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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject Re: DRAFT Press Release (final draft for review)
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2007 18:15:20 GMT
I think I addressed many of the concerns.  Special thanks to Amy  
Hocraffer for some great ideas to better organize and spiff up the  

Please take a few minutes and comments and review. Also, please make  
sure our claims are accurate :)

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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  
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  

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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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

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