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Friday May 15, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 15 May 2015

What a whirlwind week within the Apache community! Here's what happened:

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Uptime over the past week is a stellar 99.83% http://status.apache.org/

ASF Security –a team comprising ASF Members dedicated to helping and advising Apache projects on security issues, as well as co-ordinating the handling of security vulnerabilities.
 - CVE-2014-7810: Apache Tomcat Security Manager Bypass http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201505.mbox/%3C5554AB1C.7050606%40apache.org%3E

Apache Incubator™ –the entry path into The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts.
 - New Incubator podling: Apache CMDA (Climate Model Diagnostic Analyzer) --Web services for multi-aspect physics-based and phenomenon-oriented climate model performance evaluation and diagnosis through the comprehensive and synergistic use of multiple observational data, reanalysis data, and model outputs.

Apache CloudStack™ –Open Source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud computing platform.
 - Apache CloudStack 4.5.1 released http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Commons™ CLI –an Open Source library that provides an API for parsing command line options passed to programs.
 - Apache Commons CLI 1.3 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-cli/download_cli.cgi

Apache Curator™ –Open Source Java libraries that make using Apache ZooKeeper much easier and more reliable.
 - Apache Curator 2.8.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/curator/

Apache Olingo™ –a Java library that enables developers to implement OData producers as well as OData consumers.
 - Apache Olingo 4.0.0-beta-03 released http://olingo.apache.org/doc/odata4/download.html

Apache POI™ –well-known in the Java field as a library for reading and writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Publisher and Outlook.
 - Apache POI 3.12 released http://poi.apache.org/download.html

Apache Portals™ Gems –a collection of portlets completely portable to the Portlet API (2.0) Gems is a subproject of the Apache Portals Applications project.
 - Apache Portals Gems 1.2, RSS 1.3, Logging 1.1 released http://portals.apache.org/applications/portals-gems/

Apache Portals™ Web Content Application –a servlet/portlet application framework dedicated to the development of reverse proxying, Web content rewriting and rendering.
 - Apache Portals Web Content 2.0 released http://portals.apache.org/applications/webcontent2/index.html

Apache Sqoop™ –a tool designed for efficiently transferring bulk data between Apache Hadoop and structured datastores, such as relational databases.
 - Apache Sqoop 1.4.6 and 1.99.6 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/sqoop/

Apache Subversion™ –an Open Source centralized version control system 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.
 - Apache Subversion 1.9.0-rc1 released http://subversion.apache.org/download/#pre-releases

Apache Traffic Server™ –a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server.
 - Apache Traffic Server 5.3.0 released http://trafficserver.apache.org/downloads


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that MapR chose Apache Parquet for Drill due to the openness of its community? http://parquet.apache.org/ http://drill.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Helix is used at companies such as Instagram (backend management), LinkedIn (direct messaging), Pinterest (cluster management), and RedHat (Clustering in jBPM)? http://helix.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Storm's stream processing is used at Alipay (China's leading third-party online payment platform) for 100M+ messages/day and log processing 6T+/day? http://storm.apache.org/documentation/Powered-By.html


Apache Community Notices:

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

 - Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice http://s.apache.org/a1R

 - Audio recordings from select tracks from ApacheCon Austin are available at http://feathercast.apache.org/ includes Cloud, Community, httpd, and Apache HTTP Server Founder's panel!

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides

 - Apache CouchDB is seeking design and editorial assistance in English http://markmail.org/thread/dgvjpwnxie6pji5j

 - A lightning talk on Apache Calcite will take place on 20 May at XLDB in Stanford http://www-conf.slac.stanford.edu/xldb2015/

 - Apache Usergrid will be featured at {CODESHOW}SE on 21 May in Charleston https://www.codeshowse.com/

 - The Apache CloudStack European User Group will be held 21 May in London http://www.shapeblue.com/events/cloudstack-european-user-group-5/

 - The Apache Drill MeetUp on 26 May will be held in Los Gatos and feature Apache Kylin http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Apache-Drill-User-Group/events/221764407/

 - The next Lucene/Solr London User Group meetup will take place 4 June http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Lucene-Solr-London-User-Group/events/222476050/

 - Submit your proposal for CloudStack Days Seattle (co-located with LinuxCon) by 12 June http://clds.co/18hplxk

 - The Karlsruhe DevOps Meetup featuring Apache Mesos and Aurora will be held 16 June http://www.meetup.com/DevOps-Karlsruhe-Meetup/events/222465491/

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - ApacheCon Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.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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