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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache JServ - Best free Product in 1999!
Date Tue, 21 Mar 2000 13:34:58 GMT
jon@clearink.com wrote:
> 
> Congrats all!
> 
> -jon
> 
> JavaWorld proudly announces the winners of its 1999 Readers' Choice Awards
> 
> <http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/rcawards99/jw-0320-rca_p.html>
> 
> Best free product
> 
> Winner: The Apache Software Foundation JServ
> The original Apache project produced the Apache Web server in 1995. Since
> then the project has expanded into numerous sister projects, including the
> 1999 JavaWorld Readers' Choice Award's Best Free Product: the Java Apache
> Project's JServ servlet engine, designed to add Java servlet support to
> the Apache Web server.
> 
> As you would expect from the best free product, the Java Apache Project
> makes the JServ source code free and open. According to Jon Stevens, a
> Java Apache Project active developer, JServ's open source license
> represents one of the servlet engine's most compelling features. "Open
> source is one of the best ways to come up with a stable, reliable
> product."
> 
> Any successful open source project requires time, effort, and passion from
> a group of dedicated developers. For JServ, Stevens reports that about 15
> active developers worked on the product, with at least 50 additional
> developers contributing code, documentation, and/or advice. (See Resources
> for a link to the Java Apache Project's credits page.)
> 
> JServ's most important improvement in 1999? Speed, says Stevens. In 1999,
> JServ's active developers drastically improved the protocol JServ uses to
> communicate with the JVM, granting JServ 1.1 an impressive 200 percent
> performance boost over version 1.0. And, best of all, any Java developer
> can see how the JServ team accomplished this feat by downloading the
> source code.
> 
> What's in store for JServ in 2000? JServ will be succeeded by the Jakarta
> Project's Tomcat initiative, announced by Sun at last year's JavaOne
> conference.
> 
> When asked what the Java Apache Project would do now that it won
> JavaWorld's 1999 Readers' Choice Award for best free product, Stevens
> laughs and says, "ApacheCon was just in Orlando, home of Disney World."

Ok, people, it took us two years to go from crappy JServ 0.9.7 to
award-winning JServ 1.1

Now, it's Cocoon's turn :)

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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