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26 October 2002 - Enterprise Object Broker 0.75: EJB for mere mortals

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21 May 2002 - OpenORB Community Edition 1.3 Beta 1 Released

After nearly 6 months of steady product improvement, rationalisation and platform enhancement, the OpenORB community is proud to release the first beta of the "Community OpenORB" product suite version 1.3. Version 1.3 introduced significant enhancements based on the Jakarta Avalon component framework - including configuration and context management, ORB initialization and service logging. All modules have been updated and brought into line with strict coding standards, major enhancements to the logging framework (including support for alternative logging mechanisms including Log4J, JDK1.4 Logging, and Avalon Logkit), a complete revision of the build systems with unification of the build structure across all packages, and the introduction of docbook based documentation. A complete list of changes per package is available in the WHATSNEW file included with each module.

Release 1.3 beta 1 available at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/openorb/


24 May 2002 - OpenEJB 0.8 Beta 2 Released

OpenEJB is an open source, modular, configurable, and extendable EJB Container System and EJB Server.

An EJB Container System:
OpenEJB is a pre-built, self-contained, portable EJB container system and that can be plugged into any server environment including application servers, CORBA ORBs, Web servers, databases, etc. For example, OpenEJB is used in Apple computer's WebObjects.

An EJB Server:
OpenEJB comes with fast, lightweight EJB Servers for both Local and Remote access. That's right, deploy your EJBs into the container system, then just start the Remote EJB Server from the command line! Or, put OpenEJB in your class path and use it as an embedded library through the Local EJB Server.

Release 0.8 beta 2 available at
openejb.sourceforge.net/download.html


23 May 2002 - JBoss Project posts the third release candidate for JBoss 3.0.0

The award winning JBoss Project just posted the third release candidate for JBoss 3.0.0.

JBoss is an Open Source, standards-compliant, Enterprise JavaBeans application server implemented in pure Java. JBoss provides JBossServer, the basic EJB container and JMX infrastructure, JBossMQ for JMS messaging, JBossMail for mail, JBossTX for JTA/JTS transactions, JBossSX for JAAS based security, JBossCX for JCA connectivity, and JBossCMP for CMP persistence. It integrates with Tomcat Servlet/JSP container and Jetty Web server/servlet container, and enables you to mix and match these components through JMX by replacing any component you wish with a JMX-compliant implementation for the same APIs. The goal is to provide a full J2EE stack in the Free/Open Source software world.


9 May 2002 - Krysalis Centipede 1.0 beta2 Released - maven included

Krysalis Centipede is a project build system based on Apache Ant.
It's made to be easy, extensible and powerful.

It's based on the CDC paradigm, that keeps focus on Community, Documentation and Code.
An example of a complete website and project using the latest Centipede is
Apache POI . The site is updated automatically every 2 hours via a script.

This beta contains much more documentation, fixes coming from user feedback, enhanced descriptors, and a target to create automatic descriptors' and cents' documentation.

We have integrated the Maven docs generation and the Maven xref generation using a cent, along with numerous bugfixes.

The docs are generated from the same Forrest DTD. This way users can decide to switch in any moment, preventing vendor lock-in.

Major features:

  • multiple skin support (jakarta and xml.apache look-and-feel)
  • use of pre-packaged war style build plugins called "cents"
  • automatic download of cents using JJAR
  • ready for automatic site update from Gump runs
  • build target aliasing and description

Other changes:
  • new maven cent with docs and xref generation
  • new documentation - still growing
  • centipede.descriptor-docs target: generates docs on the descriptors and the cents installed

For more, visit Krysalis on SourceForge or the Krysalis web site.


30 April 2002 - Krysalis Centipede 1.0 beta1 Released

Krysalis Centipede is a project build system based on Apache Ant.
It's made to be easy, extensible and powerful.

Centipede has been through major changes, like autodownloading and autoinstalling build plugins, and now is stable and ready for user testing.

It's based on the CDC paradigm, that keeps focus on Community, Documentation and Code.
An example of a complete website and project using the latest Centipede is
Apache POI . The site is updated automatically every 2 hours via a script.

Major features:

  • multiple skin support (jakarta and xml.apache look-and-feel)
  • use of pre-packaged war style build plugins called "cents"
  • automatic download of cents using JJAR
  • ready for automatic site update from Gump runs
  • build target aliasing and description

Other changes:
  • basic docs on how to start, and the dir layout
  • enhanced gump descriptor use
  • examples jar build, along with proper, scratchpad and contrib
  • simple build script
  • endorsed jar dir, used by both build and tools
  • new "dist" target, with test run before jar generation
  • new "gump" target
  • no mode heavy use of xml entities

For more, visit Krysalis on SourceForge or the Krysalis web site.


22 March 2002 - Krysalis Centipede = Ant + Cocoon

Krysalis Centipede is a basic build starter kit that uses Apache Ant and Cocoon. It's in version 0.2 and growing fast. The docs will start to come out as soon as the structure stabilizes.

Next week's version will include:

  • multiple skin support (jakarta and xml.apache look-and-feel)
  • build target aliasing and description
  • basic docs on how to start, and the dir layout
  • gump descriptor integration with project-info
  • examples jar build, along with proper, scratchpad and contrib
  • new build script
  • endorsed jar dir, used by both build and tools
  • corrected "dist" target, with test run before jar generation
  • new "testmodule" target that tests all the build
  • new "gump" target
  • ready for automatic site update from Gump runs

For more, visit Krysalis on SourceForge:


07 March 2002 - Enterprise Object Broker: EJB for mere mortals

Enterprise Object Broker (EOB) is an application server that tries to a be a simpler EJB container. It is not complete yet, but we have many demos showing local, remote, and webapp usage.

Take a look at http://eob.sourceforge.net/

We are looking to add more demos, especially Jakarta ones. The best candidates are WAR file apps with object models (hopefully interface/impl separated) that can be moved out of the Servlet's context. These also include EJB using webapps, but the EJB side would have to be trimmed of the EJB 'noise' before being run in EOB.

As well as our need for more demos, we are interested in people to join in the main development. Apache license of course.


5 March 2002 - Poolman developer retires

The developer of the popular Poolman connection pool has retired from active work on the product. The current beta release was to include pooling of PreparedStatments. While Poolman has a tremendous user base, it has never attracted a developer community.

The current beta and prior stable releases are still available from SourceForge. If you are a Poolman user, you may wish to tuck away a copy of the distribution archives for safekeeping.

From the CodeStudio site
PoolMan is no longer available or supported through this site. It did exceedingly well during its lifetime, and I appreciate the important role it played in so many distributed applications over the past three years. If you are looking for connection and object pooling mechanisms, they can now be found in application servers such as JRun, Tomcat and the Jakarta Project, and other J2EE products and servers.

Poolman in the Commons?
05 Mar 2002
06 Mar 2002


1 March 2002 - Simper 0.2: JDBC Persistence

Simper is a simple JDBC persistence mechanism for Java web apps. It features many of the interesting features of EJB, such as automatic transaction demarcation (by way of Servlet Filters), and automatic change detection of database rows (by way of DynaBeans). Lastly, the notation by which you reference rows, as well as relations between tables, is extremely JSP friendly.

http://www.netmeme.org/simper/


8 February 2002 - JasperReports: Writing Complex Reports and PDF

Java based, XML enabled reporting tool that organizes data retrieved through JDBC into a ready to print document, according to the template defined in a XML file. The output can be delivered to the screen, printer, or stored in XML or PDF file.

http://jasperreports.sourceforge.net/

JavaReports relies on a number of Jakarta technologies,including the Commons-Digester. Status is alpha/pre-release.


15 January 2002 - dbForms releases version 1.0

DbForms enables developers to build sophisticated web-based database driven applications in very short time and with very little effort. DbForms - applications are built in a conceptually very similar manner to RAD - database building tools like Sybase PowerSite (for web-based applications) or even Microsoft Access (for Windows-based applications)

The philosophy behind DbForms could be described shortly as follows

user places database components and action elements on templates, which get executed at runtime user is not required program anything (he/she just designs the app)

http://dbforms.org/

DbForms utilizes technology from the Jakarta-Commons and works well with Jakarta Struts, and other Java Web application frameworks.


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