GlassFish v3 - Now With OSGi Support

3 weeks to go before JavaOne and I expect the usual flurry of announcements and releases. One we have already pre-announced is GlassFish v3 TP2; in the next days we will highlight some of the benefits of this release.

JavaOne 22 Days to go

The two key features in GFv3 are modularity and Java EE 6, and the first one is showing with a twist: Jerome has announced that GFv3 runs on OSGi! The lower layers of HK2 were designed to be replaceable and the latest TP2 builds include a OSGi runtime.

"Very eager" users can go try this in GFv3 TP2 b09; those that are just "eager" may want to wait for this week's build, or wait a bit longer for the actual TP2 release.

We will be showcasing GFv3 TP2 and more at JavaOne but if you want a sneak preview come to the GlassFish Track of CommunityOne on Monday.


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That's totally awesome. Last year, during CommunityOne, I publicly asked Jonathan Schwarz and Rich Green about OSGi support in the application server. I'm pleasantly surprised that it made it in, and within a year. Two thumbs up.

Posted by Wilfred Springer on April 15, 2008 at 02:21 PM PDT #

Great!!! I have been using Glassfish quite a long time, more than 2 years and It always performs well. Everything about it is great except for one thing - the lack of OSGi support. I definitely believe that GF3 will become one of the best OSGi supporting application servers.

Posted by John Kim on April 15, 2008 at 04:46 PM PDT #

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