Marc Fleury, Atlanta-based JBoss' founder, told ComputerWire yesterday the company has finished its implementation of Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) version 1.4. J2EE 1.4 is due for official publication by the Java Community Process (JCP) in the first quarter of 2003.
Fleury said JBoss would now seek standards certification for its implementation. JBoss stands to become the first open source group to deliver a version of J2EE 1.4 under the revised JCP.
JBoss received the green light last week, after Sun told ComputerWire that it would allow all of the APIs contained in J2EE 1.4 to be open sourced. Fleury had expressed concern that certain critical APIs, including Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) 2.1, would be not be made available to open source organizations.
That reminds me that Marc Fluery will be speaking at the next Denver JUG meeting. That's Wednesday of this week. The Basic Concepts preso is covering Ant. I could probably skip this as these are usually pretty basic, but I'm expecting the place to be packed so I'd better get there early. Now I just have to see if I can get a few friends to buck up and go. I know a fair amount of developers that don't use Ant - how bad would that suck?!