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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: DRAFT Press Release (final draft for review)
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2007 18:18:39 GMT
I would change the "certified Java Enterprise Edition" in the first
paragraph to "certified Java Enterprise Edition 5.0"...i.e. add the 5.0.


Matt Hogstrom wrote:
> I think I addressed many of the concerns.  Special thanks to Amy
> Hocraffer for some great ideas to better organize and spiff up the
> announcement.
> Please take a few minutes and comments and review. Also, please make
> sure our claims are accurate :)
> ===== 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. 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 deployments.
> Apache Geronimo Version 2.0 introduces several new features like
> 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.  
> Some of the new features include:
> 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 licenses. 
> Finally, Apache Geronimo 2.0 is breaks new ground with as the first Open
> Source Application Server to provide its users with two certified Web
> Services implementations.  Users can choose between Apache Axis and
> Apache CXF for their JAX-WS Web Services provider.  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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> ===== DRAFT =====

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