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January, 2007

UIMA is a component framework for the analysis of unstructured content such as text, audio and video.

UIMA was accepted for incubation on October 10, 2006

Top 3 things to resolve before graduation

  1. Complete code transition to Apache, do a release with all IP issues cleared
  2. Attract diverse, active committers
  3. Do a migration tool to enable migration to the Apache version

UIMA's incubation status file is here: https://incubator.apache.org/projects/uima.html

Some recent activity:

  • The UIMA Sandbox has been populated with some example annotators
  • A person new to the project, Jörn Kottmann, has written an Eclipse plugin he wants to contribute - we're going through the steps to bring this into the UIMA Sandbox. He has submitted a software grant, and we're awaiting it's acknowledgement (as of Wednesday, Jan 10)

We expect to do a release next month, and have been working to get all the little details needed for this completed.

We expect that we will need some assistance in doing our first release, to verify we're following the rules properly. We will start by using our mentors, and then ask the incubator PMC to review the proposed release.

December, 2006

UIMA is a component framework for the analysis of unstructured content such as text, audio and video.

Things are proceeding well, there is a lot of activity on the dev list, a lot of coding activity. We're pretty much settled in with the Apache infrastructure, have figured out how we want to use Jira in conjunction with SVN etc.

Some recent activity:

  • Infrastructure setup complete, barring some minor JIRA admin issues
  • Website in good shape now, using Anakia
  • Settled on Confluence for Wiki
  • M2 build done
  • Documentation has been converted to DocBook, although there are still some formatting issues to address
  • Sample code has been updated
  • Moving known issues from previous issue tracking systems to Jira
  • Created sandbox as a place to contribute UIMA analysis components, tooling
  • We've posted messages at the previous UIMA download locations notifying our user base that development has moved to the ASF incubator

Our priorities for the coming weeks:

  • We are hoping to be able to do our first Apache incubator release early next year. There is a lot of work to be done to make that happen, and we're still in the process of figuring out what that work is exactly ;-)
  • Get the sandbox off to a running start
  • Discuss ways to attract new committers

November, 2006

Accepted into the Incubator 10/06.

UIMA is a component framework for the analysis of unstructured content such as text, audio and video.

There was some discussion on incubator-general about changing the name of the project to something that's not an acronym and does not have a history outside of Apache. The final consensus though was that the arguments for keeping the name outweighed the ones for changing, so we're sticking with it.

After the naming discussion was settled, we started getting the infrastructure set up:

  • Mailing lists set up
  • SVN repository created
  • Apache, SVN, Jira accounts for committers (mostly done)
  • Initial code drop checked in after receipt of software grant, Apache license headers inserted
  • Initial version of website created

Our priorities for the next few weeks:

  • Finish infrastructure set up, get settled in with Apache
  • Work on our (maven2) build
  • Work on our website, document our build etc.
  • Start directing our existing user base to Apache to attract some early adopters
  • Discuss ways to attract new committers