Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Things I'm looking forward to this Spring ...

We have been keeping our heads down, ignoring (and sometimes laughing at) the gossip around Iona OS group, and keeping our focus on our Apache projects these past few months.

Things bubbling up and to keep an eye out for:

ServiceMix 4.0 - whilst keeping JBI very much a first class citizen, there is tighter integration with Apache Camel - making integration even easier - whilst allowing room for JBI 2.0 and SCA to be co-located in the future. Milestone 1 should be released in Apache very, very soon. Guillaume and Bruce did a good talk about this recently at ApacheCon.

ActiveMQ 5.1 - lots, and lots of late nights and weekends ironing out some complex use cases from our users - which has really helped us harden this enterprise class messaging system - thx Hiram! Look out for this release over the next couple of days.

CXF - both graduating from Apache incubator (fingers crossed Dan!) - and releasing 2.1 - which will be supporting JAX-WS 2.1, JAXB 2.1 etc.

and Camel just did a 1.3 release with tons of new features (yay James!).

Things I'm not looking forward to:

Leeds Utd missing promotion - I know its going to happen :(

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