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Wednesday June 17, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 12 June 2015

We've been active across many Apache projects and initiatives over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP open for two new Apache events in Europe --"Apache: Big Data" and "ApacheCon: Core"-- 28 September - 2 October 2015 in Budapest

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
  - The system is currently undergoing maintenance, however, uptime over the past week was a brilliant 99.887%

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.2.0 released

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, open source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 5.2.0 and Reference Guide for Solr 5.2 released

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-rc2 released

Apache UIMA™ Ruta –a rule-based script language supported by Eclipse-based tooling.
 - Apache UIMA Ruta 2.3.0 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that more than 16,000 Apache code commits take place each month at the ASF?

 - Did you know that HBase users and developers can guest blog at to tell their "Why We Use Apache HBase" story?

 - Did you know that @PlanetApache now follows the Twitter accounts of Apache project Committers and contributors?

Apache Community Notices:

 - New listing of more than 70 Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice

 - Audio recordings from select tracks from ApacheCon Austin are available at includes Cloud, Community, httpd, and Apache HTTP Server Founder's panel!

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online

 - Apache CouchDB is seeking design and editorial assistance in English

 - Submit your proposal for CloudStack Days Seattle (co-located with LinuxCon) by 12 June

 - The Karlsruhe DevOps Meetup featuring Apache Mesos and Aurora will be held 16 June

 - The SF Spark and Friends MeetUp featuring Apache Flink will take place in San Francisco on 16 June

 - The second OFBiz Community Day will take place 20 June

 - Catch Apache Bigtop, Hadoop, Spark, Geode (Incubating) and Ignite (Incubating) in action at the In-Memory Computing Summit 29-30 June in San Francsico

 - The Chicago Apache Flink MeetUp will be held 30 June

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 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 --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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