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Apache Flume 1.2.0

CONTENTS
1. What is Apache Flume
2. Status of this release
3. Major changes in this Release
4. How to Get Involved
5. How to Report Issues

1. What is Apache Flume
Flume is a distributed, reliable, and available service for
efficiently collecting, aggregating, and moving large amounts of log
data. It has a simple and flexible architecture based on streaming
data flows. It is robust and fault tolerant with tunable reliability
mechanisms and many failover and recovery mechanisms. The system is
centrally managed and allows for intelligent dynamic management. It
uses a simple extensible data model that allows for online analytic
application.

2. Status of this release
Apache Flume 1.2.0 is the first release of Flume as an Apache top-level project
(TLP). Apache Flume 1.2.0 is production-ready software.

3. Major changes in this Release
For a detailed list of changes, please see the CHANGELOG file included
in this distribution.

Apache Flume versions 1.0.0 and greater represent a major refactoring of the
Flume codebase and are not backwards compatible with the 0.9.x series of Flume
releases. However, the developers of Flume strive to maintain backwards
compatibility within the 1.x codeline.

4. How to Get Involved
The Apache Flume project really needs and appreciates any contributions,
including documentation help, source code and feedback. If you are interested
in contributing, please visit:
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FLUME/How+to+Contribute

5. How to Report Issues
The Apache Flume project uses JIRA for issue tracking. Please report any issues
you find at http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLUME
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