GlassFish buzz means lots of people attend our BOF.
It 's been a couple of years since I've felt this kind of excitement at JavaOne. Wow what a great response to the announcement the Sun is open sourcing it's application server. Jim Driscoll, Amy Roh and I presented at the GlassFish BOF Monday evening to a standing room only crowd. Here are some highlights of that presentation.
GlassFish is Sun's application server under the CDDL license (Jim blogged about the licensethis morning).
- Not only open source but open process which means we are committed to working with the community to build a better application server.
- GlassFish is the next generation application server implementing the Java EE 5 specifications (all the specs). We took our production quality Sun Java Application Server PE version 8.1 codebase and started implementing the Java EE 5 features.
- Important goal is to track the platform specifications closely and MUST support Java EE compatibility. This is not a change.
- Download weekly builds or build the server yourself, try out the new features and send us feedback
- After just a few weeks, we already have contributions in the way of bugs and patches as well as an external commitor. So we're off to a great start!
We had lots of questions and Jim did a great job answering them or bringing up people who had more details. Some are addressed above, some in the FAQs and some deserve alot more discussion and are great for firstname.lastname@example.org.
I did have a chance to talk to people one on one after the BOF and my favorite comment was "Thank you, thank you for open sourcing your app server".
Actually, thank you....