Spotlight on GF 4.1 - Changing the release number

Written on July 30, 2014

GF 4.0.1

Originally, the upcoming release of GlassFish was going to be called GlassFish 4.0.1 as it was mostly focused on fixing issues. But based on its actual content, we decided that calling it 4.1 would make more sense and reflect more the scope of this release:

  • Support for Java SE 8

  • Support for Java EE 7 specifications that had a Maintenance Release : CDI 1.2, WebSocket 1.1 and their respective implementations, Weld and Tyrus.

  • Updated implementations of Jersey, Grizzly, Mojarra, EclipseLink, HK2, Metro, Open MQ, EL, Derby, JavaMail, etc. ASome of those implementations brings additional capabilities to GlassFish (e.g. Jersey brings OAuth support)

  • Several hundreds of fixes!

  • An updated version of the Java EE 7 Tutorial

Changing a version number during a release stabilization phase is a bit tricky but we decided it was worth the effort (and the risk!). So please bare with us for as the build infrastructure is being updated to reflect this change! Everything should be back onto track in a day or two.

Originaly posted on The Aquarium blog.