Communications Suite 5 and Java ES: The Parting of the Ways
By joesciallo on Mar 16, 2007
Just a heads-up about the forthcoming Communications Suite 5 release, in case you've missed it: Comms in no longer part of Java ES. So, all the Comms Suite 5 products--Messaging Server 6.3, Calendar Server 6.3, Instant Messaging 7.2--aren't part of the Java ES 5 bundle, and they won't be part of a Java ES bundle going forward. You'll download a separate Comms software bundle now, once we make it available. In addition, there will be separate Comms Install and Upgrade Guides. In the past, this information was included in the Java ES docs.
Here's the official statement that will appear in the docs:
Change in Availability of Communications Suite Products
Beginning with this release of Communications Suite 5, communications products are being removed from the Sun Java Enterprise System entitlement. Communications products are available as part of the Communications Suite or as individual products. Communications products will no longer be installed through the Java Enterprise System installer. Communications product components continue to interoperate with Java Enterprise System components.
This change in entitlement does not affect the communications products in Java Enterprise System 2005Q4. If you have communication products installed, no change will occur to your entitlement.