In case you missed it, there will be a Jini Community Meeting in December.
After a lot of lobbying, some dutch folk managed to get the circus over
to our side of the pond, so for all you Europeans it might be a good idea
to come over to Amsterdam. The meeting will be held 11 and 12 December
right in the heart of the city and as usual will have a agenda full
of presentations, discussions about both Jini technology and community
governance. The last ones have been great fun, so it's worth the trip. As
usual, http://www.jini.org/ has all the details.
Jini 1.1 is out
Last week, Sun released the Jini Technology Starter Kit version 1.1. It
is the first production version after a series of pre-releases, so for
people who have worked with these former versions there are no surprises.
An important thing for those who had their doubts about the complex Sun
Community Source License (SCSL) that came with previous versions is that
the TSK has been upgraded to SCSL version 3. This license is much simpler
to understand, so mere mortals now actually stand a chance of deciding
whether they can work with the license without having to consult a lawyer.
You can download Jini 1.1 from
you've agreed to the license.
Compared to Jini 1.0, the software features a number of new services. In
the coming week, I'll present the whole menagerie of standard service
implementations present in Jini 1.1.