JBoss AS 7 Is Out - With Java EE 6 Support

The JBoss AS 7 with Java EE 6 WebProfile (certified) and Java EE 6 fullstack support (not certified) is available for download. Interesting: the download size of the "everything edition" is only 6 MB larger than the size of the "Web Profile Edition".

Enjoy lightweight server-side hacking with Java EE 6!


Hi Adam,
I already played a little bit with it yesterday and it works great. StartUp is really incredibly fast and I didn't experience any problems.
JEE 6 with JBoss AS 7 and Netbeans is really great fun and I don't think it can be more more lightweight.


Posted by Markus Jais on July 14, 2011 at 06:18 PM CEST #

Why is JBoss 7 more then twice as small as JBoss 6?

Posted by Felix on July 14, 2011 at 07:34 PM CEST #

I guess currently there is no big difference between both editions.
JMS and JAX-WS are what differentiate "web" and "full" profile:

(See table).

Posted by Hamza on July 14, 2011 at 07:43 PM CEST #


The JBoss team redesigned many parts of the JBoss in AS7. As far as I know, the 7.1 version is aimed to be Java EE 6 full profile certified.

The JBoss 7 is much different than JBoss 6, especially when it comes to the startup speed (startup can be as fast as 1 second!).

If you're interested more in AS7 features you can visit JBoss page or follow i.e. Dan Allen's (https://twitter.com/#!/mojavelinux) or Andrew Lee Rubinger's (https://twitter.com/#!/ALRubinger) twitter accounts.



Posted by PedroKowalski on July 15, 2011 at 06:01 AM CEST #


Yeah, the difference is in the certification process only. It also doesn't mean that the JBoss 7 doesn't have any full-profile technologies.

What I mean is that the JBoss can be Web Profile certified but it also can add some Java EE full profile technologies - it just hasn't got the "Java EE 6 FULL PROFILE certified" Oracle's stamp.



Posted by Pedro Kowalski on July 15, 2011 at 06:07 AM CEST #

But I understand there are no MDBs in AS 7, for instance: http://community.jboss.org/thread/169230

Apparently only 7.1 will have full-stack EE6. Still, I really like the direction that they've taken.

Posted by Klaus on July 15, 2011 at 01:24 PM CEST #

How did you install the Netbeans 7?
Como lograste instalarlo en el Netbeans 7?

Posted by grafity on July 20, 2011 at 02:26 AM CEST #

Netbeans 7 and JBOSS 7 do not inter-operate yet ... Any news about Netbeans support of JBOSS 7 ?

Posted by Luca on September 18, 2011 at 03:46 PM CEST #

7.0.1 is having MDB support now (and apparently, 'EJB Lite' is no more). Looks like things are moving fast :)

Posted by asanga s on October 09, 2011 at 08:16 AM CEST #

Hi Adam,

I downloaded Netbeans 7.1.2 and try to run Jboss 7.1.1 from the IDE. But netbeans support only Jboss 4,5,6 but not jboss 7.1.1.Final. When will netbeans support Jboss 7.1.1.Final ? This is issue prevents me to switch from eclipse to netbeans.

Posted by Süleyman Vurucu on June 24, 2012 at 06:59 PM CEST #

@Süleyman Vurucu

to me it look like its somethink political, "they" want you to go with Glassfish(by the way its also a great EE Server) or WLS. JBoss AS7 is out since 2010 and we cant use it on Netbeans, what a pity.

Posted by Developer on December 13, 2012 at 03:27 PM CET #

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