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Friday April 07, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 7 April 2017

Welcome, April! The Apache community is starting the month with great progress:

Support Apache –if Apache software has helped you, please consider making a donation, no matter the size. Every dollar counts.

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 April 2017. Board calendar and minutes available at
 - ASF Operations Summary - Q3 FY2017

Success at Apache –our fifth installment in the new monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors by Daniel Gruno

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield kicking performance at 97.27% uptime

ApacheCon™ –Tomorrow's Technology Today.
 - Learn the latest in Big Data, Cloud, Flex, IoT, Tomcat, and dozens of other leading Apache projects across 200+ sessions, 150+ speakers, 4 subconferences, BarCampApache and more. Sign up today and save $200!
 - Become an Apache Community Sponsor at ApacheCon

Apache Attic™ –provides process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 - Apache Abera retired

Apache Accumulo™ –sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust, scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based access control and customizable server-side processing.
 - Apache Accumulo 1.7.3 released

Apache Apex™ Malhar –an enterprise grade big data-in-motion platform that unifies stream and batch processing.
 - Apache Apex Malhar 3.7.0 released

Apache Buildr™ –a build system for Java-based applications, including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and tools.
 - Apache Buildr 1.5.2 released

Apache Flex™ –application framework for expressive Web applications that deploy to all major browsers, desktops and devices.
 - Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7.3 released

Apache Geode™ –a data management platform that provides a database-like consistency model, reliable transaction processing and a shared-nothing architecture to maintain very low latency performance with high concurrency processing.
 - Apache Geode 1.1.1 released
 - [CVE-2017-5649] Apache Geode information disclosure vulnerability

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-faceted language for the Java platform.
 - Apache Groovy 2.5.0-alpha-1 released

Apache Guacamole (incubating) –a clientless remote desktop gateway that supports standard protocols like VNC, RDP, and SSH.
 - Apache Guacamole 0.9.12-incubating released

Apache Jackrabbit™ – a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.12.7 released
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.4.15 released

Apache Lucene™ Solr –the popular, blazing-fast, Open Source enterprise search platform built on Apache Lucene.
 - Apache Solr Reference Guide for Solr 6.5 released

Apache Nutch™ –a well matured, production ready Web crawler.
 - Apache Nutch 1.13 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.77 released
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.43 released

Apache UIMA™ –a component architecture and framework for the analysis of unstructured content like text, video and audio data.
 - Apache UIMA Java SDK 2.10.0 released

Apache Zeppelin™ –a collaborative data analytics and visualization tool for distributed, general-purpose data processing system such as Apache Spark, Apache Flink, etc.
 - Apache Zeppelin 0.7.1 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects have anniversaries in April? Apache CXF (9 years); Avro, HBase, Mahout, Nutch, Tika, and Traffic Server (7 years); Creadur, Jena (5 years); DeltaSpike (4 years), ORC, Parquet (2 years); Apex, AsterixDB, Johnzon (1 year) --Many Happy Returns!

 - Did you know that Redfin sends thousands of notifications per minute and millions of emails each day using Apache Kafka and Samza? and

 - Did you know that we are experiencing a greater influx of participants, with nearly 300 new code contributors and 300-400 new people filing issues each month?

Apache Community Notices:

 - "Success at Apache" is a new monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence 2) All Carrot and No Stick 3) Asynchronous Decision Making 4) Rule of the Makers 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors

 - We have been chosen as a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Mentoring Organization for the 12th consecutive year --Apache Committer Mentors wanted!

 - Feedback from The Apache Software Foundation on the Free and Open Source Security Audit (FOSSA)

 - ASF Operations Summary - Q3 FY2017

 - The new Apache Community Facebook page is Do friend and follow us. 

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more!

 - ApacheCon North America + Apache: BigData, CloudStack Collaboration Conference, FlexJS Summit, Apache: IoT, and TomcatCon will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos

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