Tuesday, February 20, 2018

WildFly 12.0.0.Beta1 tagged and available

WildFly 12.0.0.Beta1 has been tagged and has been (I think) officially released. The announcement happened a few days back in the dev mailing list and unlike the previous releases, this time the release binaries seem to be only available in Maven repository and can be obtained from here - WildFly 12.0.0.Beta1 distribution (the .tar.gz and .zip are the relevant ones). The list of changes for this release can be found in the JIRA release notes.

As you'll notice in the release notes, there's some initial support for EE 8 specs, including Servlet 4.0 among others. Plus there's also numerous bug fixes in this release from the previous 11.0.0.Final version which was released some months back. As usual, please give this version a try and if there are any issues or feedback that you would like to report, please start a discussion in the WildFly user forum

If you haven't been following the WildFly dev mailing list, there's also a discussion which outlines the release plans for WildFly going forward. You can find that discussion here

Finally, there's been major changes to Java EE processes and committee and even the name, over the past year. If you haven't been following those changes, then you can read through Mark Little's recent blogs including the most recent ones which talk about the new brand name for Java EE  and setting up of the working group.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Apache Ant new versions (1.9.10 and 1.10.2) released

This past year has been pretty hectic, so I haven't had a chance to update this blog more often.

In my limited spare time last year, I started contributing to Apache Ant project. Although Ant probably isn't as widely used as some years back, it still is used in many projects, as the build tool. Some of the products I'm involved in, does use Ant and that motivated me to contribute to some bug fixes in Ant. After a period of time, last year, I was invited to be a committer and a few weeks back, to be part of the Ant project management committee (PMC), which I consider a honour.

Just today, we released a couple of new versions of Ant - 1.9.10 and 1.10.2. These are essentially bug fix releases but do contain some new enhancements. The complete release notes, for each of these releases, can be found  here and here.

The downloads are available from the project's download page and the full announcement, in the mailing list, can be read here

If you have any issues/suggestions/feedback about the project, feel free to report it in the user mailing list which is listed on this page.