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Velocity

16 Nov 2016 [Nathan Bubna / Mark]

## Description:
 - Java-based template engine

## Issues:
 - No issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:
 - Very busy, thanks to one developer, with others testing and discussing
   changes. Prep and final debugging for Engine 2.0 release. Much work
   happening on Tools 3.0 also.

## Health report:
 - Engine 2.0 test builds are coming steadily, release should be soon.
 - Work is also in progress toward a Tools 3.0 release.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 9 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Sergiu Dumitriu on Wed Jun 10 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 13 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Mike Kienenberger at Mon Jun 01 2015

## Releases:
 - velocity-master POM 2

## JIRA activity:

 - 1 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 30 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

17 Aug 2016 [Nathan Bubna / Isabel]

## Description:
 - Java-based template engine

## Issues:
 - No issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:
 - Very busy, thanks to one developer mostly. Many old patches applied. Much new work toward a 2.0 release.

## Health report:
 - Moved much closer to a 2.0 release, thanks to hard work of one PMC member. Others chimed in on questions, everyone eager to see a 2.0 release happen.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 9 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Sergiu Dumitriu on Wed Jun 10 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 13 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Mike Kienenberger at Mon Jun 01 2015

## Releases:

 - No releases in the last quarter. Last release of consequence was Nov 2010.

## Mailing list activity:

 - This shows the big bump in dev activity. Pretty sure those unsubscribing
   weren't interested in being on an active list.

 - dev@velocity.apache.org:
    - 124 subscribers (down -2 in the last 3 months):
    - 151 emails sent to list (6 in previous quarter)

 - general@velocity.apache.org:
    - 85 subscribers (down -4 in the last 3 months):
    - 9 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - user@velocity.apache.org:
    - 307 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 1 emails sent to list (1 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 2 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 44 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

18 May 2016 [Nathan Bubna / Jim]

## Description:
 - Java-based template engine

## Issues:
 - No issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:
 - Light developer activity. Light mailing list traffic. Moderate JIRA traffic.

## Health report:

 - Velocity is of minimal priority to the developers at this time.
 - Currently 9 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Sergiu Dumitriu on Wed Jun 10 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 13 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Maurice (Mike) L. Kienenberger at Mon Jun 01
   2015

## Releases:
 - No releases in the last quarter

## Mailing list activity:
- dev@velocity.apache.org:
    - 126 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 28 emails sent to list (28 in previous quarter)

 - general@velocity.apache.org:
    - 89 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (2 in previous quarter)

 - user@velocity.apache.org:
    - 308 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 1 emails sent to list (10 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:
 - 4 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 4 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

17 Feb 2016 [Nathan Bubna / Rich]

## Description:
 - Java-based template engine

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

## Activity:
 - No commits. Very light mailing list and JIRA traffic.

## Health report:
 - Velocity is of minimal priority to the developers at this time.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 9 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Sergiu Dumitriu on Wed Jun 10 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 13 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Maurice (Mike) L. Kienenberger at Mon Jun 01
   2015

## Releases:

 - No releases in the last quarter.

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@velocity.apache.org:
    - 126 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 28 emails sent to list (30 in previous quarter)

 - general@velocity.apache.org:
    - 88 subscribers (down -6 in the last 3 months):
    - 2 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - user@velocity.apache.org:
    - 309 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 10 emails sent to list (5 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 4 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 3 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

18 Nov 2015 [Nathan Bubna / Brett]

Description: Java-based template engine

Issues: No issues requiring board attention at this time.

Activity: No developer activity. Very light mailing list and JIRA traffic.

Health report: The early summer surge of activity has faded to the background.
Developers are busy with other projects.

PMC changes:
 - Currently 9 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Sergiu Dumitriu on Wed Jun 10 2015


Committer base changes:
 - Currently 13 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Maurice (Mike) L. Kienenberger at Mon Jun 01
   2015

Releases:
 - No releases in the last quarter.

Mailing list activity:
 - dev@velocity.apache.org:
    - 126 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 34 emails sent to list (162 in previous quarter)

 - user@velocity.apache.org:
    - 310 subscribers (down -4 in the last 3 months):
    - 10 emails sent to list (2 in previous quarter)

JIRA activity:
 - 6 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 0 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

19 Aug 2015 [Nathan Bubna / Rich]

Report from the Apache Velocity committee [Nathan Bubna]

## Description:
   Java-based template engine

## Activity:
   We had a bump in activity this last quarter, leading to a new committer and a
   committer joining the PMC. More talk than work, but still good to see
   progress toward a next version. Things have died down again this last month
   or so.

## Health report:
   Better than before, but things are still fairly sedentary.

## Issues:
 Nope, no issues for the board.

## LDAP committee group/Committership changes:

 - Currently 13 committers and 9 LDAP committee group members.
 - Sergiu Dumitriu was added to the LDAP committee group on Mon Jun 01 2015
 - Maurice (Mike) L. Kienenberger was added as a committer on Mon Jun 01 2015

## Releases:

 - No releases in the last quarter.

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@velocity.apache.org:
    - 125 subscribers (down -2 in the last 3 months):
    - 169 emails sent to list (7 in previous quarter), lots of fun.

 - user@velocity.apache.org:
    - 314 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 2 emails sent to list (41 in previous quarter)

 - general@velocity.apache.org:
    - 94 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)
    - This list has long been pointless.

## JIRA activity:

 - 7 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 12 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

17 Jun 2015 [Nathan Bubna / David]

## Description:
   Java-based template engine

## Activity:
 - Work is progressing on a 1.8 version and resurrecting the artifact and site
   builds.

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

## PMC/Committership changes:

 - Currently 13 committers and 9 PMC members in the project.
 - Sergiu Dumitriu was added to the PMC on Mon Jun 01 2015
 - Maurice (Mike) L. Kienenberger was added as a committer on Mon Jun 01 2015

## Releases:

 - No releases

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@velocity.apache.org:
    - 127 subscribers (down -5 in the last 3 months):
    - 136 emails sent to list (7 in previous quarter)

 - user@velocity.apache.org:
    - 314 subscribers (down -5 in the last 3 months):
    - 9 emails sent to list (42 in previous quarter)

 - general@velocity.apache.org:
    - 93 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 9 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 8 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 May 2015 [Nathan Bubna / Rich]

No report was submitted.

18 Feb 2015 [Nathan Bubna / Sam]

Apache Velocity is a java template engine and related projects.

RELEASES

* Last release was master POM, May 2012
* Last noteworthy release was Engine in 2010

CURRENT ACTIVITY

* One committer has been moderately active this month doing cleanup

COMMUNITY

* Last committer added April 28, 2013
* Mailing list has been quiet community-wise.

19 Nov 2014 [Nathan Bubna / Rich]

Apache Velocity is a java template engine and related projects.

RELEASES

* Last release was master POM, May 2012
* Last noteworthy release was Engine in 2010

CURRENT ACTIVITY

* No commits or releases.

COMMUNITY

* Last committer added April 28, 2013
* Mailing list activity was higher than usual, responses were quick.
* Most questions on StackOverflow seem to concern Velocity integrations, not Velocity itself.
* Frederick Brier contacted us about contributing major 2.0-type revisions he's done.
 We advised him, but neither CLA nor code has materialized.

@Rich: Ping them to make sure they've got enough people active.

20 Aug 2014 [Nathan Bubna / Chris]

Apache Velocity is a java template engine and related projects.

RELEASES

* Last release was master POM, May 2012
* Last noteworthy release was Engine in 2010

CURRENT ACTIVITY

* No commits or releases.

COMMUNITY

* Last committer added April 28, 2013
* Mailing list activity was higher than usual, responses were quick.
* Few questions on Stack Overflow.
* Action should be taken to confirm all active leaders are PMC members, not
 merely committers.

21 May 2014 [Nathan Bubna / Bertrand]

Apache Velocity is a java template engine and related projects.

RELEASES

* Last release was master POM, May 2012
* Last noteworthy release was Engine in 2010

CURRENT ACTIVITY

* There were two commits this quarter (a bugfix and a doc fix).

COMMUNITY

* Last committer added April 28, 2013
* Activity is inconsistent on the user list but steady on Stack Overflow.

19 Mar 2014 [Nathan Bubna / Shane]

Apache Velocity is a java template engine and related projects.

RELEASES

* Last release was master POM, May 2012
* Last noteworthy release was Engine in 2010

CURRENT ACTIVITY

* There were no commits or contributions this quarter.

COMMUNITY

* Last committer added April 28, 2013
* Activity is inconsistent on the user list but steady on Stack Overflow.

19 Feb 2014 [Nathan Bubna / Chris]

No report was submitted.

AI: Chris to pursue a report for Velocity

20 Nov 2013 [Nathan Bubna / Jim]

Apache Velocity is a java template engine and related projects.

RELEASES

* Last release was master POM, May 2012
* Last noteworthy release was Engine in 2010

CURRENT ACTIVITY

* Dev effort was zero this quarter.
* Only contribution was report of broken website links.

COMMUNITY

* Last committer added April 28, 2013
* Activity is low on the user list but steady on Stack Overflow.
* Velocity appears to be more oft used as a component of larger products
 than directly used by app developers.

21 Aug 2013 [Nathan Bubna / Chris]

Apache Velocity is a java template engine and related projects.

RELEASES

* None

CURRENT ACTIVITY

* None

COMMUNITY

* No changes.
* Activity remains low on the user list and slightly higher on Stack Overflow.

not approved

15 May 2013 [Nathan Bubna / Doug]

DESCRIPTION

Apache Velocity is a java template engine and related projects.

RELEASES

* None

CURRENT ACTIVITY

* Minimal

COMMUNITY

* We have welcomed Sergiu Dumitriu as a committer.
* Activity remains low on all lists and slightly higher on Stack Overflow.

20 Feb 2013 [Nathan Bubna / Greg]

DESCRIPTION

Apache Velocity is a java template engine and related projects.

RELEASES

* None

CURRENT ACTIVITY

* Minimal

COMMUNITY

* The composition of the committers and PMC members has not
changed since the last report.
* Activity remains low on all lists, though Stack Overflow
regularly has Velocity questions, of which the intelligent
ones and a few less-so ones are answered in reasonable time.
* Apache Velocity remains in a more-or-less dormant period.
The rise of client-side development has undercut one of the
major sources of users and thus developers. While Velocity
remains quite useful for generating text on the server,
overall demand seems unlikely to rise.

21 Nov 2012 [Nathan Bubna / Jim]

DESCRIPTION

Apache Velocity is a java template engine and related projects.

RELEASES

* None

CURRENT ACTIVITY

* Minimal

COMMUNITY

* The composition of the committers and PMC members has not
changed since the last report.
* Activity remains low on all lists, though Stack Overflow
regularly has Velocity questions, of which the intelligent
ones and a few less-so ones are answered in reasonable time.
* Apache Velocity remains in a more-or-less dormant period,
not its first in the last 12 years though.

ISSUES

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

19 Sep 2012 [Nathan Bubna / Brett]

DESCRIPTION

Apache Velocity is a java template engine and related projects.

RELEASES
* None

CURRENT ACTIVITY
* GSoC 2012 student Dishara Wijewardana successfully completed
her project. Her mentor, Claude Brisson, did a great job of
guiding and overseeing the project integrating Velocity with
the JSR-223 scripting interface.  Her branch still needs
integration with the trunk.
* A few issues have been fixed in the VelocityTools project
* The Velosurf project (by PMC member Claude Brisson) has
been added to the sandbox.

COMMUNITY

* The composition of the committers and PMC members has not
changed since the last report.
* Activity remains low on all lists, though Stack Overflow
regularly has Velocity questions, of which the intelligent
ones and a few less-so ones are answered in reasonable time.
* Apache Velocity remains in a more-or-less dormant period,
not its first in the last 12 years though.

ISSUES

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

15 Aug 2012 [Nathan Bubna / Greg]

No report was submitted.

AI: Greg to pursue a report for Velocity

16 May 2012 [Nathan Bubna / Doug]

Apache Velocity is a general-purpose template engine with several
supporting projects.

Status
 * Moderate development activity on Engine, including some key patches.
 * Moderate activity on mailing lists.

Community
 * GSoC project underway, student is up for committer status

Releases
 * Apache Velocity Master 1 (our parent Maven POM) release is
imminent, but not completed.

15 Feb 2012 [Nathan Bubna / Roy]

Apache Velocity is a general-purpose template engine with several supporting
projects.

Status
 * Light development from patch contributions and one committer.
   Moderate activity on mailing lists, all questions answered promptly.

Community
 * No changes.

Releases
 * None

16 Nov 2011 [Nathan Bubna / Greg]

 Status
 * Development discussion, but no commits.  Moderate activity on
mailing lists, all questions answered promptly.

Community
 * No changes.

Releases
 * None

17 Aug 2011 [Nathan Bubna / Doug]

Apache Velocity is a java template engine and various derivative and
supporting projects.

There are no board level issues at this time.

Infrastructure
-------------------
There are no infrastructure issues at this time.

Development
------------------
There have been no releases during this period.

==== VelocityTools project ====

Fixed a number of issues in trunk and 2.0.x branch.
There is some interest in doing a 2.0.1 release in the near future.

Community
----------------
There have been no new commiter or PMC members added during this period.

User list traffic has been relatively low for this period, excepting
some dev@ stuff that happened there.

19 May 2011 [Nathan Bubna / Greg]

 Status
 * Development discussion, but no commits.  Low activity on mailing lists.

Community
 * No changes.

Releases
 * None

16 Feb 2011 [Nathan Bubna / Bertrand]

=== Status ===

Flurry of activity before the holidays, quiet since then.

The Velocity project currently has no board-level issues at this time.

=== Community changes ===

Nathan Bubna has assumed Chair duties.

=== Velocity Engine project ===

Velocity Engine 1.7 final release was announced on Nov. 30.

The Engine 2.x branch is now the main development trunk.

17 Nov 2010

Change the Apache Velocity Project Chair

    WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Henning
    Schmiedehausen to the office of Vice President, Apache
    Velocity, and

    WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the
    resignation of Henning Schmiedehausen from the office of Vice
    President, Apache Velocity, and

    WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache
    Velocity project has chosen by vote to recommend Nathan Bubna
    as the successor to the post;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Henning Schmiedehausen is
    relieved and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of
    the office of Vice President, Apache Velocity, and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Nathan Bubna be and hereby is
    appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Velocity, 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.

 Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

17 Nov 2010 [Henning Schmiedehausen / Noirin]

== November 2010 Board Report ==

=== Status ===

Another quiet quarter in Velocity land.

The Velocity project currently has no board-level issues at this time.

=== Community changes ===

Antonio Petrelli was voted onto the Velocity PMC.

The Velocity PMC has voted to change the chair from Henning Schmiedehausen to
Nathan Bubna.

=== General Project news ===

Some fixes to the Velocity site build enable building the site off-line and
outside the Velocity zone.

=== Velocity Engine project ===

Reorganization and bug-fixing of the engine code continues. We expect to
release the last version of the 1.x code base soon and then switch to 2.x

22 Sep 2010 [Henning Schmiedehausen / Roy]

This has been a quiet period for the Apache Velocity project since the
last board report.

Anthony Petrelli has reorganized the Velocity Engine code base and
build system to be based on Maven.

Traffic on the user lists seems slower than typical, with a new
inquiry every couple of days. Responses remain fairly quick, with 3 or
4 committers actively monitoring the lists and responding to
questions.

No new PMC members were voted in since the last board report.

There are no issues requiring board attention.

18 Aug 2010 [Henning Schmiedehausen / Noirin]

[Received late, from Will Glass-Husain on behalf of vacationing chair.]

This has been a quiet quarter for the Apache Velocity project.

Anthony Petrelli has reorganized the Velocity Engine code base and
build system to be based on Maven.

Traffic on the user lists seems slower than typical, with a new inquiry
every couple of days.  Responses remain fairly quick, with 3 or 4 committers
actively monitoring the lists and responding to questions.

No new PMC members were voted in since the last board report.

There are no issues requiring board attention.

The report was received too late.

16 Jun 2010 [Henning Schmiedehausen / Brett]

June 2010 Board Report

Status

We really need someone to step up and do some site/build work. It has
been a hindrance for some time.

Community changes

No new PMC members were voted in since the last board report.

Antonio Petrelli (apetrelli) was voted in as a Velocity committer on
June 2nd.

Velocity Engine project

Released versions 1.6.4 (should be last in 1.6 branch) and
1.7-beta1. Actual development is slow/quiet; one active committer and
one active-voted-in-but-no-karma-yet-committer. Getting good bug
reports and active user list. 2.0 development has taken a back seat to
1.6/1.7 but is not forgotten.

Velocity Tools project

Released version 2.0 finally!! Current development of Tools is
slow/quiet; 1.5 active committers and one
active-voted-in-but-no-karma-yet-committer. Getting good bug reports
and light user list activity. Sandbox directory has been requested by
contributor to revamp Maven build; the PMC agreed, but this must be
done by the chair who has not done it.

Velocity Anakia project

There were no changes in the Anakia code base. No Anakia development
happened in the last month. Several users have popped up with problems
and questions recently, but no one in the developer community has been
able/willing to help.

Velocity Texen project

There were no changes in the Texen code base. No Texen development
happened in the last month. Users are out there, but don't show their
faces around here, at least not in a very long time.

Velocity DVSL project

There were no changes in the DVSL code base. No DVSL development
happened in the last month. No bug reports or list activity in a very,
very long time.

Velocity Docbook project

There were no changes in the Docbook code base. No Docbook development
happened in the last month. No bug reports or list activity in a long
time.

Shane to follow up.

19 May 2010 [Henning Schmiedehausen / Justin]

Justin to pursue a report for Velocity (and has already sent a reminder)

17 Feb 2010 [Henning Schmiedehausen / Geir]

Feb 2010 Board Report
=====================

Status
------

Velocity continues to be quiet and steady. Traffic on the dev list continues
to be light (and is mostly reflecting bug tracker activity). User list
traffic also is light but steady.

The Velocity project currently has no board-level issues at this time.

Community changes
-----------------

Velocity did not add or remove any new committers or PMC members since the
last board report.


Velocity Engine project
-----------------------

Velocity Engine 1.6.3 was released on Dec. 16th, 2009.

Light activity on the bug tracker, new bugs are addressed and closed, the
overall rate of bug reports is pretty low (Velocity is, after all, pretty
mature software). 9 Bugs were opened after Dec 1st., 18 were resolved or
closed in various states (mostly fixed).


Velocity Tools project
----------------------

The tools project had no releases since the last board report. Discussion
about a 2.0 release has been started but not yet concluded.

Other Velocity Sub projects
---------------------------

There was no activity in the other velocity sub-projects.

18 Nov 2009 [Henning Schmiedehausen / Shane]

Status
======

Velocity still continues its quiet, steady flow. Activity picked up a
little in October with some messages on the dev list. The user lists
continues to be very self-helping with questions getting answered by
members of the user and dev communities.

Velocity changed its chair from Will Glass-Husain to Henning Schmiedehausen.

The Velocity project currently has no board-level issues at this time.

There were no new committers or PMC members voted in since the last
board meeting.

No beta or final releases were made since the last board report.

21 Oct 2009

Change the Apache Velocity Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Will Glass-Husain
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Velocity, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Will Glass-Husain from the office of Vice President, Apache
 Velocity, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Velocity
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Henning Schmiedehausen as the
 successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Will Glass-Husain is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache Velocity, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Henning Schmiedehausen be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Velocity, 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 7G, Change the Apache Velocity Project Chair,
 was approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

21 Oct 2009 [Will Glass-Husain / Shane]

This very short Board report for October 2009 is submitted, with
apologies, following missed reports for August and September 2009.  We
presume our regular reporting schedule will resume with the November
2009 reports.

Activity in the Velocity project has been quiet in the past few
months.  There have been a handful of commits and no new releases
since the last report in May.  Mailing lists are low traffic but still
active with about a message a day.  All questions are promptly replied
to by one of the active committers or others in the community.

The Velocity project currently has no board-level issues at this time.

23 Sep 2009 [Will Glass-Husain / Roy]

No report filed.

No report provided. Roy noted that this was the second month in a row without a report.

19 Aug 2009 [Will Glass-Husain / Greg]

No report provided.

20 May 2009 [Will Glass-Husain / Jim]

The Apache Velocity project continues it's slow but steady development
effort in what was a fairly typical quarter for this mature project.

Community
- We continue to have a small core of active committers and several
frequent contributors
- User list traffic remains steady with 1-2 messages per day, all
answered quickly.

Velocity Engine
- In March 2009 we released Apache Velocity 1.6.2, a bug fix release
addressing several regression issues with Velocity 1.6.
- A new svn trunk for version 2.0 has been opened up.  While full
scope is yet to be determined, the initial intent is to offer
incremental improvements without the ball-and-chain of perfect
backwards compatibility

Velocity Tools
- The Velocity Tools sub-project is in the midst of a vote for a
2.0-beta4 release.   We anticipate a full 2.0 release in the coming
quarter.

The Velocity project currently has no board-level issues at this time.

18 Feb 2009 [Will Glass-Husain / J Aaron]

The Apache Velocity project continues to have renewed momentum for
what is essentially mature product.  The increased dev-list traffic
reported last quarter continues, and we're now up to three engaged
committers and several other regular contributors.

User list traffic remains steady with 1-2 messages per day, all
answered quickly.

In December 2008 we released Velocity 1.6.  This release added
incremental features, syntax improvements, and extensive performance
improvements.  We followed up shortly thereafter with a bug fix
release Velocity 1.6.1 in January 2009.

Velocity Tools released version 2.0-beta3 in December 2008.  We
anticipate a full 2.0 release in the coming quarter.

We have added one new committer, who has taken a very active role in
testing, fixing bugs and moving us towards our next release.

The Velocity project currently has no board-level issues at this time.

19 Nov 2008 [Will Glass-Husain / Jim]

Velocity has taken a step up in activity this past quarter with two
new beta releases for the Velocity Engine that point to a full version
release within the next quarter.  While these efforts are largely
driven by a single committer, it's encouraging to see discussion, JIRA
comments, and contributions coming from a variety of non-committer
developers. Other committers contribute discussion, testing, and votes
on an occasional basis.

As a sign of the increased activity, the message traffic on the dev
list is about double what it has been for recent quarters.  (and better
yet -- all from productive discussion).   User list traffic remains the
same, with 1-2 messages per day.  Questions continue to get answered
quickly by both project committers and other community members.

There has been a small amount of activity on the Velocity Tools project.
This remains at a late beta stage, with an anticipated upcoming release.

The Velocity project currently has no board-level issues at this time.

There have been no changes to the Velocity Committers or PMC.

20 Aug 2008 [Will Glass-Husain / Jim]

Velocity remains a mature product, with development occurring in fits and
starts. At the moment we have one committer driving the majority of the
development activity, though there are three others who participate on JIRA
and the lists regularly and contribute occasional code. Traffic on the
user list remains constant with 2-3 messages a day. Questions continue to
get answered quickly by both project committers and other community
members.

On an encouraging note, in the last month we've had a community member
contribute a substantial set of patches to improve performance of page
rendering. (Particularly with pages involving macros). His tests showed
that our current trunk had a significant performance decrease over the
current version; with his series of patches performance is boosted and now
exceeds the last version. There's been a flurry of activity as he and our
committers have discussed these and other improvements. We'll likely roll
up all these changes into a new release in the next quarter

The Velocity Tools project had a release of Velocity Tools 2.0 Beta 2 on
July 11. We anticipate a final release in the next quarter.

The Velocity project currently has no board-level issues at this time.

There have been no changes to the Velocity Committers or PMC

21 May 2008 [Will Glass-Husain / Henri]

May 2008 Board Report

Velocity remains a mature product. Development activity this past quarter
was mild and focused on preparation of the Velocity Tools 2.0 codebase
towards an upcoming release. User mailing list traffic remains at 1-2
messages a day with responses generally answered quickly.

The Velocity project currently has no board-level issues at this time.

Community Changes
---
Since the last board report, Chris Schultz has been added as a new committer.

Crypto Status
---
As requested, the PMC chair has reviewed the ASF notes on cryptography
export notification. Since Velocity has no crypto code, and no links or
dependencies on such code, these requirements do not apply to our project.

20 Feb 2008 [Will Glass-Husain / Geir]

Velocity remains a mature product.  At the moment, development is
primarily focused on the tools project.  User mailing list traffic
remains at 1-2 messages a day with responses generally answered
quickly.

Nathan Bubna oversaw our involvement in Google's GHOP program in
November/December 2007.  We had several students make useful
contributions to our documentation and logos.  Many thanks to the
participants and to Google.

The Velocity project currently has no board-level issues at this
time.

ECCN REVIEW
As requested, the PMC chair has reviewed the ASF notes on export
notification.  Since Velocity has no crypto code, and no links
or dependencies on such code, these requirements do not apply to
our project.

COMMUNITY CHANGES
We have a new committer, but have not formally announced it as his
CLA has not yet been received.

No new PMC members were voted in since the last board report.

VELOCITY ENGINE
Minor activity fixing some bugs.  There are several patches received
by users in the last couple of weeks that need review.

No beta or final releases were made since the last board report.

VELOCITY TOOLS
Velocity tools has released 2.0-beta1.  We hope to release 2.0 by
May.

VELOCITY TEXEN
Texen has been refactored to separate out ant task from main code.
The code is ready for a point release in the not too distant future.

Texen currently has an unresolved Gump issue.

VELOCITY DVSL, VELOCITY ANAKIA, VELOCITY DOCBOOK
No activity this past quarter.

Approved by General Consent.

14 Nov 2007 [Will Glass-Husain / Henning]

STATUS
Velocity remains a mature product with spurts of developer activity.
Developers and power users remain present on the mailing lists.  The
user list averages 1-2 questions a day from new users, of which almost
all are answered immediately.

We've been struggling a little with Gump issues in the past month.
Commons Lang subtly changed the spec for an API call (
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-363 ) which caused one of
the unit tests in Velocity to fail.  The lack of debuggability of the
gump run led to some very inelegant print statements scattered
throughout the unit test until the specific failure was isolated.
Very old-style coding.  (change a line, wait a day for gump, change a
line, wait a day).  We still have a Texen gump failure, though hoping
to get that straightened out soon.

The Velocity project currently has no board-level issues at this time.

COMMUNITY CHANGES
No new committers were voted in since the last board report. No new
PMC members were voted in since the last board report.

VELOCITY ENGINE
There's been some minor activity improving various syntax issues (i.e.
adding variable arguments) and fixing user-reported bugs.

No beta or final releases were made since the last board report.

VELOCITY TOOLS
Velocity Tools is currently the most active project, with development
focused on the new 2.0 branch.  This is in alpha and moving towards
beta.  We had a brief discussion on the dev lists whether to continue
supporting the 1.x branch (currently on version 1.3), or urge users to
adopt 2.0 when it is released.  The consensus was to release a 1.3.1
version with minor updates and fixes, then retire that branch.
(Seemed the practical direction given the straight-forward upgrade
path from 1.3 to 2 and the interests of our small developer
community).  We hope to release both 2.0-beta1 and 1.3.1 by January.

VELOCITY DOCBOOK
We committed our first user-submitted patch (DBF-1).  Otherwise this
product remains stable.  It appears to be primarily used internally
though there are occasional queries and comments about it on the user
list.

VELOCITY ANAKIA
No development activity this past quarter.

VELOCITY DVSL
No development activity this past quarter.

VELOCITY TEXEN
There was a small amount of activity fixing bugs and adding user-
submitted patches from JIRA.  If enough patches and updates get
submitted we will release a version 1.1 by the next quarter.

Texen currently has an unresolved Gump issue (see above).

Approved by General Consent.

29 Aug 2007 [Will Glass-Husain / Jim]

STATUS
The Velocity project has had a quiet summer, with activity centered
around Google Summer of Code, Velocity Tools, and Velocity DVSL.

The Velocity project has no board-level issues at this time.

COMMUNITY CHANGES
No new committers were voted in since the last board report. No new PMC
members were voted in since the last board report.

VELOCITY ENGINE PROJECT
Work continues towards a Velocity 1.6 release.

A Google Summer of Code student, Supun Kamburugamuva, successfully
completed a series of enhancements to the macro processing features of
Velocity, which were immediately committed into the development trunk.
We are grateful to Google for supporting this program, Ross and Jukka
for administering the Apache organizational efforts and Supun for doing
such quality work.

No beta or final releases were made since the last board report.

VELOCITY TOOLS PROJECT
The Velocity Tools team released version 2-alpha1 on July 2.  Things
are going well and we anticipate a new alpha release soon.  There have
been some significant bugs fixed since 1.3, and the team plans to
release a 1.3.1 or 1.4 version, though this has been delayed due to
efforts on the 2.x branch.

VELOCITY DVSL PROJECT
DVSL version 1.0 was released on August 14.

DVSL (Declarative Velocity Style Language) is a tool modeled after XSLT
and is intended for general XML transformations using the Velocity
Template Language as the templating language for the transformations.

Before releasing DVSL 1.0, the DVSL team fixed an incompatibility
between DVSL 0.x and Velocity 1.5 and completed some minor clean up and
refactoring.  It is not a drop in replacement of DVSL 0.45 since the
main package has changed from org.apache.tools.dvsl to org.apache.dvsl.
This is the first binary release of DVSL though the code base has been
around for some time,

VELOCITY DOCBOOK PROJECT
There were no changes in the DocBook code base. No DocBook development
happened in the last quarter.

Approved by General Consent.

20 Jun 2007

Change the Apache Velocity Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Henning Schmiedehausen
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Velocity, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the
 resignation of Henning Schmiedehausen from the office of Vice President,
 Apache Velocity, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache
 Velocity project has chosen by vote to recommend Will Glass-Husain
 as the successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Henning Schmiedehausen is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache Velocity, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Will Glass-Husain be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Velocity, 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 6E, Change the Apache Velocity Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote.

16 May 2007 [Henning Schmiedehausen / Cliff]

General information
===================

The Apache Velocity project had an exciting first quarter of 2007 with
the long anticipated release of the Velocity engine.

We have no board-level issues at this time.

Our various releases since the beginning of 2007 sent a clear message
out to the Java world that the Velocity project was never dormant and
is picking up speed. The number of messages on the develpment and user
lists reflect this nicely. The Velocity Engine 1.5 release was covered
in depth on various Java related web sites (e.g. theserverside.com).

The Velocity project tried to organize a formal press release for the
Velocity engine release and even postponed the official release date
to get possible better coverage. Will Glass-Husain worked as our
liaison with the PRC.

Unfortunately, this press release did not work out. While we tried to
work in a timely manner (we started six weeks before the actual
release date collecting quotes from Velocity users for the release and
circulated drafts to the PRC), Will reported that the PRC did not
respond at times and seemed to be dormant and he had to ping the chair
directly. Various objections came up only hours before the intended
release date even though we tried to give ample time for the PRC to
review drafts. In the end, the Velocity PMC decided to withdraw the
press release draft.

The experience working with the PRC was interesting, though not
entirely good. We hope that the PRC and other PMCs can learn from our
experience and we streamline the review/feedback process for the next
time.

The Velocity project created three new sub projects in Q1:

 - Velocity Anakia, formerly a part of the Velocity Engine

 - Velocity Texen, formerly a part of the Velocity Engine

 - Velocity DocBook Framework, intended to generate high-quality
   documentation suitable for on-line viewing and printing

The Velocity project has discussed to sponsor the incubation of the
Click Framework, which is based on Velocity. The Click community has
already reached consensus that they want to be incubated to become an
Apache project; discussion is still open whether this will be a
sub-project of Velocity or a TLP in its own right. We expect to see a
formal incubation proposal in Q2.


Community changes
=================

Claude Brisson was voted to become a member of the Velocity PMC on
April, 3rd. He accepted his nomination.

No new committers were added to the Velocity project in Q1.


Google Summer of Code
=====================

The Velocity community is proud that a proposal to the Google Summer
of Code 2007 was accepted:

Supun Madhushanka Kamburugamuva will work to improve the Velocity
Macro capabilities (see:
http://code.google.com/soc/asf/appinfo.html?csaid=75DF2BC1378C84A5 ),
Will Glass-Husain, Velocity PMC member will mentor him.


Velocity Engine project
=======================

The Velocity Engine team released Apache Velocity 1.5 on March 13th.

Work on Velocity 1.x continues at the usual pace.


Velocity Tools project
======================

Velocity Tools currently works towards a 2.0 release. No release have
been made in Q1.


Velocity DVSL project
=====================

Since the inception of the Velocity TLP, the DVSL code base was not
changed and there seems to be no interest in it from users and
developers. We will discuss mothballing it in Q2.


Velocity Anakia
===============

Anakia is an old/new tool that used to be part of the Velocity engine.
It was spun out of the engine after the 1.5 release to allow different
release cycles.

Velocity Anakia 1.0, which is just a repackaged version, was released
on April 28th.


Velocity Texen
===============

Texen is an old/new tool that used to be part of the Velocity
engine. It was spun out of the engine after the 1.5 release to allow
different release cycles.

Velocity Texen 1.0, which is just a repackaged version, was released
on April 28th.


Velocity DocBook Framework
==========================

The DocBook Framework is intended to help everyone that wants to write
documentation in an industry-wide accepted format that is suitable for
printing and on-line viewing.

For the time being (and because it is used to generate the Velocity
documentation), this stays as part of the Velocity project. If it fits
better into another TLP in the future, it is expected to leave
Velocity).

Velocity DocBook Framework 1.0 was released on April 9th.

The board discussed the PR-related issues mentioned in the report. Jim indicated that the timeline mention in the report was not quite correct, since the 1st draft differed from the 2nd quite a bit, so it was "unfair" to suggest that the approval process was as long as implied. Jim was to follow up with Henning.

Approved by General Consent.

21 Feb 2007 [Henning Schmiedehausen / Ken]

General Information

(As our esteemed chair Henning Schmiedehausen is on vacation this
month, this quarter's report is being prepared by Will Glass-Husain).

The Velocity project is inches away from the eagerly anticipated
release of Velocity 1.5, the first major release of our engine in
almost three years.  December and January saw a flurry of activity in
cleaning up last minute bugs, updating documentation, and preparing
the release.

We have had passionate recent discussion on the dev and private list
about release procedure.  In part, this is due to the anticipated
visibility of the Velocity 1.5 release and in part due to the
relatively young nature of the Velocity TLP / PMC as we establish
correct release practice.

For recent beta / rc releases we have had a "vote-then-build" process
in which a PMC member announces they are ready to release, a vote is
held, then the release is shipped.  In mid-January such a vote was
announced for Velocity 1.5.  Midway through the vote one of the PMC
members expressed concern that there were no binaries to examine.  A
consensus opinion urged a switch to a "build-then-vote" procedure and
the current vote was tabled.  A few days later, a second vote was held
to release Velocity 1.5 with +1's from almost all parties except for a
last-minute -1 (from a  different PMC member).  The concerns driving
the -1 vote were not serious (minor documentation / site issues), but
the -1 voter felt strongly that these issues should be addressed
before release.  (Being a release vote, the -1 was not binding but our
release manager agreed to table the release in light of the concerns).

A frustrating aspect of this process was that these issues could not
be directly fixed, but needed to wait for the vote to conclude, then a
rebuild of the distro then a new vote.  The departure of our chair
(who had been driving the release) on a month-long vacation has
temporarily paused this process.  Will Glass-Husain has offered to
push the release through to conclusion in the meantime but personal
committments have led to a several week delay.

In related news, we have prepared a press release for distribution
regarding the Velocity 1.5.  Due to the wide-spread use of this
library in the Java community we anticipate getting plenty of
attention when the release occurs.  The release was shared with the
PRC committee list (which was somewhat unresponsive) but suggestions
for improvements were received from several members.

The Velocity project has no board-level issues at this time.


Community Changes

No new committers were voted in since the last board report. No new
PMC members were voted in since the last board report.


Velocity Engine project

As noted above, the entire Velocity community is eagerly awaiting the
upcoming release of Velocity 1.5.  We fully expect this release to
conclude as previously predicted during Q1.


Velocity Tools project

Velocity Tools 1.3 was released on February 8.  Work on the next 1.x
version has already begun.


Velocity DVSL project

There were no changes in the DVSL code base. No DVSL development
happened in the last month.

There was a discussion regarding the 'vote-then-build' vs. the 'build-then-vote' meme. It was agreed that, in all cases, what must be voted on (and approved) is the actual release tarball/jar-file/whatever. No software can be released without the actual released entity being voted on and approved. Jim to remind PMCs of the groundrule Release Guidelines.

Approved by General Consent.

17 Jan 2007 [Henning Schmiedehausen / Sander]

General information
-------------------

We have moved out of the Jakarta umbrella and cut almost all ties.

The TLP now has an official web site at velocity.apache.org with
sub-websites for all projects.

The Velocity project currently has no board-level issues at this time.

No new committers were voted in since the last board report.
No new PMC members were voted in since the last board report.

A short discussion on the PMC list revealed that a number of "emeritus
committers" fell off the boat when we moved out of Jakarta. These are
now recognized in an "Emeriti" section on the web site. The PMC
discussed about re-granting committer status if any of these emeritus
committers decides to ask about it.

Velocity Engine project
-----------------------

Development towards the next major release, 1.5 continues. A CfV date
has been proposed (21st January).

No beta or final releases were made since the last board report.

Velocity Tools project
----------------------

VelocityTools 1.3-beta1 has been voted and released on December 21st.

A new test framework and minor tool enhancements have been checked in
since.  It doesn't appear likely that we'll need another beta.   The
hope is for an RC by end of January and a final in early February.

Velocity DVSL
-------------

There were no changes in the DVSL code base. No DVSL development
happened in the last month.

Approved by General Consent.

20 Dec 2006 [Henning Schmiedehausen / Sander]

General information
-------------------

The Velocity project is busy moving out of the Jakarta umbrella and into
top-level status. Since the last report we have successfully moved the
SVN repository with the help of infrastructure and also set up a commits
mailing list.

For the TLP itself we are in process of setting up a web site which then
links all the project web sites together. This should be done till the
end of December.

The Velocity project currently has no board-level issues at this time.

New Committers / PMC members
----------------------------

Claude Brisson <claude@renegat.net> was voted in as a committer to the
Velocity Tools project (and in turn to the Velocity project as a whole)
on Dec, 1st. His CLA has been sent in and recorded.

No new PMC members were voted in since the last board report.

Velocity Engine project
-----------------------

The Velocity engine project voted and released 1.5-beta2 on November
24th.

According to the discussion on the infrastructure mailing list, we moved
this beta release together with all other voted beta releases (currently
only 1.5 beta1) into the mirrored distribution tree at
www.apache.org/dist/velocity/

The engine project fully expects to keep its early Q1 '07 release date.

Velocity Tools project
----------------------

Velocity Tools is gearing up towards the 1.3 release. No beta or final
releases were made since the last board report.

Velocity DVSL
-------------

There were no changes in the DVSL code base. No DVSL development
happened in the last month.

Approved by General Consent.

6. Special Orders

15 Nov 2006 [Henning Schmiedehausen / Cliff]

Velocity Top Level move
-----------------------

The Velocity project is excited about its move out from the Jakarta
umbrella and onto top-level status.

The board decided to establish the Apache Velocity project on Oct 25th
and appointed Henning Schmiedehausen (henning@apache.org) as Vice
President, Velocity and chair of the Velocity PMC.

Ever since then, we have started to migrate our web site, mailing
lists and repositories out of the Jakarta umbrella. With help from the
infrastructure team, we currently have moved all mailing lists onto
velocity.apache.org, created the private@ and general@ lists and
started migrating the web site (we already have velocity.apache.org
but it is currently redirecting to the jakarta site). We hope to
finish the migration until the end of November.


General information
-------------------

Some talk with the Click project (click.sf.net), which is a framework
centered around Velocity, has taken place to bring Click through the
incubator into the Velocity project. There has been enthusiasm on the
Click side and from us, but we have not taken any steps yet, because
we wanted to let the dust from the top level move settle first.


Velocity Engine project
-----------------------

The 'velocity' project has been renamed the 'Velocity Engine project'
a while ago. What is commonly known as "Velocity" is actually the
templating engine.

The Velocity Engine team is pushing heavily towards the 1.5
release. We have released one beta and will be releasing our second
(and hopefully last) beta this week (we already voted on it). We
expect an RC until the end of November and plan for a final release
very early Q1 2007 (both Will and Henning attended Sally's PR talk @
ApacheCon US and we tried to understand the value of good release
timing). We also plan sort of a "mini PR campaign" similar to the
press releases issued at AC US. We will get in contact with the PRC
once the RC is out.

The code base itself has seen a steady progression; we were able to
triage and sort all of the issue reports in JIRA and prioritize them
nicely. The number of open issues is steadily going down so we expect
the 1.5 release to be the best Velocity release ever.

There has been work on a docbook based Documentation (User Guide,
Developers Guide), which in turn has spawned a docbook framework which
might usable outside Velocity as a general purpose documentation
framework.


Velocity Tools project
----------------------

Velocity Tools is working through a short backlog of patch
contributions and bugs hoping to get a 1.3 version released before
Velocity Engine 1.5 goes final.  It's also the plan to test
VelocityStruts 1.3 against Struts 1.3 for compatibility.  Velocity
Tools 1.3 is likely to be the last major release in the 1.x line, as
the development team already started planning for version 2.


Velocity DVSL
-------------

There were no changes on the DVSL code base in the last few
months. DVSL currently has no active developers, but we do apply the
odd patch. All issue reports against DVSL were triaged and checked but
there are no immediate plans to do a DVSL release unless one of the
contributors steps up or strong desire for a release is shown on the
user list.

Approved by General Consent.

25 Oct 2006

Establish the Apache Velocity 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 related to the Velocity template engine,
  for distribution at no charge to the public.

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

  RESOLVED, that the Apache Velocity Project be and hereby is
  responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
  related to the Velocity template engine; and be it further

  RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Velocity" 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 Velocity Project, and to have primary responsibility for
  management of the projects within the scope of responsibility
  of the Apache Velocity 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 Velocity Project:

    * Will Glass-Husain (wglass@apache.org)
    * Geir Magnusson Jr. (geirm@apache.org)
    * Daniel L. Rall (dlr@apache.org)
    * Henning Schmiedehausen (henning@apache.org)
    * Nathan Bubna (nbubna@apache.org)
    * Marin A. Jnsson (marino@apache.org)

  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Henning
  Schmiedehausen be appointed to the office of Vice President,
  Velocity, 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 initial Apache Velocity Project be and
  hereby is tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended
  to encourage open development and increased participation in
  the Velocity Project; and be it further

  RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Velocity Project be and
  hereby is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the
  Apache Jakarta Velocity, Velocity Tools and DVSL subprojects;
  and be it further

  RESOLVED, that all responsibility pertaining to the Jakarta
  Velocity, Velocity Tools, and DVSL subprojects and encumbered
  upon the Apache Jakarta Project are hereafter discharged.

 Special Order 6A, Establishing the Apache Velocity Project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote.