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AS 5.0.0: we are done. Next. December 5, 2008

Posted by Sacha in JBoss.

We have been waiting for that day for a long time. Too long certainly. But here we are, the community version of JBoss.org AS 5.0 just got released.

Our foundations are now ready to absorb the changes the Java landscape will go through in the next 5 years. We have the strongest API-agnostic implementation of the core middleware services – our DNA (messaging, persistence, security, remoting, etc.). We have the most evolutive and flexible microcontainer on the market. Thanks to those two, we are able to morph our DNA to whatever API/programming model the market might move towards, and implement several of those simultaneously if needed. They are the (important) bells and whistles on top of our rock-solid and non-monolithic engine.

But make no mistake, we are not going to party long. JBoss AS 5.0.0 is just a start. We’ve already started working on the future:

  • JBoss.org AS 5.x will be further refined to leverage all features of the MC. Some key services already fully leverage the MC today, but not all of them do.
  • EAP 5.0, the only software actually supported by Red Hat in its commercial offering has already started its extensive productization and sanitization phases.
  • In JBoss.org AS 5.0.0 you will find a new configuration: “web”. I think you’ll find it very similar to a web profile – more to come on this

Onto EE6 now, the refreshed JBoss will lead the pace. Onward,




1. Gilles Bardouillet - December 5, 2008

Nice job. Congratz !

2. Yannick LE NY - December 5, 2008

Good job.
A new good software for App Server Admin or developper.

3. henk - December 5, 2008

So good to see this! Congrats with the release! I’m trilled to start using the premier Java EE implementation for my new and existing code.

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5. Polly Tennet - December 6, 2008

Congrats on the release. My management’s already started using the Glassfish RI, how do I convince them not to deploy on it, and go with JBoss?

6. Alexis MP - December 7, 2008

Bravo on the release! Now with the Java EE 5 argument out of the way, let’s compete on implementations šŸ™‚

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8. Rich Sharples - December 8, 2008

@Polly – Red Hat and JBoss have a rock-solid reputation when it comes to supporting business critical workloads. Our support model is very different from our competitors and provides much better value [1]; we’re seen as the only real Open Source alternative to IBM and Oracle by many of the top tier analysts like Gartner [1]. We also have a very large partner network (ie. applications that are certified on JBoss) [2]

When you combine that with the power of JBoss Operations Network (JON) you should have a pretty compelling argument for the people who have to manage deployments for the long term.

Rich Sharples
JBoss, a division of Red Hat

[1] http://www.redhat.com/about/news/prarchive/2008/middleware_momentum.html

[2] http://www.redhat.com/about/news/prarchive/2008/isv.html

9. Rich Sharples - December 8, 2008

@Alexis – long time no see !

If Sun’s management sees JBoss as a competitor I think they’re kind of missing the point. The low-cost, high-value, subscription based open source model is much more effective against high-cost, up-front, poor value, proprietary vendors. Just sayin šŸ™‚

– Rich

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11. Alexis MP - December 11, 2008

Howdy Rich! It’s your customers and users considering GlassFish as competition. No worries, we aim for the top šŸ™‚

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