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SkyWalking

19 Sep 2018

Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems. Also
known as a distributed tracing system. It provides an automatic way to
instrument applications: no need to change any of the source code of the
target application; and an collector with an very high efficiency streaming
module.

SkyWalking has been incubating since 2017-12-08.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. IP clearance.
 3. First ASF release. (SkyWalking 5.0)
 3. Further ASF culture and processes.
 4. 5.x releases are stable for product, and have 5 open end users, at
 least.
 5. Support multiple languages agents/SDKs.
 6. Integration with other pupolar OSS systems. Zipkin data format
 supported.

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

 Have three Apache releases already. 5.0.0-alpha, 5.0.0-beta, 5.0.0-beta2.
 Another release is on going, 5.0.0-RC

How has the community developed since the last report?

 1. .NetCore agent goes well, as a community agent implementation, have
 received it is being used in product env.
 2. Node.js agent supports `egg` framework, releases the new version.
 3. More than 35 companies have confirmed they are using SkyWalking
 through issue report or our powered-by page.
 4. There are 57 people to contribute codes to our main repo. 19 more than
 the last report.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 The project has a diverse community, many users, contributors are from
 different companies.
 There has been 100 commits by more than 30 contributors in the three
 months.
 In beta2 release milestones, there are 160 issues and pull requests
 solved.
 In RC release milestones, there are 124 issues and pull requests solved.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [x] Initial setup
 [x] Working towards first release
 [x] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 beta2 12 Jul 2018
 RC(voting)  30 Aug 2018

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 May. 2018

Signed-off-by:

 [X](skywalking) Luke Han
    Comments:
 [X](skywalking) Willem Ning Jiang
    Comments: It's great to see Skywalking has attracted lot of contributor
    and user durning the incubation.
 [X](skywalking) Mick Semb Wever
    Comments:
 [X](skywalking) Ignasi Barrera
    Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

20 Jun 2018

Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems. Also
known as a distributed tracing system. It provides an automatic way to
instrument applications: no need to change any of the source code of the
target application; and an collector with an very high efficiency streaming
module.

SkyWalking has been incubating since 2017-12-08.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. IP clearance.
 3. First ASF release. (SkyWalking 5.0)
 3. Further ASF culture and processes.
 4. 5.x releases are stable for product, and have an open end user case,
 at least.
 5. Support multiple languages agents/SDKs
 6. Integration with other pupolar OSS systems.

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

 Have two Apache releases already. 5.0.0-alpha, 5.0.0-beta

How has the community developed since the last report?

 1. .NetCore agent has three releases based on SkyWalking's network
 protocol and data format.
 2. Node.js server side agent has three releases based on SkyWalking's
 network protocol and data format.
 3. 5.0.0-alpha/beta has been used in product env as their primary APM
 system, by more than 5 companies.
 4. Proposal, voted and passed Haoyang Liu, the lead of the .NetCore agent
 project, as the new Committer.
 5. There are 38 people to contribute codes to our main repo. 10 more than
 last report.
 6. Work with the Zipkin tracing system group, try to accept Zipkin data
 by SkyWalking collector.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Code wise the project has good momentum.
 There has been ~200 pull requests opened and accepted, and 214 commits,
 by 21 contributors in the last month.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [X] Initial setup
 [X] Working towards first release
 [X] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 2018-05-23

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 May. 2018

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](skywalking) Luke Han
    Comments:
 [ ](skywalking) Willem Ning Jiang
    Comments:
 [X](skywalking) Mick Semb Wever
    Comments: optional, but you might write up the feedback you got from
the IMPC on your last release, and how it's been addressed and what you
learnt.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

21 Mar 2018

Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems. Also
known as a distributed tracing system. It provides an automatic way to
instrument applications: no need to change any of the source code of the
target application; and an collector with an very high efficiency streaming
module.

SkyWalking has been incubating since 2017-12-08.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. IP clearance.
  3. First ASF release. (SkyWalking 5.0)
  3. Further ASF culture and processes.
  4. 5.x releases are stable for product, and have an open end user case, at least.

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

 Looking for input on how to develop/release our plugins that rely on GPL libraries,
is making those plugins optional good enough?


How has the community developed since the last report?

 Improved understanding of the release process way of the Apache. And
prepare for the first release.

 A C# agent proposed by .NET community has started.
After it release, will make SkyWalking can support multi languages.
Some discussions about golang and Nodejs server are on going.


How has the project developed since the last report?

Code wise the project has good momentum.
There has been ~44 pull requests opened and accepted, and 103 commits,
by 7 contributors in the last month.


How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [X] Initial setup
  [X] Working towards first release
  [ ] Community building
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 5.0.0-alpha is currently in progress. One attempt was made and put into the staging repository,
only a minor issue blocked the test build announcement email going out.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Hongtao Gao (PPMC)
 Sheng Wu (PPMC)
 Shinn Zhang (PPMC)
 Yongsheng Peng (PPMC)


Signed-off-by:

  [x](skywalking) Luke Han
     Comments:
  [X](skywalking) Willem Ning Jiang
     Comments:
  [x](skywalking) Mick Semb Wever
     Comments:

21 Feb 2018

Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems. Also
known as a distributed tracing system. It provides an automatic way to
instrument applications: no need to change any of the source code of the
target application; and an collector with an very high efficiency streaming
module.

SkyWalking has been incubating since 2017-12-08.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. IP clearance.
  3. First ASF release. (SkyWalking 5.0)
  3. Further ASF culture and processes.

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

 Some GPL compile-time library dependencies were removed from the default
maven reactor. Related plugin components to the project can still be built
if the GPL dependencies are manually downloaded.


How has the community developed since the last report?

 Added a number of established committers to the PPMC,
as it the norm in the Incubator.

 Improved understanding of usage of the Apache trademark, it use with
the project, and avoiding ASF explicit announcements during incubation.

 Community reaches out to press@apache.org whenever uncertain.


How has the project developed since the last report?

The project website has been uploaded to its new location at
 http://skywalking.incubator.apache.org/

Code wise the project has good momentum.
There has been ~40 pull requests opened and accepted, and 191 commits,
in the last month.


How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [X] Initial setup
  [X] Working towards first release
  [ ] Community building
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:
 n/a

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Hongtao Gao (PPMC)
 Shinn Zhang (PPMC)
 Yongsheng Peng (PPMC)


Signed-off-by:

  [x](skywalking) Luke Han
     Comments:
  [x](skywalking) Willem Ning Jiang
     Comments:
  [x](skywalking) Mick Semb Wever
     Comments:

17 Jan 2018

Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems. Also
known as a distributed tracing system. It provides an automatic way to
instrument applications: no need to change any of the source code of the
target application; and an collector with an very high efficiency streaming
module.

SkyWalking has been incubating since 2017-12-08.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Upload website 2. IP clearance. 3. First ASF release.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of? None. Some branding issues around publicity of incubation were raised and
have been corrected.


How has the community developed since the last report? 1. First Incubator
report. 2. Git repositories and mailing lists in place. 3. Website ready and
in transition to ASF infra. 4. Apache ICLA signed by all contributors from
Huawei.


How has the project developed since the last report? Still in initial setup
stage.


How would you assess the podling's maturity? Please feel free to add your own
commentary.

 [x] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [ ] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release: n/a

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected? 2017-12-09 Sheng Wu
(PMC) 2017-12-09 DongXue Si (committer) 2017-12-09 Hongtao Gao (committer)
2017-12-09 Kai Wang (committer) 2017-12-09 Shinn Zhang (committer) 2017-12-09
Yang Bai (committer) 2017-12-09 Yongsheng Peng (committer) 2017-12-09 Sheng
Wang (committer) 2017-12-09 Yuntao Li (committer) 2017-12-09 Zhang Kewei
(committer)


Signed-off-by:

 [X](skywalking) Luke Han Comments:
 [X](skywalking) Willem Ning Jiang Comments:
 [x](skywalking) Mick Semb Wever Comments: