Apache Avalon has closed.
Apache Avalon began in 1999 as the Java Apache Server Framework and
in late 2002 separated from the Apache Jakarta Project to become its
own ASF top level project. Apache Avalon provided Java software for
component and container programming and pioneered the use of design
patterns such as Inversion of Control (IoC) and Separation of
By 2004 Avalon had grown into several subprojects which have since
separated into the following:
- Excalibur: Apache
Excalibur houses the Avalon 4.x framework, the Fortress IoC
container, and several Avalon related components and utilities
such as LogKit and the Cornerstone Component Collection.
- Loom: Codehaus Loom
continues development of a micro-kernel container after the design
of Avalon Phoenix.
- Metro: DPML's Metro project
develops the next generation of the Merlin Service Platform using
the Open Participation Software model.
- Castle: an IoC Framework
and Container for C# and the .NET platform. Based on the C# Avalon
While the following archived resources are still available, users and
developers looking for Avalon software support should contact one of
the above projects.
We thank all those who contributed to the Avalon project over the years.
The Avalon Project Management Committee, 2004
posted on 2005-02-12 02:57 Brian Sun
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