Updated GlassFish v3 FCS Schedule

A couple of weeks we provided an update of the GlassFish v2.1.1 Schedule; it's now time to do the same with that for GlassFish v3.

The key driver for GlassFish v3 is JavaEE 6. This means GFv3 leverages the expertise of the wide JCP community and our users have the benefits of a standard but... it also means we don't control all the variables - which is ultimately good, but can be painful in the short-term.

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We knew things could get complicated when JSR 330 appeared in mid-May, after the PFD for most of JavaEE 6, and was later accepted by the JCP EC. The relationship between JSR 330 and JSR 299 was resolved recently and both will be part of JavaEE 6, so it was just a matter of doing the numbers, and...

The answer is about 8 weeks. The updated GF v3 Roadmap puts the FCS at Nov 24th, just in time for Thanksgiving@USA. The change propagates to NetBeans 6.8 (roadmap) as well as follow-up releases to GFv3 (exact dates still shimmering).

So, that's the new date. It's actually quite good, considering the magnitude of the last-minute change. Overall, I know 330 will make for a better release - just let's hope that next time submissions don't come so late in the cycle... See GlassFish+v3

Comments:

I don't see any mention of JavaEE 5 on the roadmap. Is Glassfish v3 going to support JavaEE 5 when released?

Posted by Brian Leathem on August 16, 2009 at 09:24 AM PDT #

GlassFish v1 and v2 already support Java EE 5 but if you're asking about being able to run a Java EE 5 application in GlassFish v3, then yes, this will be supported (per the Java EE 6 specification actually). In fact you're encouraged to try your existing Java EE application with a recent version of GFv3 and report any issue (forum, issuetracker, ...)

Posted by Alexis MP on August 16, 2009 at 03:48 PM PDT #

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