28 June 2004 - Eclipse Pollinate announced
The Eclipse Foundation, Instantiations and BEA have today together announced the creation of a new project aiming to link Eclipse with Apache Beehive (currently under incubation based on code originating in BEA WebLogic Workshop and donated to the ASF by BEA) developer productivity tools aimed at J2EE development.
26 June 2004 - Call for Participation: ApacheCon US 2004
November 14-17, 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada, US.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, 23 July 2004, 23:59 EDT *** NOTICE THE TIME: MIDNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT, U.S. EASTERN TIME! ***
Come share your knowledge of Apache software at this educational and fun-filled gathering of Apache users, vendors, and friends.
Apache Software Foundation members are designing the technical program for ApacheCon US 2004 that will include over 40 sessions planned.
We are particularly interested in session proposals covering:
Only educational sessions related to projects of the Apache Software Foundation or the Web in general will be considered (commercial sales or marketing presentation won't be accepted; please contact info@ApacheCon.Com if you're interested in giving a vendor presentation).
If you would like to be a speaker at the ApacheCon US 2004 event, please go to the ApacheCon Web site, log in, and choose the 'Submit a CFP' option from the list there: http://ApacheCon.Com/html/login.html
NOTE: If you were a speaker or delegate at a past ApacheCon, please log in using the email address you used before; this will remember your information and pre-load the CFP form for you. If this is your first time being involved with ApacheCon, please create a new account.
ALL SESSIONS WILL BE 50 MINUTES LONG! If you wish to propose a session that will take two consecutive slots, please mention that in the comments section of the CFP form.
USE THE SAME FORM to submit a proposal for a half- or full-day tutorial.
EXPENSES AND FEES are expected to be covered at approximately the same rate as for ApacheCon 2003 US; watch the ApacheCon site and the announce@ApacheCon.Com and discuss@ApacheCon.Com mailing lists for news about the final details.
25 June 2004 - Eclipse 3.0 is now available
03 June 2004 - At Last It's Official: Apache Geronimo graduates
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced today that Apache Geronimo has been approved as an official project of the ASF. The objective of the Apache Geronimo project is to produce an open source, certified implementation of the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) specification licensed under the Apache License and offered to the public at no charge.
Since its inception in August 2003, the Geronimo project has been working under the oversight of the Apache Incubator, a process used by the ASF to ensure new projects build a healthy community. The process also provides oversight and inspection of the codebase to ensure that it conforms to the Foundation's high standards for licensing and code integrity.
"In approving the change to official project status, the board recognizes that the Geronimo project practices the Foundation's approach to high quality, community-oriented, open source software development," said Greg Stein, Chairman of the Board, Apache Software Foundation. "The board believes that the Geronimo project is an excellent addition to the software that we provide to our users and a great step forward for the open-source J2EE community."
As an official project, Geronimo will continue towards its goal of certification as a J2EE server, with certification anticipated for the third quarter of 2004. Geronimo's success has only been possible through extensive collaboration with other open source enterprise middleware communities. Geronimo currently brings together Apache Tomcat and Apache Axis from the ASF, OpenEJB and ActiveMQ from Codehaus, JOTM and ASM from ObjectWeb, CGLIB and MX4J from SourceForge and Jetty from Mortbay.
"By combining the architectural experience of the Geronimo team with the expertise of our partner communities, we have been able to build a great J2EE server in a short amount of time," said Dain Sundstrom, a Geronimo cofounder and community member. "By working closely with other open-source projects outside of the ASF, we are able to grow the Geronimo community by tens of participants at a time, and that really is building a strong, diverse community."
In parallel with development efforts, the project will continue to build a strong and diverse community of users and developers and look for opportunities to collaborate with other open-source communities working towards similar goals.
"Enterprise middleware is an important segment of the open source software community, and we are happy that the ASF is able to participate so significantly through the Apache Geronimo project," said Geir Magnusson Jr, project chair. "Moving to official project status validates the momentum that the project has already attained, and this will only increase as we progress towards our first certified release."
More information about the Apache Geronimo project can be found on the project website, http://geronimo.apache.org/.
25 May 2004 - BEA and ASF Announce Project Beehive
Apache Beehive Planned as Industry's First Easy-to-Use Open Source Application Framework for Building Service-Oriented Architectures and Enterprise Java-based Applications.
BEA Systems and the Apache Software Foundation today announced the acceptance of Project Beehive as an open-source project within the Apache community. Based on the runtime application framework in BEA WebLogic Workshop, Apache Beehive is designed to be the industrys first, easy-to-use, open source foundation for building enterprise Java and service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications. Apache Beehive is designed to foster new innovations through industry wide collaboration, ensure investment protection for both developer skills and applications, and expand the community of Java developers.
Through Apache Beehive, BEA is broadening the appeal of its innovations by collaborating with the open source community, said Greg Stein, chairman, Apache Software Foundation. With the momentum of the open-source community, Apache Beehive has the potential to make Java enterprise application development easier to use giving developers state-of-the-art innovations for any Java platform.
Apache Beehive further builds on key Apache projects with which BEA has had either direct or indirect involvement, such as XMLBeans, Tomcat, Struts, and Axis. With Beehive, BEA is helping to strengthen the open source community by contributing top BEA engineering talent joined with the expertise of the larger BEA WebLogic Workshop developer community. BEA is also pleased that several veteran open-source developers in Apache have agreed to help guide the direction of the project.
BEA WebLogic Workshop consists of two major technologies, a powerful integrated development environment and an application framework, to help abstract some of the more complex tasks associated with Java Web and SOA development, said Scott Dietzen, chief technology officer, BEA Systems. The Apache Foundation was our first choice for the Beehive open source project. With the Apache communitys help in open sourcing the Workshop application framework, we hope to help a greater number of Java developers build and orchestrate Java applications far more easily and without having to sacrifice portability and long-term investment protection.
Beehive will be based on award-winning technology found in BEA WebLogic Workshop, including Java annotations, Java Controls, Java Web services and Java Page Flows, which drive increased interoperability and developer productivity. Project Beehive leverages WebLogic Workshops Controls, reusable meta-data driven software components based on drag-and-drop technology that can easily integrate into BEA and other software platforms. In addition, Beehive also builds on BEAs innovative Web services programming capabilities that allow for easier consumption and management of services, and page flows, which can help developers quickly and easily define and view page transitions between applications. Project Beehive can attract new users to a simpler way to build enterprise Java applications, while also attracting experienced Java Web and J2EE programmers with a model that is designed to save them from writing the same Java plumbing code over and over again.
Beehive is expected to be available this summer for free under the standard Apache 2.0 license. For more information on Beehive, please visit Bea Beehive Home
12 April 2004 - Apache Xindice 1.1b4 Released
The Apache Xindice team is pleased to announce the release of the next version of the Xindice native XML database.
This is the fourth release in the series of 1.1 beta releases. Xindice 1.1b4 offers numerous bug fixes and improvements over the last beta release. Some new features and enhancements were introduced as well. You can find a list of changes here.
Source and binary distributions compiled with JDK 1.3.1 are available from the download page
05 April 2004 - HiveMind home page now live
Following HiveMind's promotion out of the commons sandbox, the HiveMind home page is now set up in its official location: http://jakarta.apache.org/hivemind/index.html
24 March - jUDDI graduates from the Incubator to the web services project
jUDDI (pronounced 'Judy') implements the Universal, Description, Discovery and Integration specification (UDDI) for Web Services. It has now graduated from the Incubator to the Apache Web Services Project.
24 March - Maven 1.0 RC2 Released
Maven is a Java project management and project comprehension tool. Maven is based on the concept of a project object model (POM). The intent of Maven is to make intra-project development highly manageable in the hopes of providing more time for cross-project development.
RC2 is a release candidate for Maven 1.0. The main focus for this release was
While no new features have been added to Maven's central architecture, RC2 includes all the latest releases of the plugins developed at Apache. Most plugins include bugfixes and new functionality since the RC1 release.
We hope you enjoy using Maven! If you have any questions, please consult:
For news and information, see the Maven Blogs
- The Apache Maven Team
16 March 2004 - ASF Annoucement CeBit 2004 Booth
Join the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) at the larget IT tradeshow in the world. The ASF will be manning a booth at CeBIT 2004 in Hannover, Germany. Details:
Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of March at the OpenBooth of the LinuxPark in Hall 6, B52/C52
Various developers will be there, so if you want to tie a person to an email address, tell us in what you think of our products face to face, or perhaps even validate a PGP key, then this is your very chance.
There will also be a talk (in German) about the Apache Software Foundation by Lars Eilebrecht on Sunday at 16:15 at the LinuxForum.
Hope to see you there!
09 March 2004 - JaxMe has now graduated from Apache Incubator
JaxMe is an open source implementation of JAXB, the specification for Java/XML binding.
JaxMe was an incubated subproject under the sponsorship of The Apache Software Foundation's (ASF) Web Services project. Incubation is required for all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects.
There was a VOTE on pmc@incubator and they've finally VOTEed in to graduate JaxMe from Apache Incubator Project - and JaxMe has formally joined in the umbrella under The Apache Web Services Project. Congratulations,
For more information, see http://ws.apache.org/jaxme/ - Apache JaxMe Website
29 February 2004 - Xalan Java 2.6.0 is available
The Xalan team is pleased to announce the availability of Xalan Java 2.6.0.
Xalan Java provides XSLT processors for transforming XML documents into HTML, text, or other XML document types. The Xalan Java Interpretive processor and the Xalan Java Compiling processor implement XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 1.0, XML Path Language (XPath) Version 1.0, and Java API for XML Programming (JAXP) Version 1.2.
Xalan Java 2.6.0 can be downloaded from one of the Apache mirrors at http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/xml/xalan-j
Updates in this release include:
23 February 2004 - Subversion 1.0.0 Released
Subversion 1.0.0 is ready! Subversion is the long-and-eagerly-awaited next-generation source control management system. Subversion is the most advanced SCM system in the world and the Apache migration from CVS to subversion is certain to speed up now that at long last version 1.0 has been reached.
20 February 2004 - Xerces-J 2.6.2 Released
The Xerces-J team is pleased to announce that version 2.6.2 of Xerces-J is now available. For more information, visit Xerces-J website.
13 February 2004 - Apache Cocoon 2.1.4 Released
The Apache Cocoon Community is proud to announce the new release of Apache Cocoon.
Apache Cocoon is a web development framework built around the concept of separation of concerns (that is: allowing people to do their job without having to step on each other toes) and component-oriented web RAD.
Cocoon implements these concepts around the notion of 'component pipelines' modelled after the 'process chain' concept where each worker specializes on a particular operation. This makes it possible to use a Lego(tm)-like approach in building web solutions where these components can be hooked together into pipelines without requiring further programming.We like to think at Cocoon as "web glue" for your web application development needs. But most important, a glue that can keep concerns separate and allow parallel evolution of the two sides, improving development pace and reducing the chance of conflicts.
The latest version is downloadable from here
For more information about Apache Cocoon 2.1.4, please go to Apache Cocoon Home Page.
The Apache Cocoon Project
12 February 2004 - Ant 1.6.1 Released
Ant 1.6.1 has been released on February 12th, 2004.
Apache Ant 1.6.1 is available for download from here
The ASF Board has approved the new Apache License 2.0. For a copy of that license, please here.
The Ant 1.6.1 release is delivered with the Apache License 2.0.
Ant 1.6.1 fixes several bugs, most notably the handling of the default namespace for nested elements.
Ant 1.6.1 also introduces initial support for compiling with Java 1.5.
Thanks to all the committers and the ant community for helping us develop this release.
1 February 2004 - Xerces-J 2.6.1 Released
The Xerces-J team is very happy to announce that version 2.6.1 of Xerces-J is now available.
This release contains support for OASIS XML Catalogs and now includes the XML Commons Resolver (version 1.1) with the distribution. It also provides an experimental implementation of the latest drafts for Document Object Model Level 3 Core and Load/Save (see beta2-dom3-Xerces-J-bin.2.6.1.zip). This will be the last release that supports JDK 1.1. Future releases of Xerces-J will require at least JDK 1.2.
Specifically, the significant changes introduced in this release are:
For more information please visit: Xerces-J home page
21 January 2004 - Apache License 2.0 came into effect
The 2.0 version of the Apache License was approved by the ASF (The Board has approved the new Apache License 2.0) in 2004. The goals of this license revision have been to reduce the number of frequently asked questions, to allow the license to be reusable without modification by any project (including non-ASF projects), to allow the license to be included by reference instead of listed in every file, to clarify the license on submission of contributions, to require a patent license on contributions that necessarily infringe the contributor's own patents, and to move comments regarding Apache and other inherited attribution notices to a location outside the license terms (the NOTICE file).
The result is a license that is compatible with other open source licenses, such as the GPL, and yet still remains true to the original goals of the Apache Group and supportive of collaborative development across both nonprofit and commercial organizations.
All packages produced by the ASF will be implicitly licensed under the Apache License, version 2.0, unless otherwise explicitly stated.
For more information, see Apache Licenses Page.
15 January 2004 - Life On Planet Apache
Life has recently been found on Planet Apache!
PlanetApache is an (unofficial) aggregation of blogs written by folks in the Apache community. The content is not necessarily Apache related (and not necessarily in English) but that's blogging...
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