June 2009 Board Report


Note: The board determined that the Jakarta report provided in May was lacking in detail. This report seeks to address this criticism.

From outgoing Chair, Martin van den Bemt

It has been a while since I reported the last time. In june 2008 I announced that I wanted to be replaced because of time constraints, with no one volunteering. After that however I got caught up with what was happening in my personal life and also was shutdown for over 3 months, which ended up in a long period of silence. Now all major personal events (positive I might add, so please don't worry) have passed, I however still find myself fighting to find time (and energy) to spend at Apache.

In the light of this, I hand in my resignation as VP Apache Jakarta. To my relief a discussion about the (in reality already effective) vacancy started and some people stood up to volunteer to take over the position.

I myself regret the long absence and silence and I hope it didn't cause to much worry and problems.
– EOM –

New chair?

We are in the process of electing a new chair (voting is in progress).

Apart from the need to elect a new chair the Jakarta has no board level issues at this time.


  • Cactus-1.8.1 - January 26, 2009
  • BSF-3.0-b3 - April 5, 2009
  • JMeter 2.3.3 - May 24, 2009

Subproject news


No activity - maintenance mode.


Did a 3.0 beta3 release to fix a bug for a user. Otherwise very quiet.

– sebb, antelder


Cactus version 1.8.1 was released in January. This version fixes a number of bugs, provides a maven2 plugin to cactify WAR and EAR files and a sample application showing how to test EJB3 projects.

– ptahchiev


No activity - maintenance mode.


There were a bunch of new features added at the end of last year. I'm in the process of fixing a few bugs and plan to cut a tag for a new release in the next month or so.

– asmuts


Lots of fixes and incremental improvements have been made to the JMeter code.

JMeter user list is quite busy. There are a good few experienced JMeter users who help out with user questions.

JMeter 2.3.3 was released on May 24.

– sebb


No activity - maintenance mode.


No activity - maintenance mode.


Standard Taglib (implementation of JSTL) migrated to Maven2. All non-deprecated Taglibs have migrated to Maven2.

Discussing possibility of Taglibs moving to Tomcat with the Tomcat PMC.

Random, Datetime and I18N taglibs deprecated (aka retired).

An RDC 1.1 release is planned next month.

– bayard, rahul

Retired Projects

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