Weld 1.1 in GlassFish 3.1

Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE platform (JSR 299, tag:CDI) is one of the key specifications in JavaEE 6 and as more people are adopting it, its performance becomes more and more important.

GlassFish 3 has implemented CDI from the beginning through JBoss's Weld, the Reference Implementation for CDI, but some users have voiced concerns on the performance of the early versions of Weld (see Harald's comment or bugid 14419). The Weld team has been debating them (e.g. see thread@weld-dev) and Pete indicates that Weld 1.1 addresses these issues.

If you are a GlassFish user, you will soon be able to try out Weld 1.1.  We could not integrate the earlier beta1 due to some API incompatibilities but we are incorporating beta2 right now and we expect it to appear in GlassFish 3.1 Build 29 (next week), or at the latest in Build 30 (MS7, targeted for 11/23, see Build Map).  When it shows, please validate it against your applications and let us know if you see issues.

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