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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject Press Release for Geronimo 2.0.1
Date Tue, 21 Aug 2007 13:08:52 GMT
Please advise when this will go out.  Thanks

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Apache Geronimo 2.0.1 released by Apache Software Foundation

date/time/location—The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced  
today the release of Apache Geronimo 2.0.1 (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 5.0 container suitable for everything from a development  
environment to enterprise-level deployments.

The newly released Apache Geronimo 2.0.1 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 also provides two certified web container implementations:  
Apache Tomcat and Jetty.

Geronimo 2.0.1 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 (EJB3) 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 (Java Persistence Architecture)
- 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 which are all available from the  
web based 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.  In addition, the Certification  
Authority portlet provides a user friendly interface to setup a  
Certification Authority, your own Public-Key Infrastructure, and use  
server/client Digital Certificates for securing your applications.

Flexible assemblies are realized through the project’s continued  
promotion of the ”Little G”  2.0.1 —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 ( <>/ ).

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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