If we got less accomplished this week, it's because someone bent space-time and stole an hour from us last night.
Have you heard?
And I'll remind you again next week, but I (Bob) will be presenting at DevNexus in Atlanta during the last slot, on the last day (22-Mar).
This week, Jim delivered and explained the Infinispan/ActiveSupport::Cache work he wrapped up. This is cool stuff and is exactly what we mean by bringing Java enterprise goodness to Ruby. Enterprisey doesn't have to be a bad word.
Part of this work included continuing to figure out the best way to package some of our Ruby bits (such as our Cache and Session implementations). This continues to improve.
Toby continued work on BackStage, including improving message inspection in queues, plus adding tests and an API.
Lance continued work on the PicketLink integration; we hope to see it merged into the mainline soon. Until then, you can check it out on his branch.
I spent another few days inside a Windows 7 virtual machine, and TorqueBox seems to once again function better on second-class operating systems. We would still love an active community member to caretake the Windows build. We'll give you a sticker.
Losing (for now)
With the release of JRuby 1.6.0.RC3, we gave it another whirl. And once again, we failed. Thankfully, the JRuby guys are awesome and are actively working with us to get everything lined up.
Ben continued performing BENchmarking this week. He's been working hard, leveraging the crap out of EC2 to run performance tests against "real world" application loads in order to quiet the naysayers. Look forward to the next round of results this week.
Our goal is to release 1.0.0.Final in time for the Red Hat Summit/JBoss World conference in early May. This means we're really going to stop implementing features, and concentrate on closing out the remaining open issues to start the CR release cycle.
And with that, I leave you to enjoy your sunny Sunday, where at least in my part of the world, the sound of banjos are echoing around the hollow.