Announcing Oracle WebLogic Server 10gR3 and Oracle Workshop for WebLogic 10gR3 availability

Oracle is announcing the delivery of WebLogic Server and Workshop for WebLogic 10g R3. We first announced WebLogic Server 10gR3 at the San Francisco BEA World conference. In technology preview since November 7, 2007, it is the first release of the software.

To download the software, go to the WebLogic Server 10g R3 download page on OTN.

This release focuses on three enhancement areas that we believe will improve the developer experience for you if are an existing WebLogic Server developer, or that will attract you to WebLogic Server if you are not currently using the product.  In addition, JDeveloper and ADF / TopLink runtime users will be supported on Oracle WebLogic Server 10g R3, allowing ADF driven applications to extend farther into new supported platforms.

Lightweight WebLogic Server

· Download time and installation footprint

· Application development round-trip time

· Optional service startup

· Console performance improvements

· Startup and runtime performance 

Programming Model and API Support

· SOA Server-Web services/SCA support

· Spring enhancements

· Web 2.0 support

Technology Integration and Standards

· C# JMS client for .NET integration

· SAML 2.0

· Web Services standards

· Java SE 6

· ADF / TopLink support with 11g release

· JDeveloper support with 11g release

· Eclipse support (see below)

Oracle Workshop for WebLogic 10gR3

To download the software, go to the Workshop for WebLogic 10g R3 download page on OTN.

This release unifies all the previous packages, and removes all licensing features of any kind. Workshop for WebLogic will be freely available on all supported platforms, including websphere, weblogic, tomcat, jboss, jetty and resin. Oracle WebLogic Server 10g R3 developers who use Eclipse will find updated Workshop plug-ins for developing Java/EE and JAX-WS web services that are bundled with the server.  Some of the major highlights of this release include:

Support for new industry standards

  • IDE based on Eclipse 3.3 & WTP 2.0
  • Support for JDK 6
  • Windows Vista support
  • XMLBeans 2.3 support

New Web Services Support

  • JAX-WS tooling for WebLogic Server 10.3
  • Design/Build/Deploy Support
  • Start from Java or from WSDL
  • JAX-B support with new JAX-B Wizard
  • Create JAX-B types from schema
  • Generate ant snippets
  • New ClientGen Wizard
  • Create Web Service Clients from JAX-RPC & JAX-WS Web Services
  • Generate ClientGen ant snippets
  • Updated JAX-RPC support for WebLogic 10.3

Support for EE5 Standards

  • New EE5 Project Creation
  • Create EE5 EAR and EJB Projects
  • Create Web Applications based on new standards
  • Servlet 2.5
  • Full support for new Servlet spec, including optional web.xml
  • JSP 2.1, JSF 1.2, JSTL 1.2
  • Updated wizards and tag support for new standards (SunRI and Apache myFaces)
  • WYSIWYG and AppXRay support for Universal Expression Language

New WebLogic Server Value Add

  • Support for new WebLogic Fast Swap (Java Class Redefinition)
  • Full Deploy/Debugging support for WLS 10.3
  • Continued backward compatibility for WLS 8.1, 9.2, 10.0
  • Remote Deployment that supports WLS 9.2, 10.0, and 10.3
  • New Editors and Wizards for WebLogic Server Deployment Descriptors
  • Application upgrade tools for older versions of WebLogic

Comments:

Hi, I couldn't find any information about the ADF runtime licensing now Weblogic is Oracle's flagship application server. My question is simple : can I use ADF free of charge if I'm deploying to Weblogic ? Thanks, Seb.

Posted by seb on August 13, 2008 at 03:20 PM PDT #

Hi, Currently I don't see WebLogic 10.3 download binaries for Linux 64 bit platform and can you update by when it will be available? -KR

Posted by Kesava on August 13, 2008 at 11:00 PM PDT #

Seb - regarding ADF, the answer is most definitely yes. Cheers, Pieter

Posted by pieter humphrey on August 14, 2008 at 01:38 AM PDT #

Kesava - Which version of Linux 64 are you currently running? Is this AMD64, IA64, something else? While Linux 64-bit is not officially supported, you may be able to get away with running the 32-bit linux Workshop installer on IA64.

Posted by Greg Stachnick on August 14, 2008 at 02:38 AM PDT #

I installed Weblogic 10.3 on CentOS 4.6 linux. Weblogic server 10.3 runs without error but when I run Oracle Workshop for Weblogic - specify a workspace I receive a JVM terminated error code 127. /home/oracle/bea/jrockit_160_05/jre/bin/java: symbol lookup error : /usr/lib/firefox-1.5.0.12/components/libdocshell.so: undefined symbol: PR_GetPhysicalMemorySize I wonder if anyone has received this error and if so what they did to fix it?? Thanks in advance for your help. Jonathan

Posted by Jonathan on August 17, 2008 at 07:51 PM PDT #

Can I deploy oracle applications like forms and reports on weblogic server? Can't find detailed differences between these products: OAS & WLS. Link, please?

Posted by Evgeny on August 19, 2008 at 09:46 PM PDT #

For an answer about running Forms on WLS - check out. http://groundside.com/blog/GrantRonald?title=can_oracle_forms_run_on_weblogic&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

Posted by Grant Ronald on August 25, 2008 at 07:14 PM PDT #

Does Weblogic 10R3 have full support to SCA and SDO ? Can you provide me any links which helps to achive SCA and SDO in weblogic?

Posted by Antany on November 25, 2008 at 07:21 PM PST #

Can anyone shed some light as to why the remote EJB object returned from WLS 10.3 is not compatible with a 10.01 or even a 9.x client? I get this spi business interface error when I try to assign a remote ejb obj. (from a 10.3 application) to a 10.01 client.

Posted by jeff parker on March 19, 2009 at 01:32 AM PDT #

Can someone tell me where to get the WebLogic 8.1 SP4 for Redhat Linux x86_64.

Posted by Srinivas on March 31, 2009 at 10:19 PM PDT #

I am currently looking for an expert WebLogic 10gR3 developer for a contract in the Northern California area. This person should also have working experience with WebLogic JMS, EJB 3.0, and J2EE. Please reply immediately for further instructions.

Posted by Mark on October 05, 2009 at 03:52 AM PDT #

i wonder why the oracle workshop for web logic stopped releasing new versions based on the new eclipse Galileo 3.5

Posted by amgad.hanafy@ncs-me.com on November 09, 2009 at 02:54 PM PST #

Amgad -- Because Oracle has stopped development on Workshop for WebLogic. What we are putting a lot of cycles into is the Enterprise Pack for Eclipse -- which is the go-forward, free eclipse distribution from Oracle. That works on Eclipse 3.5 (and 3.4!). Let me know if you have any other questions.

Posted by Pieter Humphrey on November 10, 2009 at 01:47 AM PST #

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