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From Geir Magnusson Jr <>
Subject Re: Status Report for Harmony
Date Mon, 17 Apr 2006 23:33:08 GMT

Leo Simons wrote:
> (please drop harmony-dev from the CC list on replies. Thanks!)
> Hi Noel,
> Sorry for the lack of report for harmony so far (BTW, we should probably
> get Marvin to send out automated reminders to relevant (P)PMCs too, it should
> save you some nagging effort). The wiki is currently down, so I can't see what's
> up there right now or whether someone else already wrote something so I'm
> resorting to sending an e-mail; hope that's ok.

Leo, we've had a report in for Harmony for every time it was due.  Not 
sure what you're saying here.  If you mean for this month, the board 
meeting is next week, right?

I put the note below in the wiki...

> cheers,
> Leo
> -----
> Harmony status report
> ---------------------
> Harmony is going well, so well that it is not easy to sum up all the things
> happening. There is, however, currently nothing requiring board or incubator
> PMC attention. Highlights for the last quarter:
>  * no releases.
>  * We have welcomed one new PPMC member:
>    * Tim Ellison
>  * we have welcomed three new committers:
>    * Mikhail Loenko
>    * George Harley
>    * Stepan Mishura
>    and expect to add quite a few more in the next quarter.
>  * we have received and processed several more bulk contributions from 
>    different parties, including for beans, regex, math, jndi, logging, prefs, 
>    sql, math(again), crypto, and rmi (twice), hundreds upon hundreds of unit 
>    tests, an eclipse plugin for doing harmony development, and more. Our 
>    framework for accepting these contributions (based on jira, svn, and faxes
>    and documented on the harmony website) seems to be working well.
>  * there was concern over a potential copyright infringement within our JCHEVM
>    component. This concern has been addressed by receiving a code donation for
>    the potentially infringing files, without having to resort to lawyers and to
>    the mutual satisfaction of all parties and under the watchful eye of the
>    Incubator PMC.
>  * we have begun collaborating with the SableVM community, which has relicensed
>    its VM under the ALv2 (the related previous potential licensing/copyright 
>    issues have been resolved without having to resort to lawyers and to the 
>    mutual satisfaction of all parties and under the watchful eye of the
>    Incubator PMC).
>  * we have seen a lot of discussion on how to do testing, how to use jira, etc
>    etc, as more and more developers gear up to contribute to the project. These
>    kinds of discussions are going well and the collaborative consensus-based
>    process is emerging.
>  * we have identified the (future) need for some serious build and testing 
>    server infrastructure but have not approached the infrastructure team about
>    this yet. IBM is currently hosting a Maven Continuum server to run the
>    harmony tests, and sending the results to our mailing lists.
> -----
> On Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 06:47:52PM -0400, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
>> See:
>> *STILL* waiting to hear from ADF Faces, Agila, AltRMI, Felix, Harmony,
>> Kabuki, and WebWork 2.
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