The production-ready application server supporting the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6) standard March 5, 2012,
Volume 169, Issue 1
After five release candidates, fixing hundreds of bug, and implementing some neat new features Oracle reports that GlassFish 3.1.2 has now officially shipped !
This is a highly-compatible release with previous GlassFish 3.x releases and as such is recommended for any current GlassFish user and more generally to anyone looking at a production-ready, fully-supported, and developer-friendly Java EE 6 server.
Bug fixing, compatibility: hundreds of bugs were fixed in GlassFish itself and hundreds more by the integration of more recent versions of its components (mojarra, weld, grizzly, jersey, etc...)
New Features: improved admin console (startup time, CLI parity, RFEs, ...), DCOM as an alternative to remote node SSH admin on Windows platforms, non-multicast Clustering/GMS, WebSocket support and more...
You can download the bits from the usual glassfish.org page, or from OTN in the form of Oracle GlassFish Server (the supported version). Note also that the Java EE 6 SDK has been refreshed to Update 4 to reflect the integration of this 3.1.2 version of GlassFish.
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