GlassFish v3 TP2 - Now Available

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GlassFish v3 TP2 is now available! Start at the Download Page; the release itself is just 22MB as a ZIP.

Check: QuickStart Guide, Content, Tutorial and Documentation Index.

This is the new modular, OSGi-based, version of the GlassFish Server. You will note it starts very fast (you can use "--verbose" for timing info). Once up it is listening on port 8080 (by default) and you get the Up and Running Page. Services are loaded (and downloaded if necessary!) as needed.

For example, if you go request the administration console it will be loaded and you will see the familiar Login Screen, and, behind it, the Administration Tasks.

GF v3 TP2 includes the new IPS-based package tool, and its associated Update Center 2. These tools are written in Python and the python packages will be downloaded on demand. Note that the Python Window kit (wxpython2.8), used by the UC2, is 128MB.

This release is described as a Technology Preview 2, but we believe it is actually quite solid; my hats off to the team for pulling it off!

Added: Also see Ludo's note on GFv3 TP2 and NB 6.1.

Comments:

"Note that the Python Window kit (wxpython2.8), used by the UC2, is 128MB."

Clarification: The "installed size" of the current wxPython package is ~128 MB on Mac OS. The download size is a fraction of this size (I can get that number to you later). The download size of wxPython is much smaller for Windows and Unix systems. For example, on Unix it's about an 8 MB download and 28 MB installed.

We're investigating how we can pare the Mac OS wxPython download size down to a more reasonable size.

We're also working with the IPS team to be able to obtain actual download sizes from the packaging system such that both the Update Tool GUI and IPS CLI can represent this information (as opposed to representing the installed size only as is the case today).

Thanks,
Chris

Posted by Chris Kampmeier on May 04, 2008 at 11:53 PM PDT #

THanks for the clarification, Chris. The reason I gave the warning on the size is because when I tried it took a long time on my medium-speed connection (I forget where I was) and I wanted to be sure nobody gave up.

And, of course, a Java client for IPS would be very nice! :-)

Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on May 13, 2008 at 10:43 AM PDT #

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