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July 08 2016

Dear hakkers,

we—the Akka committers—are proud to announce a new patch release of Akka 2.4.

This release contains a number of fixes and improvements spread out across many of the Akka modules and the documentation. As usual, this version is a drop-in replacement for any previous 2.4.x series version and maintains binary compatibility according to the rules outlined here.

Some noteworthy changes in the 2.4.8 release are:

  • HTTP Connection Pools don’t cache a resolved DNS address forever anymore (which is useful for DNS based service location) (#20690)
  • HTTP Connection Pools can be configured to keep a “hot” number of connections open eagerly, to decrease first-request-on-pool latency significantly (20456)
  • Ported “Handling Blocking operations” document from an excellent StackOverflow answer (#20469)
  • Distributed Data now takes advantage of the WeaklyUp state (#18399)

The full list of changes since the last milestone is available under the 2.4.8 milestone on github for your reference.

Akka Team Blog

As already announced over various other channels earlier this week–we’re re-launching the Akka Team Blog! If you’re interested in some top notch technical content straight from the team, we recommend to give it a look (and subscribe).

The content on the blog will be more ‘lose’, while we keep the news section of the akka.io site for… news. Please look forward to our new tech posts on the blog, and more upcoming release announcements on the new section of the Akka site (here).

Credits

Thanks to the Community! For this release we had the help of 40 committers.

Especially we would like to thanks the various hakkers who helped migrate the Akka Streams internals to the new and awesome GraphStage in a great collaborative effort over the last month. Thanks @Hawstein, @gosubpl, @RichardImaoka, @fagossa, @Zhxiaogg, @danxmoran and everyone contributing to this effort!

We also would like to give a special thanks to 4 of scalac‘s developers (Patryk, Michał, Piotr and Krzysztof) for collaborating with us more closely this month. While learning the ropes of Akka HTTP internals they were able to contribute some useful and challenging features–we’re hoping to see more of those in the future. Thanks a lot!

commits added removed
   12    1292     176 Konrad Malawski
    7    1251      41 Hawstein
    5     314      41 Patrik Nordwall
    4      81      23 Endre Sándor Varga
    4     758      35 gosubpl
    3      97      10 Richard Imaoka
    3     317      46 Patryk Jażdżewski (scalac)
    3     603      78 Michal Sitko (scalac)
    2     692      12 Felix Satyaputra
    2     251     190 Kam Kasravi
    2     101      17 Johan Andrén
    2     121     115 Daniel Moran
    2     312       6 Alexander Golubev
    2     222       6 Piotr Krzemiński (scalac)
    2      18       4 Martynas Mickevicius
    1      22       1 kbrowder
    1      15       2 netcomm
    1      32      17 Chris Birchall
    1      21       0 Jan Ypma
    1      18       8 miaoqian
    1       2       2 Arnout Engelen
    1      32      27 monkey-mas
    1       6       0 Christian Hoffmeister
    1      63       0 Simão Martins
    1       6       6 Nafer Sanabria
    1     147       1 Krzysztof Wyczesany (scalac)
    1       5       5 Stefano Bonetti
    1     135      81 zhxiaog
    1      42       0 Robert Budźko
    1      47      18 Bernard Leach
    1      23       8 poojadshende
    1       2       1 Richard S. Imaoka
    1      38       6 Ben Barnard
    1      14       3 Tobias Pfeifer
    1     334      12 Fabian Gutierrez
    1       5       1 Kevin Deng
    1      21      21 Andrea Peruffo
    1      40      29 Michał Płachta
    1      31       1 Denis Rosca

Happy hakking!

– The Akka Team

Past News Items
Jun 03 2016
Akka 2.4.7 Released!
May 19 2016
Akka 2.4.6 Released!
May 17 2016
Akka 2.4.5 Released!
Apr 14 2016
Akka 2.4.4 Released!
Apr 01 2016
Akka Stream and Http 2.0.4 Released!
Apr 01 2016
Akka 2.4.3 Released!
Apr 01 2016
Akka 2.3.15 Released
Feb 17 2016
now with Streams & HTTP