I need to submit a board report today for Avro which covers October,
November and December. Please let me know if you would like anything added
or amended in this report as soon as possible.
== Avro Board Report =
Apache Avro™ is a data serialization and RPC system.
== Releases =
The Avro team released version 1.4.1 on October 13th, 2010. This release
included contributions from seven unique authors. It included new features
such as SASL security for socket-based RPC and support for reading Hadoop
sequence files as Avro data to MapReduce API. There were also a handful
of improvements and bug fixes across all Avro implementation languages.
== Overall Activity =
Mailing list traffic on the developer list has averaged about 5 messages/day
since our last board report. Much of the traffic on the developer mailing
is Jira-generated messages. Since October, there have been 60 new Jiras
opened and 35 Jiras resolved that were created by 14 unique reporters.
Mailing list traffic on the user mailing list remains
around 1-2 messages a day. Most questions on this list
pertain to Avro best practices, questions around building
a schema, etc.
== Committers and PMC members =
There have been no changes to the Avro PMC or committers since the last
board report in October 2010.