[jboss-user] [JBoss Messaging] - Exciting times for JBoss Messaging

timfox do-not-reply at jboss.com
Thu Apr 16 06:24:32 EDT 2009

As many of you will be aware, for some time now Red Hat has had more than one messaging system implementation in house:

JBoss Messaging - the project based at JBoss, (currently available in the JBoss EAP and JBoss SOA-P products), and Red Hat Messaging, based on the Apache Qpid project (currently available in the Red Hat Enterprise MRG product).

For a while now we've recognised that we need to present a single consistent messaging offering across the whole of JBoss / Red Hat, so the projects are coming together to deliver a unified cross-company messaging solution in the future.

To reach that goal, JBoss Messaging 2.x will implement AMQP, as we consider this to be of strategic importance, along with JMS, and of course the full set of enterprise messaging functionality that you'd expect in any serious messaging broker.

JBoss Messaging will also be relicensing it's code under the ASL 2.0 licence (moving away from LGPL) in order to be usable by the widest range of interested parties.

The JBoss Messaging team will work with the Apache QPid community to ensure the QPid AMQP clients work seamless with both the QPid and JBoss Messaging brokers.

The JBoss Messaging project will remain as a community project at jboss.org.

I think you'll agree this is great news and will signal the start of a new era of unified messaging at Red Hat. :)

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