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Friday February 12, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 12 February 2016

We wish you a happy holiday (Spring Festival Golden Week/Vasant Panchami/Chinese New Year/President's Day/Tet/Valentine's) weekend with a summary of our activities across the Apache community:

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.
 - Continued superb performance across 6M+ weekly checks yields 99.89% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP CLOSING TODAY: Apache:Big Data + ApacheCon North America - Vancouver
 - Travel Assistance applications close 2 March ; Early Registration ends 4 March

Apache Apex (incubating) Core –an enterprise grade native YARN big data-in-motion platform that unifies stream and batch processing.
 - Apache Apex Core 3.3.0-incubating released

Apache BVal™ –an implementation of the Java Bean Validation specification 1.1.
 - Apache BVal 1.1.1 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 1.3.15 and 2.12.0 released

Apache MyFaces™ Tobago –a well designed set of user interface components based on JSF.
 - Apache Tobago 2.0.9 released

Apache MINA™ –a network application framework which helps users develop high performance and high scalability network applications easily by providing an abstract, event-driven, asynchronous API over various transports such as TCP/IP and UDP/IP vis Java NIO.
 - Apache MINA 2.0.12 released

Apache Tomcat™ –a Web server that is an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.32 and 9.0.0.M3 available and

Apache Traffic Server™ –a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server.
 - Apache Traffic Server 6.1.1 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that new projects (a.k.a. "podlings") entering the Apache Incubator this month include Beam (Big Data) and Guacamole (Cloud computing)?

 - Did you know Apache Cordova released 6 new plug-ins this week?

 - Did you know that we are beginning to collect ideas for this year's Summer of Code?

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - "Building smart bots with data analytics, machine learning, Spark and Cassandra" will be held 12 February in Toronto

 - "Modern Data Architecture using Flink and Hadoop" will be held in Chicago on 16 February

 - The Melbourne Cassandra Users Group will hold Troubleshooting Cassandra for Ops Engineers training on 16 February

 - The Seattle Java Users Group will present "Introduction to Apache Geode (incubating)" on 16 February

 - 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

 - The next HBaseCon will take place 24 May in San Francisco --CFP and Early Bird Registration now open

 - 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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