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From Jeff Genender <jgenen...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ANNOUNCE Geronimo Version 1.0 Available for Download
Date Fri, 06 Jan 2006 04:25:48 GMT
Great work to the team...especially Matt for taking a beating getting us
here.  This was a long hard road....and important milestone.  Special
thanks to *everyone* in the community for helping to test this and find
the hidden nasties.

Jeff

Matt Hogstrom wrote:
> The Apache Geronimo team is proud to announce the availability of
> Geronimo Version 1.0 for immediate download.  Please visit
> http://geronimo.apache.org/downloads.html.
> 
> The release has passed all J2EE 1.4 Certification Tests.  In addition,
> many thanks to our community and volunteers that have tested Geronimo on
> many operating systems including Linux, Windows, MacOS and zLinux as
> well as many hardware platforms.
> 
> Apache Geronimo 1.0 introduces complete J2EE 1.4 certification, support
> for Java Business Integration (JBI), Jetty or Tomcat Web container
> deployment options, a complete Web-enabled management console based on
> Java Portlets, full integration with the Eclipse Web Tools Project, and
> integration of Apache Derby and the Apache Directory Server.
> 
> Included in this e-mail are relevant sections from the RELEASE-NOTES
> which can be found in the distributions that are available for
> download.  For up to the minute Release Notes and information you can
> check the Geronimo home page at http://geronimo.apache.org.
> 
> =======
> 
> Release Notes -- Apache Geronimo -- Version 1.0
> 
> Geronimo URLs
> -------------
> Home Page:     http://geronimo.apache.org/
> Downloads:     http://geronimo.apache.org/downloads.html
> Documentation: http://geronimo.apache.org/documentation.html
> Mailing Lists: http://geronimo.apache.org/mailing.html
> Source Code:   http://geronimo.apache.org/svn.html
> Bug Tracking:  http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO
> Wiki:          http://wiki.apache.org/geronimo
> 
> 
> System Requirements
> -------------------
> You need a platform that supports the Sun JDK 1.4.2.  CORBA
> support requires a Sun Java 1.4.2 VM (specifically 1.4.2_08
> or a higher 1.4.2_* release).
> 
> Most testing has been done on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.
> 
> 
> Installing & Starting Geronimo
> ------------------------------
> To install, simply unpack the .zip (Windows) or tar.gz (Unix) file
> containing Geronimo.
> 
> Documentation is included in the docs directory in your unpacked server.
> 
> If you wish to modify the default ports that
> Geronimo will use, edit the file var/config/config.xml in your
> Geronimo directory.
> 
> Geronimo comes with batch and script files to control server start
> and stop functions.  To see usage examples simply type geronimo.bat
> or geronimo.sh command as appropriate for your platform.  It is
> necessary to set JAVA_HOME to the copy of your Sun 1.4.2 JDK/JRE
> prior to executing the command.  Here is an example:
> 
> export JAVA_HOME=/directory_to_the_JRE/
> bin/geronimo.sh
> 
> The command will display help text instructing you as to how to start
> and stop the Geronimo server.
> 
> If you prefer to start the server without a script file you can simply
> type:
> 
> java -jar bin/server.jar
> 
> Once the server has started, you can access the administration console
> at http://localhost:8080/console/ . The default user name is "system" and
> the default password is "manager".
> 
> 
> Administration Console Security Configuration
> ---------------------------------------------
> The default administration user/password for the admin console and
> deployment is system/manager.  To change this edit the
> var/security/users.properties and var/security/groups.properties
> files.
> 
> Future Road Map at a Glance
> ---------------------------
> http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO?
>       report=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.project:roadmap-panel
> 
>   (the above URL must be all on one line)
> 
> 
> Late Release News (not in RELEASE-NOTES-1.0.txt in build)
> ---------------------------------------------------------
> Just as the Geronimo Release was being prepared a report was made about a
> potential security issue when using the Jetty Web Conatiner.  The issue
> was noted
> on Jetty 5.1.9 which used by geronimo 1.0, which allows a crafted URL to
> access the
> contents of a WEB-INF directory if the server is running on a Windows
> platform.
> This issue is fixed in Jetty 5.1.10 and will be provided in Geronimo
> 1.0.1 which will
> be available in the near future.
> 
> 
> Significant Changes Since the M5 Release
> ----------------------------------------
>  * the ConfigID format has been updated in anticipatation of future
>    enhancements.  Application plans that include configIds of
>    configurations included in Geronimo M5 and earlier will require
>    modifications.  See the Wiki at http://wiki.apache.org/geronimo
>    for more information.
>  * More functionality and new look and feel for the Administrative
>    Console (http://localhost:8080/console/)
>  * Added HTTP session clustering to the Tomcat configuration
>    included with Geronimo
>  * Hot Deploy by copying your deployment artifact to the deploy/
>    directory
>  * Ability to run the deploy tool from a machine other than the
>    application server (remote deployment)
>  * Packages that represented experimental, pre-release or obsolete
>    versions were removed.
>  * Clustering
>    - Tomcat support for clustering is available in this release.
>    - WADI has been included as a technology preview for both Jetty
>      and Tomcat.  See http://wadi.codehaus.org for additional
>      information.
> 
> 
> Choice of Web container
> -----------------------
> Two versions of the Geronimo binary are available for download.
> There is a version for the Jetty Web container and a version for
> the Tomcat Web container.  Both distributions are fully supported
> by the Geronimo team.  Please download the binary appropriate for
> your installation.
> 
> 
> Configuration
> -------------
> Most configuration attributes can be updated in the
> geronimo/var/config/config.xml file.  The attributes most likely
> to be changed are already included in the supplied config.xml file,
> while others may need to be added manually.
> 
> 
> Overall Project Status
> ----------------------
> The current version release of 1.0 represents a significant step
> for the Geronimo  project.  After a little over two years of effort
> this distribution is a fully compliant and usable J2EE container
> suitable for everything from development to Enterprise deployments.
> 
> The next version of Geronimo is focused on several areas, including:
> 
>  * continue to enhance the performance and usability of the server
>  * improve cross-platform compatibility
>  * improve integration with third-party development tools and
>    server products
> 
> User feedback is critical for future released to be successful!
> The Geronimo team is anxious to gather feedback to ensure we are
> meeting the needs and expectations of the user community.
> 
> In addition to the goals mentioned above, several specific changes
> are currently being considered:
> 
>  * Make the Geronimo kernel pluggable, to help ease integration of
>    external components.
>  * Enhance the ability to assemble customized servers (including only
>    the services required by the applications to be run).
>  * Enhance configuration, administration and management tools
>  * Improve clustering support for web containers and ejbs
> 
> For more information on specific bugs or features, or to help with
> testing efforts, please visit JIRA, our bug/issue tracking system, at
> http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO
> 
> 
> Certification Status
> --------------------
> Geronimo 1.0 has passed the J2EE(tm) certification test suite.  We
> will be filing the appropriate certification paperwork with Sun for
> official J2EE certification.
> 
> 
> Significant Missing Features
> ----------------------------
>  * J2EE Application Client that works from a machine other than the
>    server
>  * Full JSR-88 support for DConfig Beans (the current features are
>    somewhat incomplete)
>  * Offline deployment and assembly tools (expected shortly)
>  * Installer program (expected shortly)
> 
> 
> Known Issues
> ------------
>  * ActiveMQ (our JMS implementation) is not shut down in the right
>    way and thus tends to generate exceptions to the console during
>    the shutdown process.  This does not cause any actual problems
>    as far as we know, but it sure doesn't look nice.
>  * See also outstanding JIRA issues at
>    http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO

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