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Friday June 19, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 19 June 2015

The week has zipped by with many Apache activities happening 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.
  - Uptime over the past week has been a snappy 99.54%

Apache Allura™ –an Open Source implementation of a software "forge", a web site that manages source code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, blogs and more for any number of individual projects.
 - Apache Allura 1.3.0 released

Apache Buildr™ –a build system for Java-based applications, including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and tools.
 - Apache Buildr 1.4.23 released

Apache Commons™ – CLI library –provides an API for parsing command line options passed to programs. It's also able to print help messages detailing the options available for a command line tool.
 - Apache Commons CLI 1.3.1 released

Apache Directory™ Studio –a complete directory tooling platform intended to be used with any LDAP server however it is particularly designed for use with ApacheDS.
 - Apache Directory Studio 2.0-0-M9 released

Apache Hama™ –a High-Performance BSP computing engine, which can be used to perform compute-intensive general scientific BSP applications, Google's Pregel-like graph applications, and machine learning algorithms.
 - Apache Hama v0.7 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –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 Oak 1.3.0 released

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.2.1 released

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, open source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 5.2.1 released

Apache Storm™ –a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 - Apache Storm 0.10.0-beta released

Apache Wicket™ –with proper mark-up/logic separation, a POJO data model, and a refreshing lack of XML, Apache Wicket makes developing web-apps simple and enjoyable again.
 - Apache Wicket 6.20.0 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 the Incubator currently has 43 Apache projects (a.k.a. podlings) in development?

 - Did you know that most of Netflix's Data Warehouse is stored using Apache Parquet?

 - 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; presentation slides are also up online

 - Apache CouchDB is seeking design and editorial assistance in English

 - The second OFBiz Community Day will take place 20 June

 - The Berlin Apache Flink MeetUp will be held 23 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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