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Friday June 30, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 30 June 2017

We bid farewell to June with the following activities from the Apache community:

Support Apache –help keep Apache Infrastructure services running 24x7x365 at near 100% uptime for less than US$5K per project annually. 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 July 2017. Board calendar and minutes
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Annual Report for 2017 Fiscal Year

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield steady performance at 96.13% uptime

Apache Allura™ –an Open Source implementation of a software forge, a Web site that manages source code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, blogs, and more for any number of individual projects.
 - Apache Allura 1.7.0 released

Apache Calcite™ –a dynamic data management framework.
 - Apache Calcite 1.13.0 released

Apache Directory™ Fortress –provides Role-Based Access Control components that are fully ANSI INCITS 359 compliant and production ready.
 - Apache Fortress 2.0.0 released

Apache Fluo (incubating) – a distributed system for incrementally processing large data sets stored in Apache Accumulo.
 - Apache Fluo Recipes 1.1.0-incubating released

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-faceted programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.4.12 released

Apache Ignite™ –an In-Memory Data Fabric providing in-memory data caching, partitioning, processing, and querying components.
 - [CVE-2017-7686] Apache Ignite Information Disclosure

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.15.4 released

Apache Kafka™ –a distributed, fault tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging.
 - Apache Kafka released

Apache MyFaces™ –a JavaServer(tm) Faces 2.3 implementation as specified by JSR-372.
 - Apache MyFaces Core v2.3.0-beta released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.16 and 9.0.0.M22 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Kafka v0.11 has support for exactly-once guarantees?

 - Did you know that Apache Drill v1.10 has improved fault tolerance?

 - Did you know that Taiwan High Speed Rail Online Booking uses Apache Wicket?

Apache Community Notices:

 - "Success at Apache" 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 6) Meritocracy and Me 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community

 - Presentations from ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data are available; as well as videos and audio recordings

 - Check out the Apache Community Development blog

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page and Twitter account

 - Apache ActiveMQ Call For Logo

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

 - The CloudStack European User Group will be held 17 August in London

 - Catch the Apache Ignite and Spark communities at the In-Memory Computing Summit 24-25 October in San Francisco

 - ASF Annual Report

 - 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!

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

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