I have to say “Great Job” to all of those who made this release possible. I have been waiting for the 2.2 release for a while now and I am excited to give it a whirl. I have played with it a little and here are my observations about it. I hope some of these help others:
First, I am running it on Windows.
· I like the backwards compatibility of the server. For the most part, I could take my ear file and deploy it with no problem with the exception of the a small change in the deployment descriptor. The my ear assembly uses connection pooling and the connection pool resources changed from being a “rar” type to a “car” type (when using the wizard to create the connection pool resource). This is not a big deal but I wonder why the change.
· I like the new EJB view that allows for the configuration of the object pool and shows information about the beans. This may be a small thing to some but is a WONDERFUL addition for me.
· One of the things that is missing currently (for Windows Installations) is the Windows Service Wrapper plug-in. For those wanting to run the server as a windows service, this plug-in is greatness. However, this plug-in is currently not available for 2.2. I have found a work around. I simply grab the assemblies created by 2.1 plug-in and use them in 2.2. It works fine. Example: I went to the bin directory of 2.1 and grabbed the “service_pr.bat”, “geronimosrv.exe”, and “geronimosrvw.exe”. I then copied those objects to the bin directory of 2.2 and ran the batch file like I normally would. I hope this helps anyone else that is having this issue.
Once again, this is a very solid server and thank you for your hard work.
PLEASE RELEASE IT!!! :D
Great news! If possible, I will start release process for GEP 2.2 soon.
2009/12/30 Jack Cai <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cool! We finally made it before 2010! :-)
On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 10:23 AM, Bill Stoddard <email@example.com> wrote:
> Congratulations Geronimo team!
> On 12/29/09 7:29 PM, David Jencks wrote:
>> The Apache Geronimo project is pleased to announce the available of Apache
>> Geronimo v2.2 server. This includes improvements too numerous to mention
>> here, a couple highlights are much easier custom server assembly, up to date
>> activemq support, and JASPIC support.
>> Visit the Downloads page for details on downloading Apache Geronimo v2.2
>> server assemblies and links to the release notes:
>> The individual jars and plugins have been available through maven for a
>> few weeks now as I tried to figure out the last bits of the release process.
>> It's quite possible I've messed up some bits of the non-maven process, so
>> let us know if there are problems.
>> A big THANK YOU to all that contributed to this release! Great work
>> david jencks
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