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Woden

20 Feb 2008

On 8th December 2007 Woden graduated from Incubation to a sub-project of
Apache Web Services. The results of the IPMC vote were 8 +1s, no 0s, no -1s.
This will be the last Woden report to the Incubator. From the Woden team,
thankyou to the IPMC for guiding us to the Apache Way.

14 Nov 2007

Woden is a Java class library for reading, validating, manipulating,
creating and writing WSDL documents, initially to support WSDL 2.0 and with
the longer term aim of supporting past, present and future versions of WSDL.

Development towards Woden milestone M8 has progressed slowly over the past
few months. There are a still a few high priority items that must be
completed for M8.

In the past few months Woden has received significant contributions from Dan
Harvey (an IBM summer intern) in the form of many bug fixes and enhancements
including refactoring the Woden build, Sagara Gunathunga who is working on
serialization of Woden models, and most recently Tomi Vanek, who has
contributed his WSDL viewer to Woden (currently attached to a Jira awaiting
review).

Woden has also made excellent progress towards completing the items
necessary for graduation and a vote will likely be called shortly.

29 Aug 2007

Woden is a library for working with WSDL 2.0 files.

The W3C WSDL working group completed their work and the  WSDL 2.0
specification is now a recommendation. This is exciting news for Woden as
there is now an official W3C recommended spec to implement. The Woden team
is still reporting issues and asking questions from the W3C Web services
group and plans to contribute further test cases to the WSDL 2.0 test suite.

 Woden M7b was released on Aug 3, in support of Axis2. The Woden team is
currently working towards an  M8 release that will include full support for
the WSDL 2.0 spec, including assertion checking. Also of note in this
release will be a mechanism for extending Woden in both parsing and
assertions. Woden has also received a serialization contribution from Sagara
Gunathunga that is under review and we hope will be able to add a key piece
to Woden.

Woden has been an incubator project for roughly two years. Most items on the
graduation list have been completed. We're currently working towards
completing the few remaining items and then will propose to the WS and
Incubator PMCs that Woden graduate to the Apache Web Services project.

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16 May 2007

Woden is a Java class library for reading, validating, manipulating,
creating and writing WSDL documents, initially to support WSDL 2.0 and with
the longer term aim of supporting past, present and future versions of WSDL.

Incubating since: 2005

In April, we released Milestone 7a to support the Axis2 1.2 release. This
was a minor update to M7 released in February.

The M8 release is now under development. This will add full support for
WSDL2 assertions (the non-schema validation rules) and will improve Woden's
WSDL extensions API.  M8 will likely be ready around late June / early July,
around the time the spec could be moving to a full W3C Recommendation. With
M8, the project should achieve it's first primary goal which was to support
the W3C WSDL2 working group's efforts by providing a compliant
implementation of the spec.

Post-M8 goals are to exit incubation and to review and stabilize the API so
that we can ship a 1.0 release. Other functional requirements include WSDL
serialization and support for WSDL 1.1.

The team has been addressing the following issues regarding exiting
incubation:
 * building our public key presence on the Apache web of trust
 * adding developer documentation to the web site (to do)
 * attempting to grow the developer community (3 potential contributors
unrelated to existing committers. 2 have submitted code already. The 3rd was
a Google Summer of Code prospect whose GSoC proposal (Woden serialization)
was rejected, but he's still keen to contribute this function.)

28 Mar 2007

iPMC Reviewers: jukka, yoavs, jim, noel

Woden is a Java class library for reading, validating, manipulating,
creating and writing WSDL documents, initially to support WSDL 2.0 and with
the longer term aim of supporting past, present and future versions of WSDL.

We are trying to track down / re-do the paperwork (Software Grant) for
donation of WSDL4J from IBM. WSDL4J is an SF.NET project under CPL 1.0 for
the original WSDL 1.1 spec. Some of the code in woden was borrowed by the
developers which is natural since woden implements WSDL 2.0 spec.

iPMC questions / comments:

 * jukka: Things to do before graduation?
 * [DIMS]: A few more committers would always help :)
 * yoavs: how long has Woden been incubation?  How's the community doing:
any new committers, contributors, or PPMC members?  When's a release going
to happen?
 * [DIMS] Please remember they are expecting to join WS PMC. So they are
already part of the larger eco system and constantly get feedback since we
are working on codegen in Axis2 based on WSDL2.0 (supported by woden). They
will most probably have to cut another milestone for use with Axis2 (soon!)

21 Feb 2007

iPMC Reviewers: dims, jerenkrantz, yoavs, jukka, twl

Woden is a Java class library for reading, validating, manipulating,
creating and writing WSDL documents, initially to support WSDL 2.0 and with
the longer term aim of supporting past, present and future versions of WSDL.

In the last quarter the Woden project made significant progress towards
aligning with the current version of the WSDL 2.0 specification. Woden
participated in the second W3C WSDL 2.0 working group interop event. During
this event the Woden team contributed a large number of new test cases to
the WSDL 2.0 test suite. Woden is set to declare milestone 7 (M7). With this
milestone Woden's component and XML models now align with the current
version of the WSDL 2.0 specification. M7 marks the first milestone for
which Woden 100% passed the component model test suite. (Note: The test
suite has since taken on additions and changes and work will need to be done
to integrate these changes in Woden as the spec approaches Proposed
Recommendation status.)

Also of note, Woden's URI resolver went through a review process, its test
suite was significantly improved, and its documentation was updated to
coincide with the current version of the project.

iPMC questions / comments:
* yoavs: how's the community doing?

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20 Dec 2006

Woden is a Java class library for reading, validating, manipulating,
creating and writing WSDL documents, initially to support WSDL 2.0 and with
the longer term aim of supporting past, present and future versions of WSDL.

Woden entered the Incubator in April 2005. The Woden team have made six
releases since then and have been included in the release of the Apache
Axis2 project. Our current set of active committers consists of four from
IBM, one from WSO2 and one from University of Moratuwa. If there are any
concerns on whether we would graduate if a vote was put to the Incubator
PMC, then it is diversity of the committer base. We would appreciate
feedback on this point.

Recent activity since our last report in August:

 * Woden M6 was released in October which introduced a StAX parser based
implementation of the Woden API and improved the compliance with the WSDL
2.0 specification.
 * In November, three of the Woden committers attended the W3C Web Services
Description Working Group "Second Interoperability Event on WSDL 2.0" in
Dinard, France. Two others participated remotely. Some highlights of the
event:
  * Fixed numerous Woden bugs,
  * Added a number of good test cases,
  * Conducted a message exchange testing,
  * Identified a number of ambiguities and potential issudes in
  * Generally ate too much :-)
 * In Novermber, we added one more committer, Graham Turrell, subsequent to
his contribution of significant patches in the area of a URI resolution
framework.
 * Woden M6 jar has been included in the Axis2 1.1 release.
 * We have a healthy dev list with a large increase in activity recently.
 * Woden has  made progress lately wrt conformance to the WSDL 2.0 spec,
which can be seen in the WSDL working group's dashboard [1]

Our immediate priorities are:

 * deliver M7 to rollup the significant progress made during the interop
event.
 * continue development of Woden extension mechanism so that specifications
that extend the core WSDL spec can extend Woden to parse and validate their
extensions.

[1]
http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2002/ws/desc/test-suite/Dashboard.html

16 Aug 2006

The Woden community appears to be small, but active.  Discussion
appears to be happening on the list, although they are also holding
teleconferences (with summaries posted to the mailing list).  They are
planning milestone for sometime in the next two months.

18 Jan 2006

The WSDL 2.0 processor being developed by this incubator project is
progressing according to the Milestone plan on the Woden web site. We are
still aiming for an initial release around April 2006 and hopefully,
promotion from incubation. M2 delivered December 9th includes most of the
WSDL parsing logic and about one third of the WSDL validation. M3 due
January 20th will complete the parsing logic and most of the validation. Web
site documentation and expansion of the junit test suite are also due in M3.
Other goals of the project will be addressed after M3. So far, the code has
been developed by two committers, both from IBM. M2 was the first code base
suitable for broader participation. We have two potential contributors from
other organizations who have offered help recently and the Woden wiki now
has a list of the main outstanding tasks that need to be completed. We will
be liaising more closely with those potential contributors to expand the
collaboration on the project.

Another key development is that the WSDL 2.0 became a  W3C Candidate
Recommendation on January 6, 2006. We are likely to see increased
participation in Woden and engage in interoperability testing with other
implementations.

26 Oct 2005

We posted a Woden milestone plan in September covering M1 at end-Sept
through to M5 in Jan 2006. Completion of the initial project objective, full
WSDL 2.0 functionality, is targetted for M4 end-Nov. M1 was release on Mon 3
Oct and included most but not all of the planned scopd. M3 and M4 will be
busy periods. M5 and future plans will emerge as we approach M4 and start
thinking about other Woden objectives like WSDL 1.1 conversion and StAX XML
parsing for the Axis community. We are using the woden-dev mailing list for
communication and discussion and recently held our first conference call -
although not all participants could make the call, it helped confirm the
Milestone plan and resolve some technical issues. Most of the development is
currently being done by 2 committers and this may continue up to M3/M4, by
which time we will have a suitable base for others to start building on.

28 Jul 2005

- Infra work is done
- Committers are chugging along with some prototype work
- There is a conscious effort to address Axis2 team's needs.