GlassFish is in Debian
By draks on Dec 13, 2007
If you search thru Linux Debian packages you will find that GlassFish has now been included! This was not something done by Sun engineers to "push" GlassFish into Debian (although we were working on that), but rather a "pull" from some engineers to package GlassFish for Debian. I am certain that the work done to package GlassFish for Ubuntu had something to do with the packaging work for Debian, however, I don't discount the amount of work that was done to make it happen. They (I don't know who did it) removed the Maven build dependency and substituted Ant. This just continues to show the momentum that GlassFish is getting. Add to this our monthly average download numbers, which are higher than any other open source app server and the positive feedback we get from the software analysts on GlassFish and I think we are starting to turn the corner on awareness. Thanks to the folks working on the Debian project!