Thursday Jan 17, 2013

GlassFish Eclipse Integration available for 3.1.2

UPDATE
This blog post from Vince is from December 2011, so it looks like we already have GlassFish 3.1.2 support on Eclipse for a long time.

We now have GlassFish 3.1.2 officially supported and integrated on Eclipse Indigo thanks to an update on the plugin, and specially thanks to Vince Kraemer, who did some code magic.

Recent changes in the GF 3.1.2 code did make it necessary to release a new version of the plugin, since users could not register recent builds by claiming that it was a 3.1.1 build any longer. I just finished pushing an update that makes 3.1.2 an explicitly 'supported' run-time to address that issue. I have also finished the work that Ludo started to convert the plugin to a Maven/Tycho based build. This is the first release of the plugin that was built and pushed onto java.net via hudson jobs, thanks to the wonderful support of Jane Young.

You can read more about the update on Kraemer's blog post.

"GlassFish for Business" Updates - GlassFish 3.1.2 and 2.1.1 Patch Releases

In addition to the Server Control, the other value of Oracle GlassFish Server (compared to the Open Source Edition) is the support and maintenance delivered around the product.

GlassFish for Business keeps track of all the patch releases and now has descriptions up for Oracle GlassFish Server (OGFS) v3.1.2 Patch 4 and Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server (SGFS) v2.1.1 Patch 20.

GlassFish for Business

You might consider these releases minor but to operations they're the crucial ones - highly compatibles with timely fixes (some of which came as a result of customer escalations).

Some useful links :
My Oracle Support
GlassFish Commercial Offerings from Oracle
"support" tag on TheAquarium
Closed Network Setup

In case you are wondering this has nothing to do with the recent Java security vulnerability. That vulnerability is pretty specific to Java Applets and does not affect GlassFish or Java EE in general. More on that soon...