A new version of the Jini Technology
The Jini Starter Kit 2.1 is an incremental update to the collection of Sun-created implementations, helper classes and other services used to help developers create Jini-powered applications.
One of the improvements to the starter kit is an implementation that supports many-to-many communications and batch
Also included are: a starter kit installer; support for Ant to build binaries
Jini is Sun’s answer to a dynamic distributed computing movement that’s generating a lot of buzz these days, as well as a host of terms, with software vendors.
Sun has been working on Jini for a number of years, first announcing the technology years before the others in January 1999.
With Jini, Sun officials touted, devices added to a network would announce themselves and subsequently make themselves available to everyone on the network. But the company failed to gain any followers at the time, forcing Sun to re-market its software as an enterprise function.
Now the technology is used as the platform for creating applications in grid computing, edge networks, enterprise integration and e-business. According to Sun officials, Jini has been adopted by a number of organizations, including the Chicago Stock Exchange and Orbitz.
The last version of the Jini Starter Kit, version 2.0.2 was in June and featured a license conversion from the Sun Community Source License (SCSL) to the Apache License v2 as well as some bug fixes.
Jini Starter Kit 2.1 can be downloaded here.