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  • Apache ActiveMQ Board Report - 2016.10 (October)
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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.


  • Overall, the project health is very stable. No disgreements in the community and the folks on the project are working together on both ActiveMQ and Artemis. The ActiveMQ code base continues to grow and improve and it is pushing releases more frequently as was the plan. Activity with the Artemis code base continues its successful march toward full compatibility with ActiveMQ.
  • ActiveMQ
    • Active Discussions around a new web console
    • The project is a little stuck on the docker issues pending infra and legal resolution
  • ActiveMQ Artemis

    • Apache Artemis 1.4.0 Released

    • AMQP 1.0 implementation improvements

      • Local transaction support improved

      • Multi-session-per-tx and multi-tx-per-session capabilities support

      • Support for OASIS AMQP JMS mappings for JMS 1.1 over AMQP 1.0 added

      • Major refactor of the AMQP implementation making it simpler and easier to understand

    • [CVE-2016-4978] Apache ActiveMQ Artemis: Deserialization of untrusted input vunerability.

      • Fixed in Apache Artemis 1.4.0

      • Announcement made

    • Support for setting global limits (total memory and disk utilization) added

    • Basic Java EE CDI integration added

PMC changes

  • Currently 23 PMC members
  • No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
  • Last PMC addition was Martyn Taylor on Fri Jul 08 2016 

Committer base changes

  • Currently 57 committers
  • John D. Ament was added as a committer on Mon Aug 08 2016


  • 5.13.4 was released on Mon Jul 18 2016
  • 5.14.0 was released on Thu Aug 04 2016
  • 5.14.1 was released on Thu Sep 29 2016
  • ActiveMQ Artemis 1.4.0 was released on Mon Sep 12 2016

(Most of this information is pulled from

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