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[ecf-dev] ECF 3.3/Helios Released
- From: Scott Lewis <slewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 16:30:38 -0700
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ECF 3.3 was just released as part of the Helios Simultaneous Release
(June 23, 2010 9am eastern). To get/download go here .
I would like to congratulate everyone in the ECF community (committers,
contributors, consumers) on an excellent release. ECF is now an
industrial strength distributed systems infrastructure, with full
support for the OSGi 4.2 remote services standard. We also have
features enabled by our architecture that other frameworks cannot
duplicate...such as being able to select from a pluggable palette of
modules (e.g. various discovery and distribution providers) to develop,
test, and deploy standardized remote services. This along with support
for REST-based remote services, SOAP-based remote services, asynchronous
remote services, event admin, new providers and examples in what is
still a comparatively small and compact framework...truly outstanding.
Even more exciting to me is that our community is clearly
flourishing...even in difficult economic times...as we are continuously
getting more enhancement requests as well as large community
contributions (e.g. Apache Zookeeper discovery). The input and
contributions allow us to both understand and then address consumer
needs more quickly, cooperatively, and effectively. This shows ECF as a
truly open, innovative, community-driven, diverse, and sustainable
project. In all these respects, I think we are exemplary within the
Eclipse Foundation suite of projects.
Those that can please help the promotion of ECF via blog posts, articles
or other means at your disposal. As a non-corporate-owned project we
are somewhat hampered in our ability to make known all of what ECF
is/consists of, and what it can provide...but with your help the word is
Special thanks go to Markus Kuppe, Harshana Eranga Martin, and Wim
Jongman for helping out with the Helios release engineering and project
review materials creation. Thanks to David Williams for all his hard
work on the Helios build and help with the obscurities of building and
coordinating all of Helios.
Incidently, for those interested, I've recently viewed an insightful
video about the evolution and future of open source that you may enjoy.
See . That rabbit is dynamite!
So again...my congratulations! Very well done! ...and ever forward.
Many thanks...and ENJOY!