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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject Re: DRAFT Press Release (taking this forward to the PRC on Monday unless there are significant changes ... keep 'em coming)
Date Sun, 12 Aug 2007 01:12:05 GMT
I incorporated the good ideas I've seen so far.  Not sure if cross- 
posting to prc is appropriate but seems to be working so far :)

Ted, I like the change in ordering you suggested...seems to give us a  
bit more punch.

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Apache Geronimo Version 2.0 released by Apache Software Foundation

date/time/location—  The newly released Apache Geronimo 2.0 (http:// breaks new ground as the first Open Source  
Application Server to provide two certified Web Services  
implementations: Apache Axis and Apache CXF.

Apache Geronimo 2.0 is the latest open source Java Enterprise Edition  
5.0 application server from the Apache Software Foundation, 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. Flexibility  
and choice, you have both with Apache Geronimo.

Some of the new features are e 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.  Here is a list of  
some of these 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  

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  
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property of their respective owners.

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