GlassFish 3.1.1 - an update

The re-planning of the GlassFish 3.1.1 Open Source Edition release to accommodate more fixes is now complete and the wiki pages have been updated (plan, roadmap). The 1st Release Candidate should be here by July 7th.

GlassFish 3.1.1

In addition to the original goals such as AIX and Solaris Express support, JDK 7 is also on the radar, as well as fixing numerous bugs, including those reported by the community.

In addition to improvements to the embedded API many developers will should be interested in the tentative list of component updates - EclipseLink (2.3), Metro (2.1.1), Woodstox (4.1.1), Mojarra (2.1.2), Weld (yes, 1.1.1!), Hibernate Validator (4.2) and Jersey (1.8).

These component updates take care of a great deal of bugs, so with a good number of them already integrated, get a recent promoted build, take it for a spin and give us your feedback!


"These component updates take care of a great deal of bugs".
That means you shipped Glassfish 3.1 with a lot of bugs?
Why so many defects?

Posted by guest on June 16, 2011 at 02:21 AM PDT #

Every software has bugs, we may be more transparent

Posted by Alexis MP on June 16, 2011 at 04:09 AM PDT #

Unfortunately, GF 3.1 was a BIG disappointment (practical useless). I've reverted back to GF 2.1.1, remarkably stable.

Posted by guest on June 16, 2011 at 08:44 PM PDT #

I'm sorry to hear that. I too have good memories of 2.1.1.
Please file bugs as you see them, it'll not be long before you can benefit from the fix.
I hope 3.1.1 works better for you.

Posted by Alexis MP on June 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM PDT #

Glassfish 3.1 was stable enough for small things. It was also nice to finally get a release from Oracle :)

If the guest above is a paying support customer, I can totally understand his frustration. If not, you're getting it for free and your right for such harsh criticism is unjustified. Open source is about being involved, so if gf 3.1 wasn't stable enough, get in and help instead of complaining.

Posted by Jon on June 22, 2011 at 02:48 AM PDT #

I'm using GF 3.1 OSE and I'm very happy about it.

Of course, I came across a few bugs that already have been reported.

In the first days I had quite a hard time setting things up, but once I managed to proper configure and tweak it, it became very stable and it's perfectly supplying our needs.

I'd like to thank you all for the hard work you must have had to provide this software and I'm looking forward to see the version 3.1.1.

Sorry for my poor English, I read a lot but since I rarely have to write, I'm totally rusted.

Sérgio Saquetim

Posted by Sérgio Saquetim on June 26, 2011 at 11:32 PM PDT #

Just started migration from GFv2 to GFv3.1 and stumbled over real lots of bugs, many of them now reported by me as not reported before (strange but true, since today is July 6). I hope that GFv3.1.1 really comes with a lot of fixes, since 3.1 in its unstable form is useless for us, unfortunately. Our hope was that 3.1 solves a lot of the bugs we reported against GFv2, but we didn't expect to find such a lot of new ones.

I can just say: It is not enough to ask people to report bugs. We reported lots of them. There also must be someone fixing them. So it is a bit unfair to say an open source user must not complain, as he is getting the software for free. Actually testing and reporting bugs is also hard work, so isn't it fair to get a stable product as a reward?

Posted by guest on July 05, 2011 at 09:24 PM PDT #

I tried 3.1.1 expecting Jackson 1.8 will be there but it looks
like current build b11 has 1.6.4 version.
Now I realized that this post talks about "tentative list"
of component upgrades.
When we can expect to see Jersey 1.8 in the distribution?

Posted by miro on July 18, 2011 at 12:19 AM PDT #

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