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From Marshall Schor <...@schor.com>
Subject Re: board report due
Date Fri, 10 Sep 2010 14:29:14 GMT
 :-)  -M

On 9/10/2010 10:05 AM, Tommaso Teofili wrote:
> It sounds good to me, thanks Marshall.
> Tommaso
>
> 2010/9/9 Marshall Schor <msa@schor.com>
>
>>  Here's the current draft, for anyone's comments and updates:
>> -----------------
>> Status report for the Apache UIMA Project
>>
>> Apache UIMA's mission: the creation and maintenance of open-source
>> software related to the analysis of unstructured data, guided by the
>> UIMA Oasis Standard.
>>
>> Releases:
>>
>> Maven Build tooling artifacts (e.g., parent POMs, maven helper plugins
>> and resources) that we will be using for our actual releases have
>> been released.  This was our first use of the Apache Nexus repository
>> and staging mechanism.  We expect a release of UIMA itself, shortly,
>> using this new tooling.
>>
>> 2010-1-26 2.3.0 (Incubator - last release) release of Java SDK, Annotator
>>                add-on package, UIMA-AS (Async scaleout), and UIMA-CPP
>>                (C++ enablement)
>>
>> Development:
>>
>> Some users complained about the difficulty in getting through the
>> one-time-setups needed to build.  Some of this is because we're a bit on
>> the bleeding edge for maven build tooling; some of the difficulties are
>> going away as bugs are fixed in the underlying build tooling.
>>
>> A small annoyance in how UIMA's "ResultSpecification" worked led to
>> a careful examination of a multitude of "corner cases", and eventually,
>> to a complete redo of this part of the code.
>>
>> Jira issues continue to come in and get worked on at a moderate rate,
>> including several in the UIMA-AS (Asynchronous Scaleout) area related
>> to various error recovery scenarios, mostly.
>>
>> A Maven-Central-upload event on Sept. 7 that placed many partial entries
>> for Eclipse 3.6 artifacts (missing POMs and JARs) ended up breaking
>> our builds; this was reported to the maven-dev list, and it is being
>> looked into.  We worked around this issue by adding dependencies to
>> our already version-locked-down Eclipse artifacts, to lock down the
>> transitively depended-on Eclipse artifacts.
>>
>> Community: No changes
>>
>> Issues: No Board level issues at this time
>> --------------
>> -Marshall
>>
>>
>> On 9/3/2010 7:00 PM, Marshall Schor wrote:
>>>  Hi Everyone,
>>>
>>> The next report to the board is due, around Sept. 12th - about a week
>> from now.
>>> Please post some items for this; here's a start :-)
>>>
>>> - Internal build tooling using Maven reworked, and released.
>>> -- working on simplifying "setup" needed to use build tooling (currently
>>> requires custom patches)
>>>
>>> - No releases since coming out of incubator; plan to do first
>> non-incubator
>>> release before the next board report
>>>
>>> - Jira issues continue to be reported and addressed at a moderate rate.
>>>
>>> - No issues requiring board attention
>>>
>>> -Marshall
>>>
>>>
>>>

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