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Re: [ecf-dev] ECF 3.3/Helios Released

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Cool news, Scott.

Thanks for everyone in the ECF community. Great works, Folks!

Scott Lewis ?????:
> Hi Folks,
> ECF 3.3 was just released as part of the Helios Simultaneous Release 
> (June 23, 2010 9am eastern).  To get/download go here [1].
> I would like to congratulate everyone in the ECF community (committers, 
> contributors, consumers) on an excellent release.  ECF is now an 
> industrial strength distributed systems infrastructure, with full 
> support for the OSGi 4.2 remote services standard.  We also have 
> features enabled by our architecture that other frameworks cannot 
> duplicate...such as being able to select from a pluggable palette of 
> modules (e.g. various discovery and distribution providers) to develop, 
> test, and deploy standardized remote services.  This along with support 
> for REST-based remote services, SOAP-based remote services, asynchronous 
> remote services, event admin, new providers and examples in what is 
> still a comparatively small and compact framework...truly outstanding.
> Even more exciting to me is that our community is clearly 
> flourishing...even in difficult economic times...as we are continuously 
> getting more enhancement requests as well as large community 
> contributions (e.g. Apache Zookeeper discovery).  The input and 
> contributions allow us to both understand and then address consumer 
> needs more quickly, cooperatively, and effectively.  This shows ECF as a 
> truly open, innovative, community-driven, diverse, and sustainable 
> project.  In all these respects, I think we are exemplary within the 
> Eclipse Foundation suite of projects.
> Those that can please help the promotion of ECF via blog posts, articles 
> or other means at your disposal.  As a non-corporate-owned project we 
> are somewhat hampered in our ability to make known all of what ECF 
> is/consists of, and what it can provide...but with your help the word is 
> spreading.
> Special thanks go to Markus Kuppe, Harshana Eranga Martin, and Wim 
> Jongman for helping out with the Helios release engineering and project 
> review materials creation.  Thanks to David Williams for all his hard 
> work on the Helios build and help with the obscurities of building and 
> coordinating all of Helios.
> Incidently, for those interested, I've recently viewed an insightful 
> video about the evolution and future of open source that you may enjoy.  
> See [2].  That rabbit is dynamite!
> So again...my congratulations!  Very well done!  ...and ever forward.
> Many thanks...and ENJOY!
> Scott
> [1] http://www.eclipse.org/ecf/downloads.php
> [2] http://ht.ly/1ZZFL
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