Yesterday, the Eclipse Virgo project was given a last minute reprieve, as several people put their names forward to prevent Eclipse Virgo from being archived at Eclipse. InfoQ caught up with Glyn Normington, the ex-project lead, to find a bit more about its history and its future.
Last month, Oracle granted Eclipse access to the TCKs necessary to claim that EclipseLink and Eclipse Virgo are certified by the appropriate standard. But with Eclipse Virgo likely to close down, is it too little, too late?
SAP AG announced on the 16th December that its NetWeaver Cloud product, a Java-based platform-as-a-service, has achieved Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatibility. NetWeaver Cloud runs on top of OSGi using Eclipse Virgo as the OSGi container. The product includes an Eclipse-based SDK for building, testing, and deploying applications in the cloud.
The inaugural version of Eclipse Virgo was released today, including the Eclipse Gemini Web component. Despite these being the first release under the Eclipse moniker, they are the natural evolution of the well-regarded Spring DM Server. Read on to find out what's important about this release.
The Eclipse Virgo project has been approved at Eclipse, and provisioning and initial code import will be happening in the next week or two. Eclipse Virgo is the new name for SpringSource dm Server, which is also undergoing a license change from GPL to EPL to make it more acceptable for others to build and redistribute. Modular applications are the way of the future, and Eclipse Virgo will be key.
A lot has happened since the last Bundle.update. SpringSource dm Server becomes an EPL project at Eclipse; a new book on OSGi and Equinox has been published; the OSGi Enterprise Expert Group is nearing completion; WebSphere has released an alpha based on Apache Aries; Maven Tycho is being used at Eclipse; Nimble facilitates OSGi runtimes, and ECF Remote Services are now complete.
Today SpringSource announced the creation of the Virgo project which proposes transitioning dm Server to an EPL based Eclipse project.
A new version of the Spring Framework, version 3.0, was released today. InfoQ spoke with Juergen Hoeller, technical lead of the Spring Framework project, to learn more about this release and the changes that it brings to the Spring portfolio.
Since the last bundle.update, a number of interesting events have occurred in the OSGi and modular Java space. JSR 294 has been (automatically) marked as inactive, the Enterprise Expert Group has released draft 4, WebSphere will allow direct running of OSGi applications and upcoming OSGi conferences have early bird discounts and call for speakers finishing soon.
In the opening keynote at SpringOne Europe 2009, Rod Johnson wondered if Java innovation is going to be stifled by latest Oracle acquisition and expressed his belief that Java will continue to evolve outside of Sun as it has done for the last few years. As proof he mentioned: Grails, Roo, a tool for improved developer productivity, a free STS, tc Server and dm Server.
In this interview made by InfoQ’s Srini Penchikala, Rob Harrop talks about SpringSource dm Server, its OSGi based modularity and the advantages it offers. He also touches other adjacent topics like support for Java EE6, cloud computing, JMX, and others.