Welcome to the first edition of Log Compaction, a monthly digest of highlights in the Apache Kafka and stream processing community. Today’s edition are the highlights from July and early August 2015. Got a newsworthy item? Let us know.
Breaking news! Apache Kafka no longer supports Java 6 and Scala 2.9. This will allow us to use some of the language and API improvements that were introduced in later Java and Scala versions – Diamond operators, NIO improvements, Scala Futures, Scala string interpolation and more.
Apache Kafka community is now accepting contributions via Github pull requests, transitioning from the old “Attach patches to JIRA” process. We documented the new code contribution process here: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/Contributing+Code+Changes We also welcome non-code contribution such as bug reports, feature requests and documentation improvements. We are planning to move our documentation to Github too so it will be easier to contribute documentation changes.