Enhydra, JOnAS EJB Server, and Jonathan ORB projects join forces
October 18, 1999 - The Enhydra team announces a joint effort with Open Source advocates BullSoft and France Telecom to deliver a complete, enterprise-class
application server. By combining BullSoft's JOnAS EJB server, France Telecom's Jonathan ORB and Enhydra, these Open Source sponsors are delivering a highly customizable Open Source application server that will scale the entire range of Internet applications - from embedded handheld devices to enterprise applications. The integration of an EJB engine in Enhydra is the first step toward a full 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platform.
This initiative identifies strategic areas of technical cooperation and builds on the strengths of each contributing member. In addition, the project will leverage contributions and peer review by combining the large and rapidly growing community of developers from all three projects .
As announced to the Enhydra mailing list, we are planning to offer full EJB support in the Enhydra 3 release. This architecture will allow the business layer of an Enhydra application to be written with EJBs, while servlets are used for the presentation layer. To reach this goal, we are working closely with the JOnAS team (BullSoft) to integrate the JOnAS EJB server and tools into the Enhydra framework. JOnAS is a pure implementation of the EJB specification that provides:
Support of stateless and stateful Session Beans
Support of Entity Beans with either Bean Managed Persistence
or Container Managed Persistence
Support of all the transaction attributes
Support of JTA 1.0.1
Distribution using RMI and naming using JNDI
implementation of a CORBA ORB.
The current Enhydra application model will continue to be supported and will benefit from the introduction of a robust EJB business layer.
The project has been kicked off with the creation of a branch to the Enhydra
source to integrate the JOnAS and Jonathan projects. You can find further
information and the EJB project mail list at:
Further information about JOnAS and Jonathan is available at:
Planned for Q1, 2000, Enhydra version 3 will integrate the JOnAS EJB server
and Jonathan ORB. A Beta release will be available within the next several weeks
from the EJB Project page.