Cross-posted from the ModeShape blog.
We released our second candidate release (CR) of ModeShape 3.0 last week, and the community discovered a few more issues with our AS7 integration, backup/restore, and query processing. Although the changes were relatively isolated, we still wanted to give the community a chance to test these fixes before we cut the final release.
So, ModeShape 3.0.0.CR3 is available immediate in the JBoss Maven repository (you can follow our instructions for using ModeShape in your Maven application) and on our downloads page (which include a kit that install ModeShape as a service within JBoss AS7.1.1.Final). Check out our documentation, release notes, JavaDoc, and our code on GitHub; use our forums or IRC channel to ask questions, and log any issues in our JIRA.
We're pleased with this candidate release, and we believe that we'll be able to release the final release next week. So please give this latest release a spin and let us know what you think. As with earlier beta releases, this release passes 100% of the JSR-283 TCK tests with all JCR features that were available in ModeShape 2.x. (Note that we won't officially certify until 3.0.0.Final, but you can run the TCK tests yourself by downloading our source and running "mvn -s settings.xml clean install -Pjcr-tck".)
As always, we couldn't do this without all the help from our community members. Well done, and keep up the great work!