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From "Jay D. McHugh" <>
Subject Re: DRAFT Press Release (final draft for review)
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2007 18:35:27 GMT

There is a typo just before the 'About the Apache Software Foundation' 

Finally, Apache Geronimo 2.0 is breaks new ground with as the first Open 
Source Application Server ...

should probably be

Finally, Apache Geronimo 2.0 breaks new ground as the first Open Source 
Application Server ...


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
> 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, 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 and Java Enterprise Edition 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.
> ===== DRAFT =====

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