The Apache Arrow team is pleased to announce the 0.10.0 release. It is the product of over 4 months of development and includes 470 resolved issues. It is the largest release so far in the project’s history. 90 individuals contributed to this release.
We discuss some highlights from the release and other project news in this post.
One of the largest projects in this release cycle was automating our build and packaging tooling to be able to easily and reproducibly create a comprehensive set of binary artifacts which have been approved and released by the Arrow PMC. We developed a tool called Crossbow which uses Appveyor and Travis CI to build each of the different supported packages on all 3 platforms (Linux, macOS, and Windows). As a result of our efforts, we should be able to make more frequent Arrow releases. This work was led by Phillip Cloud, Kouhei Sutou, and Krisztián Szűcs. Bravo!
In the coming months, we will be working to move Apache Arrow closer to a 1.0.0 release. We will continue to grow new features, improve performance and stability, and expand support for currently supported and new programming languages.