Where art thou, Bean Markup Project?
Ack. Okay, so I started tinkering with Bean Markup Language as the configuration glue for my Java app. So far it seems to be working very nicely and doing everything I want it to do. The problem, though, is that as I look around for examples and things I notice that it seems as if this project is dead. I look further, and I realize... I can't find any source code to this thing. And here I am working it into the core of my app.
Well, I'd hate to start over and reinvent this wheel, since it seems to be such a nice wheel. Between the clean definition of beans and their properties, and the ability to toss little bits of script (using the BSF) in there to further tweak things, it seems perfect. But the apparent abandonment of the project and my lack of source gives me the willies.
So... Does anyone out there know anything about what's happened with the Bean Markup Language project? Could anyone get me the source? Or, could someone point me to an equivalent alternative? Because, if I can't find source or an equally powerful alternative, I'm tossing around the notion of re-implementing BML with a clone project if the license doesn't prohibit it.
Or am I completely crazy and barking up the wrong tree to begin with? Is there a better, more elegant way to create and connect Java components together than this? And is it free?