have not added any new committers or PMC members yet.

## TRADEMARKS

Several PMC members wanted to allow another PMC member to use royalesdk.io
and/or royalesdk.org to externally host some content to promote Apache Royale.
Trademarks denied use of that domain name. We might revisit the topic if and
when there is a concrete reason to do so.

18 Oct 2017 [Harbs / Jim]

## DESCRIPTION
Apache Royale is a new implementation of the principles of Apache Flex but
designed for JavaScript runtimes instead of Adobe Flash/AIR runtimes.  Apache
Royale is designed to improve developer productivity in creating applications
for wherever Javascript runs, including browsers as well as Apache Cordova
applications, Node, etc.

Apache Royale was approved as a new TLP in the September meeting.  Royale took
over responsibility for the code related to what was known as Apache FlexJS
from the Apache Flex community. This is our first report.

## ISSUES
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## RELEASES
- Apache FlexJS 0.8.0 was released on 6/25/17.

## ACTIVITY
- Apache Royale was approved on September 20, 2017.  There some delays getting
Royale entered in committee-info.txt in order to allow Infra to start setting
up the project.  However, at the time of this report, we believe Infra has
completed all of its tasks.

- There is quite a bit of work required to deal with the rename of the project
and a lot of progress has been made towards that goal.

- One PMC member is working on a website for the project. We expect him to
have some results to show soon.

## COMMUNITY
The community is still working through the transition from Apache Flex to
Apache Royale.

Currently, users@royale has 29 subscribers and dev@royale has 42 subscribers.
There has been interest from the community which might lead to new
contributors.

Future reports will contain information about:

-Last committer added
-Last PMC member added
-Latest analytics and statistics:
- Website hits per day
- Number of known installs

## TRADEMARKS
Several PMC members wanted to allow another PMC member to use royalesdk.io
and/or royalesdk.org to externally host some content to promote Apache Royale.
Trademarks denied use of that domain name. We might revisit the topic if and
when there is a concrete reason to do so.

## SECURITY Nothing to report.

20 Sep 2017

Establish the Apache Royale Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best interests
 of the Foundation and consistent with the Foundation's purpose to
 establish a Project Management Committee charged with the creation and
 maintenance of open-source software, for distribution at no charge to
 the public, related to improving developer productivity in creating
 applications for wherever Javascript runs (and other runtimes).

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Royale Project be and hereby is responsible
 for the creation and maintenance of software related to improving
 developer productivity in creating applications for wherever
 Javascript runs (and other runtimes); and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Royale" be and
 hereby is created, the person holding such office to serve at the
 direction of the Board of Directors as the chair of the Apache Royale
 Project, and to have primary responsibility for management of the
 projects within the scope of responsibility of the Apache Royale
 Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and hereby are
 appointed to serve as the initial members of the Apache Royale
 Project:

 * Harbs               <harbs@apache.org>
 * Yishay Weiss        <yishayw@apache.org>
 * Alex Harui          <aharui@apache.org>
 * Peter Ent           <pent@apache.org>
 * Josh Tynjala        <joshtynjala@apache.org>
 * Piotr Zarzycki      <piotrz@apache.org>
 * Carlos Rovira       <carlosrovira@apache.org>
 * Erik de Bruin       <erikdebruin@apache.org>
 * Omprakash Muppirala <bigosmallm@apache.org>
 * Frédéric Thomas     <fthomas@apache.org>
 * Olaf Krüger         <okrueger@apache.org>
 * Michael Schmalle    <mschmalle@apache.org>
 * David Fisher        <wave@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Harbs be appointed to the
 office of Vice President, Apache Royale, to serve in accordance with
 and subject to the direction of the Board of Directors and the Bylaws
 of the Foundation until death, resignation, retirement, removal or
 disqualification, or until a successor is appointed; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Royale Project be and hereby is tasked with
 the migration and rationalization of the Apache Flex resources
 pertaining to FlexJS; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to Apache FlexJS
 encumbered upon the Apache Flex Project are hereafter discharged.

 Special Order 7I, Establish the Apache Royale Project,
 unanimous, with Bertrand abstaining