October 30, 2000, 12:00 AM — 5th Jini Community Meeting
In case you missed it, there will be a Jini Community Meeting in
December. After much 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
an agenda full of presentations and 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
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
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.