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From Henry Saputra <henry.sapu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] Apache Gora August Report
Date Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:20:16 GMT
Looks good to me.

Thx for the writeup Lewis

- Henry

On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 12:09 PM, Lewis John Mcgibbney
<lewis.mcgibbney@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> It's that time of the month/year so please check out the report and
> edit/suggest/delete as you see fit. We need to submit for tomorrow so
> I'll get it done tomorrow morning at latest.
> Best
> Lewis
> Apache Gora
> The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model and
> persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
> value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
> extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.
> Project Releases
> The Apache Gora team was happy to announce the release of Gora 0.2.1 on
> 7th August 2012. More regular Gora releases are certainly having a
> significant impact downstream within the Apache Nutch community as we
> witnessed the release of Nutch 2.0 (which relies heavily on Apache
> Gora). The Gora 0.2.1 release artifacts will be put to good use within
> the next development drive over in Nutch.
> Overall Project Activity since last report
> A community decision was made to make an incremental 0.2.X release as
> it was deemed that enough ground had been achieved to justify the
> release. The release includes >10 bug fixes, about the same in
> improvements. Work has been going well with the google summer of code
> project and we look forward to reviewing this work and merging it into
> Gora trunk once the PMC is satisfied with it. Finally we have a
> significant patch for a complete re-work of the Avro implementations
> within Gora. This provides an excellent contribution to Gora and will
> certainly be included in the next release.
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> The community spirit has remained positive and can only get better now
> that we are releasing on a more incremental basis. Our GSoC student
> Renato MarroquĂ­n Mogrovejo and Lewis McGibbney have submitted a joint
> proposal to the forthcoming ApacheCon EU based entirely on Gora so we
> hope that this will also enable us to build out the community. A
> briefly mentioned above, a significant Avro contribution was received
> from Ed Kohwley which is very positive.
> Changes to PMC & Committers
> The Gora OMC were very pleased to invite and have Kazuomi Kashii join
> the PMC. This was the result from Kaz's significant work within the
> gora-cassandra module and various discussions with other community
> members.
> PMC and Committer diversity
> We currently have committers from a wide variety of projects including,
> Nutch, Tika, OODT, Camel, Solr, Accumulo & Hadoop (this is not an exhaustive
> list). Within the scope of the 0.3 development drive is an extensive upgrade
> of the Avro code, so we will be vigilant in attracting new members. We also
> look forward to the progression of GSoC. Hopefully our student progresses
> to become part of the Gora team in due course.
> Project Branding or Naming issues
> Legal issues
> --
> Lewis

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