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From Richard Eckart de Castilho <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Board report due tomorrow - please reply with improvements to this draft
Date Wed, 10 Jun 2015 09:35:27 GMT
+1

-- Richard

On 10.06.2015, at 09:43, Peter Kl├╝gl <peter.kluegl@averbis.com> wrote:

> +1, nothing to add from me side.
> 
> Peter
> 
> Am 10.06.2015 um 04:08 schrieb Marshall Schor:
>> I actually sent a notice of this out earlier, but due to the wonders of
>> autocompletion, it ended up going to the wrong mailing list...
>> 
>> The reminder also came out late...
>> 
>> Here's what I have so far:
>> 
>> Board report for Apache UIMA, for June 2015.
>> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> Dates: 
>> 08 Jun 2015  (new)        last release  
>> 12 Mar 2013  (no change)  last PMC addition
>> 24 Dec 2013  (no change)  last Committer addition
>> 
>> Releases:
>>  UIMA Ruta 2.3.0 released, with better integration with Maven,
>>  extensions and simplification of the rules language,
>>  improvements to analysis engines including the HtmlConverter,
>>  and many bug fixes. http://uima.apache.org/news.html#08 June 2015
>> 
>> Other Activity:
>> 
>> A major potential contribution was posted to our Jira, which reimplements
>> much of the "innards" of UIMA core using more standard Java constructions,
>> in an attempt to support better concurrancy on processors with large
>> numbers (e.g. 64) of cores.  This work is a proof-of-concept, and is
>> being evaluated.  The community has asked the donor to submit a
>> software grant so we can take this through IP clearance and put it into our
>> SVN for further study and evaluation.
>> 
>> This has prompted some new wiki pages documenting various ideas, tradeoffs,
>> and diagrams explaining some of the more subtle points about UIMA innards.
>> These are on our confluence wiki.  As a side note, a big thank you to
>> infra for the upgrades to the wiki, in support of nice diagramming tooling!
>> 
>> 3 people including 2 PMC members gave UIMA-related talks at Apachecon 2015
>> in Austin. We heard from one person that they attended ApacheCon just to be
>> able to meet with the UIMA team.  One person subsequently has started
>> contributing to the project. 
>> 
>> Based on an ApacheCon talk which suggested talking with your community
>> where they like to talk, more people have started responding to UIMA
>> questions on StackOverflow, a popular website for these kinds of questions.
>> 
>> We have agreed to participate in the documentary video about the ASF;
>> a video call is planned for later this month.
>> 
>> Besides UIMA Ruta (which had a release), UIMA DUCC is progressing toward
>> a next release, and core UIMA development continues to be quite active.
>> 
>> Community:
>> 
>> The community continues to be moderately active.  A new person has started
>> committing improvements to one of the core UIMA tools.
>> 
>> ============
>> 
>> Please reply with improvements, etc!  -Marshall
>> 
> 


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