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(November 6, 2003) - The Axis C++ Development Team has announced the release of Apache Axis C++ v1.0 (Alpha). This implementation of a C++ SOAP engine provides a stable platform for developing Web services using C/C++ as well as a client side library for developing C/C++ client applications. This release includes:   SOAP engine with both client and server support Partial support for both SOAP 1.1 and SOAP 1.2 WSDD based deployment with dynamic deployment tools. Support for all basic types, complex types and arrays WSDL2WS tool for building C/C++ components from WSDL Server side - Skeletons and Wrappers Client side - Stubs WSDL2WS tool generated wrappers act as RPC Providers and they perform Serialization Deserialization Method invocation WSDLs hosted statistically in the server. Standalone SOAP server (HTTP) Web server modules for Apache HTTPD 1.3 (Linux/Windows) Web i... (more)

Linux.SYS-CON.com "Blast from the Past" No.1: Paul Murphy on Apache & Plan 9

How Apache & Plan 9 will defeat Microsoft's Passport: Dominance of Apache means Microsoft won't have the votes to enforce its approach (Linux.SYS-CON.com, 22 September 2003) ¡ª Linux gets a lot of press these days, but much of it appears condescending and is more about the phenomenon of its emergence and growth than it is about the value and use of the technology. That may be about to change, and for the better. As a group, the so-called "mainstream press" often appears to favor Microsoft and show an appalling lack of technical depth in its enthusiastic repetition of the latest Mi... (more)

Running Java on Windows: Apache On Path for Open-Source Java Project

The proposed Project Harmony from the Apache Software Foundation is focused on writing J2SE code to enable Java programs to run on Windows PCs. Sun Microsystems has not previously made its J2SE code available with an open-source license, due to perceived legal, competitive, and compatibility  issues.  But the Project Harmony FAQ states there is broad community interest in this project, and that it does not intend to compete with Sun. This in the wake of recent comments by James Gosling and other Sun executives in Brazil about Sun's new participation in the Java Community Process... (more)

Open Source Apache OJB 1.0.4 Enables Transparent Java Persistence

Apache Object/Relational Bridge (OJB) is an Object/Relational mapping tool that allows transparent persistence for Java objects against relational databases. The OJB team recently announced the 1.0.4 release, with copious notes as follows: New Features: * Support for embedded & network Derby (only distinct count queries don't  work yet) * Added ability to prepare the database for OJB's unit tests via DdlUtils  (instead of Torque) Note that this is required when running the tests against Derby * [OJB-10] - Configurable Proxy generation (including CGLIB based generation) * [OJB-31] - C... (more)

Apache Software Releases Open Source J2EE Application Server

The Apache Software Foundation announced the release of Apache Geronimo Version 1.1, an open source J2EE application server from the Apache Geronimo project. This release continues the evolution of the Apache Geronimo server, adding new features and capabilities to a fully compliant J2EE container suitable for everything from development to enterprise deployments. Along with many new features, Apache Geronimo Version 1.1 introduces several structural changes designed to improve scalability, portability and overall organization. An easy-to-use configuration and management console pr... (more)