Monday Mar 26, 2012

GlassFish 3.1.2 news Oracle Linux 6 and OEPE support

Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.2 is now supported on Oracle Linux 6 Unbreakable Kernel as indicated in the updated certification matrix.


In other news, the latest OEPE (the Oracle distribution of Eclipse) now offers support for GlassFish 3.1.2.


Wednesday Mar 14, 2012

GlassFish 3.1.2 - Which Platform(s)?

Now that GlassFish 3.1.2 has been released, we can look at the updated list of supported platforms: operating systems and JVMs.

Operating Systems (in no order of preference :) -
• AIX 6.1, 7.1
• Solaris 11 Sparc and x86
• Solaris 10 Update 7 Sparc and x86
• Oracle Linux 4, 5
• RHEL 4, 5
• Windows 2008 R2
• Windows 7
• Windows XP SP3
• SLES 10, 11
• Ubuntu 11.04 (Developer Support Only)
• MacOS X 10.7.1 (Developer Support Only)


JVMs :
• Oracle JDK 1.6.0 u29 and beyond
• Oracle JDK 1.7.0 u2 and beyond
• Apple JDK 1.6.0_24 and beyond
• JRockit 28.2.2
• IBM JDK 6 and JDK 7

The official information is available in the Oracle GlassFish 3.1.2 certification matrix and also includes browser, database certifications and more.

Sunday Mar 27, 2011

GlassFish 3.1 supported platforms

Starting with version 3.0.1 the Oracle GlassFish Server product now has a list of supported platforms just like any other Oracle product and that in fact, has increased the reach of the product compared to the Sun days. As always, the compatibility matrix is linked off of the "Hardware and Software Requirements" section of the Release Notes volume of the GlassFish Documentation.

Matrix library

For Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1 the compatibility matrix is here. The list is long with a wide variety of 32-bit and 64-bit OS and JVM combinations, with systems ranging from Oracle Linux or Red Hat EL 4 & 5, SLES 10, several incarnations of Windows (2008 R2, 7, etc..), Solaris 10 Update 7+, with XP, Mac OS and Ubuntu listed as developer platforms.

JVM-wise, GlassFish has now been requiring Java 6 for a while and the minimum HotSpot version is 1.6.0_22. On the Web Server front, Apache 2.2, Oracle HTTP Server and iPlanet Web Server 7.0u9 but also Microsoft IIS 7.5 are all supported. Note also that the Supported Virtualization and Partitioning Technologies for Oracle Fusion Middleware applies to Oracle GlassFish Server.

Finally note that we've been IPv6-ready for a little while, that we don't officially support IE6 and that Itanium support has never been on the list of supported platforms.

Sunday Jan 11, 2009

Competition is good - Palm Pre, Sony Vaio P, Dell Adiamo, Windows 7

I am a strong believer that Competition is Good for Customers, and this week's CES Show was another reminder; some examples from there:


Palm Pre - This seems one of the best of the iPhone challengers - looks like a good OS, multi-tasking/touch, physics, nice design and a keyboard. See homepage, wikipedia, Gizmodo and PCWorld.
Sony Vaio P - This one looks like a nice netbook, with a wide screen, build around a good sized keyboard. The use of a trackpoint means the whole thing can be sized just for the keyboard - would love to try it out. Competition for the "lesser" netbooks and the always rumored iPod tablet? See Gizmodo, Engadget.
Dell Adiamo - This one (if the promise matches the buzz) would compete with MacBook Air; if it keeps with Dell's pricepoints, it would help with the pricing. See Gizmodo and Engdget.
Windows 7 - This one, I hope will help keep Apple focused in doing a good job with MacOS. Ubuntu and, I'd hope soon, OpenSolaris, can help with the pressure, but I've felt that the quality of the desktop offerings from Apple has decreased since the iPod/iPhone started generating so much money, and they can use a strong competidor. See homepage and Gizmodo.

Now, back to our usual topics, helping you by providing our own competition :-)

Sunday May 18, 2008

Unusual #1 @ BSC - Sometimes it's SPAM, sometimes it's More Interesting :-)

The top #5 blogs at Blogs.Sun.Com are almost always the same, but every now and then there is an uncommon top name. It often seems quite random and most likely SPAM, but sometimes it is actually interesting...


Check these pictures from Jeff Bonwick's blog. For reference, the guy at the right is Jeff (of ZFS fame), and the one on the left is Linus (of Linux fame).

No, I don't know what the photos mean; I don't work in the Solaris team and although I've known Jeff (Jackson) for many years his office is in the Menlo Park campus and mine is in the Santa Clara campus... :-)

And, if I knew, I couldn't tell you :-)

Sunday Apr 13, 2008

Installing GF v2 on Ubuntu


The Ubuntu repositories (MultiVerse) today have GlassFish v1 (@feisty, @gutsy) so a simple apt-get on(for example) Gusty Gibon will get GFv1, but...

Installing GFv2 is quite easy - check the notes from Rob (Plain Install) and Jasper (Extra Administration Details).

And, yes, we are working on updating the repositories.

Tuesday Sep 11, 2007

NOTD - Virtualization: Running Linux and Solaris 8 on Solaris 10

Console for 360/67

Virtualization is really hot now. We recently mentioned about Using LDOMs to partition a T2-based system. This week's annoncement of Solaris 10 8/07 includes New Zones Features including BrandZ Zones.

The first BrandZ (lX) allows Running Linux Apps on Solaris (see earlier news). A new announcement is Project Etude which enables Solaris 8 Apps running as guests on a Solaris 10 host; see Marc's Business Overview and Dan's Technical Overview.

Also see these reviews at Dr. Dobb's, The Register and EnterpriseLinux.

Added: Also see the announcement about Windows and Solaris virtualization.

Tuesday Nov 07, 2006

More GlassFish on Ubuntu ... Will be Included in Distros...


A quick follow-up to our Previous Report: Canonical has announced that it will bundle GlassFish in its distributions. Check this CNet News piece. This is very good news; we hope to see additional bundling opportunities in the future...

Saturday Nov 04, 2006

GlassFish on Ubuntu


Harpreet is an Ubuntu Fan, and Rick Also Likes Ubuntu. Since next week is Ubuntu Developer's Summit, Harpreet decided to do a more careful check on the status on GlassFish on Ubuntu. The result is that it already passes almost all tests - Check his Blog.

I know that Harpreet and a few other members of the GF community are going to the Summit, so we will report any new developments from there.