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Chapter 6. Looking to the future

What's next for JBoss DNA? Well, the sequencing system is just the beginning. With this release, the sequencing system is stable enough so that more sequencers can be developed and used within your own applications. If you're interested in getting involved with the JBoss DNA project, consider picking up one of the sequencers on our roadmap. Or, check out JIRA for the list of sequencers we've thought of. If you think of one that's not there, please add it to JIRA!

The next release will focus on creating the federation engine and connectors for several popular and ubiquitous systems. The 0.2 release will likely only federate information in a read-only manner, but updates will soon follow. Also, during the early part of the next release, the JBoss DNA project will switch to use JDK 6. Java 5 is being end-of-lifed, so we want to move to a supported JDK. However, a number of JBoss projects and products continue to require Java 5, so our next release will most likely use JDK 6 with Java 5 compatibility.

Other components on our roadmap include a web user interface, a REST-ful server, and a view system that allows domain-specific views of information in the repository. These components are farther out on our roadmap, and at this time have not been targeted to a particular release. If any of these are of interest to you, please get involved in the community.