4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 27, 2013 6:38 PM by Savas Ali Tokmen

    Who is managing JBoss versions?

    Savas Ali Tokmen Newbie

      Hi everyone

       

      I today was looking at the page http://www.jboss.org/jbossas/downloads ... and it is extremelt confusing:

       

      • There are two versions 6.1.0.Final; one of them says "EAP built from AS 7.2" and the other one has no description (and is from 2011)
      • The 6.1.0.Final mentions AS 7.2; but actually the AS 7.2 seems not to be available anywhere in the downloads

       

      Is there any convention? How does one make the difference between the two 6.1.0.Final versions, and who decided to have two versions with exactly the same name?

       

      Please advise (and, if possible, fix)

       

      Thank you

        • 1. Re: Who is managing JBoss versions?
          Wolf-Dieter Fink Master

          You can have two versions of JBoss

           

          - names are AS or JBossAS which are now renamed to WildFly

            this is the community edition and you can use it for free according to the license

            it is possible to get the release from github and build a version based on tags or upstream, also there are nightly builds

           

          - EAP (Enterprise Application Platform)

            this is the supported version and you might need a subscription to use it

            with EAP6.1 the Alpha version was free to use, EAP6.1.Final is restricted and you can not use it in production without a subscription (there are several threads regarding this here)

           

          The difference is if you look at the 6.1 (2011) this is a community release, and this release never integrated in the EAP. So because of that the release count is now different, the relation was AS5=>EAP5 but AS7=>EAP6.

          If you look to github you will find version tags with 7.2.0 and the EAP6.1 is based on that, so if you need 7.2.0 you are able to use EAP6.1.0.Alpha which include the same bits.

           

          This was one of the reasons that there is no 7.2.0.Final build and no donwload entries. The next community release will be WildFly8.

          • 2. Re: Who is managing JBoss versions?
            Savas Ali Tokmen Newbie

            Hi Wolf

             

            Thanks for the information.

             

            Unfortunately, the fact that the page http://www.jboss.org/jbossas/downloads lists two version 6.1.0.Final (one release in 2011 and another in 2013) is extremely confusing.

             

            I actually tried with 10 people, and 2 of them downloaded the "old" one (and then wondered why the documentation doesn't match) (and then told me we should work with GlassFish instead).

             

            It would help to at least name the "AS" versions "AS xxx" and the "EAP" versions "EAP xxx".

             

            Best regards

            • 3. Re: Who is managing JBoss versions?
              jaikiran pai Master

              Savas Ali Tokmen wrote:

               

               

              Unfortunately, the fact that the page http://www.jboss.org/jbossas/downloads lists two version 6.1.0.Final (one release in 2011 and another in 2013) is extremely confusing.

               

              I actually tried with 10 people, and 2 of them downloaded the "old" one (and then wondered why the documentation doesn't match) (and then told me we should work with GlassFish instead).

               

              It would help to at least name the "AS" versions "AS xxx" and the "EAP" versions "EAP xxx".

               

              Although it's debatable why someone would scroll all the way down a page for downloading 6.1.0.Final when it's already the first entry, I do agree with what you are saying. I thought at one point we actually had them listed as EAP 6.1.0.Final, but I'm not sure. I'll check with someone who handle that page to see if they are willing to change it and be explicit about EAP in the name.

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              • 4. Re: Who is managing JBoss versions?
                Savas Ali Tokmen Newbie

                Hi Jaikiran

                 

                Much helpful, thank you.

                 

                Cheers