Apache Cayenne is an open source persistence framework providing
object-relational mapping (ORM) and remoting services.
Work on 3.0.3 (STABLE) and 3.1 (ALPHA) releases continue.
Artifacts for 3.1 Milestone 3 prepared and awaiting vote for release.
This release was delayed by changing the build/release procedures to
be more Maven-centric.
Google Summer of Code: Ksenia Khailenko was mentoring Eshan Sudharaka on
adding Cayenne Modeler support into Eclipse. The project was completed
successfully and will now be evolving further within the project.
DocBook migration of the project documentation (currently in Confluence)
is beginning. We are happy with the toolset so far. Output to html and
pdf already working, which is an improvement on Confluence.
Unfinished items from Branding Requirements:
Website Navigation Links: navbar links included,
link to www.apache.org included -> Needs work. Consider how to rearrange
navigation to avoid confusion between links which leave the Cayenne site
and those which don't.
Logos and Graphics: include TM, use consistent product logo on your site -> OK,
other than 'tm' symbols
Further work on the website styling on hold pending our evaluation of Apache
CMS as a replacement for Confluence (for the pages which aren't product
Dzmitry Kazimirchyk added as a committer.
Mailing list activity is above average on developer and user lists. The user
list has seen a spike of questions from newcomers to Cayenne and several of
the questions led to wide-ranging discussions. Many users are also starting
to use the 3.1 milestone and asking questions about configuration which
aren't well documented yet.