Before downloading milestone 5 you should be aware of the new component upgrades, which include:
- JBoss WS CXF 3.4.0.Beta2
- Hibernate 3.5.5-Final
- WELD 1.1.0.Beta1
The milestone needs these updates in order to work.
Two feature requests have been added in this release. The first migrates Google Guava from google-collections. The second new feature adds remote business interfaces support to the EJB descriptor. The MC libraries have also been upgraded and the new EJB3 AS6 dependency chain has been added to the build. Finally, M5 comes with a number of bugfixes and documentation additions.
An executive summary shows community members exactly which release goals should be completed in order to deliver the first candidate release of JBoss 6:
• EE 6 Web Profile Certification
• EJB 3.1:
- EE Injection
• Replace JBCache with Infinispan
The only thing listed under 'Current Blocking Issues' is the design of JBoss injection. You can read more about this issue here.
The first milestone release of JBoss AS 6.0 was on December 2nd, 2009. By this December, JBoss AS 6 should include many of the new features that were added to Java EE last year with the release of EE6. There should also be plenty of time to get ready for Java EE7 since Java SE 7 won't be available until sometime in the second half of 2011.