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Kafka

17 May 2017 [Jun Rao / Bertrand]

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27 Feb 2017 [Jun Rao / Mark]

Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform for efficiently storing and
processing a large number of records in real time.

Development
===========

We released 0.10.1.1, which fixes 30 critical issues. We are in the process of
releasing 0.10.2.0, which includes new features such as session window and
global table in streams, client compatibilty, multiple listeners in the same
security protocol and SASL/SCRAM.  This is our second time-based release and
we expect it to be released on time as well.

We are actively working on new features such as exactly-once semantic, admin
apis, and better JBOD support.

Community
===========

Lots of activities in the mailing list. We have 2324 subscribers in the user
mailing list, up 79 in the last 3 months. We have 1954 emails in the user
mailing list in the last 3 months, up from 1630 in the previous cycle. We have
912 subscribers in the dev mailing list, up 44 in the last 3 months. We have
6537 emails in the dev mailing list in the last 3 months, up from 5156 in the
previous cycle.

We elected one new committer, Grant Henke on Jan. 10, 2017. We last elected a
new PMC member Gwen Shapira on Aug. 17, 2016.

We had several Kafka meetups in various cities in this quarter.

One feedback from the community is that it's a bit hard to find an answer by
searching the Apache mailing list. We are wondering if Apache has considered
some sort of integration with things like Stack Overflow that does a better
job at Q/A.

Releases
===========
0.10.1.1 was released on Dec. 19, 2016.

16 Nov 2016 [Jun Rao / Isabel]

Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform for efficiently storing and
processing a large number of records in real time.

Development
===========

We switched to a time-based release model and plan to do a release
every 4 months. We released 0.10.1.0 which includes new features such as
interactive queries, time-based seek, replication quotas, and quota by user.

We plan to do the next release in Feb, 2017.

Community
===========

Lots of activities in the mailing list. We have 2243 subscribers
in the user mailing list, up 48 in the last 3 months. We have 1718 emails in
the user mailing list in the last 3 months, slightly down from 1912 in the
previous cycle.

We have 871 subscribers in the dev mailing list, up 18 in the last 3 months.
We have 5355 emails in the dev mailing list in the last 3 months, up from
5318 in the previous cycle.

We elected two new committers, Jason Gustafson and Jiangjie Qin, on Sep. 6 and
Oct, 31, 2016, respectively.

We elected a new PMC member Gwen Shapira on Aug.17, 2016.

We had several Kafka meetups in various cities in this quarter.

Releases
===========

0.10.1.0 was released on Oct. 20, 2016.

17 Aug 2016 [Jun Rao / Isabel]

Apache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
We released 0.10.0.0 which includes new features such as Kafka stream, rack-awareness
support, and native support of timestamp in the message. We also did a bug fix
release 0.10.0.1 which fixed 53 issues in 0.10.0.0. We are actively working on new
features such as admin apis, queryable state in Kafka stream, replication throttling, etc.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. We have 2187 subscribers in the user mailing
list, up 129 in the last 3 months. We have 2043 emails in the user mailing list in
the last 3 months, up from 1839 in the previous cycle. We have 852 subscribers in the
dev mailing list, up 72 in the last 3 months. We have 5631 emails in the dev mailing
list in the last 3 months, down from 6291 in the previous cycle, mostly because 0.10.0.0
has been released. We last elected a new committer Ismael Juma on Apr. 26, 2016. We are
voting on a new PMC member right now.

We had several Kafka meetups in various cities in this quarter.

Releases
===========
0.10.0.0 and 0.10.0.1 were released on May. 24 and Aug. 10, 2016, respectively.

18 May 2016 [Jun Rao / Marvin]

Apache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
We released 0.9.0.1 that fixes more than 70 critical issues in 0.9.0.0. We
are actively working on the 0.10.0.0 release which includes new features such
as Kafka stream, rack-awareness support, and native support of timestamp in
the message.  A release candidate of 0.10.0.0 is being voted on.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. We have 2050 subscribers in the user
mailing list, up 192 in the last 3 months. We have 1952 emails in the user
mailing list in the last 3 months, up from 1377 in the previous cycle. We
have 777 subscribers in the dev mailing list, up 80 in the last 3 months. We
have 6845 emails in the dev mailing list in the last 3 months, up from 5378
in the previous cycle. We last elected a new committer Ismael Juma on Apr.
26, 2016.

We had the very first Kafka Summit on Apr. 26, 2016. It'a one-day conference
that attracted more than 500 people.

Releases
===========
0.9.0.1 was released on Feb. 19, 2016.

17 Feb 2016 [Jun Rao / Brett]

Apache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
We released 0.9.0.0, which include the following major features: (1) a new
java-based consumer; (2) authorization (through ssl and sasl) and
authentication; (3) quotas; (4) Kafka connect: a framework for copying data
into and out of Kafka.  We are actively working on critical bug fixes from
0.9.0.0 and new features such as KStream.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. We have 1828 subscribers in the user
mailing list, up 148 in the last 3 months. We have 1513 emails in the user
mailing list in the last 3 months, up from 1197 in the previous cycle. We have
687 subscribers in the dev mailing list, up 51 in the last 3 months. We have
5779 emails in the dev mailing list in the last 3 months, up from 5344 in the
previous cycle. We last elected a new committer Ewen Cheslack-Postava on Dec.
8, 2015.

Releases
===========
0.9.0.0 was released on Nov. 24, 2015.

18 Nov 2015 [Jun Rao / Chris]

Apache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
We just rolled out RC 1 for the 0.9.0.0 release, which include the following
major features: (1) a new java-based consumer; (2) authorization (through ssl
and sasl) and authentication; (3) quotas; (4) Kafka connect: a framework for
copying data into and out of Kafka.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. We had several Kafka improvement
proposals post the 0.9.0 release. We last elected a new committer Sriharsh
Chintalapani on Sep. 21, 2015.  We had Kafka meetups in Austin, Los Angeles,
and London this quarter.

Releases
===========
0.8.2.2 was released on Sep. 13, 2015.

19 Aug 2015 [Jun Rao / Chris]

Apache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
We are actively developing multiple features in the next release. These include
(1) a new java-based consumer; (2) security (authorization and authentication);
(3) quotas; (4) a framework for copying data into and out of Kafka; (5) a stream
processing api integrated with Kafka.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. kafka-user has 435, 278, 86 emails in
Feb, Mar and Apr, respectively (down from 453 in Apr). kafka-dev has 1532, 800,
402 emails in May, Jun and Jul, respectively (down from 2001 in Apr). We last
elected a new committer Gwen Shapira on Jul. 6, 2015. We also added Guozhang
Wang to pmc on Jun. 10, 2015.  We had two Kafka meetups in the bay area on May
19 and Jun. 16.

Releases
===========
0.8.2.1 was released on Mar. 11, 2015.

20 May 2015 [Jun Rao / Rich]

Apache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
We released Kafka 0.8.2.1, which fixes 4 critical issues in 0.8.2.0. The
highlights in the 0.8.2.x releases include (1) a java-based new producer,
which provides better performance and a cleaner api; (2) a more scalable
Kafka-based offset storage management; (3) automated leader balancing and
controlled shutdown; (4) delete topic support; (5) more than 200 bug fixes and
improvements. We are actively developing a new java-based consumer and the
security support in trunk.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. kafka-user has 768, 776, 453 emails in
Feb, Mar and Apr, respectively (up from 665 in Jan). kafka-dev has 1742 1854,
2001 emails in Feb, Mar and Apr, respectively (up from 1632 in Jan). We last
elected a new committer Guozhang Wang on Nov. 19, 2014. We had two Kafka talks
and a meetup in ApacheCon 2015.  We had a Kafka meetup in Mountain View,
California on Mar. 24, 2015.

Releases
===========
0.8.2.1 was released on Mar. 11, 2015.

18 Feb 2015 [Jun Rao / Greg]

Apache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
We released Kafka 0.8.2.0. The highlights in this release include (1) a
java-based new producer, which provides better performance and a cleaner api;
(2) a more scalable Kafka-based offset storage management; (3) automated
leader balancing and controlled shutdown; (4) delete topic support; (5) more
than 200 bug fixes and improvements.  We are actively developing a new
java-based consumer and the security support in trunk.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. kafka-user has 550, 464, 665 emails in
Nov, Dec and Jan, respectively (up from 563 in Oct). kafka-dev has 1214, 881,
1632 emails in Nov, Dec and Jan (about the same as 1633 in Jul). We last
elected a new committer Guozhang Wang on Nov. 19, 2014. We had a Kafka meetup
in Mountain View, California on Jan. 27, 2015.

Releases
===========
0.8.2.0 was released on Feb. 3, 2015.

19 Nov 2014 [Jun Rao / Bertrand]

Apache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
We released Kafka 0.8.2 beta. The highlights in this release include (1) a java-based
new producer, which provides better performance and a cleaner api; (2) a more scalable
Kafka-based offset storage management; (3) automated leader balancing and controlled
shutdown; (4) delete topic support; (5) more than 100 bug fixes and improvements. We
expect to release 0.8.2 final by end of Nov.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. kafka-user has 431, 383, 563 emails in Aug,
Sep and Oct, respectively (up from 429 in Jan). kafka-dev has 1129, 1257, 1633 emails
in Aug, Sep and Oct (about the same as 1357 in Jul). A new committer is
being voted now. The voting thread was started on Nov 11, 2014.

Releases
===========
0.8.2 beta was released on Oct 27, 2014.

20 Aug 2014 [Jun Rao / Doug]

Apache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
We continue to stablize two main features for the 0.8.2 release. The first one
is Kafka-based offset management, which allows consumer offsets to be stored
in a more scalable way. The second one is the new producer, which provides
better performance and a cleaner api. We expect to release 0.8.2 in a month or
two. We also finalized the api and the design for the new consumer and started
the development. This feature is intended for the 0.9.0 release.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. kafka-user has 422, 560, 429 emails in
May, June and July, respectively (up from 388 in Apr). kafka-dev has 789, 610,
1357 emails in May, June and July (sligtly higher than 1272 in Apr). We had a
Kafka meetup in June. We last elected two committers in Oct. 2013 and are
actively grooming new potential committers.

Releases
===========
0.8.1 was released on Mar 21, 2014 and 0.8.1.1 was released on Apr 29, 2014.

21 May 2014 [Jun Rao / Chris]

pache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
We released Kafka 0.8.1 and 0.8.1.1, which include a few improved admin tools
and new features like log compaction. We are currently stablizing the new
producer, which provides better performance and a cleaner api. We are
finalizing the api and the design for the new consumer.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. kafka-user has 480, 450, 388 emails in
Feb, Mar and Apr, respectively (slightly less than 538 in Jan). kafka-dev has
1120, 1047, 1272 emails in Feb, Mar and Apr (slightly less than 540 in Jan).
There were three Kafka related talks in ApacheCon 2014. We last elected two
committers in Oct. 2013.

Releases
===========
0.8.1 was released on Mar 21, 2014 and 0.8.1.1 was released on Apr 29, 2014.

Infra
===========
The recent Apache mail server issue impacted many projects. I am sure there
will be some post-mortem on how to prevent this in the future. Could the
post-mortem results be shared with all PMCs?

19 Feb 2014 [Jun Rao / Brett]

Apache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
We released Kafka 0.8.0 and have since improved existing admin tools. An 0.8.1
release branch has been created and we intend to release 0.8.1 in a few weeks.
We are actively working on a new version of the producer client, which
provides better performance and a cleaner api. After that, we expect to
rewrite the consumer client for the same reasons.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. kafka-user has 538, 461, 436 emails in
Jan, Dec and Nov, respectively (slightly less than 582 in Oct). kafka-dev has
540, 509, 540 emails in Jan, Dec and Nov (slightly less than 581 in Oct). At
least one Kafka talk is submitted to ApacheCon 2014. We last elected two
committers in Oct. 2013.

Releases
===========
0.8.0 was released on Dec 3, 2013.

20 Nov 2013 [Jun Rao / Greg]

Apache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
We have fixed critical bugs and improved the tools since the Kafka 0.8 beta1 (supports
intra-cluster replication). We are in the process of releasing 0.8.0 final.
Next, we will be focusing on stablizing trunk and releasing 0.8.1 (including
various server side performance improvements). After that, we will start improving
the client library. An initial design is in the wiki.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. kafka-user has 665, 278, 582 emails in Jul,
Jun and May, respectively (up from 425 in Jul). kafka-dev has 581, 509, 595 emails
in Oct, Sep and Aug (up from 290 in Apr). Two new Kafka committers were elected:
David Arthur and Sriram Subramanian.

Releases
===========
0.8.0 final release candidate 3 is being voted now.

21 Aug 2013 [Jun Rao / Jim]

Apache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
We released Kafka 0.8 beta1 (supports intra-cluster replication). We have
updated the website with documentation and our new logo. We are fixing
critical bugs in the 0.8 branch and expect to release the 0.8 final version
soon.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. kafka-user has 425, 442, 421 emails in
Jul, Jun and May, respectively (up from 390 in Apr). kafka-dev has 290, 290,
562 emails in Jul, Jun and May (down from 567 in Apr since 0.8 dev is winding
down). There are patches being contributed by non-committers.

No committers added yet since graduation. Last committer was added in May, 2012.

Releases
===========
0.8.0 beta1: released on Jun. 27, 2013
0.8.0 final release is expected in three weeks

15 May 2013 [Jun Rao / Bertrand]

Apache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
We are in the final phase of testing Kafka 0.8 (supports intra-cluster replication).
We have updated the related docs and expect to release 0.8 beta in a couple weeks.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. kafka-user has 390, 357, 174 emails in Apr,
Mar and Feb, respectively (up from 243 in Jan). kafka-dev has 567, 565, 457 emails
 in Apr, Mar and Feb (down from 804 in Jan since 0.8 dev is winding down). There are
patches being contributed by non-committers.

Releases
===========
0.7.2: released Oct. 11, 2012
0.8.0 beta: expected to release in two weeks

20 Feb 2013 [Jun Rao / Ross]

Apache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
We found a few more blocker issues while testing Kafka 0.8 (supports
intra-cluster replication). The 0.8 release is likely delayed to Mar
or Apr.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. kafka-user has 243 emails in Jan.
(up from 241 in Dec). kafka-dev has 804 emails in Dec (up from 498 in Dec).
We accepted a few more patches from non-committers.

There will be a Kafka presentation in ApachCon 2013 in Feb.

Infrastructure
===========
This is the third month since Kafka became a top-level project. All infra
work is now done.

16 Jan 2013 [Jun Rao / Jim]

Apache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
We are actively testing Kafka 0.8 (supports intra-cluster replication)
and fixing blocking issues that show up. We expect to release 0.8
towards the end of Jan.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. kafka-user has 241 emails in
Dec (down from 335 in Nov, mostly due to the holidays). kafka-dev has
498 emails in Dec (up from 448 in Nov). More patches are being
contributed by non-committers.

Infrastructure
===========
This is the second month since Kafka became a top-level project. Apache
infra has helped us migrate the website and move from svn to git.

19 Dec 2012 [Jun Rao / Bertrand]

Apache Kafka is a distributed pub/sub system for efficiently collecting and
delivering a large number of messages to both offline and online systems.

Development
===========
Kafka 0.8 (supports intra-cluster replication) is in the final debugging
stage. We gave out a trivial version on Nov 26. We expect to release 0.8 in
Jan. 2013.

Community
===========
Lots of activities in the mailing list. kafka-user has 335 emails in Nov
(up from 236 in Oct). kafka-dev has 448 emails in Nov (down from 758 in
Oct, mostly because of fewer active jiras).

There will be a Kafka presentation (introducing 0.8 features) in ApacheCon
in Feb., 2013.

Infrastructure
===========
This is the first month since Kafka became a top-level project. Apache
infra has helped us migrate the svn repository and the mailing list, and is
in the process of migrating our website.

21 Nov 2012

Establish the Apache Kafka Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
 interests of the Foundation and consistent with the
 Foundation's purpose to establish a Project Management
 Committee charged with the creation and maintenance of
 open-source software, for distribution at no charge to the
 public, related to a distributed publish/subscribe stream
 processing framework.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
 Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache Kafka Project",
 be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
 Foundation; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Kafka Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to a distributed publish/subscribe stream processing
 framework; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Kafka" be
 and hereby is created, the person holding such office to
 serve at the direction of the Board of Directors as the chair
 of the Apache Kafka Project, and to have primary responsibility
 for management of the projects within the scope of
 responsibility of the Apache Kafka Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
 hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the
 Apache Kafka Project:

     * Jun Rao <junrao@apache.org>
     * Jay Kreps <jkreps@apache.org>
     * Neha Narkhede <nehanarkhede@apache.org>
     * Jakob Homan <jghoman@apache.org>
     * Joel Koshy <jjkoshy@apache.org>
     * Prashanth Menon <prashanthmenon@apache.org>
     * Joe Stein <joestein@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Jun Rao
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Kafka, to
 serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the
 Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until
 death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification,
 or until a successor is appointed; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Kafka PMC be and hereby is
 tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
 encourage open development and increased participation in the
 Apache Kafka Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Kafka Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
 Incubator Kafka podling; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
 Incubator Kafka podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
 Project are hereafter discharged.

 Special Order 7C, Establish the Apache Kafka Project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

25 Jul 2012

(introduced to Apache incubator on Jul 4, 2011)

Kafka provides an extremely high throughput distributed publish/subscribe
messaging system. Additionally, it supports relatively long term persistence
of messages to support a wide variety of consumers, partitioning of the
message stream across servers and consumers, and functionality for loading
data into Apache Hadoop for offline, batch processing.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 None.

 Previously, there was some concern about the diversity of the project
 that we believe has been addressed:

 - The project now has active committers from four companies
 - and continues to receive patches from other contributors from various
   institutions.

 We are considering whether to pursue graduation immediately or focus
 exclusively on the development of 0.8.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware of:

 None.

How has the community developed since the last report:

 - The mailing list continues to be very active with bug reports, patch
   submissions, feature requests and use cases.
   [(Apr,May,Jun): kafka-users (151, 261, 251); kafka-dev (142, 195, 380)].

 - Added two new committers.

 - Conducted the first Kafka user group meeting with over 50 attendees
   (archived video link available here: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/Kafka+papers+and+presentations).
   This was a very successful event that gave users and contributors an
   opportunity to meet and discuss Kafka usage at various companies, ongoing
   development efforts, feature requests, etc.

 - Received and reviewed several major patches (including contributions from
   non-committers).

How has the project developed since the last report:

 - Intra-cluster replication (KAFKA-50)
   - Considerable progress has been made on the design and implementation of
     this much-anticipated feature.
   - Regular status updates are being sent out on the kafka-dev mailing list.

 - Another significant project that is under discussion and development is
   the consumer redesign (KAFKA-364) and consumer coordinator implementation
   (KAFKA-264).

 - Released Kafka 0.7.1 in June. This is the second Kafka release since its
   introduction to Apache incubator

Signed off by mentor: Alan Cabrera
Shepherd: Matt Franklin

18 Apr 2012

(introduced to Apache incubator on Jul 4, 2011)

Kafka provides an extremely high throughput distributed publish/subscribe
messaging system. Additionally, it supports relatively long term persistence
of messages to support a wide variety of consumers, partitioning of the
message stream across servers and consumers, and functionality for loading
data into Apache Hadoop for offline, batch processing.

A list of the most important issues to address in the move towards graduation

 - Invite diverse new active committers

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware of?

 - None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - Added a new committer.  Continued contribution to source code in fixes
   and features and continued activity on the mailing lists.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 - Work was begun on 0.8 release which includes our replication feature and
   also requires a breaking change for existing consumers/producer to the
   wiring protocol.

Signed off by mentor: cdouglas, adc

24 Jan 2012

(introduced to Apache incubator on Jul 4, 2011)

Kafka provides an extremely high throughput distributed publish/subscribe
messaging system. Additionally, it supports relatively long term persistence
of messages to support a wide variety of consumers, partitioning of the
message stream across servers and consumers, and functionality for loading
data into Apache Hadoop for offline, batch processing.

A list of the most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 1. Invite diverse new active committers

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of?

We incurred significant overhead during our first release; see
http://apache.markmail.org/message/rsxjgrrufc6khlqy?q=list:org%2Eapache%2Eincubator%2Egeneral+from:%22junrao%22
for reference. Firstly, there is no good example to follow for a new podling.
Secondly, the licensing rules are complex and the documentation is not enough
for a new podling to understand.  This gets more complicated since different
IPMC members have different views and apply those rules slightly differently.
This delays releases and causes overhead to the team. We hope that some of
these things can be addressed to make the process easier to other projects.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Activities in the mailing list increased 4x since the last report. Several
patches from non-committers have been submitted, reviewed and committed.

How has the project developed since the last report?

We have successfully completed the first release of Kafka after joining the
incubator. This releases adds the end-to-end compression feature and
mirroring support in Kafka. In addition to this, it also fixes more than 40
issues.

26 Oct 2011

Introduced to Apache incubator on Jul 4, 2011

Kafka provides an extremely high throughput distributed publish/subscribe
messaging system. Additionally, it supports relatively long term persistence
of messages to support a wide variety of consumers, partitioning of the
message stream across servers and consumers, and functionality for loading
data into Apache Hadoop for offline, batch processing.

A list of the most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 1. Successful podling release.
 2. Invite diverse new active committers

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of?

Not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Mailing list traffic for July-August-September[12th] (user: 40, 65, 19; dev:
116, 371, 63) both show healthy growth trends.  Qualitatively the -dev
discussion has trended away from topics like "how should we configure Jira?"
to "What's the best way to deal with multiple language bindings?".  Several
patches were submitted by first time contributors.

How has the project developed since the last report?

The general theme over the past month has been polish: fixing bugs, better
unit tests, getting log levels right, build system cleanup etc.

21 Sep 2011

Introduced to Apache incubator on Jul 4, 2011

Kafka provides an extremely high throughput distributed publish/subscribe
messaging system. Additionally, it supports relatively long term persistence
of messages to support a wide variety of consumers, partitioning of the
message stream across servers and consumers, and functionality for loading
data into Apache Hadoop for offline, batch processing.

A list of the most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 1. Successful podling release.
 2. Invite diverse new active committers

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of?

Not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Mailing list traffic for July-August-September[12th] (user: 40, 65, 19; dev:
116, 371, 63) both show healthy growth trends.  Qualitatively the -dev
discussion has trended away from topics like "how should we configure Jira?"
to "What's the best way to deal with multiple language bindings?".  Several
patches were submitted by first time contributors.

How has the project developed since the last report?

The general theme over the past month has been polish: fixing bugs, better
unit tests, getting log levels right, build system cleanup etc.

17 Aug 2011

(introduced to Apache incubator on Jul 4, 2011)

Kafka provides an extremely high throughput distributed publish/subscribe
messaging system. Additionally, it supports relatively long term persistence
of messages to support a wide variety of consumers, partitioning of the
message stream across servers and consumers, and functionality for loading
data into Apache Hadoop for offline, batch processing.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

1. Package, document and release at least one Apache Incubator release.
2. Develop a strong community with organizational diversity.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of?

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Just get started. The mailing list is pretty active, including people other
than the initial committers.

How has the project developed since the last report?

* Moved everything (svn, website, mailing list, jira, wiki) in Kafka to
Apache. CCLA from LinkedIn filed with Apache.
* The end-to-end compression feature is almost complete.
* Received various patches from 3 different companies, including dynamic
topic discovering for cross-cluster mirroing, mx4j support, .net client,
etc.