GlassFish, NetBeans and more in Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) is now available. This release includes GlassFish v1 as well as NetBeans 5.5, Java DB (Derby) and Java SE 6. This is a big milestone for all these technologies and, from the GlassFish community, our deep thanks to everybody involved!

The release is being received very enthusiastically. Here are some useful links:

•  Harpreet provides Installation Steps, package information and Trivia on the effort.
•  Mark's Announcement and Sun Press Release.
•  SlashDot
•  Luna Park review
•  Linux Planet, eWeek, Eclipse Developers Journal, Information Week...
•  News... via Yahoo and via Google.
•  News in Italy, Israel, Rusia, Spain (1, 2), Colombia, Brazil, Croatia, France...
•  Bloggers [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11]

The Ubuntu release will be discussed in GlasssFish Day as part of CommunityOne. Attendance is free but limited and you need to register.

Comments:

The glassfish package depends on sun-java5-jre. Shouldn't the dependency declare that sun-java6-jre is also okay?

Posted by Manfred Moser on April 19, 2007 at 09:19 AM PDT #

Thanks, Mandfred - I'll pass it on to Harpreet to see what he says. - eduard/o

Posted by eduardo pelegri-llopart on April 19, 2007 at 01:18 PM PDT #

Manfred,

You can find my comments about this on my blog. A short one liner is that at the time we were integrating this, GlassFish V1 was fully tested and certified on JDK 5 and we did not want to introduce dependencies on JDK 6 as that had not yet run through our entire test suites. Also, given the short time frame for the release cycle - where JDK 6 packages and GlassFish were both trying to make it into the OS, we believed a reasonable approach was to depend on JDK 5. Subsequent releases should do away with this dependency.

Thanks

Harpreet

Posted by Harpreet Singh on April 19, 2007 at 02:20 PM PDT #

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