Please Join FishCAT, GlassFish 4.0.1 Community Acceptance Testing

As many of you may already be aware, the GlassFish team has been diligently working on the upcoming 4.0.1 release. The overall goals of GlassFish 4.0.1 is very specific and focused:

  • JDK 8 certification.
  • Fixing high priority bugs, especially potential Java EE 7 compatibility gaps.
  • Hardening security and fixing security bugs.
  • Incorporating updates to all GlassFish components such as Mojarra, Jersey, Grizzly, OpenMQ, HK2, EclipseLink, JAXB, Weld and so on. These updates contain mostly bug fixes and some new features.

Our team has been talking about the 4.0.1 release at various venues:

  • GlassFish product manager John Clingan did an extensive interview with Adam Bien on the future of GlassFish - check out the interview text here.
  • I (Reza Rahman) did a GlassFish community open round table with the London GlassFish User Group - check out video here.
  • My colleague David Delabassee held a GlassFish BoF recently at Devoxx UK.

Steve Millidge of the London GlassFish User Group very recently shared his thoughts on 4.0.1, the future of GlassFish and community contributions.

Many of you may also be aware of FishCAT. It stands for the GlassFish Community Acceptance Testing program. Through the program community members can help test early builds of GlassFish before the final release. Contributing to GlassFish through the FishCAT program is one of the easiest, most valuable and most effective ways in helping the Java EE and GlassFish communities move forward. We are now launching FishCAT for GlassFish 4.0.1. You can find the details for FishCAT for GlassFish 4.0.1 here.

The voice of the community has always been important to us and we need your help. Please do consider donating some of your time to the FishCAT program.


Could you please provide the link on the mailling list and also on the submission form as possible.

Posted by Constantin on June 27, 2014 at 01:24 PM PDT #

Can you kindly clarify which link, mailing list and submission form you are referring to?

Posted by Reza Rahman on June 29, 2014 at 09:58 AM PDT #

Can not start Glaasfish 4.1 w/Netbeans 8.0 on Windows 8.1. "Could not start Glassfish Server 4 1:DAS port is occupied while server is not running". Netstat -aon | find ":80" | find "LISTENING" yields a null return.
What am I missing? What should I try now? As it is Netbeans/Glassfish is unusable and development has stopped. Tried going back to 7.4, but get the same error message.

Posted by SecurePAX on July 01, 2014 at 09:16 AM PDT #

This could be a number of things including some kind of genuine resource conflict that isn't so obvious. I would try a bit more to debug it on your own. You could also try the user forums. If you are certain it's a bug please file it against FishCAT.

Commenting here is honestly not that terribly helpful where likely no one else other than me may be reading.

Posted by Reza Rahman on July 01, 2014 at 09:21 AM PDT #

If it's any consolation, I just did a smoke test with JDK 7, NetBeans 8 and the latest promoted GF 4.0.1. I don't see any problems unfortunately. Doesn't mean there isn't an issue, but it should mean it's probably a good idea to debug on your own a bit more.

Posted by Reza Rahman on July 01, 2014 at 09:38 AM PDT #

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