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We held a whole day Hackathon at Sharethrough on Valentines Day to give Mesos some love. The day started off with project founder Benjamin Hindman giving an update on new features, APIs and fixes that were added in the recent 0.16 release, and the 0.17 and 0.18 release candidates. These include improvements to the master detection code (MESOS-496), and the replicated log (MESOS-736). Click here to read the full 0.16 release notes.
A number of exciting projects got started at the Hackathon, and we made a number of improvements to Mesos and frameworks such as Marathon.
- @pablete worked on a Sinatra app that listens to Marathon events and configures HAProxy. It groups apps for deploys, and hooks up to Grafana for metrics visualization.
- @stevendborrelli showed how to orchestrate parallel builds with Jenkins, and executed them on Marathon using Docker containers.
- @ConnorDoyle started work on a project that allows you to write Mesos frameworks as Akka actors.
- @guenter and @damirv fixed some bugs in Marathon and improved the documentation.
- @rloomba fixed a runtime issue in Marathon on JDK < 7.
- @russellcardullo hacked on Spark 0.9 on Mesos.
- @adam-mesos made the MapR Hadoop distribution work on Mesos.
- @nqn built Mesos bindings for the Chapel language.
If you're interested in attending or hosting a Mesos meetup, join one of the Mesos user groups or start a new one in your area! Thanks again to the fine folks at Sharethrough for hosting.
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