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Friday Jan 29, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 29 January 2016

We've announced strong momentum and unveiled our new look this week, as well as have had quite a bit of activity across the Foundation:

ASF Board –the ASF Board is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 February 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Stellar performance continues across the "three nines": 6M+ checks yield 99.90% uptime over the past week

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - ENDING SOON: 12 February CFP closes for Apache:Big Data + ApacheCon North America - Vancouver
 - Apply by 2 March: Travel Assistance to ApacheCon North America
 - Register by 6 March: sign up and save $400!

Apache Calcite™ –dynamic data management framework
 - Apache Calcite 1.6.0 released

Apache Camel™ –a powerful Open Source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns.
 - Apache Camel 2.16.2 Released

Apache Hive™ –data warehouse software that facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 - CVE-2015-7521: Apache Hive authorization bug disclosure

Apache HttpComponents™ Client – a library for client-side HTTP communication built on HttpCore.
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 5.0 Alpha1 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a complementary implementation of the JCR specification. It is an effort to implement a scalable and performant hierarchical content repository for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.2.10 released

Apache libcloud™ –a Python library that abstracts away the differences among multiple cloud provider APIs.
 - Apache libcloud 1.0.0-pre1 release

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.3.2 and 5.4.1 released

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, open source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 5.3.2 and 5.4.1 released

Apache Struts™ – an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts 2.5-BETA3 Beta released

Apache Zeppelin (incubating) –a collaborative data analytics and visualization tool for distributed, general-purpose data processing systems such as Apache Spark, Apache Flink, etc.
 - Apache Zeppelin 0.5.6-incubating released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Mahout 0.11.1 scalable machine learning library will be in the upcoming 1.1.0 release of Apache Bigtop?

 - Did you know that Apache Cordova 6.0.0 is out, and includes support for Android Marshmallow (6.x) and iOS 9 support?

 - Did you know that you can learn what's next for Apache Flink in its recently-presented roadmap?

Apache Community Notices:

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

  - The ASF will be at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels 30-31 January 2016 --grab some swag featuring our new logo!

 - The IoT / Industrial Internet Bay Area Meetup will be featuring Apache Apex (incubating) on 1 February 2016 in San Ramon

 - Big Data Hyderabad will present "Big Data Processing with Apache Spark" on 6 February 2016

 - The next CloudStack European User Group will be held 3 March 2016 in London

 - Apache:Big Data North America will take place 9-12 May 2016 in Vancouver

 - ApacheCon:Core North America will take place 11-13 May 2016 in Vancouver

 - MesosCon will be held 1-2 June 2016 in Denver (CFP open through 9 March!)

 - The ASF Operations Summary: Second Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (August-October 2015) 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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