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The most popular open-source application server has reached yet another milestone.  JBoss Application Server 6 Candidate Release 1 is now available for download.  The goal of this and our remaining JBoss AS 6.0.0.Final release is to comply with the requirements of the Java EE 6 Web Profile Specification.   With 97% of those requirements met, we're very close to that goal.  The technologies that comprise the Java EE 6 standards are now easier to Use, easier to Learn, easier to Evolve, and easier to Extend which I mentioned during a presentation last April at the Boston JBoss User Group.    Now is the time to test out these claims with this latest release.  But, this release is more than just assurance to standards.   One key upgrade to note is that JBoss Cache has been replaced with Infinispan, 4.2.0.Beta1 release, as the distributed cache provider.   The integration of Infinispan includes management capabilities of Infinispan cache managers and cache instances readily available via the Administration Console when starting the 'all' config or one customized from it.  No extra configuration steps are needed.



On the topic of management capabilities,  a few JBoss AS colleagues visited the inmates at the Asylum while at the Devoxx Conference last week.  Check out the latest PodCast where they summarize the features of the AS 6.0.0.CR1 release.  The discussion continues to give an overview of the first alpha release of AS 7.0.0 its' architecture which emphasizes our Usability initiative for developers and administrators alike.


A lot of excitement around the JBoss community these days with so much going on.   Let's keep it going.

I couldn't resist such a corny analogy . . .


. . . We're experiencing a Nor'easter here in New England today.  Rain, wind and cooler temperatures.  Getting cooler after a fantastic year of seasonable weather in this area.  Getting cooler also reminds me of the upcoming candidate release of JBoss Application Server 6 where we continue to provide cool stuff to the development community.  I updated the 6.0.0.CR1 Executive Status this morning with what's planned for this week including the final component and bug fix freeze.  The CR1 branch will be created at the end of the day on Wednesday, November 10 - 11:59 EST to be exact.  This will give us time to get the release tested and promoted to the Download site in time for the Devoxx Conference next week in Belgium.   We're not quite done yet.  We have a few more cool features to finish up for the 6.0.0.Final release scheduled to be out by the end of the year.  Stay Tuned.