September 2010 Board Report

Aries will deliver a set of pluggable Java components enabling an enterprise OSGi application programming model.

Aries entered incubation on September 22, 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring IPMC or Board attention.

The following sub-components are actively being developed:

  • Application

  • Subsystems

  • Blueprint

  • JPA

  • JNDI

  • Transaction

  • Quiesce

  • Samples

There continues to be a vibrant community as shown by the activity on the mailing list this year.

We have recently completed our 0.2-incubating release. This is our second release since entering incubation. This release is in support of Geronimo 3.0 which uses Apache Aries.

The OSGi Enterprise Compliance Tests have been run against Blueprint, JMX, JNDI and transactions modules and the results have been published to the aries-dev mailing list and are available from the Aries web site

Top 2 or 3 things to resolve before graduation:

  • Build community done

  • Create a release done

  • Address project scope concerns raised during acceptance vote