We are proud to announce that the first release candidtate of the StarMX framework is now available to download. StarMX is an autonomic computing framework used to automate the application management tasks, reducing the manual administration effort needed to satisfy different runtime properties like availability and performance. In other words, it addresses the self-manageability characteristic in applications, helping them to be self-managed. It allows using different JMX features through a simple configurable manner for the purpose of application instrumentation and also policies or rules for describing the relationship between the runtime conditions and managing actions. It incroporates different mechanisms such as timer/event-based adaptation, memory scopes, descriptive/programmatic management logic specification to enable self-management capabilities in applications. For more information and download please refer to: http://sourceforge.net/projects/starmx/