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Invitation: Join in Apache J2EE Efforts Geir Magnusson Jr, chair of the Apache Software Foundation's Geronimo project, has said that it won't manage to release the code for what, when complete and certified, will be be the world's third open-source Java application server in time for its its target release date - until now - of August 6. Instead, Geronimo will first take its place alongside JOnAS and JBoss later this year, once the code has been completed and after it has undergone the meticulous process of J2EE certification. Developers and enterprises looking forward to the release of the Geronimo application server for free under Apache's open-source license will therefore have to wait a few weeks, says Magnusson. ... (more)

Apache Tomcat 4.1.36 Implements Java Server Pages

The Apache Tomcat team is proud to announce the immediate availability of Tomcat 4.1.36 stable. This build contains numerous library updates, a small number of bug fixes and two important security fixes. Apache Tomcat is an implementation of the Java Server Pages 1.2 and Java Servlet 2.3 specifications. The team is referring developers to the release notes for a complete list of changes. Downloads: http://tomcat.apache.org/download-41.cgi Security information: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-4.html ... (more)

Invitation: Join in Apache J2EE Efforts

(August 5, 2003) - The Apache Software Foundation has initiated a project to develop an open source, Apache-licensed implementation of the J2EE specification. In addition, the project is committed to certifying the implementation as J2EE compliant. This ambitious goal will present a challenge for those involved, given the wide range of technologies covered by the specification. The project (tentatively named "Apache Geronimo") builds upon the many Java projects at the Apache Software Foundation. The project brings together leading members of the Castor, JBoss, MX4J, and OpenEJB c... (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)

Web Services at Apache Hosts WSRP4J Open Source Project for Remote Portlets.

(September 29, 2003) - The OASIS Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) Specification recently approved as an OASIS Standard is now supported by an open source WSRP4J project organized through the Apache Software Foundation. WSRP "defines a standard for interactive, presentation-oriented web services. It simplifies integration of remote applications/content into portals so that portal administrators can pick from a rich choice of services and integrate it in their portal without programming effort. As a result, WSRP becomes the means for content and application providers to prov... (more)