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From Matt Hogstrom <m...@hogstrom.org>
Subject Draft Press Release Announcing Geronimo 1.1
Date Mon, 12 Jun 2006 17:13:12 GMT
All,

I have included a preliminary shot at the Press Release for Geronimo 1.1.  This is a draft
and needs 
your input.

The areas where I think we might need some wordsmithing is the 1.5 support.



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Apache Software Foundation Announces Release of
Apache Geronimo Version 1.1

Usability and Configuration Improvements Mean Users Need Less Knowledge
To Configure and Deploy J2EE Applications


(City, State)  June xx, 2006 -- The Apache Software Foundation is pleased to announce the
release of 
Apache Geronimo Version 1.1, a completely open source, high performance application server
from the 
Apache community. The release continues the J2EE certification path led by the previous version
of 
Geronimo, providing a fully compliant and usable J2EE container suitable for everything from

development to Enterprise deployments.

Apache Geronimo v1.1 introduces several structural changes improving scalability, portability
and 
overall organization, as well as including new features and functionality.  Enhancements have
been 
made to the administration console including memory utilization graphics and plugins to improve

usability.  JDK 1.5 support is included, and improvements have been made to the innovative

configuration and administration/plug-in architecture.

Whereas the previous version offered a full J2EE configuration, v1.1 includes a “Little
G” 
configuration, a smaller footprint web-oriented version of Geronimo that can be scaled up
to JMS or 
full J2EE using plug-ins as users’ needs change.  The addition of Little G provides an option
for 
those who want to use Geronimo for lightweight applications without the additional installation

overhead.

On of the main goals of Geronimo is flexibility.  Geronimo should be flexible enough to include
what 
users want and need.  Apache Geronimo already offers a modular architecture that makes it
easy to 
create custom distributions with custom feature sets.  With v1.1, we (the Apache Geronimo
Team) 
looked at users’ needs and added even more features to benefit those needs, increase functionality,

and extend usability.

The flexible, easy to use, and easy-to-configure app server is built from best-of-breed open
source 
components and is fully licensed under the business-friendly Apache Software License offering

multiple benefits to organizations and their development teams. The software is available
for 
download from the Apache Geronimo web site (http://geronimo.apache.org/).


About the Apache Software Foundation

The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational, legal and financial support for a
broad 
range of open source software projects. The Foundation provides an established framework for

intellectual property and financial contributions that simultaneously limits contributors'
potential
legal exposure. Through a collaborative and meritocratic development process, Apache projects

deliver enterprise-grade, freely available software products that attract large communities
of 
users. The pragmatic Apache License makes it easy for all users, commercial and individual,
to 
deploy Apache products.  For more information on The Apache Software Foundation, please visit
http://www.apache.org/.


Java and J2EE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems,Inc. in the United
States 
and other countries.  All other trademarks or registered trademarks herein are property of
their 
respective owners.

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