Final JBoss 5.0.0.GA Release is now out !

September 18, 2008

After more iterations and more months is now the JBoss 5.0.0.GA release out and what are new in this release?

- 3+ year marathon of redesigning the application server over
- The JBoss AS 5 is from the Java EE™ 5 codebase that fully complies with the Java EE 5
conformance testing certification requirements
- A completely new kernel architecture (JBoss Microcontainer)
- The most important by this release is that, JBoss 5 AS is now build on top of the new JBoss Microcontainer and that replaces the famous JBoss JMX Microkernel of the 3.x and 4.x series

What is JBoss Microcontainer?

MC is a lightweight container and is responsible for the management for POJOs, their deployment, configuration and lifecycle.

What with the integration with others JBoss Frameworks?

JBoss AOP?

The MC integrates nicely with JBoss AOP.

JBoss JMX?

JBoss 5 AS still supports JMX all MBean services written against the old Microkernel are expected to work fine.

JBoss VDF?

More important framework in the JBoss 5 AS is the Virtual Deployment Framework (VDF) . This framework takes aspectized deployers to operate in a chain over a Virtual File System (VFS), analyze deployments and produce metadata to be used by the JBoss
Microcontainer, which in turn instantiates and wires together the various pieces of a deployment, controlling their lifecycle and dependencies.

JBoss 5 AS is also integrated with other standalone JBoss projects like:
- JBoss EJB3: simplifying the component programming
- JBoss Messaging new implementation of the JBossMQ
- with the latest JBossCache (PojoCache, inMemory, transactional, ...)
- JBossWS Java EE compatible
- JBoss Transaction : 18 year history as a leader in distributed transactions
- Web container based on Apache Tomcat that includes the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) and Tomcat native technologies.

About more new features will take place in a next post and for more information about this new release, takes a look at this


This page contains a single entry from Serge Pagop's Weblog posted on September 18, 2008 2:32 PM. The previous post in this blog was My MAC OS X + PARALLELS keyboard combinations . Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

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