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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject DRAFT announcement
Date Mon, 30 Jan 2006 21:58:31 GMT

Here's a DRAFT announcement of the availability of the JDO 2.0 beta.  
Comments please.


[ANN] Apache JDO 2.0 beta released

The Apache JDO project is pleased to announce the release of Apache
JDO 2.0 beta, a preview release of Apache JDO 2.0. Apache JDO is a
subproject of the Apache DB project.

JDO is a JCP standard interface for persistence of Java objects.
It is datastore-agnostic and supports relational and non-relational
databases. For details, please see http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=243

The Apache JDO project builds the JDO API jars used by application
programmers and the JDO TCK jars, used to verify compliance with
the specification. The JDO 2.0 Reference Implementation is JPOX,
which is available via its own download: http://jpox.org

Apache JDO API and TCK are available as a source download from mirrors
dist/db/jdo/2.0-beta. The jar files are available in binary form as  
maven form
from mirrors dist/java-repository/javax.jdo and

The features in the JDO 2.0 release include:

- Standard mapping from objects to relational databases
- Multi-tier support without use of Data Transfer Objects
- Improved query support including projections and aggregates
- Stored queries in metadata
- Optimized fetching of object graphs without writing special queries
- Extensive List and Map support

Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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