We are pleased to announce that Apache Storm version 0.9.3 has reached the release candidate stage. The latest release is 0.9.3-rc1. We are moving closer to the GA release, so this is a good time to give this new 0.9.3 version a try!
Apache Storm 0.9.3 is a maintenance release with bug fixes and better stability as summarized in the 0.9.3 changelog. On top of that version 0.9.3 continues to improve the integration with Apache Kafka as well as the documentation of the core spout and Trident spout for Kafka, which will provide our users with the best Kafka connectivity for Apache Storm to date.
We heartily encourage you to test the 0.9.3 release candidate and provide your feedback regarding any issues via our mailing lists, which is an easy and valuable way to contribute back to the Apache Storm community and to help us moving to an official 0.9.3 release. You can find the 0.9.3 release candidate in our Downloads section.