Version 2.0 Alpha 1 of the Open For Business Project was released on January 16, 2002. This release introduces the Service, Workflow and Rule Engines, some XML Mini-Languages, and improvements to many existing pieces like the addition of JTA support to the Entity Engine. For a good overview of these technologies and what they are useful for, check out the Overview Presentation on our website, www.ofbiz.org.
The emphasis in this release has been framework and tool components rather than application enhancements, although that has also been done on a more minor scale. Upcoming releases for a little while will continute to push the tools and framework, and slowly move over to focusing on the enterprise applications that have been in planning for so long.
Onward and upward!
-David E. Jones