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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: DRAFT Press Release
Date Mon, 13 Aug 2007 16:53:39 GMT
I tried to keep changes to a minimum. Since Matt used blue fonts,  
I've marked changes with a black font...


===== DRAFT =====

Apache Geronimo Version 2.0 released by Apache Software Foundation

date/time/location—The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced  
today the release of Apache Geronimo Version 2.0 (http:// This release represents the latest open source  
Java Enterprise Edition 5.0 application server from the Apache  
Geronimo project, and continues the evolution of the Apache Geronimo  
server by adding new features and capabilities to a fully compliant  
and certified Java Enterprise Edition container suitable for  
everything from a development environment to enterprise-level  

The newly released Apache Geronimo 2.0 breaks new ground as the first  
Open Source Application Server to provide two certified JAX-WS Web  
Services implementations: Apache Axis2 and Apache CXF. This  
capability further highlights the flexibility of Apache Geronimo  
which already two certified Web Container implementations: Apache  
Tomcat and Jetty.

Geronimo 2.0 also introduces new features such as simplified  
development, improved diagnostics and flexible assemblies. Simplified  
deployment is achieved through the use of standards based programming  
model enhancements found in Java Enterprise Edition 5.0. This  
includes support for the Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 3.0 specification  
as implemented by the Apache OpenEJB and Apache OpenJPA projects.

Here is a list of some of these programming enhancements:

- Streamlined development options provided with Java Enterprise  
Edition 5.0
- EJB 3.0 persistence
- A programming model that uses annotations to express developer  
defaults in the source code

Improved diagnostic capabilities include enhanced logging, class  
loader viewer as well as JMX browser all available from the included  
console.  Change logging levels on the fly as well as view existing  
logs with a set of filters.  Looking for a class and wondering where  
it came from?  The class loader viewer let’s you find them.  Want to  
see or change the attributes for MBeans in the server?  The JMX  
browser allows you to navigate the MBeans in the server in a simple  
tree format without having to hook up external consoles or third  
party products.

Flexible assemblies are realized through the project’s continued  
promotion of the ”Little G” Version 2.0—a lightweight container  
offering for projects that don’t need the full feature set of Java  
Enterprise Edition 5.0.  Perfect for web-service and SOA deployments,  
"Little G" brings the modularity, manageability and extensibility of  
Apache Geronimo to a lightweight assembly that is small in footprint  
but full of capability.

This flexible, user-friendly, and easy-to-configure application  
server is built from best-of-breed open source components and is  
fully licensed under the Apache Software License, offering multiple  
benefits to organizations and their development teams. They can use  
Apache Geronimo as-is or, if they so choose, create their own custom  
offerings without the restrictions imposed by other Open Source  

Flexibility and choice, you have both with Apache Geronimo.

The software can be downloaded for free from the Apache Geronimo web  
site ( ).

About the Apache Software Foundation

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financial support for a broad range of open source software projects.  
The Foundation provides an established framework for intellectual  
property and financial contributions, while simultaneously limiting  
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

Java, J2EE, Java Enterprise Edition, and Enterprise JavaBeans are  
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