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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: For review: OpenJPA is graduated to Top Level Project
Date Tue, 05 Jun 2007 16:42:21 GMT
Hi Thomas,

On Jun 5, 2007, at 7:34 AM, Thomas Risberg wrote:

> Craig,
> I wouldn't say that the Spring Framework has "adopted OpenJPA to  
> provide
> the Object Relational Mapping for their needs".  You could say that
> OpenJPA is a fully supported JPA persistence provider along with  
> TopLink
> Essentials and Hibernate.  Spring is a different case compared to some
> of the other projects mentioned since it's a framework and it's up to
> the Spring users to decide which O/R Mapping solution to "adopt" :).

Good point. I've changed the wording in the announcement to make this  

> Cheers,
> Thomas Risberg
> Craig L Russell wrote:
>> This is a draft announcement I'm planning on making to the
>> mailing list. Comments please.
>> I'm pleased to announce that the incubator has recommended, and the
>> Apache board has accepted, a resolution to create the OpenJPA Top
>> Level Project.
>> OpenJPA is a project that implements Object Relational Mapping, for
>> the standard JCP JSR-220 Java Persistence API (JPA). The working code
>> base passes the JCP TCK for JSR-220 100%, meaning it is fully
>> compliant with the standard.
>> OpenJPA is based on a contribution by BEA of the mapping engine and
>> JPA interface from the popular Kodo project. In an interesting
>> turnabout, the latest release of Kodo is now dependent on OpenJPA.
>> During its incubation at Apache, OpenJPA has attracted support from a
>> diverse set of contributors, committers, and users from several
>> independent individuals and companies. The project has learned how to
>> govern itself and has produced two releases while in incubation.
>> The community plans to shortly release version 1.0.0 of OpenJPA,
>> reflecting the maturity and production quality of the code base.
>> To assist in developing OpenJPA applications, plugin modules are
>> available for the maven software project management and comprehension
>> tool. Other plugins for popular IDE's are being developed.
>> Many other projects have now adopted OpenJPA to provide the Object
>> Relational Mapping for their needs, including Apache OpenMQ, BEA  
>> Kodo,
>> BEA WebLogic, Apache Camel, Apache Geronimo, Apache Ode, OpenEJB,
>> Spring Framework, and IBM WebSphere.
>> Craig Russell

Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
408 276-5638
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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