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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Pivot 2.0
Date Wed, 19 Jan 2011 14:06:35 GMT
The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Pivot 2.0

Open Source Platform for Building Installable Internet Applications Makes Building GUI Applications
Even Easier

Forest Hill, MD – 19 January 2011 – The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer
developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today
announced Apache Pivot 2.0, the full-featured, Open Source platform for building installable
Internet applications (IIAs). Apache Pivot provides a professional-grade foundation for easily
building and deploying sophisticated and engaging GUI applications that can be downloaded
and installed like traditional desktop or mobile applications.

Apache Pivot combines the enhanced productivity and usability features of a modern user interface
toolkit with the power of Java or any other JVM-compatible language, such as JavaScript, Groovy,
or Scala.

"With Pivot, developers use the languages, tools, and APIs they already know, thereby reducing
technology sprawl and streamlining solution technology stacks," said Greg Brown, Vice President
of Apache Pivot. "It's a truly open solution for creating visually rich, highly functional
desktop or Web-based applications."

Apache Pivot is used in hundreds of applications across numerous industries, including retail,
software, financial services, manufacturing, aerospace, and education, among others. Many
of these applications have been developed for international use as well, as one of the key
benefits of using Apache Pivot is ease of localization.

Apache Pivot 2.0 features a number of significant enhancements that include:

- Dynamic data binding – properties of target elements are automatically updated whenever
a source value changes;

- Support for named styles – CSS-like style classes are supported, including both typed
and untyped style selectors;

- Support for SVG images in addition to standard bitmap-based images (such as JPEG, PNG, or
GIF)

- Overhauled TextArea component – includes word navigation. undo/redo, and improved cut/paste
behavior;

- Additional color schemes optimized for a variety of popular desktop environments;

- Serializer events – applications can now be notified as structured content such as JSON,
XML, or CSV is read from an input stream;

- Eclipse launcher – an Eclipse plugin helps simplify creating launch configurations for
Pivot applications.


Oversight and Availability
Apache Pivot is available under the Apache Software License v2.0, and is overseen by a Project
Management Committee (PMC), who guide its day-to-day operations, including community development
and product releases.

Apache Pivot 2.0 downloads, documentation, and related resources are available at http://pivot.apache.org/.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading
Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world's most popular Web server
software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 300
individual Members and 2,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available
enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions
are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing
lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings,
and expo. The ASF is funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD,
Basis Technology, Cloudera, Facebook, Google, IBM, HP, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, SpringSource,
and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/.

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