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Wednesday October 31, 2018

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Subversion® v1.11.0

Popular Open Source version control system used by millions across an array of applications worldwide.

Wakefield, MA —31 October 2018— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache® Subversion® v1.11.0, the latest version of the popular centralized software version control system.

Apache Subversion is characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.

"Subversion 1.11 is the first release which follows our new six-month release cycle," said Stefan Sperling, Vice President of Apache Subversion. "Subversion 1.11 provides iterative improvements of features released in Subversion 1.10, and will be supported for six months."

Apache Subversion v1.11.0 highlights include:

  • More robust shelving of changes in the working copy;
  • Interactive conflict resolution supports more conflict situations involving moved files and directories; and
  • New command to write out a view specification describing the current working copy shape.


Based on the new release cycle, Apache Subversion 1.10 is now considered a long-term support (LTS) release, with a planned support period of four years. The next LTS release will be Subversion 1.14, which is anticipated 18 months from now.

"Our new release plan gives users who value stability plenty of time to schedule upgrades between LTS releases, while users who prefer quick access to new features will be able to get updated approximately every 6 months," added Sperling. "Several new client-side features are marked ‘experimental’ in this 1.11 release. We encourage all our users to test these features and provide feedback."

Availability and Oversight
Apache Subversion software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache Subversion, visit http://subversion.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 730 individual Members and 6,800 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Anonymous, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Oath, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, and Union Investment. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Subversion", "Apache Subversion", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Friday October 26, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 26 October 2018

Let's close out the week with the following activities from the Apache community:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 November. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, now in its 20th year.
 - REGISTER TODAY for Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source Job Fair (job fair free to attend!) http://www.apachecon.com/usroadshow18/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield sunshine-y performance at 98.87% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

Apache Code Snapshot –this week, 479 Apache contributors changed 1,107,294 lines of code over 2,938 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Cassandra Targett, Ash Berlin-Taylor, Guillaume Nodet, Oleg Kalnichevski, and Tilman Hausherr.

Apache HttpComponents™ Core –HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 - HttpComponents Core 5.0 beta5 released http://hc.apache.org/

Apache HTTP Server –the world's most popular server software.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® HTTP Server v2.4.37 https://s.apache.org/1o7h

Apache Impala™ –a high-performance distributed SQL engine.
 - CVE-2018-11785 and CVE-2018-11792 addition of two security fixes to Apache Impala 3.0.1 release http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201810.mbox/%3CCAC-pSX0osuFEzJg4aveHLAqBb_TUPSL9d-jr1%2B983gdAPYngiQ%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache ServiceComb™ –Open Source microservices framework.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® ServiceComb™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/Wv9i

Apache Tomcat™ Native –provides portable API for features not found in contemporary JDKs.
 - Apache Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.18 released https://tomcat.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Hadoop original co-founder Doug Cutting, Apache Kafka original co-founder Neha Narkhede, and Apache Groovy Committer Graeme Rocher won 2018 Groundbreaker Awards? https://developer.oracle.com/devo/groundbreakers

 - Did you know that Adobe uses Apache Kafka to scale from 25 trillion events to 250 trillion events across 17 data centers? http://kafka.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache NetBeans (incubating) won a 2018 Duke's Choice Award? https://blogs.oracle.com/java/announcing-2018-dukes-choice-award-winners


Apache Community Notices:

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q1 FY2019 https://s.apache.org/qiKn

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018 https://s.apache.org/FY2018AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit 18-21 March 2019 in Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019 in Washington DC https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - Future dates for Spark + AI Summit 2019 announced: 23-25 April/San Francisco and 15-17 October/Amsterdam https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/

 - Block your calendars for ApacheCon North America: taking place in September 2019; announcing dates and details soon. http://apachecon.com/

 - 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! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

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Wednesday October 24, 2018

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® ServiceComb™ as a Top-Level Project

Open Source microservices framework in use at CeeWa Intelligent Technology, Huawei Cloud, iSoftStone, itcast, MedSci Medicine, Pactera, PICC, Tongji University, among others.

Wakefield, MA —24 October 2018— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache® ServiceComb™ as a Top-Level Project (TLP).

Apache ServiceComb is an Open Source microservices software framework that enables developers to easily build and manage microservices-based applications efficiently and conveniently. The project was originally developed at Huawei and was donated to the Apache Incubator in November 2017.

"We are very proud that ServiceComb has arrived at this important milestone," said Willem Jiang, Vice President of Apache ServiceComb. “ServiceComb has evolved from a microservices software development kit to a full microservices solution in less than a year. While incubating in Apache, the number of ServiceComb users grew rapidly, and new developers are constantly coming in. It is amazing to grow at such a high rate."

As a one-stop microservices solution, Apache ServiceComb contains 3 sub-projects:
  1. Java-Chassis - an out-of-the-box Java microservices SDK that includes four parts: service contract, programming model, running model and communication model, with a complete set of microservices governance abilities such as load balancing, fallback, rate limiting, and call stack tracing. Microservices governance and business logic are isolated.

  2. Service-Center - a high-performance, highly available, stateless Golang implementation of the Service Discovery and Registration Center based on Etcd, which provides real-time service instance registration, real-time service instance notification, and inter-service testing based on contract.

  3. Saga - provides an eventual consistency solution for distributed transactions which could be a pain point of microservices.

Apache ServiceComb's highlights include:
  • Asynchronous kernel - both synchronous and asynchronous programming models based on VertX effectively ensures high performance and low latency, both in traditional enterprise applications or in emerging businesses such as e-commerce, Internet, and IoT, to avoid avalanche effect when reaching peak loads.

  • Out-of-the-box experience - developers using the scaffolding website start.servicecomb.io, can launch microservices-based projects with integrated service registration, discovery, communication and microservices governance capabilities, and centralized configuration by default.

  • Open API - automatic code generation and isolating logic code from governance streamlines the DevOps pipeline, enabling different teams to efficiently and independently develop and manage code, test, and document using bidirectional contract files and OpenAPI.

Apache ServiceComb is in use at dozens of organizations, including CeeWa Intelligent Technology, Huawei Cloud, iSoftStone, itcast, MedSci Medicine, Pactera, PICC, and Tongji University, among others.

"In 2015, Huawei Cloud launched microservices-related services, and this is the original code base of ServiceComb," said Liao Zhenqin, General Manager of Huawei Cloud PaaS Product Department. "Apache ServiceComb is the core of Huawei Cloud microservices engine CSE. It is the defacto standard at Huawei, and is widely used on many major products, including Huawei Consumer Cloud, Huawei Cloud Core, Huawei EI, among others. We are very happy to see ServiceComb's rapid progress at in the Apache Incubator, and encourage more engineers to continue to accept and contribute to Open Source by becoming a part of the Apache Software Foundation volunteer community."

Huawei Consumer Cloud depends on Apache ServiceComb's high performance, low latency, and asynchronous technology to implement a 1,500+ node scale microservices that supports 400 million online mobile phone users. Using ServiceComb, the queries-per-second more than doubled, while reducing latency by 45%.

"We use Apache ServiceComb to build our 'intelligent brain' for drone control. ServiceComb is an out-of-the-box microservices solution, which provides the microservices governance abilities without any coding," said Zhou Sujian,  Chief Architect of CeeWa Intelligent Technology. "Compared with using or implementing a traditional RPC framework, a lot of development resources are saved. With ServiceComb, both the team development and the node deployment efficiency are doubled, which are very exciting. We are also very happy to see ServiceCombs work on integrating Open Source distributed tracing systems such as Apache Zipkin, Apache SkyWalking and Prometheus, which greatly improved our cross-node chain tracing ability, and the team's efficiency to locate and solve problems."

"As microservices architecture is not a single-point technical issue, we need to response the rapid change of technology, organization, and processes flow," said Bao Yongwei, Vice President of Product Engineering Center at iSoftstone Smart City Technology. "Apache ServiceComb Java-Chassis does a good job, its core is implemented entirely on service contract which is based on OpenAPI that can help us automatically generate service skeleton code. This allows our teams to smoothly integrate our Smart City business system into microservices. We are very happy to see that our employees actively participate in the ServiceComb project and learned the Apache Way of open development with the Apache community. Apache ServiceComb is a star project, we strongly believe that participating in the ServiceComb community will help improve our software engineers' abilities."

"Apache ServiceComb has a solid community and a comprehensive technology background. The project's commitment to making it easier for enterprises to embrace microservices and cloud computing is impressive," said Yu Yang, Dean of itcast Institute. "Itcast selected ServiceComb as a microservices technology teaching material for education and training based on its good concepts on microservices design, excellent technical practice and perfect community documentation."

"Graduating as an Apache Top-Level Project demonstrates that all contributors have a place with Apache ServiceComb, whether they were part of the project before it arrived at the Apache Incubator or joined the community during the incubation process," added Jiang. "It is a pleasure to collaborate with volunteers in this open, equal, and diverse environment. We welcome new ServiceComb contributors to help with code development,  evangelizing on innovations in microservices, promoting community development 'the Apache Way', and other ways of participating."

Availability and Oversight
Apache ServiceComb software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache ServiceComb, visit http://servicecomb.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/ServiceComb

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 730 individual Members and 6,800 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Anonymous, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Oath, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, and Union Investment. For more information, visit https://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "ServiceComb", "Apache ServiceComb", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Tuesday October 23, 2018

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® HTTP Server v2.4.37

Milestone release of world’s most popular Web server now faster, more secure, and more efficient with TLS and OpenSSL support

Wakefield, MA —23 October 2018— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache® HTTP Server 2.4.37, the latest version of the world's most popular Web server.

Apache HTTP Server is an Open Source HTTP server for modern operating systems that include UNIX, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Netware. For more than 23 years, the award-winning server software has been lauded as a secure, efficient, and extensible server that provides HTTP services observing the current HTTP standards.

"The Apache HTTP Server 2.4.37 represents a continuing marvel of a journey through Open Source history," said Daniel Gruno, Vice President of Apache HTTP Server. "More than four thousand people have contributed directly to the project during its lifetime, and one dare say many more will contribute, as we continue a steady pace at the very forefront of Web server software engineering."

Apache HTTP Server v2.4.37 features Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 support when linked with a supporting OpenSSL (software library/toolkit for the TLS and Secure Sockets Layer protocols). Highlights include:
  • Improved Speed —shorter handshake time for quicker connections;
  • Enhanced Security —removed/deprecated less secure features for protection now and into the future; and
  • Upgraded Efficiency —integrated state-of-the-art protocols such as TLS 1.3 with HTTP/2 for reduced overhead and added performance.

The full list of new features and changes is available in the project release notes at https://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/CHANGES_2.4

"Keeping pace with the major browsers and servers, this release is another step in our collective journey to a more secure Internet," said Daniel Ruggeri, Apache HTTP Server committer and v2.4.37 Release Manager. "We are in an exciting time in the Web technology space, and are proud to keep a great server on top of its game. We look forward to feedback and shipping more releases with killer features!"

The Apache HTTP Server has long been the server of choice for Websites of all sizes, and played an integral role in the growth of the commercial development of the World Wide Web. It remains the most popular Web server on the planet since April 1996.

"If I had to pinpoint the number one feature of the Apache HTTP Server Project and its long successful run, it is the community and self-driving mechanisms," added Gruno. "For nearly two decades, our community-first focus has given people the ability to come to us with a problem they need to solve, or piece of new technology that makes sense to them, and work with the community towards that goal —independent from who they are or who they work for or represent— and have it implemented and released with the The Apache Software Foundation guarding their backs. We encourage those in the HTTP sphere with an itch to scratch to step forward and leverage this advantage as we continue to serve the users of the Apache HTTP Server."

Availability and Oversight
Apache HTTP Server software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache HTTP Server, visit https://httpd.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/apache_httpd

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 730 individual Members and 6,800 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Anonymous, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Oath, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, and Union Investment. For more information, visit https://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Apache HTTP Server", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Friday October 19, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 19 October 2018

The week certainly feels like it has zipped by...luckily our community has remained steadily productive:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 November. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, now in its 20th year.
 - NOW OPEN: registration for Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source Job Fair! http://www.apachecon.com/usroadshow18/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield pert performance at 98.65% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 514 Apache contributors changed 1,282,780 lines of code over 3,434 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Matt Benson, Pedro Boado, Andrea Cosentino, Tilman Hausherr, and Andrzej Kaczmarek.

Apache Beam™ –an Open Source unified programming model to define and execute data processing pipelines, including ETL, batch and stream (continuous) processing.
 - Apache Beam 2.7.0 released https://beam.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ Text –Open Source software library that provides a host of algorithms focused on working with strings and blocks of text.
 - Apache Commons Text 1.6 released http://commons.apache.org/

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.5.3 released http://groovy.apache.org

Apache OpenMeetings™ –provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.
 - Apache OpenMeetings 4.0.6 released http://openmeetings.apache.org/

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts 2.3.36 GA and 2.5.18 GA released https://struts.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat JK Connectors 1.2.46 released https://tomcat.apache.org/

Apache Velocity™ Tools –a library of template tools and helpers to ease the use of the Apache Velocity template engine in standalone applications and in webapps.
 - Apache Velocity Tools 3.0 released http://velocity.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can catch up on dozens of presentations from ApacheCon via Feathercast, the voice of the ASF? https://feathercast.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Pinterest processes over 800 billion events per day using Apache Kafka? http://kafka.apache.org/

 - Did you know that, according to the 2018 Snyk/Java Magazine JVM Ecosystem report, Apache Maven "clearly dominates with a 3:1 ratio over its closest rival"? http://maven.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q1 FY2019 https://s.apache.org/qiKn

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018 https://s.apache.org/FY2018AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit 18-21 March 2019 in Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019 in Washington DC https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - Future dates for Spark + AI Summit 2019 announced: 23-25 April/San Francisco and 15-17 October/Amsterdam https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/

 - Block your calendars for ApacheCon North America: taking place in September 2019; announcing dates and details soon. http://apachecon.com/

 - 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! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

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Friday October 12, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 12 October 2018

Friday greetings from the Apache Community! Join us for a look back at what's happened over the last week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 October. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, now in its 20th year.
 - FINAL CALL: CFP for Apache Roadshow DC closes 15 October http://www.apachecon.com/usroadshow18/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield solid performance at 97.92% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 504 Apache contributors changed 1,129,855 lines of code over 3,205 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Derek Gelinas, Jeremy Mitchell, Till Rohrmann, Gilbert Song, and Bryan Call.

Apache Arrow™ –a columnar in-memory analytics layer designed to accelerate Big Data.
 - Apache Arrow 0.11.0 released https://arrow.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ Text –Open Source software library that provides a host of algorithms focused on working with strings and blocks of text.
 - Apache Commons Text 1.5 released http://commons.apache.org/

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - [CVE-2018-11797] DoS vulnerability in Apache PDFBox parser http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201810.mbox/%3C12424b12-53c8-d4e4-4b93-8bcbc83488ec%40apache.org%3E

Apache Qpid™ Proton –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0.
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.26.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Subversion™ –the popular Open Source, centralized version control system.
 - Apache Subversion 1.10.3 released https://subversion.apache.org/

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 - Apache Tika 1.19.1 released https://tika.apache.org/
 - [CVE-2018-11796] Apache Tika Denial of Service via XML Entity Expansion Vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201810.mbox/%3CCAC1dCwUfCG9Vo8UhBzE1U7EgedjaVuDqQ3qYpXn0mFv8DXYT0Q%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that a great way to learn about Apache projects and their communities is through Feathercast, the voice of the ASF? https://feathercast.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Mercedes-Benz uses Apache Wicket for its configurator? http://wicket.apache.org/

 - Did you know that MesosCon will be taking place 5-7 November in San Francisco? https://mesoscon18.sched.com/

Apache Community Notices:

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q1 FY2019 https://s.apache.org/qiKn

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018 https://s.apache.org/FY2018AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit 18-21 March 2019 in Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019 in Washington DC https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - Future dates for Spark + AI Summit 2019 announced: 23-25 April/San Francisco and 15-17 October/Amsterdam https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/

 - 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! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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Friday October 05, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 5 October 2018

Happy October! Let's jump into a review of Apache business from the past week:

Success at Apache –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - Carrying forward the benefits. by Mikael Ståldal https://s.apache.org/kXez

 ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 October. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, now in its 20th year.
 - Catch ApacheCon North America presentations and interviews via Feathercast https://feathercast.apache.org/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/TheApacheFoundation
 - View, tag, and post #apachecon photos under a Creative Commons license on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/groups/apachecon/pool/
 - CFP closes soon: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source Job Fair 4 December. CFP open through 15 October; registration open http://www.apachecon.com/usroadshow18/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield reliable performance at 97.42% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 472 Apache contributors changed 1,343,215 lines of code over 3,200 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Derek Gelinas, Wes McKinney, Om, Robert Newson, and Colm O hEigeartaigh.

Apache Geode™ –low latency, high concurrency Big Data management solutions.
 - Apache Geode 1.7.0 released http://geode.apache.org/

Apache HTTP Server™ –the world's most popular Web server since 1996.
 - Apache HTTP Server 2.4.35 released http://httpd.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.17.6 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.4.23 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache OpenWebBeans™ Meecrowave –a small java enterprise application server framework fully based on Apache Tomcat9 and other JavaEE 8 technologies.
 - Apache Meecrowave 1.2.4 released https://openwebbeans.apache.org/

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 1.8.16 and 2.0.12 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ –Multiple language implementation of the latest Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.37.0 released http://qpid.apache.org

Apache Subversion™ –the popular Open Source, centralized version control system.
 - Apache Subversion 1.11.0-rc2 released https://subversion.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - CVE-2018-11784 Apache Tomcat - Open Redirect http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201810.mbox/%3C4cf697b0-db03-9eab-f2aa-54c2026d0e88%40apache.org%3E

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Syncope's end-user UI is accessible to the visually impaired? https://ci.apache.org/projects/syncope/2_1_X/reference-guide.html#accessibility

 - Did you know that the first candidate for Apache NetBeans 10 (incubating) is available for users to try and provide feedback? https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/10vc1

 - Did you know that OrientDB 3.1.0 M1 supports Apache TinkerPop 3? http://tinkerpop.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q1 FY2019 https://s.apache.org/qiKn

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018 https://s.apache.org/FY2018AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit 18-21 March 2019 in Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019 in Washington DC https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - 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! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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Monday October 01, 2018

Success at Apache: carrying forward the benefits

by Mikael Ståldal

Back in 2013, I worked as software developer and architect at a small IT company. We needed a logging framework for the Java based server platform we were developing. Initially, we tried to use the java.util.logging framework built in to the Java platform. But we soon realized that it was insufficient for our needs.

Looking for alternatives, I found Apache Log4j 1.2 and Logback 1.0. I was not very impressed with either of them, and a bit frustrated with the fragmentation of logging frameworks for Java.

Then I discovered Apache Log4j 2, which was still in beta, but looked promising and I decided to try it out. It worked well for us, and I decided to get involved to improve and contribute to it. I hoped that it once will become the standard logging framework for the Java platform.

We used Graylog to aggregate and analyze log events, and I developed a plugin for Log4j 2 to make it easier to integrate with Graylog. This plugin, GelfLayout, was contributed to the project and became part of Log4j 2. Then I got invited to be committer in the Log4j 2 project.

2015 I got a new job at another IT company. We also needed a Java based logging framework, and I introduced Log4j 2. We found the plugin I had developed at the previous job useful. Later, I developed another plugin for our needs, KafkaAppender, and contributed it to the project. Then I got invited to the Apache Logging PMC (as a committer September 2015, and later member of the Project Management Committee June 2016).

So, thanks to open source and the Apache Software Foundation, I was able to develop a software component when working for one employer, and then continue to use it at my next employer.

How can you do this yourself? Most likely you already use some open source software at work, and there are probably cases where it can be changed to fit your needs better. Make use of your right to make changes, and consider contribute them upstream if they constitute generic improvements. That will benefit the larger community by improving widespread software. It will also benefit the company you work for since they will get less maintenance burden when never versions are released. And finally it will benefit your future self when you work for another company using the same open source software. Read more about how to contribute to an Apache open source project here: http://apache.org/foundation/getinvolved.html


Mikael Ståldal works as software developer, developing mostly in Java and Scala. He has worked at various IT companies in Stockholm. Mikael is also committer and PMC member of the Apache Logging Services project.

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