See and hear more on project Webstack, PHP, Glassfish V2 on Solaris on YouTube.
Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 1 is released. The main new features are:
- Accelerator Cache
- Performance and stability improvements
- Out-of-box Java support for Servlets 2.5, JSP 2.1, JSF 1.2
- Support for Java SE 5.0 and 6
- Support for NetBeans IDE 5.0, 5.5, and 5.5.1
- Administration interface support for FastCGI
There’s a new OpenSolaris project called Web Stack which is based on the Cool Stack project. Today, OpenSolaris and Solaris is bundeled with some web tier components like apache, mysql, postgresql, but in Solaris 10 with rather outdated versions. Things like php, rails are missing from Solaris 10. Sun also offers Sun CoolThreads Optimized Open Source Software Stack (Cool Stack), but currently, there is no information, wether Sun will release security patches for these packages. Because of this, I would not use coolstack in production.
It would be great to have an up-to-date version of apache, php, mysql and on pre-installed in /usr/sfw/ with each Solaris installation, as we know it from common Linux distros. This could be an important improvement for Solaris in the future.
I hope the web stack project helps to improve Solaris and makes it Web2.0 ready.
The last preview version of Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 is downloadable now. We run some Intranet JAVA Applications e.g. Atlassian Confluence on Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 preview 1 without any problems. Hope to have the final Version soon, to migrate some apaches and tomcats on Sun Java System Web Server 7.0. Anyone testet Coldfusion WAR File Deployment on Web Server 7.0?
Parts of the documentation of the Sun Java Enterprise System 2006Q4 are on docs.sun.com, now. I hope Sun doesn’t lock it all with a password, like in history. Parts of the docs are loocked now. To get beta dokumentation early, is good to plan a release change from a former Sun JES Release and to prepare an installation. The following new interessting modules are in the documentation collection, among others:
- Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 2006Q4 Beta
- Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6 2006Q4
- Sun Java System Message Queue 3.7 UR1
- Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1
- Sun Java System Web Server 7.0
- Sun Java Enterprise System 2006Q4 Upgrade Guide
I hope the the other docs are following soon, I’m looking for the upcomming mobile support for mail and calendaring and the modified oulook connector.
There’s a very interesting article on Sun Developer Network about the migration of webapps (servlets, jsp) from tomcat to Sun Java System Web Server 7.0. Sun Java System Web Server includes a J2EE Engine, which is based on Glassfish and has out of box support for J2EE 1.4 web tier technologies including Servlet 2.4, JSP 2.0, JSF 1.1, JSTL 1.1 and integrates JWSDP 2.0.
If you want to run the WAR File Edition of Atlassian Confluence on Sun Java System Web Server 7, be sure to install Sun Java System Web Server 7 in 32 bit mode. Confluence will fail, if the Web Server is installed in 64 bit mode, which is default on Solaris. Sun Java System Web Server includes a J2EE Engine, which is based on Glassfish and has out of box support for J2EE 1.4 web tier technologies including Servlet 2.4, JSP 2.0, JSF 1.1, JSTL 1.1 and integrating JWSDP 2.0.
If you want to look at the preview version of Sun Java System Web Server 7, you can download it now. Have fun !