I was going through Apache’s web site and I read the news about Apache Pivot. Apache Pivot is a Java alternative of Adobe Flex/Flash and Microsoft Silverlight.
In December 2009, Pivot has been declared a top-level Apache project and Pivot 1.4 is the latest version which is available for download.
About Pivot, this is what Apache has to say:
Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building rich internet applications in Java. It combines the enhanced productivity and usability features of a modern RIA toolkit with the robustness of the Java platform. Pivot applications are written using a combination of Java and XML and can be run either as an applet or as a standalone, optionally offline, desktop application.
Like other modern development platforms, Pivot provides a comprehensive set of foundation classes that together comprise a “framework”. These classes form the building blocks upon which more complex and sophisticated applications can be built.
Expolre more about Apache Pivot, here.