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Friday September 09, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 9 September 2016

The Apache community has been kicking it in this week! Here's what happened:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 September 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield "three nines" performance at 99.90% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Join us! Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville --hotel block details
 - FINAL CALL: 9 September - CFPs close | 16 September - Travel Assistance applications due

Apache Accumulo™ –a robust, scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based access control and customizable server-side processing.
 - Apache Accumulo 1.8.0 released

Apache Apex™ –an enterprise grade native YARN big data-in-motion platform that unifies stream and batch processing.
 - Apache Apex Malhar 3.5.0 released

Apache Chemistry™ –a collection of Java libraries, frameworks, and tools around the OASIS CMIS (Content Management Interoperability Services) specification.
 - Apache Chemistry OpenCMIS 1.0.0 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 2.12.2 and 2.12.4, and Jackrabbit Oak 1.5.9 released

Apache mod_perl™ –brings together the full power of the Perl programming language and the Apache HTTP server.
 - Apache-Test 1.40 released

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi MiNiFI C++ 0.0.1 released

Apache OpenWebBeans™ –a CDI container (Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java) and targets the CDI-1.2 specification (JavaEE 7).
 - Apache OpenWebBeans-1.7.0 released

Apache Qpid™ –a cross-platform enterprise messaging solution which implements the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP).
 - Apache Qpid C++ 1.35.0 released

Apache Serf™ –high performance C-based HTTP client library built upon the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) library.
 - Apache Serf 1.3.9 released

Apache SINGA (incubating) –a general distributed deep learning platform for training big deep learning models over large datasets.
 - Apache SINGA (incubating) 1.0.0 released

Apache Storm™ – a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 -Apache Storm 0.9.7 released

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 2.0.0.M5 released

Apache MyFaces™ Tobago –a well designed set of user interface components based on JSF and run on MyFaces.
 - Apache Tobago 2.0.10 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 8.0.37, 8.5.5, and 9.0.0.M10 released and

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Qunar, China's top eCommerce travel site, uses Apache Flink, HDFS, Spark, and Zeppelin to processes more than 4.5 terabytes of data each day? , , ,

 - Did you know that, according to The Apache Way, "if it didn't happen on-list, it didn't happen"? As demonstrated by 13M public emails, 5M email threads, by 306K authors

 - Did you know that Apache's ~6K Committers collaborate across six continents? Here's where some of them call home

Apache Community Notices:

 - 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, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and Zest!

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain

 - The second ASF Annual Report is available at

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

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from and proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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