Jersey 0.7 is released
By sandoz on Apr 18, 2008
This version will be available soon from the Glassfish Update Centre.
Phew! this was a tough one. There were many additions and clarifications to the API. The email statistics for the 311 EG list looks like a climb profile (maybe up Alpe D'Huez like Lance if you squint your eyes).
So most of our time was spent on API aspects.
However, Jakub got some good feedback on the JSON support and fixed related bugs.
Martin Grotzke has been working on improving Spring, and in general IoC integration, support in a branch. The plan is to make this part of the 0.8 distribution, and hopefully we will manage to solve some difficult issues w.r.t. mixing IoC-based and Jersey-based components when injecting parameters of constructor/methods that Jersey is responsible for invoking.
As a nice bonus Jean Francois kindly visited Grenoble for a day and we hashed out a Grizzly/Comet/Jersey prototype. I think we may have a very interesting and simple way of integrating Comet functionality with resource classes. Jean Francois has created a branch and we will work from that to progress such support. Unfortunately i did not have time to move to Grizzly 1.7.3 but i am very excited about prospects for 1.8.0 and an asynchronous client-side API based on Grizzly as i can make good use of that with the Jersey client-side API.
Now it is time to prepare for JavaOne. Marc and I have a technical session on JAX-RS @ Tuesday 12:10. Jakub and I have a BOF on Jersey @ Tuesday 20:30. I should be around for the GF unconference on the Sunday before, and will be partially around for the CommunityOne event on the Monday before (Marc and I have to prepare for the session so we cannot attend for the whole day).
I am thinking of two possible dates for the 0.8 release, 20th June or the 25th of July. The reason being is the Jazoon conference is at the end of June, we need to relax a bit (i go on holiday a week after Jazoon for 2 weeks), and there are more API changes to implement although not of Alpe D'Huez proportions.