The Apache News Round-up: week ending 20 March 2020

2020-03-20 Thread Swapnil M Mane
[this newsletter is available online at ]

Greetings everyone --let's review what the Apache community has been
up to over the past week:

In case you missed it: The Apache Software Foundation Statement on the
COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the
corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 April 2020. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing
Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - Event status details posted at: Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences

Apache Community Development  – the committee that welcomes new
participants to the Apache community and mentors them in "The Apache
 - Warsaw, Poland, joins Indore, India and Beijing, China as the
latest Apache Local Community (ALC) Chapter
 - About the Apache Local Community program

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps
the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.95%. Performance checks across
50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in
data centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 910 Apache contributors changed
1,815,364 lines of code over 3,659 commits. Top 5 contributors, in
order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Dan Haywood, Claus Ibsen, Julian
Reschke, and Colm O hEigeartaigh.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.22.2 released
 - Apache Tika 1.24 released

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.50.0 released

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.103, 8.5.53, 9.0.33, and 10.0.0-M3 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that more than 60% of Apache projects use Apache Maven
for build management?

 - Did you know that you can help the Apache Fluo project? Find out
how at

 - Did you know that you can purchase swag (stickers, clothing, mugs,
wall art, and more) for your favorite Apache projects at ? Email to have new projects added to the group!

Apache Community Notices:

 - Apache Month In Review: February 2020 – overview of events that
have taken place within the Apache community

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020
(November 2019 - January 2020)

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in
post-production. Catch the teaser at

 - Apache in 2019 - By The Digits

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019)

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF

 - Foundation Reports and Statements

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and 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 and Twitter account

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache
community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel,
Apache HTTP Server, and more!

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our
"Powered By" logos

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Best regards,
Swapnil M Mane,

[ANN] Apache Tomcat 7.0.103 released

2020-03-20 Thread Violeta Georgieva
The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache
Tomcat 7.0.103.

Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the Java
Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java
WebSocket technologies.

This release contains a number of bug fixes and improvements compared to
version 7.0.100. The notable changes since 7.0.100 include:

- Add new attribute persistAuthentication to both StandardManager and
  PersistentManager to support authentication persistence.
  Patch provided by Carsten Klein

- A zero length AJP secret will now behave as if it has not been

- Add the TLS request attributes used by IIS to the attributes that
  an AJP Connector will always accept.

Please refer to the change log for the complete list of changes:

Apache Tomcat website:


Migration guides from Apache Tomcat 5.5.x and 6.0.x:


The Apache Tomcat team

[ANNOUNCE] Apache Qpid Dispatch 1.11.0 released

2020-03-20 Thread Ganesh Murthy
The Apache Qpid ( community is pleased to
announce the immediate availability of Apache Qpid Dispatch 1.11.0

Qpid Dispatch is a router for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0
(AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464, It provides a flexible
and scalable interconnect between AMQP endpoints, whether they be clients,
brokers, or other AMQP-enabled services.

The release is available now from our website:

Release notes can be found at:

Thanks to all involved.