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Release: HBase 0.20.4, Over 80 Bug Fixes and Improvements

While I’m not really sure I understand the versioning of HBase, it looks like every minor release comes with a long list of bug fixes and improvements, the latest version released, HBase 0.20.4 featuring over 80. You can find a complete list ☞ here.

It is also important to mentioned that the Apache Software Foundation has ☞ announced on May 4th, that HBase is becoming a Top-Level Project:

A Top-Level Project signifies that a Project’s community and products have been well-governed under the ASF’s meritocratic, consensus-driven process and principles. Whilst a project is developing within the Apache Incubator or as a sub-project of an existing TLP, it benefits from hands-on mentoring from other Apache contributors, as well as the Foundation’s widely-emulated process, stewardship, outreach, support, and community events.

"Becoming a Top-Level Project is a vote of confidence from the Foundation at-large, demonstrating a project has proven its ability to be properly self-governed," said ASF Chairman Jim Jagielski. "We are proud of our Committers’ dedication in building robust communities under the ASF process known as ‘The Apache Way’."

Related to HBase, you should also check the monthly HBase digests for March, ☞ February and January.