GlassFish 3.1.2 is released!

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GlassFish 3.1.2 is here and href="http://glassfish.java.net/downloads/3.1.2-final.html">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: href="http://java.net/jira/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?mode=hide&requestId=10838">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

    • href="https://blogs.oracle.com/anilam/entry/glassfish_3_1_2_admin">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
    • NetBeans
      ships with GlassFish Server 3.1.2 (more samples in
      NetBeans Update Center)

  • Updated Platforms & Components (in addition to existing
    platforms, complete href="http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html">supported
    matrix here)

    • Supporting Mac OSX 10.7.1 and Ubuntu 11.0.4 as developer
    • 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, 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:

  • href="http://glassfish.java.net/docs/3.1.2/release-notes.pdf">Release
  • Download
    • href="http://glassfish.java.net/downloads/3.1.2-final.html">GlassFish
      Server Open Source Edition 3.1.2 (unsupported community
    • href="http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javaee/downloads/ogs-3-1-1-downloads-439803.html?ssSourceSiteId=ocomen">Oracle
      GlassFish Server (href="https://blogs.oracle.com/GlassFishForBusiness/entry/difference_between_glassfish_open_source">supported
      commercial offering)
    • href="http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javaee/downloads/index.html">Java
      EE 6 SDK Update 4 (include samples, docs, APIs, etc)
  • href="http://glassfish.java.net/docs/3.1.2/installation-guide.pdf">Installation

  • href="http://glassfish.java.net/docs/3.1.2/quick-start-guide.pdf">Quick
    Start Guide
  • href="http://download.java.net/glassfish/3.1.2/release/glassfish-ose-3.1.2-docs-pdf.zip">All-in-one
    documentation archive (Zip bundle of PDFs)
  • href="http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E17410_01/javaee/6/api/">Java
    EE 6 API Javadoc

  • Feedback to href="http://www.java.net/forums/glassfish/glassfish">GlassFish

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Comments ( 1 )
  • guest Saturday, March 3, 2012

    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.

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