Dear Parquet Users and Developers,

I propose the following RC to be released as the official Apache
Parquet 1.11.0 release:

The commit id is 8be767d12cca295cf9858a521725fc440b0c6f93
* This corresponds to the tag: apache-parquet-1.11.0

The release tarball, signature, and checksums are here:

You can find the KEYS file here:

Binary artifacts are staged in Nexus here:

This release includes the following new features:

- PARQUET-1201 - Column indexes
- PARQUET-1253 - Support for new logical type representation
- PARQUET-1381 - Add merge blocks command to parquet-tools
- PARQUET-1388 - Nanosecond precision time and timestamp - parquet-mr

The release also includes bug fixes, including:

- PARQUET-1472: Dictionary filter fails on FIXED_LEN_BYTE_ARRAY.

Please download, verify, and test. The vote will be open for at least 72 hours.