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Tamaya

27 Feb 2017

Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on an modular,
extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide a
minimal but extendible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and EE
environments.

Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.

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

 1. Extend Community
 2. Improve Documentation / finish new homepage
 3. Start graduation after 0.3 is out

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

 We are thinking about graduating after the next release since our new
 homepage contains information about many new features and we do have a new
 module structure.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 On conferences and after Oracle dropped the configuration JSR many
 conversations started about Configuration in the Java world.  Apart from
 bugfixes the main new features is basic OSGi support (currently still in
 development in sandbox module).

 Weekly hangouts (monday 8pm Berlin time) take place to have shorter
 feedback cycles, minutes are communicated via mail.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 The infrastructure runs much more smoothly with the new module structure:
 core, extensions, sandbox and a separate project for the homepage based on
 jBake.

 OSGi support is a big thing since different OSGi containers have their
 problems. Good contact to Apache Karaf developers.

 New homepage with new structure and more information available as
 prototype via: https://tamaya.apache.org/jbake/ Homepage is connected to
 its repository via gitpubsub.

Date of last release:

 2016-04-06

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 P. Ottlinger at 2016-04-24.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](tamaya) John D. Ament
 [ ](tamaya) David Blevins

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 John D. Ament:

   Podling is having some initial conversations around graduation.

16 Nov 2016

Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on an modular,
extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide a
minimal but extendible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and EE
environments.

Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.

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

 1. Extend Community
 2. Improve Documentation and release base components
 3. Graduate als TLP in 2017 after next releases

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

 After our next releases and improving our homepage we'd like to graduate as
 a TLP in 2017.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We have increasing feedback of use cases to be covered and also a few bug
 reports, so Tamaya is used by developers and companies.  Additionally we are
 doing regular bi-weekly hangouts and have defined a well defined roadmap to
 release and restructure our project.  Apart from that we gathered feedback
 from JavaOne 2016: official Configuration JSR proposal and Anatole had a
 talk there.

 The conflicts that arose in the past seem to be solved as some of the
 mentors and early committers have left the project. Since we've established
 our hangouts we have the feeling of beeing more connect and able to work
 towards a common goal.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Apart from the main project we established new repositories to hold
 extensions and sandbox modules. In order to get rid of the problematic
 webpage generation we decided to start from scratch.

 In addition to making the API more smooth, we try to keep the base
 repository/project as lean as possible and prepare a next release.  Due to
 various technical issues (infrastructure behaves differently from local
 builds and checkouts) we did not meet our deadline on getting a release out
 by the end of October.

Date of last release:

 2016-04-06

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Phil Ottlinger at 2016-04-24.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](tamaya) John D. Ament
 [ ](tamaya) David Blevins

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 John D. Ament:

   While the podling has had issues in the past around community growth, I am
   seeing them operate more consistently, with clear open discussions.  I
   believe they're operating well and should be ready to graduate soon, if
   not already.

19 Oct 2016

Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on a modular,
extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide a
minimal but extensible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and EE
environments.

Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.

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

 1. Extend Community
 2. Improve Documentation
 3. Stabilize existing code base

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

 See following sections.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 A number of existing committers have decided to leave the project, this
 includes the loss of two mentors and two other committers.

 We have increasing feedback of use cases to be covered and also a few
 bug reports, so Tamaya is used by developers and companies.
 Additionally we are doing regular bi-weekly hangouts and have defined a
 well defined roadmap.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We have decided to improve the project setup, so we can
 release easier and faster in the future: separating the site from the
 project release, separating experimental modules and stable modules
 into separate repositories. This work is currently ongoing, but we make
 good progress and we plan to get out a release of the core parts around
 end of October.

Date of last release:

 2016-04-06

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Phil Ottlinger at 24th April 2016.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](tamaya) John D. Ament
 [ ](tamaya) David Blevins

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 johndament:
   The project has room to improve.  With the loss of mentors and existing
     committers, need help mentoring this project.

21 Sep 2016

Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on an modular,
extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide a
minimal but extendible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and EE
environments.

Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 John D. Ament:

   The project continues to struggle.  I'm not sure its recoverable as an
   ASF project at this time.  May make sense to reboot in an external
   resource, e.g. GitHub, build a true community, and then come back.

17 Aug 2016

Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on an modular,
extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide a
minimal but extendible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and EE
environments.

Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.

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

 1. Allow community to build consensus in APIs.
 2. Get new contributors.
 3. Understand and work through end user use-cases.

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

 The community recently had a bit of a falling out between this project
 and some changes proposed to go into the Geronimo project.  Its generally
 believed that what was being proposed was not malicious.  It does however
 represent some of the core issues around this project's ability create
 consensus and grow.

The project has already been incubating for two years, with very few releases
and very little contributor growth.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - See issues section.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 - Releases are still in progress, and work is being done to refactor
 the Tamaya APIs based on some input from Mark Struberg and others.

Date of last release:

2016-04-06 (0.2-incubating)

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

Philipp Ottlinger has been elected on 2016-04-22 as new committer.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](tamaya) John D. Ament
 [X](tamaya) Mark Struberg
 [ ](tamaya) Gerhard Petracek
 [ ](tamaya) David Blevins

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

  johndament: Discussions are beginning to talk through the future of
  the podling.  Going to request an extra report next month since this
  was created by mentors.

18 May 2016

Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on an modular,
extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide a
minimal but extendible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and EE
environments.

Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.

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

 1. We released Tamaya 0.2-incubating on 2016-04-06.
 2. Attract more community members.
 3. Create a fully ASF compliant release (both source and binary,
    since the source one was good this time around)

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

 There are no such items.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - We elected a new committer.
 - Some people expressed their interest to use Tamaya in their projects.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 - Release 0.2-incubating has been released.
 - New features based on community input have been added to the roadmap.

Date of last release:

 2016-04-06 (0.2-incubating)

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Philipp Ottlinger has been elected on 2016-04-22 as new committer.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](tamaya) John D. Ament
 [ ](tamaya) Mark Struberg
 [ ](tamaya) Gerhard Petracek
 [ ](tamaya) David Blevins

17 Feb 2016

Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on an modular,
extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide a
minimal but extendible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and EE
environments.

Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.

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

 1. Make the project known in projects world-wide.
 2. Release more often.
 3.

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 new people committing to our project and are in good hope
 one or another will join us as an official committer. JUG talks in
 Switzerland showed that the project is widely known and well
 appreciated in the enterprise context.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 The project's API has proven to work very well. We added
 additional integrations with several key technologies such
 as Spring, OSGI and CDI. We streamlined our build and also
 had discussions on some needed enhancements on the API/SPI.
 We are currently working on the final aspects for getting out
 our next release, which within 2-4 weeks.

Date of last release:

 2015-08-22

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 25th January 2015

Signed-off-by:

 [x](tamaya) John D. Ament
 [ ](tamaya) Mark Struberg
 [ ](tamaya) Gerhard Petracek
 [ ](tamaya) David Blevins

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 John D. Ament (johndament):

   The core committers are very dedicated to the project.  However, there's
   only two of them.  For the project to be sustainable, they need to show
   growth in contributors.

18 Nov 2015

Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on an modular,
extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide a
minimal but extendible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and EE
environments.

Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.

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

 1. Make the project known in projects world-wide.
 2. Release more often.
 3.

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 new people joining the mailinglist and also starting
 discussions for possible future involvement. We had quite broad
 feedback in the Java EE space, since we added full blown CDI
 support to Tamaya. We are looking forward to gain new committers
 within next reporting period hopefully.
 During ApacheCon Europe different projects found our approach
 very interesting. We also have a request from a JUG in Switzerland
 going to present the project as well several conferences that accept
 the topic as well.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 The project's API has proven to work very well. Many, also complex
 extensions were written and we started to add support for very
 important eco-systems (JavaEE, Spring, OSGI).
 I think we can release the next release before X-Mas the latest.

Date of last release:

 2015-08-22

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 See last report (no new committers or PMC members).

Signed-off-by:

 [X](tamaya) John D. Ament
 [X](tamaya) Mark Struberg
 [ ](tamaya) Gerhard Petracek
 [ ](tamaya) David Blevins

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

19 Aug 2015

Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on an modular,
extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide a
minimal but extendible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and EE
environments.

Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.

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

 1. We need more active contributors.
 2. We ​must ​provide support for Java EE​.​
 3. We ​must release more often.

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?
 Streamlining all features and preparingthe first release took more
​  ​time as​ originally suggested due to absences of​ key people involved.
​  ​It has shown that​ additional committers are urgently needed.
 There were several ​that have shown interest,​ but unfortunately this
​  ​did not lead to​ ​additional contributors.

 We hope that presentations at ApacheCon,​ ​Devoxx and several other
​  ​conferences as​ well as articles at JAXenter and more will
​  ​help to improve the community until end of​ ​year.

How has the project developed since the last report?
 We have now an agreed core set of APIs and ​extensions that provide a
 healthy and usefule base for the future. The extensions are all
​  well tested​ and documented​, so we should be able tome come up
​  if a good quality with our first release. The first release
 0.1-incubating is now in the vote on PMC, so we are
 now on track to further wider community awereness for our
 project. Anatole has a article series on the topic in the
 biggest​ German technical paper and also will blog regularly
​  on it, once the release is out. As a star spec lead his
 network should definitively help to grow community then.​

Date of last release:

 None. But first release is discussed in the PMC as of now​,
 so within the next 1-2 week it should be out​.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

​  ​See last report (no new committers or PMC members).

Signed-off-by:

 [X](tamaya) John D. Ament
 [ ](tamaya) Mark Struberg
 [ ](tamaya) Gerhard Petracek
 [ ](tamaya) David Blevins

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 johndament:
   The small community came together quickly following existing ASF best
   practices to get their first together.  Thank you especially to Justin
   Mclean for pre-reviewing the release to catch any issues.  Once Tamaya
   gets through some community growth, they will be well functioning.

20 May 2015

Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on an modular,
extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide a
minimal but extendible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and EE
environments.

Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.

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

 1. Publish a first release until mid year.
 2. Keep focus for a reasonable functionality and way forward.
 3. Keep up/increase community engagement, increase publicity by further
    evangelizing it.

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?

 Two people have shown very interested 1) on the mailing list, or 2) even
 helped with some work at ZH Hackergarten. Crcial will be going out with a
 first release asap.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We successfully backported API/core to Java 7. Overall project quality
 increased. Some API aspects were reevaluated and several bugfixes and new
 features were added. Also a lot of documentation and examples were added,
 so we definitively approach a first release.

Date of last release:

 N/A (not released anything).

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 25th January 2015 (Reinhard Sandtner)

Signed-off-by:

 [X](tamaya) John D. Ament
 [X](tamaya) Mark Struberg
 [ ](tamaya) Gerhard Petracek
 [ ](tamaya) David Blevins

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 John Ament:

   Podling is beginning the process towards the first release.

18 Feb 2015

Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on an modular,
extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide a
minimal but extendible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and EE
environments.

Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.

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

  1. Publish a first release soon.
  2. Keep focus for a reasonable functionality and way forward.
  3. Keep up/increase community engagement.

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?

  Reinhard Sandtner was successfully elected to join as a new committer,
  PPMC member.  During Zurich Hackergarten we implemented the backport of
  the current Java 8 core implementation.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  We identified a minimalistic but extendible API. Basic implementation work
  for Java 8 and Java 7 is ongoing, but makes overall good progress.

Date of last release:

  not yet defined, probably in Q2/2015

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 25th January 2015 (Reinhard Sandtner)

Signed-off-by:

  [X](tamaya) John D. Ament
  [X](tamaya) Mark Struberg
  [ ](tamaya) Gerhard Petracek
  [ ](tamaya) David Blevins

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

  jda: Initial growing pains seem to be resolved, initial members
  are working together better.  Mailing list activity is steady and
  everyone is getting adjusted to The Apache Way.

  mbf: Community activity looks strong and the community is discussing
  and deciding on the list.

21 Jan 2015

Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on an modular,
extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide a
minimal but extendible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and EE
environments.

Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.

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

 1. Project web site must be setup (done).
 2. Establish a solid code base for a release.
 3. Continue to grow the community.

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

 There are many discussions about how simple the API and or code should be.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We got a new contributor, Reinhard Sandtner who already shipped a patch
 and is participating in some discussions.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 The project setup is going quite well. The initial code donation is under
 ongoing review.

Date of last release:

 None yet.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 None yet.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](tamaya) John D. Ament
 [X](tamaya) Mark Struberg
 [ ](tamaya) Gerhard Petracek
 [ ](tamaya) David Blevins

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 John D. Ament (johndament):

   Podling is struggling a bit with some growing pains.  Hope it will
   straighten out soon.

17 Dec 2014

Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on an modular,
extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide a
minimal but extendible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and
EE environments.
Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
 1. Project web site must be setup (ongoing).
 2. Establish a collaboration model within the community and ensure a
    common view on the main focus points.
 3. Improve code base for being ready for a first release around Q1 2015.

 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?
 Many of the committers have successfully filed the ICLA and also started
 to contribute, some of them already by doing first patches. Feedback in
 the community was overwhelming. We could also successfully place the
 topic at conferences as well as in the German Java Magazin and other
 events. Also interest of people during the Zurich Hackergarten in
 November was great and will definitely lead to additional committers
 early 2015.

 How has the project developed since the last report?
 The project setup is going quite well. Initial committers are onboarding,
 the initial code donation was successfully moved and other preconditions
 like the project name, IP clearance, Jenkins etc. were successfully done.
 Thanks to INFRA for their incredible support!

 Date of last release: Still getting started.

 When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
 Still getting started.

Signed-off-by:
 [x](tamaya) John D. Ament
 [ ](tamaya) David Blevins
 [ ](tamaya) Mark Struberg
 [ ](tamaya) Gerhard Petracek

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

Justin Mclean - Off to a good start. Email list and mentors active.