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Apache ActiveMQ is a popular and powerful open source message-oriented middleware. Apache ActiveMQ is fast, supports many cross language clients and protocols, comes with easy to use enterprise integration patterns and many advanced features while fully supporting JMS 2.0, AMQP 1.0, MQTT, Stomp and REST.


  • ActiveMQ
    • Fixes and improvements on the redelivery policy (especially using exponential backoff) in progress
    • New PoC to have better cloud support and features in progress, especially:
      • Add new discovery agent for network of brokers (zookeeper and hazelcast)
      • Evaluate adding replica support on top of kahadb 
  • ActiveMQ Artemis
    • Upcoming 2.7.0 Release to include following new features, above the normal bug fixing and general improvements
      • Improved Further significant AMQP Performance Improvement - ARTEMIS-2205
      • Continued progress on ActiveMQ 5.x Features Added
        Support feature gap -
        • Message Group reset via JMSXGroupSeq -1
        • Consumer Priorities
        • Advanced destination options
          • Consumers before Dispatch
          • Delay before Dispatch
      • QPID features Added
        • Custom LVQ Key
        • Non-Destructive Queue
  • ActiveMQ Other


  • TODO (pull from Reporter)

Committer Changes

  • ActiveMQ
    • 5.15.7 was released on Fri Oct 26 2018
    • 5.15.8 was released on Sun Nov 18 2018
  • ActiveMQ Artemis
    • 2.6.3 was released on Sat Sep 8 2018

Committer/PMC Changes

  • Justin Graham Bertram was added to the PMC on Tue Nov 27 2018
  • Michael André Pearce was added to the PMC on Thu Nov 08 2018
  • Last PMC addition: Thu Oct Tue Nov 27 2016 (Clebert Suconic)2018 (Justin Graham Bertram)
  • Jamie Mark Goodyear was added as a committer on Tue Oct 30 2018
  • Last committer addition: Fri Sep 29 2017 (Michael André PearceTue Oct 30 2018 (Jamie Mark Goodyear)
  • Currently 60 committers and 24 PMC members. 





Report submitted on 12 Oct 20188 Jan 2019

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Feature gap between ActiveMQ 5 and Artemis continues to be addres