31 Aug 2021 Johannes Moser
Dear Flink Community,
we are excited to announce the first release candidate of Apache Flink 1.14. 🎉
A lot of features and fixes went into this release, including improvements to the unified batch and streaming experience, an increase in fault tolerance by reducing in-flight data, and more developments on connectors and components. It wouldn’t have been possible without your help. Around 211 people have made contributions!
Two weeks ago (August 16th) we created a feature freeze. This means that only a few small, almost-ready features will go into the release from this moment on. We are now in the process of stabilizing the release and need your help! As you can see on the 1.14 release coordination page, a lot of focus is on documentation and testing.
If you would like to contribute to the squirrel community, a great way would be to download the release candidate and test it. You can run some existing Flink jobs or pick one of the test issues. We would greatly appreciate any feedback you can provide on the JIRA tickets or on the mailing list.
We continue to be grateful and inspired by the community who believe in the project and want to help create a great user experience and product for all Flink users.