Worth the wait

Apache Geronimo 3.0.0 brings in Java 7 support

Chris Mayer

The latest release for Apache’s J2EE server brings it right up to date with full Java EE 6 compliance achieved

After a fairly quiet year so far, the team behind Apache’s
open source J2EE server, Geronimo, have finally released the next
iteration, in v.3.0.0.

Some might say this belated release was worth the wait, with
450 bug fixes made in total in a major overhaul. Of the 46 new
features and 110 improvements quotes, arguably the most important
stride made is the addition of Java 7 support for all Java EE 6 Web
Profile Technologies. This includes the likes of EJB 3.1, JPA 2.0,
JAX-RS and CDI 1.0, as well as other notable specifications present
in Java EE 6.

Elsewhere, there’s support for the OSGi 4.3
specification and the Tomcat server 7.0.27 (two
versions behind the most current). However, there’s still work to
be done
in including some of the more
emergent technologies, as both the speedy HTTP web server Jetty and
IPV6 are notable absences from the official support list. We can
expect this to be amended in a later bugfix.

The raft of changes can be seen from the
release notes
. This is a welcome release
after the initial beta release detailed just some of the work that
had been done in January. Work is still needed to be done to keep
everything up to date though.

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