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From Berin Loritsch <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject The Avalon Team is pleased to announce Avalon Framework 4.1.1
Date Fri, 21 Dec 2001 19:55:34 GMT
Avalon Framework 4.1.1 Released
  The Avalon team is proud to announce the 4.1.1 final
  release of the Avalon Framework.

About 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.

For more information about Avalon, please go to

About Avalon Framework 4.1.1
  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 products.

  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 Cocoon2 (http://xml.apache.org/cocoon2),
  an XML publishing framework. The Avalon Framework
  is also used in Apache JAMES (http://jakarta.apache.org/james),
  a Java(tm) Mail Server. Another project that is built
  on Avalon Framework is Jestkop (http://www.jesktop.org),
  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.

For more information about Avalon Framework 4.1.1, please go to

ChangeLog for Avalon Framework 4.1.1

*)  Force build process to produce JDK 1.2 compliant
  class files. The last release had JDK 1.4 compliant
  class files, causing some classloaders to not work
  with the Framework. [BL]

Downloads for Avalon Framework 4.1.1 available at


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