June 2008 Board reports (see ReportingSchedule).
These reports are due to the Incubator PMC by 11 June 2008
Incubating since: 19 May 2008
Pig is a platform for analyzing large data sets that consists of a high-level language for expressing data analysis programs, coupled with infrastructure for evaluating these programs. The salient property of Pig programs is that their structure is amenable to substantial parallelization, which in turns enables them to handle very large data sets.
Incubating since: October 2007
River is aimed at the development and advancement of the Jini technology core infrastructure. Jini technology is a service oriented architecture that defines a programming model which both exploits and extends Java technology to enable the construction of secure, distributed systems which are adaptive to change.
A substantial amount of issues have been resolved (34 in total) with a small number (18 in total) left for our second release. The overall participation of committers has been improved and we have seen more discussion around issues, although participation of non Sun committers is still not what it ought to be. The need for an automated test environment is felt and the workflow for JIRA should be adapted to facilitate our review then commit policy which committers seem to do in practice.
Things that needs to be done before graduation:
com.sunnamespace must be changed to
org.apache, probably has to await the incorporation of patches lingering around and after our automated test framework is in place
Incubating since: December 2006