JBoss 5.0 will come ...in next several quarters

The announcement starts with: "Red Hat has committed to delivering the delayed next edition of JBoss in the "next several" quarters, promising the wait will be worth it." You can read the whole story here. Although "next several" quarters is a little bit undefined - I'm already looking forward to try it out - it will fully support Java EE 5. A beta is already available, however it has still some problems (like locking deployment-archives on windows, so you will have to restart the server after every deployment, dependency injection between web tier and EJBs works not always as expected). However I used JBoss in production since 1.0/2.0 versions and it was always "cutting edge".

Meanwhile you can try glassfish. It is production ready. Come to Jazoon, I will give a session "Glassfish V2/V3 - the killer appserver for development and production" - as you see I'm totally unbiased :-).


Hi Adam,

See you at Jazoon!

Greetings, Simon

Posted by Simon Martinelli on June 19, 2008 at 06:45 PM CEST #

Personally, my feeling is that they really screwed themselves with JBoss 5.0. It's probably going to be an engineering masterpiece, but too late to the party for most new adopters to be interested (they will no doubt keep current customers just like Weblogic did for so many years). GlassFish is just so unbelievably impressive, that even a killer JBoss 5 just won't hold up to it. And I say that being a Seam developer. You cannot deny the truth. GlassFish is not just a marketing ploy. It is damn good software.

See you at Jazoon,

Dan Allen

Posted by Dan Allen on June 20, 2008 at 12:50 AM CEST #

Adam, thanks for the link to JBoss 5. Great to meet you at JavaOne as well!

Great to hear GlassFish is meeting your expectations. If there are specific features you like, or if there are features you would like to see, please let us know via the GlassFish User's alias, and always feel free to contact me at firstname dot lastname at sun dot com.

John Clingan
GlassFish Product Manager
Sun Microsystems

Posted by John Clingan on June 20, 2008 at 11:08 AM CEST #

Errr, that second paragraph was meant for Dan, although, Adam, same holds true for you as well :-)

Posted by John Clingan on June 20, 2008 at 11:13 AM CEST #

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