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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: Draft Press Release Announcing Geronimo 1.1
Date Mon, 12 Jun 2006 17:42:25 GMT
Looks good.



On Jun 12, 2006, at 10:13 AM, 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 (
> About the Apache Software Foundation
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