The Velocity project is busy moving out of the Jakarta umbrella and into top-level status. Since the last report we have successfully moved the SVN repository with the help of infrastructure and also set up a commits mailing list.
For the TLP itself we are in process of setting up a web site which then links all the project web sites together. This should be done till the end of December.
The Velocity project currently has no board-level issues at this time.
Claude Brisson (firstname.lastname@example.org) was voted in as a committer to the Velocity Tools project (and in turn to the Velocity project as a whole) on Dec, 1st. His CLA has been sent in and recorded.
No new PMC members were voted in since the last board report.
The Velocity engine project voted and released 1.5-beta2 on November 24th.
According to the discussion on the infrastructure mailing list, we moved this beta release together with all other voted beta releases (currently only 1.5 beta1) into the mirrored distribution tree at www.apache.org/dist/velocity/
The engine project fully expects to keep its early Q1 '07 release date.
Velocity Tools is gearing up towards the 1.3 release. No beta or final releases were made since the last board report.