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Jackrabbit Status December 2009

Apache Jackrabbit is a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR, specified in JSR 170 and 283).

The Apache Jackrabbit project is in good shape. We have no board-level issues at this time.


Jackrabbit 2.0 reached beta status with the following releases:

  • Apache Jackrabbit 2.0 alpha11 on September 23rd
  • Apache Jackrabbit 2.0 beta1 on October 30th
  • Apache Jackrabbit 2.0 beta3 on November 25th
  • Apache Jackrabbit 2.0 beta4 on December 12th

We also made two releases from the old 1.4 maintenance branch:

  • jackrabbit-core 1.4.10 on September 15th
  • jackrabbit-core 1.4.11 on September 23rd

We made two releases of the Jackrabbit parent POM:

  • org.apache.jackrabbit:jackrabbit:4 on September 14th
  • org.apache.jackrabbit:jackrabbit:5 on October 4th


We're tracking the LEGAL-50 and [LEGAL-62|] issues for further comments, but currently we have no open legal action items.

We are interested in figuring out how the new trademark policy affects our logo, website and releases, and what steps we need to take to meet the policy.

Community / Development

Jackrabbit participated in the Content Technology track and the !NoSQL meetup at ApacheCon US 2009.

The development branch related to database connection pooling has been merged back to Jackrabbit trunk and the results are included in the Jackrabbit 2.0 beta4 release.

We've discussed with Apache Sling about taking over some !OSGi bundling code they've written for Jackrabbit. On the other hand there is some code in Jackrabbit that's only being used by Sling and that might end up being adopted by them. We're considering making parts of our svn tree writable by members of both projects to simplify such cooperation.


We received some spam through Nabble on our dev@ list, and have asked Nabble to disable posts through the web interface.

We reconfigured the Jackrabbit entry on Ohloh to get code statistics for the Git mirror at since the svn history seen by Ohloh didn't include the time when Jackrabbit was still incubating.