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Friday September 29, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 29 September 2017

So long, September. The Apache community is closing out the week with the following activities:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 October. Board calendar and minutes

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield fresh performance at 99.14% uptime

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 555 Committers changed 1,291,551 lines of code over 3,617 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Claus Ibsen; Jian He; Mark Thomas; Joel Bernstein; and Michael Jumper.

Apache CarbonData™ –BigData file format for faster interactive query using advanced columnar storage, index, compression, and encoding techniques to improve computing efficiency.
 - Apache CarbonData 1.2.0 released

Apache Commons™ Jelly –a tool for turning XML into executable code.
 - Apache Commons Jelly 1.0.1 released
 - CVE-2017-12621 Apache Commons Jelly connects to URL with custom doctype definitions

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.8.6 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.7.8 released

Apache JMeter™ –a 100% pure Java application designed to test server applications.
 - Apache JMeter 3.3 released

Apache Parquet™ –a general-purpose columnar file format supporting nested data.
 - Apache Parquet C++ 1.3.0 released

Apache PredictionIO –an Open Source Machine Learning Server built on top of state-of-the-art open source stack, that enables developers to manage and deploy production-ready predictive services for various kinds of machine learning tasks.
 - Apache PredictionIO 0.12.0-incubating released

Apache Qpid™ JMS –client supporting the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0, based around the Apache Qpid Proton protocol engine and implementing the AMQP JMS Mapping as it evolves at OASIS.
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.25.0 released

Apache RocketMQ™ –Open Source distributed messaging and streaming Big Data platform.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® RocketMQ™ as a Top-Level Project

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Arrow, Kudu, MXNet, Lucene Solr, Spark, Tinkerpop, and Zeppelin have won InfoWorld Bossie Awards this yar?

 - Did you know that Apache Airflow (incubating) is a Big Data workflow engine that maximizes value extraction from data?

 - Did you know that work is underway to release Apache NetBeans 9? Here's how you can help

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 Rule of the Makers 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors 6) Meritocracy and Me 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community 8) Meritocracy. 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at (re-tweets/shares/likes most appreciated!)

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

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

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

 - The Apache community will be at All Things Open --stop by the ASF booth and say hello! 23-24 October in Raleigh

 - Learn about Apache Atlas, AriaTosca (incubating), Hadoop YARN, Kafka, ManifoldCF, Ranger, Spot (incubating), Thrift, and more at Open Source Summit Europe + ELC Europe 2017 23-26 October in Prague

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

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q1 FY2018

 - ASF Annual Report is available 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!

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

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