Apache APR is a stable project. Development activity tends to be incremental, and low-volume.
Today we have what is probably our biggest change for years: a new apr_json module to parse and produce JSON. This was developed as a third-party project by Moriyoshi Koizumi, who has now formally donated it to the APR project. Thanks to Moriyoshi and to Graham Leggett from the APR core team for bringing it to Apache.
With a bit of luck, this might motivate us to work towards a new APR-1.7 release in the next few months. I shall endeavour to get my own fat arse into gear and backport my XML (libxml2 and build) work of some time ago from trunk, as well as do my bit in working towards a release.
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