Thursday Nov 24, 2011

GlassFish Downloads - Where? (reminder)

Whether you're looking for the open source edition, stable and supported builds, promoted or event nightly builds, they are all in one place on this download page which is linked off of the main welcome page.

At the time of this writing (Nov. 2011), the latest stable release is GlassFish 3.1.1 (open source bits, supported Oracle GlassFish Server).


The all-in-one Download page also contains links to the developer builds of both 3.1.2 (see plans here) as well as the promoted builds for the 4.0 version (plans) which was used to deliver the keynote "PaaS" demo at the recent JavaOne and Devoxx conferences.

Wednesday Nov 09, 2011

Oracle Solaris 11 is here!

Oracle Solaris 11 was not just launched but also made fully available. New features include installation improvements, IPS as the packaging system, Oracle Solaris Zones enhancements, Security improvements (Labeled IPsec, ...), Networking enhancements (virtualization, built-in load-balancer, and more), as well as ZFS as the root file system.


The ISO size is quite reasonable : 430MB for x86, 526MB for SPARC with multiple other options available: Automated Install (with even smaller archives to start with), Live Media, and IPS repository images (yes, that's the same IPS we use in GlassFish for the Update Center). All the download options are listed on the Oracle Solaris 11 Download Page

If you're interested in further reading, I'd recommend these two white papers :
Oracle Solaris 11: Built for Clouds
Oracle Solaris 11: The Best Place to Run Your Oracle Applications

Wednesday Aug 03, 2011

GlassFish Downloads - Pick your artifact or bundle

With the release of GlassFish 3.1.1 and the multiple artifacts we have to offer (open source, commercial, SDK, with or without JDK 7, etc...) you may easily lose track of all the options offered to you. Here's a list of all the artifacts for this 3.1.1 release :


GlassFish Server 3.1.1 Open Source Edition (all bundles)
Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.1 (Full Java EE 6)
Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.1, Web Profile
Project Metro Web Services Stack 2.1.1
GlassFish Loadbalancer Configurator 3.1
Java EE 6 SDK Update 3 (without a JDK)
Java EE 6 SDK Update 3 (with JDK 7)
Java EE 6 Web Profile SDK Update 3
Java EE 6 Web Profile SDK Update 3 (with JDK 6 u26)
Java EE 6 Web Profile SDK Update 3 (with JDK 7)

If you're hesitating between Zip or installer, Web Profile of Full Platform, Open Source Edition or Oracle GlassFish Server then this earlier blog entry is still pretty much valid.

Wednesday Oct 07, 2009

Java.Net Availability Still Unfolding

As we reported yesterday, Java.Net is under a DDOS attack (seems somewhat similar to this one). The Sun and CollabNet teams are working hard to address this but it's taking longer than we all want, so here are a few useful links that apply to GlassFish and Hudson.


First, because the services used by our projects come from multiple infrastructures, some sites have not been affected (knock on wood - or toca ferro). The following seem to be unaffected:,,
• Downloads at including:
   GF v3, including GF v3 nightly and GF v3 promoted,
   GF v2, including GF v2.1 and GF v2.1 nightly,
   GF v2.1.1, including GF v2.1.1 promoted and GF v2.1.1 nightly,
   Eclipse Bundle; also see more d/ls at GlassFish.
• Downloads of NetBeans and Hudson
• Kohsuke also created SVN mirrors at including:
   hudson, glassfish-scripting, glassfish grizzly, hk2 jersey.

For the case of Hudson, there is a run-time impact due to the plugin-store which has been addressed in the latest build, but see Dealing with Outages, and also see this discussion of longer-term solutions.

I'll add more useful links as I find them / people report them to me. Thanks for your patience while we deal with this situation.

Sunday Mar 15, 2009

649,296 Downloads in Feb 2009


We recorded 649,296 d/ls of GlassFish Server last month (192,776 SDK d/ls plus 456,520 Tools d/ls); about 28K downloads each day. More details, including a comparison with JBoss's public numbers, in my note.

The adoption for GlassFish is going very well and follows the model described by Jonathan ([1], [2, [3]). You can read about some of our Adoption Stories, or drop by EBC or elsewhere, for more details.