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Apache Targets August For J2EE App Server Release

The Apache Software Foundation should release a fully J2EE-compliant application server by Aug. 6, developers on the open-source Geronimo Project said last week.

Jeremy Boynes, a founding partner of the Core Developers Network, said the Geronimo application server is about to go into J2EE certification testing and should be certified and ready to go in several months, barring any unforeseen complications.

"Being an open-source project, Geronimo does not quite fit with the scheduled release plans of commercial software," Boynes said. "We do have an unofficial target date of Aug. 6, but the actual date will be determined by the project team once Geronimo passes the J2EE CTS."

In the meantime, a beta of Geronimo will be available later this month, he added. Boynes also said developers on the project are meeting next week in London to discuss its status.

Apache launched the Geronimo Project Aug. 6, 2003, and the well-respected open-source group became an official J2EE licensee in November. Geronimo is a part of The Apache Incubator Project, which provides an entry-level path for developers to contribute to open-source projects in their early stages.

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