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From Gary Gregory <>
Subject [DRAFT][REPORT] Status report for the Apache Commons Project December 2013
Date Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:48:51 GMT
Hi All:

Please let me know if you have any feedback or corrections ASAP.

Thank you,
Status report for the Apache Commons Project December 2013

The Commons is an Apache project focused on all aspects of reusable Java

Apache Commons components are widely used in many projects, both within
Apache and without.

There are no issues that require board attention at this time.

Overall project health is good with six releases this period, including the
long anticipated [pool] 2.0 and [collections] 4.0. The [csv] component is
still inching towards 1.0 releases and [imaging] is very close to 1.0 as


   - Apache Commons JCI 1.1 on 2013-10-14
   - Apache Commons Email 1.3.2 on 2013-10-23
   - Apache Commons Compress 1.6 on 2013-10-26
   - Apache Commons Configuration 1.10 2013-10-27
   - Apache Commons Pool 2.0 on 2013-11-11
   - Apache Commons Collection 4.0 on 2013-11-24

The mailing list and JIRA activity is good, most support issues get timely
replies, and development discussions are positive. One of the recurring
topics is migration from Subversion to Git, the current plan is to try this
with one component, [cli]. Another discussion is how to reflect component
liveliness into the site and what to do with mostly inactive components. To
this end, the main page lists the version and latest release date for each
component. Another recurring theme is when and how to update the dated look
and feel of the site; the current thinking here is to use the Fluido skin.
A perennial concern is how to attract new developers, one proposal is to
better integrate our processes with git and GitHub.

The following new committers have joined us:

   - Ate Douma (ate) on 2013-10-14
   - Woonsan Ko (woon_san) on 2013-10-14

There are no new PMC members.

The PMC changed its chair from Luc Maisonobe to Gary Gregory. The Commons
community is grateful for Luc’s service.


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