The WaveMaker team is pleased to announce the release of WaveMaker 6.5.3, the final patch release to the WaveMaker 6.5.X familly. WaveMaker 6.5.3 addresses critical issues found in the 6.5.X releases. For further information about the release, please see the 6.5.3 release notes.
The most significant issue addressed by the 6.5.3 release is a legal one; the removal of the JDK that has been delivered with previous Windows versions. The license to distribute the Oracle JDK will not be renewed as Pivotal. This mean that WaveMaker 6.5.3 must be the only release that VMware/Pivotal will be able to distribute going forward. All previous releases have been removed from the download site in compliance with the JDK license expiration.
WaveMaker 6.5.3 will be the last release of WaveMaker by VMware, Inc. As part of VMware’s Pivotal Initiative and overall restructuring, VMware has chosen to terminate its support of the WaveMaker project. It has been wonderful to watch both WaveMaker and its community grow and mature under VMware’s stewardship. We shall miss the many talented people of VMware and SpringSource.
The WaveMaker community is a fantastic group of people and simply one of the best communities a project could wish for. The WaveMaker team is determined to see that the project continues forward. We are happy to say that we believe we have identified a new home for WaveMaker. There are still details to be sorted out and we hope to soon be able to announce the results of those efforts on this very blog shortly. Those of you who have played with the new composite components, the security upgrade and other enhancements of the 6.6 pre-release know that we’ve got some good stuff queued up for our first post-VMware release.
Watch this very blog for more news soon!