A candidate for the Tika 1.18 release is available at:  https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/tika/
The release candidate is a zip archive of the sources in:  https://github.com/apache/tika/tree/1.18-rc2/
The SHA-512 checksum of the archive is  254421677bf152591dd142bad2abdd35fc60f3029a91b210944759c77ce385fb3172e6a8d65dc357a0bc590c432dff5bbf8781db6539aa3054f44aed16fc63d7.
In addition, a staged maven repository is available here:  https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachetika-1032     
Please vote on releasing this package as Apache Tika 1.18.The vote is open for the next 72 hours and passes if a majority of atleast three +1 Tika PMC votes are cast.
[ ] +1 Release this package as Apache Tika 1.18[ ] -1 Do not release this package because...
Here's my +1
On behalf of the Apache Tika team,
         Tim Allison