Avalon Server Framework 4.0 Released


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    Avalon Framework 4.0 Released
     The Avalon team is proud to announce the 4.0 final
     release of the Avalon Framework.

    About Avalon
     The Avalon project is Apache's Java Server Framework.
     It is separated into six sub projects: Framework,
     Excalibur, LogKit, Cornerstone, Phoenix, and Testlet.
     Its purpose is to simplify server side programming
     for Java based projects. It formalizes serveral
     best of breed practices and patterns for server side

    For more information about Avalon, please go to

    About Avalon Framework 4.0
     The Avalon Framework formalizes the contracts and
     patterns used in the other Avalon projects. It is
     derived from modern software engineering techniques
     and aims to provide a solid basis on which to build
     server products. Avalon Framework is used by projects
     like Apache Cocoon (http://xml.apache.org/xml-cocoon2)
     and Jesktop (http://www.jesktop.org).

    For more information about Avalon Framework 4.0, please go to http://jakarta.apache.org/avalon/framework

    ChangeLog for Avalon Framework 4.0

    *) Added new method to Component Manager and Selector
     for discovering if a Component exists inside or not.
     Also augmented the default versions with the basic
     implementation to discover them. [BL]

    *) Added stylesheet to convert Stylebook markup to
     DocBook markup. [BL]

    *) Changed the documentation build process to use Cocoon
     to build the site. [BL]

    *) Added new "Developing with Avalon" book in DocBook
     format. [BL]

    *) Added Executable interface to activity package. [PD]

    *) Updated Resolvable interface to allow a ContextException
     to be thrown on failure. [PD]

    *) Add a makeReadOnly() method to the default implementations
     of Configuration, Context and ComponentManager.
     Calling this method after the respective object
     has been filled will make the object read-only. This
     is a safety precaution to stop code performing unwanted
     operations. [PD]

    *) Updated the javadocs of many of the classes. [PD]

    *) Update documentation so that it is more accurate
     and descriptive. [BL]

    Downloads for Avalon Framework 4.0 available at


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    Is this framework an alternative to EJBs?