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Subject:[v3] Update: Next Release is Prelude
From:Abhijit Kumar (Abhi@Sun.COM)
Date:Aug 1, 2008 8:15:02 pm

The GlassFish development team has been heads-down in the development of next version v3 and even though a lot of information is available on the the GlassFish wiki, we have not sent any information to the users mailing list. So, here it goes ...

The next release of GlassFish is going to be built on OSGi platform and and here are the key features --

* An open, modular, extensible platform * A fast, easy, reliable application server * An enterprise-ready application server with massive scalability and sophisticated administration * Product updates and add-ons through the industry-strength Update Center 2.0 <> * Support for OSGi * Support for dynamic languages such as Ruby and Groovy * Support for Java EE 6

You can find more at

As many of you would remember, we did a technology preview release for JavaOne this year. As a next step we are working on a release called Prelude. This will include Java EE 5 based web tier, JDBC and persistence API on top of the new modular kernel of GlassFish. In addition, through update center the users will be obtain new Java EE 6 APIs and containers (for example, EJB 3.1 and JAX-RS 1.0).

More information on the contents of the release and the schedule is available here <>. As always, this is work in progress, so things may change :-)

We are working on a new download page for early promoted builds of GlassFish v3 Prelude release and we will link it from the main glassfish community page <>.