2 Replies Latest reply on May 28, 2008 1:16 PM by Mylon Recalde

    Installer versions, which one is for me???

    Mylon Recalde Newbie

      Hi there,

      I'm trying to download JBoss Applicaiton Platform 4.3 and the download web page is not pretty user friendly (or not for dummies like me lol), there are several versions of installers available and I cant figure out which one is for me. I want to download JBoss AP 4.3 for 64 bit/4 processor version of the installer. Can anyone explain to me what's the difference between these relases:

      JBoss Application Platform 4.3.0.GA installer
      JBoss Application Platform 4.2.0.GA_CP02 installer
      JBoss Application Platform 4.2.0.GA_CP01 installer

      Another thing is does the installer asked for the installation number. I tried installing one of this and did not asked me for the installation number, contrary to RHES5 installation.

      Please help.

        • 1. Re: Installer versions, which one is for me???
          Peter Johnson Master

          There four EAP 4.3 downloads are:

          1) Application Platform 4.3.0.GA zip - binary zip file (this is what you want)
          2) Application Platform 4.3.0.GA zip - the source zip file (unless you want to compile the app server from scratch, or like looking at code, ignore this)
          3) Application Platform 4.3.0.GA installer - similar to the binary zip, but packaged as an installer
          4) Application Platform 4.3.0.GA docs - the documentation (you want this)

          Personally, I prefer using the binary zip over the installer. As far as I can tell, the installer produces the same set of files that you get if you unzip the binary zip, and then does a few extra things: it adds an entry to the Start menu (Windows and KDE); and it makes some tweaks on the configuration files (mainly security related). Now if the installer actually would set up the app server to run as a service the installer would be worthwhile, but you still have to do that yourself.

          The other two entries you listed are the 4.2 version of EAP (CP01 and CP02 are essentially service pack 1 and 2, with each providing additional fixes). The primary difference between EAP 4.3 and 4.2 is that 4.3 contains JBoss Messaging instead of the older JBossMQ found in 4.2.

          • 2. Re: Installer versions, which one is for me???
            Mylon Recalde Newbie

            Thanks for your help Peter.