GlassFish 3.1.2 is released!


GlassFish 3.1.2 is here and download it now!

This is the latest and the greatest release for GlassFish 3.x. The three main themes of this release are:
  • Higher Quality: 500+ bug fixes improving the overall quality of 3.1.x and still maintaining backwards compatibility. Several community-filed bugs are fixed in this release.
    • Updated components (see below) alone provide 300+ bug fixes
  • New Features
    • Administration Console Improvements
      • Better startup time and option to load in background after server startup
      • Feature parity with asadmin CLI
      • Enabling and disabling secure administration
      • Viewing and monitoring app-scoped resources
      • Setup SSH and Node installation
      • Configure JMS clusters
      • Consolidation of monitoring data in a single tab
      • Administering Loadbalancer plug-in configurations (only in Oracle GlassFish Server)
    • Improved clustering
      • New DCOM Support for Windows (as an alternative to SSH for remote management of GlassFish instances)
      • Non-Multicast clustering
      • mod_proxy_ajp support
    • Improved EclipseLink integration with EclipseLink MOXy support and TopLink Grid support (Coherence as 2nd level data cache and only in Oracle GlassFish Server)
    • WebSocket (RFC 6455) Support
    • Transaction recovery using database (in addition to the existing file system support)
    • Improved Security (secure admin requires password, Oracle GlassFish Server secure by default with new password required be set during installation or on first use), and SSL Encrypted traffic between the Domain Administration Server and remote instances
    • NetBeans 7.1.1 ships with GlassFish Server 3.1.2 (more samples in NetBeans Update Center)
  • Updated Platforms & Components (in addition to existing platforms, complete supported matrix here)
    • Supporting Mac OSX 10.7.1 and Ubuntu 11.0.4 as developer platform
    • JDKs
      • JRockit 28.2.2
      • JDK 7 U3 and JDK 6 U31
      • IBM/AIX JDK 6
    • Browsers: Chrome 15.x, Firefox 9+, Safari 5.x, IE 7.x+
    • Updated component bundles: JSF/Mojarra 2.1.6, Grizzly 1.9.46, Metro 2.2, Jersey 1.11, Shoal, EclipseLink 2.3.2, OpenMQ 4.5.2, OSGi Core 4.3.0, Update Center, Hibernate Validator, JavaDB 10.8.1.2, Weld 1.1.4

Check out this video by GlassFish 3.1.2 engineering manager providing highlights of the release:

Here are some other pointers for you to get started:

Comments:

That is a staggering number of bug fixes. I'm so happy that Oracle is continuing to develop this platform.

Much appreciation!

So excited to upgrade.

Posted by guest on March 03, 2012 at 07:21 AM PST #

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