GlassFish v3 TP2 - Now Available
By pelegri on May 02, 2008
GlassFish v3 TP2 is now available! Start at the Download Page; the release itself is just 22MB as a ZIP.
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.
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.