GlassFish v3 Preview Adopts pkg(5) and the Update Center Toolkit
By ckamps on Jul 28, 2009
Sort of old news, but we needed to bring our Adoption Stories up to date with the most recent releases of products adopting the Update Center Toolkit.
Back in early June, the GlassFish team released GlassFish v3 Preview, the latest early access release of the Java Enterprise Edition 6 technologies and the new Java EE 6 Web Profile. Because GlassFish v3 uses a microkernel architecture based on OSGi, developers can begin with the Java EE 6 Web Profile and use the Update Center to dynamically upgrade to the full Java EE 6 platform.
As an early adopter of the Image Packaging System and the cross-platform Update Center Toolkit, this is the GlassFish team's 3rd release of GlassFish that is wholly based on the Image Packaging System and incorporates the Update Center Toolkit. The GlassFish v3 Preview release includes version 2.1 of the toolkit.
As with previous GFv3 releases, the Preview release offers both installer-wrapped and raw zip download bundles - both of which are based on pre-installed pkg(5) images. As functionality is added to the GFv3 releases, we've witnessed more and more packages being added to the GFv3 release and contrib package repositories. The current combined count is over 50 packages!
The GlassFish team has already integrated v2.2 of the toolkit into their promoted development builds of GFv3. Looking forward, the team plans to leverage v2.3 of the toolkit with their next GFv3 release.