Since I couldn't put it better myself, let me quote from an email today from John Schumacher, our Development Director for Content Management Applications for Websphere Portal, Workplace and Domino:
"Please join me in congratulating the WorkPlace Forms team. This morning, on schedule, WorkPlace Forms 2.6 was made available for eGA on passport and is also available for download internally on Extreme Leverage!!!! I have already downloaded my copy. Keith MacKenzie and his team have done a tremendous job staying focused on the delivery of this major release ... The Forms products are now Internationalized to help support world wide sales, provides market leading support for the XForms standard which differentiates us from our proprietary competitors... and has aligned our development tool story with the rest of the IBM."
I am very pleased personally that we have been able to create the union of XForms, product globalization, and precision forms technology offered via the XFDL language. It is particularly satisfying this week since the IBM Victoria Software Lab is hosting the XForms face-to-face meeting starting tomorrow. It's always good news to see XForms implementers deriving power, efficiency and overall benefit from XForms, but being able to announce general availability on the first day of the face to face meeting you are hosting... cat to the cream!
And finally, this release and the completion of the XForms face-to-face will open up my ability to talk about more pointy bracketed things on this blog in the coming weeks :-)