After its release under an open source license the main purpose of its developers is to receive feedback on its conventions. Once those conventions are consolidated version 1.0 will be released
Meanwhile we have several features in mind. We expect most of them to be finished in the first half of 2005.
Planned features for property files
Planned features for XML files
The first planned features are to solve the currently known limitations of the support of XML files with respect to the configuration through property files. These are:
Other planned features for XML files are:
Finish the reload configuration service (done in version 0.9.0)
Implement the servlet interface and fix it by including Jakarta Commons Configuration v1.1 when it is released (done in version 0.9.0).
Leverage JMX technology (access and modification of configuration through JMX is already available in version 0.9.0, more will come)