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GlassFish Roadmap - Clears up the FUD

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Yesterday the GlassFish team gave an overview of their roadmap to let the community know about the plans for GlassFish since the Oracle takeover.  Importantly, they cleared up all the FUD around the impacts of the acquisition, clearly stating that Oracle are committed to the community, and that there is no changes to how the GlassFish project operates.

While retaining the open source edition of GlassFish, there will be an Oracle GlassFish Server distribution supported by Oracle, with evaluation and production licences. Closed Source Add Ons will be bundled along with the Oracle distribution.

Perhaps the most interesting thing for developers is what is coming down the track with GlassFish: 

GlassFish 2.1.2 (2010)

  • Branding, Patches
  • Added Platforms (Hardware, OS, JRockit)
  • Used by other Oracle products

GlassFish 3.0.1 (2010)

  • Branding, Patches
  • Multi-Lingual Release
  • Interoperability with Oracle Middleware Products


GlassFish 3.1 (2010)

  • Centralized Administration / Clusters
  • High Availability / State Replication 
  • Value Added Features, like Coherence Support

GlassFish 3.2 (2011)

  • Improved Cluster / HA Administration
  • Better Integeration with Oracle Identity Management
  • Virtualization Support
  • JavaEE 6 Spec Updates
  • JavaEE 7 Early Access

 GlassFish 4

  • Common Server Platform - sharing with WebLogic Server
  • JavaEE 7




Reza Rahman replied on Fri, 2010/03/26 - 4:03pm

It's really great to see the GlassFish roap-map so quickly. Personally, I was not expecting this for a few months. Hopefully this clears up some of the FUD/uncertainty. The content certainly looks great to me.



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