The Apache News Round-up: week ending 28 September 2018

We’re wrapping up September bursting with Apache goodness. Here’s what happened this week:

Support Apache –help offset the ASF’s day-to-day operating expenses and keep Apache software for everyone.
 – Buy Apache-branded swag and benefit the Apache community at-large …(more projects added soon; spread the word!)

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 17 October. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF’s official global conference series, now in its 20th year.
 – ApacheCon North America is a wrap: catch presentations and interviews via Feathercast and
 – Up Next: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source Job Fair 4 December. CFP open through 15 October; registration open

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield perky performance at 99.39% uptime.

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 514 Apache contributors changed 1,318,698 lines of code over 3,127 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Dewayne Richardson, Jeremy Mitchell, Gary Gregory, Hendrik Krohns, and Andrea Cosentino.

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 1.9.0 released

Apache Commons™ Lang –provides helper utilities for the java.lang API, notably String manipulation methods, basic numerical methods, object reflection, concurrency, creation and serialization and System properties.
 – Apache Commons Lang 3.8.1 released

Apache HAWQ™ –combines exceptional MPP-based analytics performance, robust ANSI SQL compliance, Hadoop ecosystem integration and manageability, and flexible data-store format support, all natively in Hadoop, no connectors required.
 – Apache HAWQ released

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 – Apache HBase 1.2.7 released

Apache Juneau™ –a toolkit for marshalling POJOs to a wide variety of content types using a common framework, and for creating sophisticated self-documenting REST interfaces and microservices using very little code.
 – Apache Juneau 7.2.0 released

Apache Lucene™ and Solr –the popular, blazing fast, Open Source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 – Apache Lucene 7.5.0, Apache Solr 7.5.0, and Solr Reference Guide for 7.5 released

Apache Parquet™ –a general-purpose columnar file format supporting nested data.
 – Apache Parquet C++ 1.5.0 released

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java library for working with PDF documents.
 – Apache PDFBox JBIG2 ImageIO plugin 3.0.2

Apache Pulsar™ –a highly scalable, low latency messaging platform running on commodity hardware.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Pulsar™ as a Top-Level Project

Apache Struts™ –Open Source framework for creating Java web applications.
 – CVE-2018-11776 – RCE when using alwaysSelectFullNamespace

Apache Traffic Server™ –an HTTP proxy cache.
 – Apache Traffic Server v8.0.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that Apache Beam, MXNet, Pulsar, Spark, Solr, and Zipkin (incubating) all won InfoWorld BOSSIE awards?

 – Did you know that the Apache HTTP Server can be used as a load balancer when acting as a reverse proxy?

 – Did you know that you can help Apache Struts test their next release?

Apache Community Notices:

 – ASF Operations Summary: Q1 FY2019

 – ASF Annual Report for FY2018

 – 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

 – The Apache Spark community will be presenting at In-Memory Computing Summit North America 2-3 October in San Francicso

 – The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit 18-21 March 2019 in Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019 in Washington DC

 – 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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