Friday Nov 13, 2009

Updated Repositories for GFv3 Prelude

GlassFish v3 is not just modular but the components can be updated through IPS-based UpdateCenter machinery. The Update Center team has been evolving tracking the IPS changes and adding refinements of their own; newer releases, like GFv3Preview, have been running recent UC, but the repositories for GFv3Prelude were running an older version of UC.

Last week the Glassfish team pushed Update Center Toolkit 2.2u2 to the Prelude repositories. In normal conditions you should not notice the change but if you visit the repository directly you will see new graphics and additional facilities (like package search) plus improved performance and metrics.

GFv3 FCS is around the corner and we are seeing very high interest in the release. At that point we expect the bulk of the GlassFish downloads to switch to being served from the IPS repositories - and we will find out if our capacity planning has been accurate :-)

Friday Sep 26, 2008

WebSynergy Community Build 5 Available!


Hot on the heels of SB2, WebSynergy continues its cadence of builds with the latest, Project WebSynergy Community Build 5 [download].

This build incorporates additional samples, a bridge between JSR 286 events and the built-in services (e.g. the activities service), WSRP improvements, jBPM workflow integration into SAW, and a first cut of SWA. On the development side, Portal Pack 3.0 has a new download page and updated NetBeans and Eclipse plugins.

A few articles have been written recently: Maruthi on Presence (and a screencast), Allan on Q&A on Message Boards, and Mahipal on i18n.

Can't wait to see the next Stable Build (3) !