The Apache Kafka community is pleased to announce the release for
Apache Kafka 3.6.2

This is a bug fix release and it includes fixes and improvements from 28 JIRAs.

All of the changes in this release can be found in the release notes:

You can download the source and binary release (Scala 2.12 and Scala 2.13) from:


Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform with four core APIs:

** The Producer API allows an application to publish a stream of records to
one or more Kafka topics.

** The Consumer API allows an application to subscribe to one or more
topics and process the stream of records produced to them.

** The Streams API allows an application to act as a stream processor,
consuming an input stream from one or more topics and producing an
output stream to one or more output topics, effectively transforming the
input streams to output streams.

** The Connector API allows building and running reusable producers or
consumers that connect Kafka topics to existing applications or data
systems. For example, a connector to a relational database might
capture every change to a table.

With these APIs, Kafka can be used for two broad classes of application:

** Building real-time streaming data pipelines that reliably get data
between systems or applications.

** Building real-time streaming applications that transform or react
to the streams of data.

Apache Kafka is in use at large and small companies worldwide, including
Capital One, Goldman Sachs, ING, LinkedIn, Netflix, Pinterest, Rabobank,
Target, The New York Times, Uber, Yelp, and Zalando, among others.

A big thank you for the following 40 contributors to this release!
(Please report an unintended omission)

Akhilesh Chaganti, Andrew Schofield, Anton Liauchuk, Bob Barrett,
Bruno Cadonna, Cheng-Kai, Zhang, Chia-Ping Tsai, Chris Egerton, Colin
P. McCabe, Colin Patrick McCabe, David Arthur, David Jacot, David Mao,
Divij Vaidya, Edoardo Comar, Emma Humber, Gaurav Narula, Greg Harris,
hudeqi, Ismael Juma, Jason Gustafson, Jim Galasyn, Joel Hamill, Johnny
Hsu, José Armando García Sancio, Justine Olshan, Luke Chen, Manikumar
Reddy, Matthias J. Sax, Mayank Shekhar Narula, Mickael Maison, Mike
Lloyd, Paolo Patierno, PoAn Yang, Ron Dagostino, Sagar Rao, Stanislav
Kozlovski, Walker Carlson, Yash Mayya

We welcome your help and feedback. For more information on how to
report problems, and to get involved, visit the project website at

Thank you!


Release Manager for Apache Kafka 3.6.2

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