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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject Re: Draft Press Release Announcing Geronimo 1.1
Date Mon, 12 Jun 2006 19:18:06 GMT
Looks good w/ the changes proposed by Dims and Kevan.


Matt Hogstrom wrote:
> 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.
> 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 
> (
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