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

Planned features for property files

  • Reloading (done in version 0.9.0)
  • Properties in database (beta implementation in version 0.9.0)
  • Properties in JNDI (beta implementation in version 0.9.0)
  • New property types: name-value pairs, locale, dates, etc.

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:

  • You can only have one XML file per component
  • There is no complete support for changing XML configuration when aggregating components. Only that offered by variables
  • There is no complete support for changing XML configuration for each differnt environment. Only that offered by variables.

Other planned features for XML files are:

  • Storage of XML files in a database
  • Reloading (done in version 0.9.0)

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)