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Posted about 11 years ago by Sally
Open Source Cloud quick-start toolkit in use at Cloudera, Cloudsoft, Omixon, Outerthought, and more. The Apache Software Foundation (ASF),  the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and ... [More] initiatives, today announced that Apache Whirr has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP). First developed inside the Apache Hadoop project in 2007 to quickly start and manage clusters running on Cloud services, Whirr entered the Apache Incubator in 2010. Apache Top-Level Projects and their communities demonstrate that they are well-governed under the Foundation’s meritocratic, consensus-driven process and principles. "The Whirr project has demonstrated its maturity by graduating from the Apache Incubator," explained Tom White, Vice President of Apache Whirr. "We are pleased to offer users an easy way to get services up and running on Cloud hardware in minutes." Apache Whirr provides a Cloud-neutral way to run a properly-configured system quickly through libraries, common service API, smart defaults, and command line tool. Whirr is being used for proof of concepts and a way to try out new Cloud services utilizing a variety of Apache products that include Hadoop, HBase, Cassandra, and ZooKeeper. An example of this is enterprise software providers Cloudera, who use Whirr to make it easy to try out their CDH product and run distributed clustered services. Outerthought CEO Steven Noels said, "Outerthought was looking for a foundation framework for the enterprise cluster install tool of its Apache HBase-based Big Data platform Lily, so Apache Whirr seemed like a natural fit. Whirr lived up to its promises, and we found a welcoming and helpful development team to collaborate with. Lily is 'Smart Data at Scale, made Easy', and part of that goal is now being realized thanks to Apache Whirr." "Omixon provides complex next-gen sequencing bioinformatic pipelines on the cloud where on demand we need to fire-up and control Apache Hadoop clusters of different sizes,” said Tibor Kiss, Senior Software Engineer at Omixon. “Whirr was the perfect integration technology between our java based infrastructure management layer and the managed Hadoop clusters. Thanks to Apache Whirr, the resulting software is stable and easy to maintain." "Having been involved since its inception I am delighted to see Whirr graduate. Whirr has proven easy to develop against and explain to others, leading to its strong community," said Adrian Cole, Founder, jclouds and Chief Evangelist at Cloudsoft. "We are pleased to announce commercial support for Apache Whirr, as well the underlying jclouds infrastructure, is under active development at Cloudsoft and should be available by year end at the latest." "Apache Whirr's Cloud-neutral way to run services means that developers don't have to worry about the idiosyncrasies of each provider," added White. "We encourage users to get started today with 'Whirr in 5 Minutes' and to build service plugins for additional services." Availability and OversightApache Whirr software is released under the Apache License v2.0, and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. Apache Whirr source code, documentation, mailing lists, and related resources including "Whirr in 5 Minutes" and Quick Start guides are available at http://whirr.apache.org/. About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server -- the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 350 individual Members and 3,000 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Cloudera, Facebook, Google, HP, Hortonworks, IBM, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource/VMware, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/. "Apache" and "Apache Whirr" are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. # # # Contact:Sally KhudairiThe Apache Software Foundationpress@apache.org+1 617 921 8656  [Less]
Posted about 11 years ago by robweir
 Developer Education It is September.  In the northern hemisphere it is time for cooler weather and time to go back to school.  The Apache OpenOffice.org podling is ready for the season with events to help ... [More] developers learn more about OpenOffice.org.  Do you want to learn how to build Apache OpenOffice.org on Linux?  Do you want to take the first steps towards becoming an OpenOffice hacker?  Do you want to help test, review and improve our build instructions, on any one of a variety of Linux distros?  If so, you will not want to miss this event. Next week, from Wed September 7th through Saturday September 10th we will be making a concerted effort to enable everyone who wants to be able to build OpenOffice. This will be the first of a series of Developer Education topics we hope to deliver.  Others may include how to build on Windows and Mac, and how to work on particular OpenOffice features. This will be a virtual event, with collaboration on the ooo-dev mailing list and on IRC.  Members of the OpenOffice.org podling will be on hand to help anyone who wishes to get started with OpenOffice development on Linux.  How to Get Involved There are a few things you should do to prepare for this event: Find a Linux machine, at least 1GB RAM and 75 GB free disk space Run any updates needed to make your distro current Download the latest source code for OpenOffice.org via Subversion. Before Wednesday, sign up for the ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org  mailing list. Bookmark the OpenOffice.org Building Guide.  This is the documentation we'll be following, and correcting. Starting on Wednesday, follow the discussions on the ooo-dev mailing list.  We'll use a subject tag of [LINUX-BUILD] for threads related to this event. Also starting on Wednesday, join us on IRC: irc.freenode.net  on channel #dev.openoffice.org [Less]
Posted about 11 years ago by Sally
Open Source project in use at Deutsche Bank, IBM, J.P. Morgan, NASA, Siemens and more. The Apache Software Foundation (ASF),  the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today ... [More] announced the 10th anniversary of Apache POI. First created in 2001, Apache POI's cross-platform Open Source Java APIs allow users to read and write various file formats from the Microsoft Office suite of applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Visio, and Publisher. Apache POI is deployed in many highly-visible environments including CERN, Deutsche Bank, Freddie Mac, IBM, J.P. Morgan, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NASA, SAP, and Siemens, among others. In addition, Apache POI is also used in Open Source projects such as Alfresco, JasperReports and Apache Tika. "Apache POI's powerful solutions give users the ability to create and maintain many Office OpenXML (OOXML) and OLE2-based file formats," said Yegor Kozlov, Vice President of Apache POI. "With POI, you can do almost anything that you can with Microsoft Office products, only using Java." The latest stable release of the project is v3.7 (October 2010) and the latest development version is 3.8beta4 (August 2011). Highlights include: - the ability to read and write OLE2 files, including .xls, .doc, and .ppt, as well as MFC serialization API based file formats; - the ability to read and write OOXML files, including .xlsx, .docx, and .pptx; - a low-level API to support Open Packaging Conventions using openxml4j; - highly-developed Java APIs for Excel workbooks, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations; - support for Outlook messages and attachments; - converters for Excel and Word documents to streamline document production and consumption in HTML and XSLF-FO formats; and - porting other OOXML and OLE2 formats "Apache POI is a vital component of WSO2's Middleware Platforms and Open PaaS. WSO2 Governance Registry makes use of Apache POI to extract keywords to build its search index for MS Office Documents stored within the resource repository. Meanwhile, WSO2 Data Services Server relies on Apache POI to access MS Excel spreadsheets as Data Sources; making it possible to read data from any Excel Sheet and expose them through Data Services." said Senaka Fernando, Apache Member and Governance Registry Product Manager at WSO2. In addition, POI's robust spreadsheet API enables advanced formatting, graphics, conditional formatting, data validations and evaluation of Excel formulas. Its streaming spreadsheet API increases performance when used for very large spreadsheet production with limited heap space. "The spreadsheet libraries in Apache POI have been invaluable in our efforts to streamline workflows for renewable-energy infrastructure modeling and analysis," said Brian Bush, Principal Engineer, Energy Forecasting & Modeling Group, US Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory. "The clean and robust API that POI provides made it easy for us to embed externally provided spreadsheets within our applications and to evaluate the formulae within those spreadsheets as part of a larger set of analytic computations. We also found that POI opened new avenues for exposing spreadsheets as Web services and for Apache Ant-based regression testing of spreadsheets." To improve functionality, the Apache POI project often collaborates with other Apache projects and Open Source communities that include Apache Cocoon, Lucene, OpenOffice, and Tika. "We've donated components directly to those projects for POI-enabling them, and welcome additional contributions," added Kozlov. Availability and Oversight As with all Apache products, Apache POI software is released under the Apache License v2.0, and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project’s day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. Apache POI source code, documentation, mailing lists, and related resources are available at http://poi.apache.org/. About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server -- the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 350 individual Members and 3,000 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Cloudera, Facebook, Google, IBM, HP, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource/VMware, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/. "Apache" and "Apache POI" are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. # # # CONTACT: Sally Khudairi          The Apache Software Foundation          press@apache.org          +1 617 921 8656 [Less]
Posted about 11 years ago by Sally
The Apache Software Foundation raises a glass to Apache Turbine, the rapid-development Web application framework that's been a part of the Foundation over the past decade. Originally a sub-project of the Apache Jakarta Open Source Java ... [More] solutions, Apache Turbine became a Top-level Project (TLP) in 2007. Turbine is a servlet based framework that allows experienced Java developers to quickly build secure Web applications. Parts of Turbine can also be used independently from its Web portion to be easily used in other applications. Websites that use Apache Turbine include JRank, FlashCan, JXTA.org, OpenOffice.org, and Tigris.org. The project has also influenced numerous projects such as Apache DB Torque, Apache Maven and several Apache Commons components. In addition, the project announced the release of Turbine-4.0-M1. This milestone release is not intended for production, but rather for verification of newly-integrated Fulcrum services and to gain experience migrating a 2.3.3 installation to the new architecture. The project is seeking feedback from the community to release a stable version of Turbine later this year. For more information, please see http://s.apache.org/bXV # # # [Less]
Posted about 11 years ago by Eric Charles
The Apache James project is happy to announce the release of version 3.0-beta3 of its modular mail server. We thank all Users for their feedback and tests and we encourage anyone to download and ... [More] discover this beta 3 release. If you're interested in contributing to the James project, please subscribe to the James mailing lists. * What's new in 3.0-beta3 for end users - Numerous IMAP bug fixes (better client support, memory improvement, NIO and IO support...) - Support for IMAP IDLE (RFC 2177, server transmit updates to the client in real time) - Support for IMAP User Flags - Support for IMAP WITHIN Extensions (RFC 5032) - Mailbox Tooling to copy from a persistence implementation to another implementation - Telnet Management has been removed in favor of JMX with client shell - More metrics counters available via JMX - Better debug logging on protocols - JPA validated against more databases (among others Oracle) - Multiple address and port configurations per protocol - POP3 is now operational (was buggy in 3.0-M2) - Upgrade tool from James 2.3 is available - Better logging on protocols with adjustable level - Full mailet package must be specified - Composite Matchers - Better debug logging on protocols - Mailing list functionality has been removed - More documentation on web site for configuration,... - Java 1.6 mandatory - ... and much more, see details on https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?in&version=12316850&styleName=Html&projectId=10411 * What's new in 3.0-beta3 for developers - Less maven modules - Maven 3.0.2 required to build - Upgrade to latest frameworks versions (netty, activemq, jackrabbit...) - Code reports generation via 'mvn site -P site-reports' maven profile - Corrections further to findbugs,... reports - Code formatting - ... and much more, see details on https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?in&version=12316850&styleName=Html&projectId=10411 * Quick Start http://james.apache.org/server/3/quick-start.html [Less]
Posted about 11 years ago by danhaywood
Now that we have our first release of Apache Isis out of the door, I've been spending some time on Restful Objects, which forms the basis of the JSON viewer within Isis. The idea of Restful Objects is to provide a standard, generic ... [More] RESTful interface for domain object models, exposing representations of their structure using JSON and enabling interactions with domain object instances using HTTP GET, POST, PUT and DELETE. The Restful Objects website is a place where the specification will be documented as it evolves, and if you take a look through the spec as it stands you may realize that it's very much based on the idea of a domain model as envisaged by naked objects.   That is: the start page provides links to the set of registered services/repositories from these services, references to domain object instances can be obtained each domain object has properties, collections and actions the usual business rules (hiding, disabling and validating) are supported actions (idempotent or non-idempotent) can be invoked More generally, you'll see that all the representations are fully self-describing, opening up the possibility of generic viewers to be implemented if required, eg in languages such as HTML5/Ajax, Flex, Silverlight etc etc. Alternatively, the representations can be consumed directly by a bespoke application. One of the nice things about this specification is that it is completely language-independent.  As you might expect, I'll be implementing this specification through the Isis JSON viewer, and using that implementation to refine the spec.  In addition Richard Pawson is hoping to commit to working on a similar implementation for Naked Objects MVC (he's a co-author on the Restful Objects site). And, if you know of or are the author of another naked objects-style framework, eg written in Ruby or Python, and the idea of Restful Objects interests you, then I'd love to hear from you. [Less]
Posted about 11 years ago by edwardyoon
Hi all, The Hama team is pleased to announce the release of Apache Hama 0.3-incubating under the Apache Incubator. Hama is a distributed computing framework based on BSP (Bulk Synchronous Parallel)[1] computing techniques for massive scientific ... [More] computations. This release includes: Added LocalBSPRunnerAdded web UI for BSP cluster and job monitoringAdded more practical examples e.g., Shortest Path Problem[2], PageRank[3]Performance has improved with BSPMessageBundleSwitched from Ant to Maven You can be downloaded from the download page of Hama website[4]. Thanks to the Hama and Apache Incubating community for helping grow the project. 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulk_synchronous_parallel 2. http://wiki.apache.org/hama/SSSP 3. http://wiki.apache.org/hama/PageRank 4. http://incubator.apache.org/hama/downloads.html [Less]
Posted about 11 years ago by Eric Charles
The Apache James Project is happy to announce the release of version 0.7 of the Apache James Mime4j. Mime4j is a flexible MIME parsing library written in Java. SAX, DOM and pull parsing styles are supported. ... [More] The 0.7 release brings another round of API enhancements, bug fixes and performance optimizations. A major effort has been put in code reorganization, separating parsing code from DOM manipulation code. Mime4J has been restructured into three separate modules: 'core', 'dom' and 'storage'. The 'core' package provides an event-driven SAX style parser that relies on a callback mechanism to report parsing events such as the start of an entity header the start of a body, etc. The 'dom' package contains base/abstract classes and interfaces for MIME-DOM manipulation aiming to provide the base for a full featured traversable DOM. Per default the Mime4J DOM builder stores content of individual body parts in memory. The 'storage' package provides support for more complex storage backends such on-disk storage systems, overflow on max limit, or encrypted storage through JSSE API. Mime4j 0.7 improves support for headless messages, malformed separation between headers and body and adds support for "obsolete" rfc822 syntax (e.g: "Header<somespace>: " style). Parsing performance for quoted printable streams have been considerably improved. A "DecodeMonitor" object has been introduced in most code to define how to deal with malformed input (Lenient vs Strict behaviours). Mime4j 0.7 also provides LenientFieldParser as an alternative to DefaultFieldParser when a higher degree of tolerance to non-severe MIME field format violations is desired. Read the release notes. Download from http://james.apache.org/download.cgi#Apache_Mime4J [Less]
Posted about 11 years ago by Sally
WHO: The Apache Software Foundation; Apache powers half the Internet, terabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhances the lives of countless users and developers. Established in 1999 to shepherd, develop, and incubate ... [More] Open Source innovations "The Apache Way", the ASF oversees 150+ projects led by a volunteer community of over 350 individual Members and 3,000 Committers across six continents. WHAT: The ASF returns to OSCON, providing conference participants and members of the media and analyst community an opportunity to meet with members of the Apache community. Attendees can learn about how the ASF works, and discuss Apache projects, from servers to build tools to Cloud computing --from Abdera to Zookeper. Individuals and topics include: 1) ASF directors and officers: - Greg Stein, ASF Vice Chairman and VP Apache Subversion - Craig Russell, ASF Secretary - Serge Knystautas, VP Fundraising - Sally Khudairi, VP Marketing & Publicity 2) ASF Members presenting at OSCON: - David Blevins, VP Apache OpenEJB (session: "Apache TomEE -- Tomcat with a Kick")- Paul Fremantle, VP Apache Synapse (sessions: "PaaS Times: understanding Open Source Platform-as-a-Service" and "Stratos - an Open Source Cloud Platform")- Jeff Genender, Apache Geronimo, OpenEJB, ServiceMix, CXF, and Mina Committer ("Everything You Wanted to Know about Open Source that Nobody Told You")- Erik Hatcher, Apache Lucene Project Management Committee and Apache Solr Core Committer (training: "Solr Application Development Tutorial")- Leif Hedstrom, VP Apache Traffic Server (session: "Deploying Apache Traffic Server")- Noirin Plunkett, ASF Executive Vice President (session: "How to Win Friends and Write Documentation") - Paul Querna, Apache Libcloud Project Management Committee and former VP ASF Infrastructure (sessions: "Core Team Q&A" and "Real Projects Built In Node – CloudKick") - Gianugo Rabellino, VP Apache XML (session: "Behind The Scenes: Microsoft, Open Source, And Interoperability - What's Ahead!") 3) Code Committers from various Apache projects, including Chemistry, Hadoop, HTTP Server, Shindig, Traffic Server, and more. In addition, visitors can enter to win free admission to ApacheCon 2011. This year's theme is "Open Enterprise Solutions, Cloud Computing, and Community Leadership", featuring dozens of sessions that help accelerate success in the use, development, and deployment of Apache projects across the Open Source ecosystem. WHEN:  26 July – Opening Reception 5-6PM 27 July – 10AM-5PM; Booth Crawl 6-7PM 28 July – 10AM-5PM (Expo close) To view the complete OSCON schedule, visit http://www.oscon.com/ WHERE: Apache Booth #725 – OSCON Expo Hall, Oregon Convention Center.  About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 350 individual Members and 3,000 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Cloudera, Facebook, Google, IBM, HP, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource/VMware, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/. For more information, contact: Sally Khudairi Vice President The Apache Software Foundation sk@apache.org +1 617 921 8656 +44 (0) 20 3239 9686  # # # [Less]
Posted about 11 years ago by orcmid
The Apache OpenOffice.org (incubator) project was born on Monday, June 13, 2011.  Delivery was complicated.  The baby’s doing fine. Following the June 1, 2011 announcement of the license grant from Oracle to the Apache Software foundation, there was ... [More] extensive discussion over the proposal for acceptance of OpenOffice.org as an Apache incubator project.  Before the June 10 voting began, 207 edits had been made to the proposal.  Discussion leading up to the vote swamped the public mailing list used for consideration and oversight of incubator projects. We’re now taking the baby steps that will lead us to a healthy, thriving project: The open, public developers list, ooo-dev, is operating and active.  Anyone can subscribe and post.  Anyone can access the archive. There is a fledgling Community Wiki.  Anyone can subscribe and post.  Anyone can access the wiki. There is also a Developer Wiki.  Contributions here are treated as deliverables of the project.  Anyone can access the wiki, but contributions to this wiki require submission of an Apache Contributor License Agreement.  Perhaps this wiki could have a better name? There is a project web site.  The content is rather thin at the moment.  It is growing. There’s also a place in the Apache Subversion repository for all of the source code.  At the moment that consists of tools and the project web site pages (created in Markdown). The gathering of contributors for the project is continuing.  In the status of many of the incubating podlings, you’ll find the OpenOffice.org podling’s first check-up.  (Scroll down through the alphabetical list.)  There is more to do, especially around migration of the sites and their artifacts from their OpenOffice.org homes to their Apache counterparts.  There are more tasks to accomplish than the number already completed. Everyone wants to know how soon there will be another OpenOffice.org release and how rapidly everything can be up and running.  So do we.  Apache OpenOffice.org will be different.  The differences may be unrecognizable, but they will be there.  Establishing what it takes to reach a sustainable, supported release process as an Apache project is where we first begin by crawling, next to walk, and then to run This blog is a place for listening to the heartbeat and taking the pulse of the effort as it unfolds. [Less]