Release the Hounds!
Or, in this case, the incubating projects. Apache Yoko incubator has published an M1 release. Yoko (no, I don’t know why it’s called that) is a fast Java CORBA server which can be used in Open Source JVM and JEE implementations. Hot on it’s heels, it looks like the Apache CXF (yes, I know why it is called that – don’t ask) is gearing up to an imminent 2.0-M1 release. CXF should be very interesting to people who are doing JAX-WS service development – I have been using it myself in another project and it has worked very well.
Back in the SOA Tools Platform project we’re adding UI support for JAX-WS service development and we are testing against CXF to make sure that we are generating the correct classes and dealing with the JAX-WS and other annotations in the right way.