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Apache Annotator

Apache Annotator is a collaborative community for creating annotation related code which works to provide a future for Annotator.js-based projects and plugins while enabling W3C spec-compliant Web Annotation in Web browsers, Web Publication readers, and the servers that serve them.

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Apache Commons Configuration

Library to use configuration/preferences of various sources and formats.

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Apache Commons Net

Apache Commons Net library contains a collection of network utilities and protocol implementations. Supported protocols include: Echo, Finger, FTP, NNTP, NTP, POP3(S), SMTP(S), Telnet, Whois

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[ANNOUNCE] Apache Lucene 8.0.0 released

14 March 2019, Apache Lucene™ 8.0.0 available
The Lucene PMC is pleased to announce the release of Apache Lucene 8.0.0.

[ANNOUNCE] Apache Solr 8.0.0 released

14 March 2019, Apache Solr™ 8.0.0 available
The Lucene PMC is pleased to announce the release of Apache Solr 8.0.0

[ANNOUNCE] Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.10.2 released

The Apache Jackrabbit community is pleased to announce the release of Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.10.2. The release is available for download at:
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Announcing the release of Samza 1.1

We are thrilled to announce the release of Apache Samza 1.1.0

Today Samza forms the backbone of hundreds of real-time production applications across a multitude of companies, such as LinkedIn,...

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 22 March 2019

Happy Friday --we hope you've had a productive week! Here's what we've achieved across the collective Apache Community:

The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success –The Apache Way of community-driven...

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