The Apache News Round-up: week ending 19 January 2018

Happy Friday –we’ve had quite a week! Let’s take a look at what happened:

Support Apache –help offset the ASF’s day-to-day operating expenses. Every dollar counts.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Receives Bitcoin Donation from Pineapple Fund Valued at $1M

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 21 February. Board calendar and minutes

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield clever performance at 99.70% uptime

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 441 Apache contributors changed 1,279,610 lines of code over 2,700 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Alex Harui, Thiago Veronezi, Duo Zhang, Mark Thomas, and Gary Gregory.

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 – Apache HBase 2.0.0-beta-1 released

Apache HttpComponents™ –a set of HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 transport components used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 – Apache HttpComponents Core 5.0 beta2 and HttpComponents Client 5.0 beta1 released

Apache Impala™ –a high-performance distributed SQL engine.
 – Apache Impala 2.11.0 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 1.6.8 released

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 – Apache Lucene 7.2.1 and Apache Solr 7.2.1 released

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 – Apache NiFi 1.5.0 released

Apache Qpid™ –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464,
 – Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.25.0 released

Apache Traffic Server™ –a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server.
 – Apache Traffic Server v7.1.2 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that in 2017 the Top 5 Apache Project Repositories by Size (Lines of Code) were: OpenOffice (6,375,345); Netbeans (5,536,881); Flex (whiteboard: 5,164,279; SDK 3,919,006); Trafodion (3,077,781); and Mynewt (core: 2,748.040)?

 – Did you know that Apache OFBiz offers a full range of Open Source ERP solutions, including advanced eCommerce, catalog management, manufacturing and POS modules, and accounting functions for Windows, Mac, and Linux?

– Did you know that the Apache community will be at Berlin Buzzwords again this year? We’ll see you there!

Apache Community Notices:

 – Apache in 2017 – By The Digits

 – Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

 – "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence 2) All Carrot and No Stick 3) Asynchronous Decision Making Rule of the Makers 5) JFDI –the unconditional love of contributors 6) Meritocracy and Me 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community 8) Meritocracy. 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation 10) All My Roads Led to Apache 11) Scratch Your Own Itch. 12) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It’s Been

 – Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at

 – Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page Twitter account

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

 – The Apache Wicket community will be holding a MeetUp on 24 January in Hydrabad

 – The ASF will be back at FOSDEM in Brussels 3-5 February 2018. We’ll see you there!

 – The Apache Tinkerpop community will be holding a MeetUp on Gremlin on 21 February in New York

 – Meet members of the Apache community at Open Expo Madrid 6-7 June 2018

 – ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q2 FY2018

 – ASF Annual Report is available at

 – Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities –opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more!
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