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The initial code submission for the Apache Beehive project, the cross-container, open-source application framework for building SOAs and enterprise Java applications, is now available to the public from the Apache Software Foundation. BEA strongly believes Beehive can help enable developers to begin developing and collaborating on SOA-based applications: "With the open-source community adding value to our innovations, we hope to help a greater number of Java developers build and orchestrate J2EE and service-based applications more easily, without having to sacrifice portability and long-term investment protection," said Cornelius Willis, the company's VP of developer marketing. The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational, legal and financial support for a broad range of open-source software projects via an established framework for intellectual property a... (more)

Eclipse "Pollinate" Project to Integrate with Apache Beehive

At JavaOne this week, the Eclipse Foundation, along with Instantiations, Inc., and BEA Systems announced the creation of "Pollinate", a new open-source incubator project focused on creating an Eclipse-based development environment and toolset to be named Eclipse Pollinate. Eclipse Pollinate, which will be designed to integrate with Apache Beehive, the industry’s first easy-to-use, cross-container, open-source application framework for building service-oriented architectures (SOAs) and enterprise Java applications is being developed to help enable developers to more easily devel... (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)

Apache Axis2 0.91 Release Available for Download

Apache's Axis 2 deveopment has announced its latest release, Axis2 0.91, with  the following features:  * AXIOM, a SOAP specific streaming XML infoset model for SOAP 1.1/1.2 Messages  * Full XML infoset support with AXIOM  * Support for One-Way Messaging and Request Response Messaging  * Modules, mechanism to extend the SOAP Processing Model  * Archives based deployment Model  * WSDL Code Generation Tool for Stub and skeletons based on WSDL 1.1  * XML Beans based data binding support  * Support for WS-Addressing, both the Submission and Final versions  * Client API  * REST Web Service Supp... (more)

Apache Server Release Fixes Bugs

The Apache Software Foundation and The Apache HTTP Server Project have released version 1.3.34 of the Apache HTTP Server. This version of Apache is principally a bug and security fix  release, according to the Foundation. Of particular note is that 1.3.34 addresses and fixes a pair of potential security issues: o If a request contains both Transfer-Encoding and Content-Length headers, remove the Content-Length, mitigating some HTTP Request Splitting/Spoofing attacks. o Added TraceEnable [on|off|extended] per-server directive to alter the behavior of the TRACE method. The Foundation s... (more)