The GlassFish V2 Beta contest has produced its first winner, but before I talk about them, let me cover some of the interesting feedback we have been given. We had roughly 50 entries to the contest from folks all over the world - Russian Federation, Germany, Thailand and the USA to name a few - that is pretty exciting! In general, the comments are mostly very positive and some are just...interesting. Remember the engineers get all your comments and use them to A)cheer themselves up B)gripe about why you don't love the code they have sweated over for years and C)improve GlassFish!
On the Interface
"The UI looks much better than it did in previous versions" "At first glance, I really like the interface. It looks nice, clean and simple. I like a simple interface". "It is great to see a JSR admin GUI...it seems more robust that the previous version" and, my favorite: "The administration console which has more configuration options than the JBoss equivalent without being overy complex like the Weblogic equivalent"
"GlassFish is very robust and stable", "Stable product, takes little resource to to work", "Installs like a charm,...stable and reliable", "My Wicket Web app ran the first time".
"Need more Japanese informations about GlassFish to increase users in Japan..same for most Asian countries)" ( I think this is true in general so please join the community and help translate documents - Ken)
"(GlassFish) can be deployed on obsolete hardware" - (Yes, and all of us are forced to use obsolete hardware at sometime! - Ken) "Really it is good to use and it was Faster than the Microsoft Product" - (I am really happy to hear this. I haven't used the MSFT Java EE 5 implementation, but look forward to the opportunity - Ken)
"On my MacBook, the application server seems to start faster than V1". "The installation process worked well in console mode. It, however, did not work when using X11 on MacOS 10.4 for the display"
So the 1st winner (remember we have 3 more to go) is Tim Davidson out of the UK. To read his full comment just click here.