JOnAS Blog


Oct 11 2010

JOnAS 5.1.4 released

  Hi JOnAS users,

 The JOnAS team is pleased to announce the new JOnAS 5.1.4 maintenance release.

 This release is http://java.sun.com/javaee/overview/compatibility.jsp">Java EE 5 certified and provides you bug fixes on JOnAS 5.1.x branch.

Two profiles for JOnAS 5.1.4 are http://forge.ow2.org/project/showfiles.php?group_id=5&release_id=4296">available for download:

JIRA issue tracker instance is available at http://jira.ow2.org/browse/JONAS"&#62;http://jira.ow2.org/browse/JONAS</a&#62;

Please report issues on this tracker or through the http://wiki.jonas.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Community/Lists"&#62;mailing lists.

Issues fixed since JOnAS 5.1.3 :

Bug

Enjoy !

Florent

Sep 05 2010

JOnAS 5.1.3 released

  Hi JOnAS users,

 The JOnAS team is pleased to announce the new JOnAS 5.1.3 maintenance release.

 This release is http://java.sun.com/javaee/overview/compatibility.jsp"&#62;Java EE 5 certified and provides you bug fixes on JOnAS 5.1.x branch.

Two profiles for JOnAS 5.1.3 are http://forge.ow2.org/project/showfiles.php?group_id=5&amp;release_id=4294&#34;>available for download:

JIRA issue tracker instance is available at http://jira.ow2.org/browse/JONAS"&#62;http://jira.ow2.org/browse/JONAS</a&#62;

Please report issues on this tracker or through the http://wiki.jonas.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Community/Lists"&#62;mailing lists.

Issues fixed since JOnAS 5.1.2 :

Bug

Improvement

New Feature

Task

Jun 08 2010

JOnAS 5.2.0 M2 released

    Hi JOnAS community,

The whole JOnAS team is pleased to announce a  new milestone of the new JOnAS 5.2 series.
The JOnAS 5.2 series of releases mostly targets Java 6 support and previews of Java EE 6 features as well as additional features.

In a few words, this JOnAS 5.2.0 milestone (M2) provides JAX-WS 2.1 support, comes with an http://www.slideshare.net/catherinenuel/audit-applications-javaee-solutions-linux-ow2"&#62;audit system, supports JPA 2.0 and CDI and some EJB 3.1 singleton feature for users living on the edge and http://jira.ow2.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10010&amp;version=10073&#34;>resolves 33 issues.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback using our http://jira.ow2.org/browse/JONAS"&#62;JIRA issue tracker.

Binaries are available, as usual, on the http://wiki.jonas.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Downloads"&#62;download page (in the 5.x milestones section).

Documentation has been http://jonas.ow2.org/JONAS_5_2_0_M2/doc/doc-en/html/"&#62;updated on site.


In more lengths ...

Java 6

An extra validation effort was put on this release to ensure that JOnAS is running well using JDK6.
The Sun HotSpot and http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk6/"&#62;OpenJDK 6 JVMs have been used during the tests.

Web Services

The move to JAX-WS 2.1 has been the opportunity to upgrade our http://cxf.apache.org"&#62;Apache CXF to a newer version (2.2.9, the current latest released yesterday)

Audit

Try out the new audit system by enabling the audit service in JONAS_BASE/conf/jonas.properties
For EJB events, don't forget to uncomment audit EJB3 component in JONAS_BASE/conf/easybeans-jonas.xml

Persistence

JPA 2.0 is now provided as a Java EE 6 preview, just set hibernate3.5 or eclipselink2 as persistence provider to activate JPA 2.0 support.
As an experimental feature, JOnAS supports both http://openjpa.apache.org"&#62;OpenJPA1 and 2 providers (openjpa or openjpa2 in the jonas.properties).

Still in the JPA area, multiple JPA providers are now supported at the same time, simply set multiple providers names in your jonas.properties.
jonas.service.ejb3.jpa.provider hibernate,eclipselink

Context and Dependency Injection

http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=299"&#62;Context and Dependency Injection (lets call it CDI for short) is a brand new Java EE 6 specification. It defines what is a managed beans (not to be confused with MBeans that are JMX management beans) and what can be done with them.
A managed beans supports:
  • a complete, fully annotation based, injection system (@Inject and @Produce). Injected beans can be qualified with user defined annotations so that Client remains cleanly decoupled from implementation details (@Qualifier).
  • the interception model that was so successful for EJB 3.0
  • extensible context aware injection (think of context as JSF scopes: application/session/request) managing injection of the right instance depending on the context.
  • a generic eventing solution decoupling observers from dispatcher (the source)
Read the http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=299"&#62;JSR 299 specification (don't be afraid it's quite an easy reading) or browse the very informative http://docs.jboss.org/weld/reference/1.0.1-Final/en-US/html/"&#62;JBoss Weld reference implementation web site for more details.
Currently the JOnAS/Weld integration is limited to standalone Web Applications (will be extended to all Java EE module types in future releases). http://websvn.ow2.org/listing.php?repname=jonas&amp;path=%2Fsandbox%2Fsauthieg%2Fjonas-cdi-webapp%2F&#34;>Checkout the sample source to see the basics of CDI enabled applications.

OSGiTM Framework

With 5.2 M2 it's now far more easier to do advanced OSGi tuning (adding packages to system bundles, setting felix log level, ...).
${jonas.base}/
conf/
osgi/
defaults.properties
gateway.properties

Theses files are mostly self documented (please raise your voice if you have comments) and should be easy to understand and extends.


Thanks to all developers and contributors for their involvement


See the full releases notes on our web pages: http://wiki.jonas.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/News/JOnAS_5_2_0_M2"&#62;http://wiki.jonas.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/News/JOnAS_5_2_0_M2</a&#62;


Florent

May 04 2010

JOnAS 5.1.2 released

Hi

The JOnAS team announce the new JOnAS 5.1.2 maintenance release. In just a few words: 27 bugs were fixed, including numerous JDBC/XA fixes and a compatibility issue with Apache Ant 1.8.


http://jira.ow2.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId="10010&version">See full details about fixed bugs
And the release is available on the download page
Enjoy ! Guillaume (on behalf of the JOnAS Team)

Mar 30 2010

JOnAS 5.2.0 M1 released

Hi community,

In few words ...

The whole JOnAS team is pleased to announce the first milestone of the new JOnAS 5.2 series.
The JOnAS 5.2 series of releases mostly targets Java 6 support and previews of Java EE 6 features as well as additional features.

In a few words, the first JOnAS 5.2.0 milestone (M1) provides JAX-WS 2.1 support, comes with an audit system, supports JPA 2.0 and CDI for users living on the edge and last but not least http://jira.ow2.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?version="10012&styleName" Html&#38;projectId="10010">resolves 89 issues.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback using our http://jira.ow2.org/browse/JONAS"&#62;JIRA issue tracker.


Binaries are available, as usual, on the download page (in the 5.x milestones section).
Documentation has been updated on site.


In more lengths ...

Java 6

An extra validation effort was put on this release to ensure that JOnAS is running well using JDK6.
The Sun HotSpot and OpenJDK 6 JVMs have been used during the tests.

Web Services

The move to JAX-WS 2.1 has been the opportunity to upgrade our Apache CXF to a newer version (2.2.7, the current latest released only days ago), the old 2.0.x branch being unmaintained for some time now.

Persistence

JPA 2.0 is now provided as a Java EE 6 preview, just set eclipselink2 as persistence provider to activate JPA 2.0 support.
As an experimental feature, JOnAS supports both OpenJPA 1 and 2 providers (openjpa or openjpa2 in the jonas.properties).

Still in the JPA area, multiple JPA providers are now supported at the same time, simply set multiple providers names in your jonas.properties.

# Set the JPA provider: hibernate or eclipselink jonas.service.ejb3.jpa.provider hibernate,eclipselink


Context and Dependency Injection

http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id="299</span></a></span>">Context and Dependency Injection (lets call it CDI for short) is a brand new Java EE 6 specification. It defines what is a managed beans (not to be confused with MBeans that are JMX management beans) and what can be done with them.
A managed beans supports:

  • a complete, fully annotation based, injection system (@Inject and @Produce). Injected beans can be qualified with user defined annotations so that Client remains cleanly decoupled from implementation details (@Qualifier).
  • the interception model that was so successful for EJB 3.0
  • extensible context aware injection (think of context as JSF scopes: application/session/request) managing injection of the right instance depending on the context.
  • a generic eventing solution decoupling observers from dispatcher (the source)

Read the http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id="299</span></a></span>">JSR 299 specification (don't be afraid it's quite an easy reading) or browse the very informative JBoss Weld reference implementation web site for more details.
Currently the JOnAS/Weld integration is limited to standalone Web Applications (will be extended to all Java EE module types in future releases). http://websvn.ow2.org/listing.php?repname="jonas&path">Checkout the sample source to see the basics of CDI enabled applications.

OSGiTM Framework

With 5.2 M1 it's now far more easier to do advanced OSGi tuning (adding packages to system bundles, setting felix log level, ...).

${jonas.base}/ conf/ osgi/ defaults.properties gateway.properties


Theses files are mostly self documented (please raise your voice if you have comments) and should be easy to understand and extends.

Community News

Guillaume (on behalf of the JOnAS team)

Release Notes - JOnAS 5.2.0 M1

http://jira.ow2.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?version="10012&styleName" Html&#38;projectId="10010">See them on the JIRA tracker

Bugs fixed

Improvement

New Feature

Task

See also the releases notes of companions projects included in this release:

Nov 30 2009

JOnAS 5.1.1 released

    Dear JOnAS enthusiasts,

We're pleased to announce the availability of JOnAS 5.1.1.

This release is http://java.sun.com/javaee/overview/compatibility.jsp"&#62;Java EE 5 certified and provides you bug fixes on JOnAS 5.1.x branch.

Two profiles for JOnAS 5.1.1 are http://forge.ow2.org/project/showfiles.php?group_id=5&amp;release_id=3726&#34;>available for download:


Major key features of JOnAS 5.1:

  • OSGi based Application server
  • OSGi bridge available for Applications
    • OSGi services can use Java EE service like EJB3 exposed as OSGi services
    • OSGi service can be injected into Java EE (EJB3/Servlet) components.
  • Services on demand (A JOnAS service is loaded if the application is requiring it)
  • Web application loaded on demand (on the first access on the http port)
  • New JOnAS Admin console based on Flex (Struts only version still available)
  • http://jonas.ow2.org/JONAS_5_1_0/doc/doc-en/html/j2eeprogrammerguide.html#id1216546&#34;>Filtering classloaders if applications needs to filter libraries of the Application Server.
  • Discover other features on http://jonas.ow2.org"&#62;http://jonas.ow2.org</a&#62;

JIRA issue tracker instance is available at http://jira.ow2.org/browse/JONAS"&#62;http://jira.ow2.org/browse/JONAS</a&#62;
Please report issues on this tracker or through the http://wiki.jonas.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Community/Lists"&#62;mailing lists.


Tools working with JOnAS 5.1:


Issues fixed since JOnAS 5.1.0 :

Bug

Improvement

Task

Enjoy !

Florent

Sep 25 2009

Discover JOnAS 5.1


 

Discover OW2 JOnAS 5.1



 As you probably already know, JOnAS 5.1.0 was released earlier this week.

 To ease users bootstrap on JOnAS, we've provided an article describing JOnAS 5.1 novelties. It's a precise overview of all the useful new features we've bundled in that release: developers and architects will find all latest information they need.

 Users can also read the compiled list of news and noteworthy for more details on new features: * (21 Sep 2009) OW2 JOnAS 5.1.0 * (10 Sep 2009) OW2 JOnAS 5.1.0 RC4 * (25 Jun 2009) OW2 JOnAS 5.1.0 RC3 * (07 Apr 2009) OW2 JOnAS 5.1.0 RC2 * (30 Mar 2009) OW2 JOnAS 5.1.0 RC1 * (16 Mar 2009) OW2 JOnAS 5.1.0 M5 * (12 Mar 2009) OW2 JOnAS 5.1.0 M4 * (12 Feb 2009) OW2 JOnAS 5.1.0 M3 * (12 Dec 2008) OW2 JOnAS 5.1.0 M2 * (09 Oct 2008) OW2 JOnAS 5.1.0 M1

Sep 17 2009

JOnAS 5.1.0 RC4 released

Dear JOnAS enthusiasts,


We're pleased to announce the availability of JOnAS 5.1 Release Candidate 4.

This version has been under work during all the summer to provide you the best (and most stable at this time) release of JOnAS 5.1: a large number of project dependencies (Tomcat, EasyBeans, Joram, ...) have been upgraded to include the latest bug fixes, a lot of issues (40+) have been resolved and a particular attention was paid to the new administration web console's user experience. These last months were completely dedicated to the stabilization of our Java EE platform, testing it extensively with multiple OSs and different JVMs in order to guarantee as much as possible a steady release.


This is the last RC on the road to a final release. The team expects to cut the 5.1.0 final version within a couple of weeks.


Two profiles for JOnAS 5.1 RC4 are http://forge.ow2.org/project/showfiles.php?group_id="5&release_id">available for download: * JOnAS Micro-profile which is a small bootstrap for JOnAS that will download services on demand (An internet connection is required): Zip / Tar.Gz * JOnAS Full-profile which is a full-blown Java EE Application Server : Installer / Zip / Tar.Gz


As usual, the JOnAS team is welcoming all kind of contributions: http://forge.ow2.org/tracker/?atid="100005&group_id" 5&#38;func="browse">bug reports, patches, comments, discussion on mailing lists, ... even congratulations ;)


Enjoy. Guillaume, on behalf of the JOnAS Team

New Features

* A new Izpack installer is provided (online or offline) Easily customize your configuration Generate a JONAS_BASE configuration in one click * The JOnAS Administration web console is now Flash based More Web 2.0 More modular The old, JSP based console is still available (See http://localhost:9000/jonasAdmin/Welcome.do) * IPv6 addresses can be used in the Carol & CMI configuration files (See http://forge.ow2.org/tracker/?group_id="5&atid" 100005&#38;func="detail&aid">Bug #31407 & http://forge.ow2.org/tracker/?group_id="5&atid" 100005&#38;func="detail&aid">Bug #313996).

Example of IPv6 address: [1fff:0:a88:85a3::ac1f:8001] ([] are REQUIRED)
  • JDBC Connection Leaks detector is available (turned on by default) Output a warning when a Thread doesn't release all used resources AND automatically closes Connections when the application don't do it * On Demand Web Tier The Web Container is only started at the first access on the HTTP port The Web Applications are also only started when the first request is processed (if the 'WEB-INF/jonas-web.xml' contains an flag element) By Default the web application is loaded and available after the deployment

    Improvements

    * Documentation has been completed (ClassLoaders, JaxWs, new features). * JAX-WS Tutorial has been improved (Application Client introduced). * Supports management of the STANDBY mode Master servers can now manage slave instances in standby within the jonasAdmin console * Avoid deploying an archive if the file copy is not finished. * Improved services dependencies (deploying the 'jaxws' service will deploy all required services even theses not present in the services list). * New banner for the 'jonas' shell script: short and easily modifiable.
>$ jonas start OW2 JOnAS 5.1.0-RC4 [ <span class="wikiexternallink"><a class="wikimodel-freestanding" href="http://jonas.ow2.org"><span class="wikigeneratedlinkcontent">http://jonas.ow2.org</span></a></span> / jonas@ow2.org ] .....

Sep 10 2009

JOnAS 5.1.0 released

    Dear JOnAS enthusiasts,

We're pleased to announce the availability of JOnAS 5.1.0.


This release is http://java.sun.com/javaee/overview/compatibility.jsp"&#62;Java EE 5 certified and provides you the best (and most stable at this time) release of JOnAS 5.
Since JOnAS 5.0, the major component dependencies (EasyBeans, Tomcat, Jetty, Joram, CXF, Hibernate, EclipseLink, ...) have been upgraded to include the latest bug fixes, a lot of issues have been resolved and a particular attention was paid to the new administration web console's user experience.

These last months were completely dedicated to the stabilization of our Java EE platform, testing it extensively with multiple OSes and different JVMs in order to guarantee as much as possible a steady release.


Two profiles for JOnAS 5.1.0 are http://forge.ow2.org/project/showfiles.php?group_id=5&amp;release_id=3536&#34;>available for download:


Major key features of JOnAS 5.1:

  • OSGi based Application server
  • OSGi bridge available for Applications
    • OSGi services can use Java EE service like EJB3 exposed as OSGi services
    • OSGi service can be injected into Java EE (EJB3/Servlet) components.
  • Services on demand (A JOnAS service is loaded if the application is requiring it)
  • Web application loaded on demand (on the first access on the http port)
  • New JOnAS Admin console based on Flex (Struts only version still available)
  • http://jonas.ow2.org/JONAS_5_1_0/doc/doc-en/html/j2eeprogrammerguide.html#id1216546&#34;>Filtering classloaders if applications needs to filter libraries of the Application Server.
  • Discover other features on http://jonas.ow2.org"&#62;http://jonas.ow2.org</a&#62;


JOnAS Admin consolehttp://wiki.jonas.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/download/News/JOnAS_5_1_0/jonasAdmin2.gif"&#62;


A new issue tracker is now available for JOnAS. It is a JIRA instance available at http://jira.ow2.org/browse/JONAS"&#62;http://jira.ow2.org/browse/JONAS</a&#62;
Please report issues on this tracker or through the http://wiki.jonas.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Community/Lists"&#62;mailing lists.


Tools working with JOnAS 5.1:


Bugs fixed since JOnAS 5.1.0 RC4 :

Enjoy !

Florent

Jun 30 2009

JOnAS 5.1 RC3 available

   Dear JOnAS enthusiasts,

A new Release Candidate of the development branch JOnAS 5.1 is available: JOnAS 5.1.0 RC3.

This release is available on the http://wiki.jonas.objectweb.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Downloads"&#62;download page.

JOnAS 5.1.0-RC3 is distributed as a set of OSGiTM bundles that are deployed on top of the http://felix.apache.org"&#62;Apache Felix gateway.
Some information can be found on the http://wiki.jonas.objectweb.org/xwiki/bin/view/News/JOnAS_5_1_0_RC3"&#62;New and noteworthy and the http://wiki.jonas.objectweb.org/xwiki/bin/view/Doc/GettingStartedJOnAS5"&#62;Getting Started.

Components upgrade:

New features:

  • Add support for on demand loading of web applications
     This feature allows to start the web container when a request is done on the HTTP port.
    It also provides the start of the .war file when its associated /context is accessed by HTTP with a browser
  • Add support on EJBs (2.x/3.0) and Servlets for the detection of JDBC connection leaks (automated closing available)
  • JOnAS Admin console
    • Support management of ejb modules with the same names, but different parents
    • Support administration of cluster daemons
      • Display basic informations on each cluster daemon (name, state, controlled server's,...)

Improvements:

  • Introduction of JOnAS Profiles
    • The full profile which replaces the standard assembly
    • First prototype of the micro JOnAS profile
      • Subset of JOnAS components (OSGi platform, deployment facilities, extension capability)
      • Configured by default with the 'depmonitor' service
  • Improved support of @OSGiResource on servlets
  • JOnAS command refactoring
 'jonas halt' command becomes deprecated and has been replaced by the traditional 'jonas stop' command
  • The 'deploy' directory includes now deployment plans which reference JOnAS applications (jonasAdmin.xml, joram.xml, ...)
  • The resource service deploys JDBC resource adapters during the service startup (RARs no more located in the 'deploy' directory)
  • Deployment plan: order deployments of deployment plan at JOnAS startup (repositories before resources)
  • JOnAS deployers (and thus their associated services) are now automatically started depending on the deployed archives.
 Services dynamically started are: ejb2, ejb3, web, resource and ear
  • JOnAS Admin console
    • Server's monitoring charts are more dynamical.
  • Newjc tool
    • Install clustering examples in the deploy directory of each server when the cluster is generated.
    • Integrate "ondemand" feature in the configuration of each server.

Bug fixes

  • #313327 #313553 #313597
  • Clustering:
    • CMI servers didn't use the distributed registry to retrieve objects that are not declared as clustered
    • CMI clients with a local registry could not bind objects when using a CMI context
    • A default protocol for CMI client was required even if only one protocol was defined
    • Repair ejb3 clustering that was broken

Best Regards,
 JOnAS Team