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From Berin Loritsch <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject Avalon Framework 4.0 Released
Date Mon, 30 Jul 2001 19:04:02 GMT
Avalon Framework 4.0 Released
-----------------------------
 The Avalon team is proud to announce the 4.0 final
 release of the Avalon Framework.

About Avalon
------------
 The Avalon project is Apache's Java Server Framework.
 It is separated into six sub projects: Framework,
 Excalibur, LogKit, Cornerstone, Phoenix, and Testlet.
 Its purpose is to simplify server side programming
 for Java based projects. It formalizes serveral
 best of breed practices and patterns for server side
 programming.

For more information about Avalon, please go to
http://jakarta.apache.org/avalon

About Avalon Framework 4.0
--------------------------
 The Avalon Framework formalizes the contracts and
 patterns used in the other Avalon projects. It is
 derived from modern software engineering techniques
 and aims to provide a solid basis on which to build
 server products.

For more information about Avalon Framework 4.0, please go to
http://jakarta.apache.org/avalon/framework

ChangeLog for Avalon Framework 4.0

*)  Added new method to Component Manager and Selector
 for discovering if a Component exists inside or not.
 Also augmented the default versions with the basic
 implementation to discover them. [BL]

*)  Added stylesheet to convert Stylebook markup to
 DocBook markup. [BL]

*)  Changed the documentation build process to use Cocoon
 to build the site. [BL]

*)  Added new "Developing with Avalon" book in DocBook
 format. [BL]

*)  Added Executable interface to activity package. [PD]

*)  Updated Resolvable interface to allow a ContextException
 to be thrown on failure. [PD]

*)  Add a makeReadOnly() method to the default implementations
 of Configuration, Context and ComponentManager.
 Calling this method after the respective object
 has been filled will make the object read-only. This
 is a safety precaution to stop code performing unwanted
 operations. [PD]

*)  Updated the javadocs of many of the classes. [PD]

*)  Update documentation so that it is more accurate
 and descriptive. [BL]


Downloads for Avalon Framework 4.0 available at 

http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/jakarta-avalon/release/framework/latest

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