Saturday Dec 11, 2010

Supported customers - read this


Oracle GlassFish Server customers and former Sun GlassFish Enterprise customers were using SunSolve to get to individual patches and GlassFish patch releases (see this Blog entry on "GlassFish For Business" for how we deliver support) up until now.

SunSolve is being retired (see this earlier heads-up blog) and you are encouraged to read this Transition to My Oracle Support FAQ for Legacy Sun Customers.

My Oracle Support (MOS) will integrate all the existing services and become the single support portal for all of your Oracle support needs. The full migration should be effective by the time you read these lines (Dec 13th 2010). MOS has been open to former Sun customers for a little while to set up and verify account credentials using your Sun contract number to register. More details on accessing the service using standard Oracle SSO accounts can be found in this FAQ.

Once you're able to log into MOS, you'll need to add Support Identifiers to your account. All legacy Sun patches (probably the most important feature to many GlassFish customers) are available in the Patches section on My Oracle Support.

Sunday Oct 17, 2010

GlassFish Tips and Links #12: Maven on Helios, Basic Authentication, Jersey 1.4, Bye AMX, JavaSE 6u22...

Recent Tips and News on Java EE 6 & GlassFish:

Informational Sign


Maven troubles on Eclipse Helios causes problem deploying app to GlassFish
• ... but see Harald's tutorial
Basic Authentication in GlassFish 3 (Maksim Sorokim)
Jersey 1.4 was released on September 11th (Paul)
More on Web Sockets and HTML5 in Glassfish - covers using the SQL API (Santiago)
Update to deploying webservices on Glassfish 3.1 cluster (Bhakti)
Spring vs. Java EE and Why I Don't Care (Eberhard Wolff)

GlassFish 3.1

Admin UI is now 100% based on REST; no more AMX (ludo)
Progress in moving GlassFish to Kenai infrastructure (eduardo)

Links and News

eApps Cloud Release notes v .99.2 - Beta will include Liferay on GlassFish
Habari OpenMQ Client (library for Delphi and Free Pascal to access OpenMQ)

From Oracle

• Countdown to decommissioning SunSolve "later this year"
   Goodbye SunSolve, Helloooo MOS!, SunSolve Retirement Notice - Oct'10 and FAQ
• Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1.1 p8 now available.
• JavaSE 6u22 is out with security bugs - Release Notes, twitter @rolilad
• Oracle's October Critical Patch Update at eSecurityPlanet.

En EspaƱol

Control del nivel de aislamiento transaccional en JPA
EJB 3.1 en Porlets de Liferay (Apuntes de Java)

Event News

Slides and Trip Report for SVCP 2010:
   [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6].
This Week's Events
• Oct 19th, YaJUG, Luxembourg (details)
   Java EE 6 + GlassFish, Alexis MP
• Oct 20th: eBig Java SIG, Oakland/CA (details)
   Java EE 6 = Less Code + More Power, Arun Gupta
New Events
• Dec 6-Dec 8: NYC - Marakana, (details)
   JSF 2.0 Training Course, Kito Mann
• Dec 13-Dec 17: NYC (details)
   Programming with Java and Java EE 6, Yakov Fain, Farata Systems

Sunday Jan 31, 2010

Navigating SunSolve - Patches for GlassFish and SailFin

SunSolve is the standard Sun mechanism for distributing "patches" to Sun products, with content ranging from Free Public Releases and Security Patches to For-Free bug-fixing patches (the majority) and is in a multiplicity of formats, from ZIPs to PKG(5).


SunSolve has been adding features recently, including some navigational help that I just discovered, so sharing them...

• A twitter account: @SunPatches,
• New, per-product, content pages, including SailFin Patches and GlassFish Patches.
• Better Introduction, Home Page and PatchFinder.

A full-list of categories is here - I'm afraid the GlassFish-related products fall under several places; to help you, we summarize them at GlassFishForBusiness and we report them via Twitter at @GlassFish.

I do not yet know what is the transition story for SunSolve to Oracle, but we will let you know as we find out.

Sunday Aug 30, 2009

Old Tools Never Die - WGet and Access to SunSolve


Good old tools never die, like wget (and the beam torque wrench!). Gerry Haskins has written an overview on how to (continue to) use wget to access SunSolve repositories (where the For-Fee Patches for GlassFish are stored) now that authentication is enforced.

The short summary is "Use versions 1.10.x and 1.11.1, but not 1.11!", but Gerry gets into more details. You can also look at the Document at SunSolve.