The Apache Tuscany team are pleased to announce the 2.0 M1 release of the Java SCA project. Apache Tuscany provides a runtime based on the Service Component Architecture (SCA) which is a set of specifications aimed at simplifying SOA Application Development. The SCA specifications are being standardized at OASIS as part of the Open Composite Services Architecture (Open CSA) - The Apache Tuscany SCA 2.0-M1 release is the first milestone on the road to a full Apache Tuscany SCA 2.0 release. The goal of Apache Tuscany SCA 2.0 is to provide an OSGi based SCA runtime that is compliant with the OASIS SCA specifications. With this first milestone release, a solid OSGi foundation is in place to support the development, build, testing and deployment of Tuscany modules and extensions following OSGi best practices. The first steps have also been taken to incorporate the latest OASIS SCA draft specifications. In subsequent milestone releases the compliance gap with the OASIS specifications will continue to be narrowed and, now that the OSGi infrastructure in place, OSGi/SCA integration at the application level will be explored further. Feature Overview ---------------- The Apache Tuscany SCA 2.0-M1 release includes implementations of the main SCA specifications and some recent updates from Open CSA drafts including: * SCA Assembly Model V1.0 * SCA Policy Framework V1.0 * SCA Java Common Annotations and APIs V1.0 * SCA Java Component Implementation V1.0 * SCA Web Services Binding V1.0 It also includes implementations of features not yet defined by SCA specifications, including: * SCA bindings for RMI. * Databindings for JAXB, Axis2's AXIOM, DOM, SAX and StAX In milestone one Tuscany SCA supports the following host-deployment options: - * running standalone * running in a OSGi enabled runtime Environment (Equinox) * running with distributed nodes across multiple JVMs but without domain configuration support For full details about the release and to download the distributions please go to: Apache Tuscany welcomes your help. Any contribution, including code, testing, contributions to the documentation, or bug reporting is always appreciated. For more information on how to get involved in Apache Tuscany visit the website at: Thank you for your interest in Apache Tuscany! The Apache Tuscany Team.