As the Engineering Tech Lead for GlassFish v2.1 and the person who mid-wifed GlassFish v2.1 - I am extremely happy to see the release of GlassFish v2.1. A lot of new ground has been covered for this dot release.
- GlassFish v2.1 is the first application server in the just debuted GlassFish Portfolio.
- GlassFish v2.1 is the underlier for the first release of Sun GlassFish Communications Server 1.5 which is built on top of SailFin 1.0 in the SailFin community.
- GlassFish v2.1 is the underlier for first release of server add-ons - specifically the GlassFish Enterprise Manager. The GlassFish Enterprise Manager works on top of GlassFish v2.1 and provides useful information/tuning/advise in a production environment.
- GlassFish v2.1 is the first release of the application server on the v2 train that has been rebranded from earlier Sun Java System Application Server to Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server.
GlassFish v2.1 is the next in V2 family after v2 UR2 release in April 08. This had a slightly longer gestation period. Dates for v2.1 were driven by SailFin dates since SailFin was one of the primary release drivers for this 2.1 release. SailFin is the GlassFish Application Server for Telco Domain.