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From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: DRAFT Press Release
Date Mon, 13 Aug 2007 18:09:20 GMT
Looks good to me ... just a few comments:

One typo I noted in the new text ... "... flexibility of Apache Geornimo 
which already *provides* two certified ..."

The mention of EJB 3.0 twice in the third paragraph and the subsequent 
list seems a little redundant but I guess it doesn't cause any harm.


Kevan Miller wrote:
> I tried to keep changes to a minimum. Since Matt used blue fonts, I've 
> marked changes with a black font...
> --kevan
> ===== 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.
> 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 licenses. 
> Flexibility and choice, you have both with Apache Geronimo.
> The software can be downloaded for free from the Apache Geronimo web 
> site ( <>/ ).
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