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From dona...@apache.org
Subject cvs commit: jakarta-avalon/tools announcement.xml
Date Fri, 15 Nov 2002 05:15:45 GMT
donaldp     2002/11/14 21:15:45

  Added:       tools    announcement.xml
  Move the announcement doc to new location.
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.1                  jakarta-avalon/tools/announcement.xml
  Index: announcement.xml
  <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <title>@Name@ @version@</title>
    <abstract>The Avalon team is proud to announce the @version@ @status@ release
  of the @Name@.</abstract>
    <project site="http://jakarta.apache.org/avalon">
        The Avalon project is Apache's Java Server Framework. It is
        separated into five sub projects: Framework, Excalibur, LogKit,
        Cornerstone, and Phoenix. Its purpose is to simplify
        server side programming for Java based projects.  It
        formalizes serveral best of breed practices and patterns for
        server side programming.
    <project site="http://jakarta.apache.org/avalon/@name@">
      <title>@Name@ @version@</title>
          The Avalon Framework formalizes the contracts and patterns used in the 
          other Avalon projects. It is derived from modern software engineering
          techniques and aims to provide a solid basis on which to build server
          What that means is that we define the central interface Component.  We
  	also define the relationship (contract) a component has with peers,
  	ancestors and children. This documentation introduces you to those
  	patterns, interfaces, and relationships.
          The Avalon Framework raises the abstraction level from Object-Oriented
  	Programming concept one notch to the Component-Oriented Programming
  	model.  This enables programmers to concern themselves with assemblies
  	of classes, rather than the classes themselves--thus reducing the
  	number of things the programmer must keep in mind, and speeding up
  	application development.
          The Avalon Framework is already used in
  	<ulink uri="http://xml.apache.org/cocoon">Cocoon</ulink>, an XML
  	publishing framework.  The Avalon Framework is also used in
  	<ulink uri="http://jakarta.apache.org/james">Apache JAMES</ulink>, a
  	Java(tm) Mail Server.  Another project that is built on Avalon Framework
  	is <ulink uri="http://www.jesktop.org">Jestkop</ulink>, a cross-platform
  	replacement for your ordinary desktop.  If you are evaluating Avalon
  	and want the proof that it's claims are valid check them out.
      <changes version="@version@" file="changes.xml"/>
      <downloads name="Avalon" base="http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/jakarta-avalon/release/@name@"/>

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