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Downloading Latest GlassFish 4 Promoted

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With the Java EE 7 release date getting closer and closer, this is a great time to download the promoted versions of GlassFish and start experimenting with the new APIs. Most of the Java EE 7 APIs have been at least partially integrated already. The URL to get the promoted builds is: http://download.java.net/glassfish/4.0/promoted/. Don't get too overwhelmed by the directory - besides every promoted GlassFish zip, it also has artifacts like the Java EE APIs, Javadocs, UNIX and Windows installers, web profile bundles, etc. The latest version of each artifact has the naming pattern 'latest-*', so the latest GlassFish zip is at: download.java.net/glassfish/4.0/promoted/latest-glassfish.zip. You should be able to use either NetBeans or Eclipse.

Besides the promoted builds, the nightly builds are available at this URL: download.java.net/glassfish/4.0/nightly. Happy hacking! Drop me a note if you need help...

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Comments ( 4 )
  • Antonio Goncalves Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    Thanks Reza. I see that the latest promoted build is b78 but it has not been published to Maven central. The latest build in Maven central is the b72 (http://bit.ly/VEymIK). Any idea why ?


  • Reza Rahman Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    The idea is to not pollute Maven Central with promoted builds (b72 was actually pushed due to a glitch). The promoted builds can still be found here though: https://maven.java.net/content/groups/promoted/.

    Hope this helps.

  • Vimal Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    I clicked on http://download.java.net/glassfish/4.0/promoted/latest-glassfish.zip and the downloaded zip file has glassfish3 inside it :(

  • Reza Rahman Thursday, March 7, 2013

    Since this is a promoted build, the directory/version name has not been changed yet. The Java EE 7 APIs are integrated (explore the libs).

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