I know it has been quite some time but here is the weekly community update thread #22. Please post any news and updates you want to share with the community to this thread.
# Release 1.5
After a lot of work and good amount of testing, the community has finally released Apache Flink 1.5.0. The new release contains a lot of new features like a reworked deployment model, support for broadcast state, SQL CLI, full resource elasticity, faster recovery and an enhanced network stack to support higher throughput and lower latencies and many more .
# New committers
In the past weeks the Flink community could gain a couple of new committers. The community is proud that Xingcan Cui, Nico Kruber and Shuyi Chen are helping to stack up the committer ranks.
# On going discussions
## Enable GitBox integration for Flink's repository
In order to give the community a bit more tooling around it's Github mirror, the community decided to activate the GitBox integration . That way, PR management and reviewing will hopefully be facilitated.
## Improving Flink's timer management
An effort to improve Flink's timer management has been started . The goal is to make Flink timers scalable and asynchronously checkpointable.
## Adding Elastic Filter for record deduplication
The community started a discussion about adding an approximative deduplication operator based on filters (e.g. Bloom, Cuckoo, etc.) . Having an approximate filter would allow to speed up certain operations.
# Flink Forward Berlin 2018 call for presentations
The call for presentations for Flink Forward Berlin 2018  closes on June 4, 11:59 PM CEST. So if you have an interesting topic to share with the community, then please submit a proposal.