Today was the day that had been rumored for some time and Gert and the crew at Railo delivered. The latest version of Railo, the open source ColdFusion engine, has been released along with several new web sites and information. The code is still in beta and the new sites are still a work in progress, but the latest 3.1 version of Ralio is available for download. Check out http://www.getrailo.org for the open source community version. In addition, check out http://www.getrailo.com for the professional services/products offered by the Railo group to complement the open source engine.
Last but not least, there is a JBoss Web Installer listed that sets up JBoss as a service along with Railo and a few simple steps for integrating IIS. This is something I have been working towards for some time now, so it will be interesting to see how easily this new installer makes the process.
Even if you still do most of your development on Adobe ColdFusion (we do), Railo will still be interesting to try out for personal projects or just to see how it impacts the overall direction of ColdFusion in the future.