GlassFish Update - Roadmap, Naming, Open Source


Adam, Alexis, John and I gave our first GlassFish Community Update after the Oracle acquisition. The Slide Deck was short but covered the most important topics, including Naming, Roadmap, Distributions, Licenses and Open Source.

It was a good meeting, although I forgot to hit the "record" button! For now, you can find the slide deck here.

I will find the time next week to record the presentation and will make that available too. We will also record in other languages; I'll do Spanish, Alexis will do French, and I'm sure I can find volunteers for others.


Is there any indication if Glassfish 4 will remain Open Source?

Posted by guest on March 25, 2010 at 08:13 PM PDT #

Excellent news - any clue about what is happening with Fuji, though?

Posted by guest on March 25, 2010 at 10:48 PM PDT #

re: GlassFish 4 - Yes, GlassFish 4 will remain Open Source.

Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on March 26, 2010 at 04:07 AM PDT #

Re: Fuji - Frank wrote about the story in a post to the USERS@OpenESB alias, see [1]. I thought I had posted about it at TA but I don't see it, my mistake.


When looking at the old Sun Open Source projects, it is important to understand that Oracle has been making decisions in a case-by-case basis, driven by the business needs of each product group.

Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on March 26, 2010 at 04:15 AM PDT #

The community edition of Glassfish will remain full featured? Or the non-commercial version will be like the Standard Edition of WebLogic?

Posted by Fred on March 26, 2010 at 04:43 AM PDT #

The Oracle distribution of GlassFish is just the Open Source version + branding elements + Closed-Source AddOns.

The Open Source version is fully featured, including full JavaEE 6 support (not just the Web Profile) and things like administration and clustering. Shoal-based, in-memory replication is part of this.

The branding elements pretty much just add the name and the logo.

The AddOns will tie into Oracle proprietary solutions like Coherence Web, and will include extras like what we had w/ the old Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server.

Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on March 26, 2010 at 05:00 AM PDT #

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