The Apache News Round-up: week ending 29 June 2018

Let’s wrap up June with a look at the Apache Community’s activities over the past week:

Support Apache –help offset the ASF’s day-to-day operating expenses. Every dollar counts.
 – Corporate matching gifts can double your individual contribution to the ASF. Add the ASF to your corporate matching gift program today: every dollar counts.

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 18 July. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF’s official global conference series.
 – 24-27 September: Registration open for ApacheCon North America/Montreal
 – 8 October: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair/Fairfax, VA –Save The Date!
 – We are seeking Media and Community Partners for ApacheCon: contact for details. 

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield happy performance at 96.42% uptime.

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 496 Apache contributors changed 953,779 lines of code over 2,869 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Daniel Gruno, zhangduo, Dewayne Richardson, Carlos Sierra Andrés, and stack.

Apache Ant™ –a Java library and command-line tool that helps building software.
 – Apache Ant 1.9.12, 1.10.4, and AntUnit 1.4 released

Apache Bahir™ –extensions to distributed analytic platforms such as Apache Spark.
 – Apache Bahir 2.2.1 released

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 – Apache Groovy 2.6.0-alpha-4 and 3.0.0-alpha-3 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 – Apache Jackrabbit 2.6 retired; Jackrabbit Oak 1.9.4 and 1.4.22 released

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Apache Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets.
 – Apache Kylin 2.4.0 released

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 – Apache Lucene 7.4.0 and Solr 7.4.0 released

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 – Apache NiFi 1.7.0 released

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 – Apache PDFBox 2.0.10 released

Apache Qpid™ Broker-J –pure java implementation of messaging broker supporting Advanced Message Queuing Protocols 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464).
 – Apache Qpid Broker-J 7.0.7 released

Apache SINGA (incubating)™ –a general distributed deep learning platform for training big deep learning models over large datasets.
 – Apache SINGA (incubating) 1.2.0 released

Apache Tomcat™ –a Java Servlet, JavaServer pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket specifications implementation.
 – Apache Tomcat 8.5.32 released

Apache Traffic Control™ –Open Source, large-scale Content Delivery Network (CDN).
 – Apache Traffic Control 2.2.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that Apache Feathercast showcases Apache projects and their communities? Subscribe to the podcast feed and keep up with the voice of the ASF!

 – Did you know that you can watch presentations from the Apache Roadshow and FOSS Backstage at ?

 – Did you know that Twitter is productionizing machine learning workflows with Apache Airflow?

Apache Community Notices:

 – The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way"

 – Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner

 – The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement

 – Apache in 2017 – By The Digits

 – Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

 – "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".

 – 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

 – ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal

 – Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair – 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA

 – ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 – January 2018

 – ASF FY 2017 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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