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From mpe...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1499528 - /flume/site/trunk/content/sphinx/index.rst
Date Wed, 03 Jul 2013 19:21:37 GMT
Author: mpercy
Date: Wed Jul  3 19:21:36 2013
New Revision: 1499528

URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1499528
Log:
Update news item to (mostly) match announce mail.

Modified:
    flume/site/trunk/content/sphinx/index.rst

Modified: flume/site/trunk/content/sphinx/index.rst
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/flume/site/trunk/content/sphinx/index.rst?rev=1499528&r1=1499527&r2=1499528&view=diff
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--- flume/site/trunk/content/sphinx/index.rst (original)
+++ flume/site/trunk/content/sphinx/index.rst Wed Jul  3 19:21:36 2013
@@ -35,19 +35,86 @@ application.
 
    <h3>July 2, 2013 - Apache Flume 1.4.0 Released</h3>
 
-The Apache Flume team is pleased to announce the release of Flume version 1.4.0.
-Apache Flume 1.4.0 is the fourth Flume release as an Apache top-level project.
+The Apache Flume team is pleased to announce the release of Flume 1.4.0.
+
+Flume is a distributed, reliable, and available service for efficiently
+collecting, aggregating, and moving large amounts of streaming event data.
+
+Version 1.4.0 is the fourth Flume release as an Apache top-level project.
 Flume 1.4.0 is stable, production-ready software, and is backwards-compatible
 with previous versions of the Flume 1.x codeline.
 
-This release can be downloaded from the `Flume download page <download.html>`__.
+Six months of active development went into this release: 261 patches were committed since
1.3.1, representing many features, enhancements, and bug fixes. While the full change log
can be found on the 1.4.0 release page (link below), here are a few new feature highlights:
+
+* New JMS Source
+* New Solr Sink with ETL capabilities
+* Updated ElasticSearch sink to support ES version 0.90
+* Support for secure SSL transport over Avro-RPC clients, sources & sinks
+* Support for Thrift-RPC as a transport mechanism
+* Support for embedding a Flume agent within applications
+* Support for a new plugins.d directory structure for managing Flume addons
+* Support for reading Avro files via the Spooling Directory source
+* Support for writing Avro files with arbitrary schemas via the HDFS sink
+* Support for ingesting Avro-serializable objects via the log4j API
+* Improvements to the file channel to keep a backup checkpoint to avoid replays
+* Performance improvements to the file channel, including group commit
+* New file channel consistency check tool
+
+Below is the list of people (from Git/SVN logs) who submitted and/or reviewed
+improvements to Flume during the 1.4.0 development cycle:
+
+Alexander Alten-Lorenz
+Aline Guedes Pinto
+Brock Noland
+Cameron Gandevia
+Chris Birchall
+Christopher Nagy
+Deepesh Khandelwal
+Denny Ye
+Edward Sargisson
+Hari Shreedharan
+Israel Ekpo
+Ivan Bogdanov
+Jarek Jarcec Cecho
+Jeff Lord
+Joey Echeverria
+Jolly Chen
+Juhani Connolly
+Mark Grover
+Mike Percy
+Mubarak Seyed
+Nitin Verma
+Oliver B. Fischer
+Patrick Wendell
+Paul Chavez
+Pedro Urbina Escos
+Phil Scala
+Rahul Ravindran
+Ralph Goers
+Roman Shaposhnik
+Roshan Naik
+Sravya Tirukkovalur
+Steve Hoffman
+Ted Malaska
+Thiruvalluvan M. G.
+Thom DeCarlo
+Tim Bacon
+Tom White
+Venkat Ranganathan
+Venkatesh Sivasubramanian
+Will McQueen
+Wolfgang Hoschek
 
-The change log and documentation are available on the
+This release can be downloaded from the Flume `Download <download.html>`__ page.
+
+The full change log and documentation are available on the 
 `Flume 1.4.0 release page <releases/1.4.0.html>`__.
 
-Your feedback, as well are your contributions are very welcome! Please see the
-`Get Involved <getinvolved.html>`__ page for links to
-additional information on contributing.
+Your contributions, feedback, help and support make Flume better!
+For more information on how to report problems or contribute,
+please visit our `Get Involved <getinvolved.html>`__ page.
+
+The Apache Flume Team
 
 
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