The Cheiron (pronounce keye-ron) project creates and maintains Open
Source projects related to Jini™ Technology.
While often touted for its simplicity and elegance, Jini™ still requires
a lot of plumbing to write a compliant service/client and even the
most experienced developer has difficulties to get it right all the
time. Therefore the projects are mainly focused on standardizing
the way Jini™ services
are deployed and to ease the creation of services compliant to the
Specifications, as well as providing some common utilities and tools.
Main activities are around the Jini™ Service Container (JSC)
Specification and a compliant implementation called Seven for
which you can find the roadmap here.
Seven is also provided as part of the Seven Suite, providing you with a
complete Jini environment that should get starters up to speed.
This suite contains the complete Jini infrastructure and is positioned
as an alternative for the Jini™ Technology
Starter Kit, by many considered a climb too steep. It is our goal to lower
the barriers for Jini as we believe that with the proper tooling
and frameworks Jini can be the ultimate tool for solving distributed
10th Jini Community Meeting, Brussels
Mark Brouwer presented at the 10th Jini
Community Meeting in Brussels "Jini
across the Firewall" that demonstrated the problems one faces
with using Jini over the Internet and the solutions that
have been developed as part of the Cheiron project. Much discussion
took place afterwards and based on the positive feedback the Cheiron
project is going to bring these solutions to Apache
currently in incubation at the ASF.