Roma Framework consists in several components to build an efficent application in very short time.
Roma want to be the "empire of frameworks". This means not develop yet another framework, but rather assembling the best of Open Source products in a ready-to-use-solution that can be customized at the highest level with the minor efforts.
Something like Ruby-on-rails but using pure Java platform.
Mission impossible? Maybe, but the idea is very good and it uses the best open source frameworks and tools available around today:
- Mule Bus (http://mule.codehaus.org) for the intercommunication bus
- Apache Cocoon 2.1 (http://cocoon.apache.org/2.1/) for the multi channel front-end
- JDO 2.0 using JPOX (http://www.jpox.org) for automatic and transparent persistence
Roma framework will be released as Apache 2.0 license.