The Apache News Round-up: week ending 7 October 2016

Happy October! Here’s what happened over the past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – ASF Operations Summary: May – Aug 2016
 – Next Board Meeting: 19 October 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield clever performance at 99.69% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 – 5 weeks to go: Program, registration, and hotel discounts for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville

Apache Buildr™ –a build system for Java-based applications, including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and tools.
 – Apache Buildr 1.5.0 released

Apache Commons™ EL –JSP 2.0 Expression Language Interpreter Implementation.
 – Apache Commons EL moved to dormant

Apache Impala (incubating) –a high-performance C++ and Java SQL query engine for data stored in Apache Hadoop-based clusters.
 – Apache Impala (incubating) 2.7.0 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 – Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.4.8 and 1.5.11 released

Apache Log4j™ –a well known framework for logging application behavior.
 – Apache Log4j 2.7 released

Apache POI™ –Open Source libraries used for reading and writing files in Microsoft® Office formats.
 – Apache POI Celebrates 15 Years at The Apache Software Foundation

Apache Qpid™ –JMS client supporting the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464), based round the Apache Qpid Proton protocol engine and implementing the AMQP JMS Mapping as it evolves at OASIS.
 – Apache Qpid JMS 0.11.1 released

Apache Streams (incubating) –unifies a diverse world of digital profiles and online activities into common formats and vocabularies, and makes these datasets accessible across a variety of databases, devices, and platforms for streaming, browsing, search, sharing, and analytics use-cases.
 – Apache Streams 0.3-incubating released

Apache Tomcat™ –Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 – Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.10 released
 – Tomcat Connectors 1.2.42 released
 – CVE-2016-6808 Apache Tomcat JK ISAPI Connector buffer overflow

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that you can help test Apache Struts 2.5.3 and 2.3.31?

 – Did you know that Criteo Labs uses Apache Kafka to handle 500B msgs/day?

 – Did you know that SWITCH uses Apache Syncope for secure digital identity with single sign-on capabilities and connections with other services?

Apache Community Notices:

 – The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found 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, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, Zest, and more!

 – ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain

 – The ASF Q1 FY2017 Report 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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