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15 Nov 2017

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16 Aug 2017

Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.

Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.

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

 1. Apache Slider community/PPMC has voted to move portions of Slider into
    Apache Hadoop YARN as modules. It is possible that the remaining pieces
    will be moved at a later point in time or become obsolete or evolve to
    work closely with YARN. Slider PPMC will decide what makes the most
    sense as we progress through this exciting time.

 2. Getting more external users

 3. Growth of a diverse set of developers/committers/PMC members is also
    crucial towards the final state of Slider

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

 No.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Mailing list activity has been lower due to the bulk of the development
 moving to an Apache Hadoop branch. Questions on usage and issues
 encountered by end users keep coming at regular intervals, keeping the DL
 fairly active.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Work continues in parallel on the Apache Hadoop yarn-native-services
 branch and on the Slider podling. The bulk of the work has been in
 yarn-native-services, while a few Slider patches (related to critical
 issues or agent-only issues) have been committed as well.

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

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

Date of last release:

 2017-03-23 slider-0.92.0-incubating

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2015-07-07: Yu (Thomas) Liu

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
    Comments:
 [ ](slider) Devaraj Das
    Comments:
 [ ](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
    Comments:
 [ ](slider) Mahadev Konar
    Comments:
 [X](slider) Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli
    Comments: More work happening in Apache Hadoop YARN project to finish the module move of Slider but it is opaque. Will prod the community to send periodic dev-list updates demonstrating the current progress in this process.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

  johndament: Based on the description, as well as the little bit of information I've been able to get out of the Slider community, it seems that while there is a Slider community they're not actively working on Slider's codebase.  My recommendation is probably to retire the Slider community if they cannot be absorbed into the Hadoop TLP.

27 Feb 2017

Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.

Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.

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

 1. Apache Slider community/PPMC has voted to move portions of Slider into
    Apache Hadoop YARN as modules. It is possible that the remaining pieces
    will be moved at a later point in time or become obsolete or evolve to
    work closely with YARN. Slider PPMC will decide what makes the most
    sense as we progress through this exciting time.
 2. Getting more external users
 3. Growth of a diverse set of developers/committers/PMC members is also
    crucial towards the final state of Slider

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

 No.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 There has been one new contributor since the last report. Mailing list
 activity has been lower due to the bulk of the development moving to an
 Apache Hadoop branch, but the lists are still active.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Work continues in parallel on the Apache Hadoop yarn-native-services
 branch and on the Slider podling. The bulk of the work has been in
 yarn-native-services, while a few Slider patches (related to critical
 issues or agent-only issues) have been committed as well.

Date of last release:

 2016-06-28 slider-0.91.0-incubating

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2015-07-07: Yu (Thomas) Liu

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
 [x](slider) Devaraj Das
 [ ](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
 [ ](slider) Mahadev Konar

16 Nov 2016

Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.

Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.

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

 1. Apache Slider community/PPMC has voted to move portions of Slider into
    Apache Hadoop YARN as modules. It is possible that the remaining pieces
    will be moved at a later point in time or become obsolete or evolve to
    work closely with YARN. Slider PPMC will decide what makes the most
    sense as we progress through this exciting time.
 2. Getting more external users
 3. Growth of a diverse set of developers/committers/PMC members is also
    crucial towards the final state of Slider

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

 No.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 The Apache Hadoop YARN community/PMC and Apache Slider community/PPMC had
 decided to move portions of Slider into YARN, to make fast and significant
 progress on: YARN-4692 - [Umbrella] Simplified and first-class support for
 services in YARN. As a result, the Slider Core module (including Application
 Master, Client and Java unit tests) has been rolled into an Apache Hadoop
 YARN feature branch as a hadoop-yarn-slider-core module.  This effort is
 being captured in: YARN-5079 : Native YARN framework layer for services. All
 the migrations are happening in a branch (namely yarn-native-services)
 created of off Hadoop trunk. As a result of this, we are already seeing
 interest in the Hadoop committers/PMC, who have started to contribute and
 submit patches to Slider.

 In order to support existing users of Slider, and to provide seamless
 migration, there will be sufficient overlap between the time when a stable
 state of long running services support is available in some future version
 of YARN and the time till an independent Slider release is available. The
 community/PPMC will also determine the future state of Slider as we navigate
 through these changes.

 The discussions on the Slider and YARN community DLs can be viewed here -

 https://s.apache.org/0hoh
 https://s.apache.org/MncV

 For the benefit of those who would like to use Slider Core from the Hadoop
 codebase, but continue to use classic Slider Agent and legacy app-packages,
 a new branch (yarn-native-services) has been created in classic Slider repo.
 This branch retains only the Agent (python) code and the App Packages. It
 adds Slider Core module as a Hadoop dependency. This allows users to consume
 the latest of Slider Core.  Future classic Slider releases can be made
 purely off of this branch.

 Additionally an effort is being made to create an agent-less provider for
 legacy app-packages, which could help users to completely migrate to Hadoop
 codebase for creating long-running services with Slider. Expectation from
 app-package owners would be to make minor modification of their packages.
 Primary changes would be to shed the dependency on python Agent code,
 effectively making packages much simpler than what they look like today in
 classic Slider.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 There has been fewer bug fixes on the classic Slider side as most of the
 focus has been on developing features on native YARN services in the Hadoop
 codebase. Work continues on support for complex services (assemblies) and
 agent-less applications in Slider. The efforts on Slider Core will continue
 in the new services branch created in YARN. Few key features which were
 merged to classic Slider as well were - SLIDER-875 - Ability to create an
 Uber application package with capability to deploy and manage as a single
 business app, and SLIDER-1107 - Generate app configuration files in AM.
 Several issues identified by Coverity scans were resolved as well.
 Additionally few patches were contributed by the community fixing functional
 and performance issues. Slider community plans to ship a release in the next
 quarter with all these features and bug fixes.

Date of last release:

 2016-06-28 slider-0.91.0-incubating

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2015-07-07: Yu (Thomas) Liu

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
 [ ](slider) Devaraj Das
 [X](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
 [X](slider) Mahadev Konar

17 Aug 2016

Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.

Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.

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

 1. Apache Slider community/PPMC has voted to move portions of Slider into
    Apache Hadoop YARN as modules. It is possible that the remaining pieces
    will be moved at a later point in time or become obsolete or evolve to
    work closely with YARN. Slider PPMC will decide what makes the most
    sense as we progress through this exciting time.
 2. Getting more external users
 3. Growth of a diverse set of developers/committers/PMC members is also
    crucial towards the final state of Slider

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

 No.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 The Apache Hadoop YARN community/PMC and Apache Slider community/PPMC has
 decided to move portions of Slider into YARN, to make fast and significant
 progress on: YARN-4692 - [Umbrella] Simplified and first-class support for
 services in YARN. As a result, portions like Slider Core, Application
 Master, Client and Tests will roll into Apache Hadoop YARN as module(s).
 This effort is being captured in: YARN-5079 : Native YARN framework layer
 for services. At this point, a branch has been created in the Hadoop
 codebase, and Slider has been selectively migrated. As a result of this,
 we are already seeing interest in the Hadoop committers/PMC, who have
 started to contribute and submit patches to Slider.

 In order to support existing users of Slider, and to provide seamless
 migration, there will be sufficient overlap between the time when a stable
 state of long running services support is available in some future version
 of YARN and the time till an independent Slider release is available. The
 community/PPMC will also determine the future state of Slider as we
 navigate through these changes.

 The discussions on the Slider and YARN community DLs can be viewed here -

 https://s.apache.org/0hoh
 https://s.apache.org/MncV

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We released version 0.91.0-incubating in June, 2016 with significant work
 done on token management, unique component support, SLIDER-906 (Support
 for Docker based application packaging with first class YARN support) and
 several bug fixes. Work continues on support for complex services
 (assemblies) and agent-less applications in Slider. The efforts on the
 Core will continue in the new services branch created in YARN.

Date of last release:

 2016-06-28 slider-0.91.0-incubating

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2015-07-07: Yu (Thomas) Liu

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
 [X](slider) Devaraj Das
 [ ](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
 [ ](slider) Mahadev Konar

18 May 2016

Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.

Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.

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

 1. Getting more external users
 2. Getting more diverse set of developers
 3. Getting more diverse set of committers/PMC

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

 No.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We continue to see regular interaction with users who are trying out
 Apache Slider (incubating). Questions range from introductory "I'm
 trying to do $x" to bug reports "I did $a and encountered an issue $b".
 The committers try their best to keep people involved and steer them
 toward contributions. The strong majority of contributions continue to
 come from existing podling members.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 The IP clearance for the Apache Kafka Slider "app-package" process
 was addressed (after discussion on general@i.a.o) and this codebase was
 merged in. This was a great contribution by a few external developers
 and very much appreciated.

 Work continues on "phase 2" of some long-term work to include support
 for running Docker containers in Slider. The intent behind this work is
 that we will make it easier for (prospective) users to build
 applications that can run on Slider. There is a tentative patch on
 SLIDER-906 and some related documentation updates.

 We have agreed upon a next release (0.91) happening in May, but have
 not made any significant progress towards that release yet.

 We had a discussion put forth about the future of Slider by a podling
 member. At the inception of Slider, Apache Hadoop's YARN was not ready
 to support long-lived services "natively". While Slider has been in
 incubation, YARN has continued to grow towards treating these services
 natively, partly as a result of requirements necessary of Slider to
 work. As such, we discussed whether it would make sense to ask the YARN
 project if they would be interesting in combining efforts, moving the
 core of Slider into YARN itself. The Slider community reacted
 positively, noting that YARN is likely a better long-term home for the
 core of Slider; however, there were a few points raised that would need
 to be addressed before any action was actually taken. The mail discussion
 can be found at https://s.apache.org/3ywX

Date of last release:

 2016-01-09 slider-0.90.2-incubating

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2015-07-07: Yu (Thomas) Liu

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
 [ ](slider) Devaraj Das
 [X](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
 [ ](slider) Mahadev Konar

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Drew Farris (drew)
 - No apparent mentor activity on the dev/private mailing lists over the past
   few months for the Slider podling. Active committers and a reasonable
     amount of
   JIRA and mailing list activity.

17 Feb 2016

Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.

Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.

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

 1. Getting more external users
 2. Getting more diverse set of developers
 3. Getting more diverse set of committers/PMC

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

 No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We completed the IP clearance for the contribution of a Kafka app
 package for Slider, KOYA.  We have a few patches that have been
 submitted by contributors and still need to be reviewed.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We added a new app package for running Apache Tomcat on Slider.
 We released slider-0.90.2-incubating (the first in the 0.90 line), a
 preview/alpha release containing a major new feature, anti-affinity
 placement.  Also, we have reworked our release process and are
 planning our next release for around March 1.

Date of last release:

 2016-01-09 slider-0.90.2-incubating

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2015-07-07: Yu (Thomas) Liu

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
 [ ](slider) Devaraj Das
 [X](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
 [ ](slider) Mahadev Konar

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

18 Nov 2015

Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.

Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.

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

 1. Getting more external users
 2. Getting more diverse set of developers
 3. Getting more diverse set of committers/PMC

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

 No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We are seeing traction in the community with a number of new users
 requesting improvements in deployment and management of applications
 using Slider.  Patches were submitted by a couple of new contributors.
 We still have to get those people into long term coding, and then bring
 them in to the committer group.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We released a slider-0.81.1-incubating bug fix release with 30 JIRAs
 resolved and have begun discussing the 0.90.0 release.

Date of last release:

 2015-10-29 slider-0.81.1-incubating

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2015-07-07: Yu (Thomas) Liu

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
 [X](slider) Devaraj Das
 [ ](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
 [X](slider) Mahadev Konar

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

16 Sep 2015

Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.

Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.

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

 1. Getting more external users
 2. Getting more diverse set of developers
 3. Getting more diverse set of committers/PMC

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

 No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We are seeing a lot of traction in the community, over the improvement in
 deployment and management of applications using Slider. Good number of
 emails are pouring in the dev list, primarily on creation of Slider
 packages for newer applications and willingness to contribute code. Few
 presentations and meetups were organized by the community, socializing
 their Slider-ized applications.  Occasional patches were submitted and a
 number of features added to the recent releases were driven by end-user
 needs. We still have to get those people into long term coding, and then
 bring them in to the committer group.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We released slider-0.80.0-incubating in May with 64 JIRAs resolved. It was
 one of Slider's most important release, with several critical business
 application features like rolling upgrade, co-processor support for
 dynamic addition of libraries, and support for Docker containers.

 We've been debating when to switch from Hadoop 2.6+ support to 2.7.1+
 only.  Given how Slider has always tended to push much of the YARN
 services work, it's time to pick up on the changes they've put in.

Date of last release:

 2015-05-18 slider-0.80.0-incubating

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2015-07-07: Yu (Thomas) Liu

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
 [X](slider) Devaraj Das
 [X](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
 [ ](slider) Mahadev Konar

20 May 2015

Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.

Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.

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

 1. Building a diverse developer and user community
 2. Achieving broader adoption of the existing code and slider-deployable
    applications (examples: HBase, Accumulo)
 3. Making slider better at deploying other applications, so improving
    takeup.

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

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We are getting some questions from users on the list and an occasional
 patch submitted.  A number of features added to the recent releases
 were driven by user needs.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We completed release 0.61.0-incubating in February with more complex
 release artifacts than we had released previously.  We also released
 0.70.1-incubating in March.  Planning is under way for releasing 0.80 in
 May 2015.

Date of last release:

 2015-03-31: Slider 0.70.1-incubating
 2015-02-19: Slider 0.61.0-incubating

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2014-09-27: Gour Saha, committer and PPMC member

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
 [ ](slider) Devaraj Das
 [ ](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
 [ ](slider) Mahadev Konar

18 Feb 2015

Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.

Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.

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

 1. Building a diverse developer and user community
 2. Achieving broader adoption of the existing code and slider-deployable
    applications (examples: HBase, Accumulo)
 3. Making slider better at deploying other applications, so improving
    takeup.

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

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We're getting more people on the mailing list asking for improvements;
 anyone with a patch is being helped to get it in. That builds up the
 developer base and is intended to move it from a single team to one
 distributed community development.  As we grow, we're proposing moving
 from a single slider developer list to:a separate user mailing list, and a
 third list for the JIRA/svn/git events. This will focus the developer list
 around discussion, with a user list to help build that user community. We
 do of course expect developers to also subscribe to the user list.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We've done a source-only release in November, 0.60.0-incubating, in sync
 with features in Hadoop 2.6, with a binary packing version,
 0.61.0-incubating has just been voted for release (3-feb 2015); the
 incubator vote is now pending. It was nice to see tests and a vote on the
 release from an external user & patch submitter -community engagement
 includes things like this.

 A new release, 0.70 is being created with the release planned
 mid-February. This will include improved features and fixes —especially
 those reported by users of the 0.60 release. For example, one group wanted
 short-lived applications on secure clusters, instances where Slider does
 not need to worry about keytab expiry. Another need of people writing
 slider-deployed applications was for a placement policy of "only ever ask
 for component placement where instances were before"; this is needed for
 Kafka.

 Some of the feature requests are quite "ambitious", especially those
 related to deployed components providing information back to the Web/REST
 GUIs, and extending the configuration model to include: more
 on-target-machine configuration, per-instance configuration and better
 strategies for placing components within the YARN cluster. These requests
 do represent real needs; even if they are long term features we need to
 think about how to get there.

 We're discussing supplementing the dev@ mailing list with issues@ and
 user@ lists; the issues list for all JIRA updates -creation and completion
 would still go to the developer list. This is to separate the noise of
 JIRA-centric development from a developer list focused on broader
 application features and building a community. We don't want to scare
 people off from too much JIRA, or worse: lose what they have to say in the
 emails. Similarly, the user@ list is where we want to encourage users. The
 original rationale for a single list was "one single community
 discussion", but it's not clear its worked out that way.

Date of last release:

 2014-11: Slider 0.60 (source, against Hadoop 2.6)
 2015-02: (vote in progress) Slider 0.61.0 (binary, against Hadoop 2.6)

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 September 2014, new committer, Gour Saha (works at hortonworks)

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
 [x](slider) Devaraj Das
 [x](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
 [x](slider) Mahadev Konar

19 Nov 2014

Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.

Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.

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

 1. Increasing community diversity
 2. Completing podling name search
 3. Building a user community

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

No

How has the community developed since the last report?

We have added one committer / PMC member, Gour Saha.

We're getting some independent users/developers on our list, including
some initial contributions and some bug reports. As an example, we
have some contributed patches for command line improvements and bug
reports around user experience improvement.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Development and mailing lists have been active, working towards a
major upcoming release.  A service registry has been redesigned and
contributed to Yarn (see YARN-913), and Slider continues to help
drive improvements needed for long-lived services in Yarn.

The current plan is to release Slider version 0.60 in November.

Thanks to the Accumulo, HBase, and Storm community, application packages
for all the three are now updated to work with Slider 0.60,  Hadoop 2.6,
and secured clusters in general. Moreover, HBase and Storm packages for
Windows are also already developed.

Date of last release:

 2014-07-21

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2014-09-22

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
 [ ](slider) Devaraj Das
 [ ](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
 [ ](slider) Mahadev Konar

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

20 Aug 2014

Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.

Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.

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

  1. Building a user community
  2. Getting those users to contribute their work back
  3. Improving the application to make it easier to use

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

No


How has the community developed since the last report?

We're getting some independent users/developers on our list, including some
initial minor contributions and some bug reports. As an example, we have
some contributed logos ... which is now going to trigger a competition/vote
for a slider logo.

The main external developer adoption is not in actual contributions for the
core slider engine, but from a few people writing slider application-
packages to deploy their own applications. This is a good first step -
we have to work with them to get them through this process, note and
address issues they have -as well as encouraging them to contribute a bit
themselves. There's a tradeoff there: we don't want to dismiss all issues
with "file a patch with the JIRA" -maybe there's an intermediate step of
"let's work on this, can you take this branch and verify it works for you?"


How has the project developed since the last report?

 1. We're still fast-iterating through releases.
 2. We're testing slider against the forthcoming Hadoop 2.5 release, to
 help validate that release.
 3. We're debating when - in August - to make the leap to only building
 against Hadoop 2.6

The switch to 2.6 will mean that this code would be developer only, as it
would only work against non-production Hadoop clusters. Yet we need this
for the forthcoming features: the Credential provider, service registry,
Yarn node labeling and other features we need to integrate with.

That's a fairly exclusionary move for potential users: the current plan is
to make a release in sync with Hadoop 2.5, which will be the last Hadoop
2.4/2.5 compatible version. Yet it not only gives us those new features,
it helps tune those features and find bugs in their implementation. As an
example, one fix in Hadoop 2.4 is related to an Application Master failure
and restart problem which we'd found, a problem which, if we'd switched to
Hadoop 2.4-SNAPSHOT earlier, would have been found and fixed in the 2.4
release.

Date of last release:

  2014-07-21

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2014-05


Signed-off-by:

  [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
  [ ](slider) Devaraj Das
  [X](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
  [ ](slider) Mahadev Konar

16 Jul 2014

Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.

Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.

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

  1. Building a user community
  2. Getting those users to contribute their work back
  3. Improving the application to make it easier to use

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

No


How has the community developed since the last report?

 * We've made our first ASF-based release and are starting to get people
 discussing it on our dev list -our sole mailing list to date. This
 shows some take up, but it also identifies the challenge in diagnosing
 problems. We need to provide more application-side diagnostics to help
 both users and ourselves.

How has the project developed since the last report?


 * As stated, we've made our first ASF release. We plan to do this
 monthly for the next few months, to get our release process refined,
 as we as evolve the application from users' experiences.
 * We've fully migrated to the ASF JIRA server, and have been cross-filing
 issues with sibling Apache projects -notably YARN- so helping gain
 awareness of us and our needs. So far the other projects have been
 very helpful.
 * We're trying to contribute some of our changes back into the Hadoop
 and Bigtop projects -our workflow YARN services and service launcher
 to Hadoop; improvements to the test runner shell for Bigtop. These will
 spread the benefits of these features, and tighten our relationship with
 those projects on which we depend.


Date of last release:

  2014-06-02

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2014-05

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
  [ ](slider) Devaraj Das
  [X](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
  [X](slider) Mahadev Konar

18 Jun 2014

Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.

Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.

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

 1. Podling name search
 2. Growing user community
 3. Growing and increasing diversity of developer community

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

 None.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We're only getting started, and do not have any diversity yet. Our first
 goal will be to get users, bug reporters and developers. The dev list is
 up and running -and we do not have any separate user list, so we hope to
 pull users into coding.

 The initial release will help to gain awareness, and should bring in
 users.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Our main activity has been setting up the incubator-hosted project, JIRA,
 site, mailing list. etc. The Infra team have been very helpful here.

 - Making and publishing our site has educated us on site publishing
 - The initial release has taught us of the release process for incubating
   projects, and where we need to improve it.

 We're still trying to get Jenkins building, but that's a matter of
 handling protobuf-versions on the build machines, rather than infra
 involvement.

 We have made our first ASF-hosted release on June 2. This was a source
 only release; some of the reviewers have made suggestions which will need
 to be incorporated into the next. We plan to do another release in a few
 weeks time, and so evolve the project rapidly.

Date of last release:

 2014-06-02

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

We have only just set up and so the committer and PMC membership is
as covered in the incubator proposal.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
 [ ](slider) Devaraj Das
 [ ](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
 [X](slider) Mahadev Konar

21 May 2014

Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.

Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.

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

 0. Podling name check
 1. LICENSE and NOTICE review
 2. Make releases
 3. Add committers

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

 none

How has the community developed since the last report?

 none

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Accounts, mailing lists, JIRA, subversion repository, and website
   created.
 * Initial code contribution completed.
 * Name research has begun at PODLINGNAMESEARCH-47.

Date of last release:

 none

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 none

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](slider) Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli
 [ ](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
 [X](slider) Mahadev Konar
 [X](slider) Arun Murthy
 [X](slider) Devaraj Das